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

Local Engineer Touts New Jersey Institute of Technology His Alma Mater at College Fair

George Tikijian, a retired engineer, recently answered questions and distributed literature about New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), his alma mater, at a college fair in Zionsville.  Tikijian, a long-time and active resident of Zionsville, is a participant in a new program to help NJIT alums, like himself, share their NJIT experience with prospective students and their parents.

“By visiting a local high school, representing NJIT at a college fair or contacting prospective students by phone or email, alums like George, are making a significant contribution to the university,” said John Piechnik.  Piechnik is assistant director of undergraduate admissions and national recruiting.  “They are also helping people from their community learn more about obtaining an education at NJIT.

Tikijian, who grew up in Newark, New Jersey, is president of the park board and runs the fall festival parade.  He and his wife were the recipients of the community service award this year.

New Jersey Institute of Technology is New Jersey's only public technological research university.  The university enrolls more than 8,800 students in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 100 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences.

NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning.

For more information about the university, contact Piechnik at 1-800-925-NJIT, 973-596-3312 or Piechnik@njit.edu.

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.