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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.

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.