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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

More Than 800 Students To Graduate From New Jersey Institute of Technology

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 800 degrees during its May 27, 2003, commencement ceremonies to be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark.

Bachelor’s and doctoral degrees will be awarded in Prudential Hall from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.; master’s degrees will be awarded from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Nicole Marie Fusco, an Albert Dorman Honors College student, who will receive a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, will be the undergraduate speaker. Lyudmyla Barannyk, who will receive a doctorate in mathematical sciences, will be the graduate speaker representing the doctoral students. Yashvind Bhasin, who will receive a master’s degree in information systems, will speak for the master’s students. A special university award, known as the Hashimoto Prize, will be awarded to two graduate students, Seokhyun Yoon and Ximin Zhang, both of whom will receive doctoral degrees in electrical engineering.

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.