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Twelve Students from New Jersey Institute of Technology Win Top Academic Awards

Twelve students from the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s (NJIT) were honored for academic excellence during the NCE awards banquet held at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel.

The awards are given annually by NCE to students who not only excel academically but also contribute to their colleges in diverse and important ways. 

Two students tied for the top academic award. They are Christian G. Hoover, Middletown, who won the Outstanding Senior, Civil and Environmental Engineering award, and Daniel Perez, Elizabeth, who won the Outstanding Senior, Otto H. York Department of Chemical Engineering award.

 

Other winners were Sreelatha Akkappeddi, Edison, Outstanding Senior, Biomedical Engineering award; Phillip A. Laman, Pompton Plains, Outstanding Senior, Electrical and Computer Engineering award; Steven C. Sachs, Tenafly, the Outstanding Senior, Engineering Technology award; Jason E. Pena, Randolph, the Outstanding Senior, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering award; Trent S. Ward, Hoboken, the Outstanding Senior, Mechanical Engineering award; and Courtney A. Guy, Park Ridge, the Madame Mou Outstanding Female Engineering Student award.

 

Lisa M. Kardos, Cranford, the Madame Mou Outstanding Female Engineering Student award; Johnny Reyes, Haledon, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design award; Edmund I. Hibbert, Jr., Orange, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design award; and Alexander F. Zuendt, Oradell, the Saul K. Fenster Innovation in Design award.

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.