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Alumni Honored At Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Awards Dinner

The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently honored three outstanding alumni at the school's annual NCE Awards Banquet at the Newark Airport Marriott.

The three alumni have each built successful careers on the foundation of a solid NCE education, and each is cited as a role model for NCE students.

Kevin G. Carswell, who received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from NJIT in 1979, was given the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Carswell, of Fish Kill, N.Y., is vice president for product development in the Microelectronics Division at IBM Corporation, where he is responsible for worldwide development of the division’s broad range of semiconductor products. He is the IBM relationship executive for NJIT, and serves as the chairperson of the industry advisory board for the electrical and computer engineering department at NJIT.

He has helped staff other NJIT advisory boards with key IBM leaders and is working to expand collaboration between NJIT and IBM. He and his wife, Betsy, have three children, Dan, Caroline and Megan.

William Paulus, Jr., P.E., who received his master’s degree in civil engineering from NJIT in 1963, was also honored with the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Paulus, of Warren, N.J., is president of Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S), an engineering and architecture firm he founded in 1963. PS&S is based in Warren, but also has offices in Boca Raton, Fla., and Atlantic City, N.J. PS&S recently expanded by merging with Keyspan Corporation. The firm now provides total engineering, architectural, interiors and environmental compliance services to an array of clients from Florida to Maine.

Paulus is also a founding member of the NCE Board of Visitors. He and his wife, Lois, have three children, Susan, William and Lori, and six grandchildren.

Victor J. Ferlise, who received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from NJIT in 1967, was awarded the NCE Outstanding Alumni Award. Ferlise, of Toms River, is deputy to the commanding general, Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM), U.S. Army. Ferlise had responsibility for the five major business units of CECOM, which award contracts of more than $5 billion annually and have more than 7,000 employees.

Ferlise has received many awards for his leadership of CECOM, including the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, presented to him in 2001 by President Bush.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.