Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2004, the annual black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.
“Celebration is a gala event that raises funds for scholarships,” said Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president for development. “Each year,” she added, “we also honor a corporate partner, an outstanding alumnus and an outstanding entrepreneur.”
To attend, call Rhodes at (973) 596-3407. The proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Dorman Honors College Endowed Scholarship Fund. The fund provides financial support to NJIT’s best and most motivated scholars. Many students in the Dorman Honors College are the first in their families to go to college, and most of them rely upon merit and need-based scholarships. The Dorman Honors College, founded in 1994, now enrolls more than 500 students who are offered special classes, seminars and colloquia by distinguished professors and successful alumni.
This year at Celebration, the university will present King K. Moy, senior vice president for EcolSciences, Inc., with the NJIT Outstanding Alumnus Award. EcolSciences, Rockaway, is an environmental consulting firm. Reginald Best, co-founder, president and CEO of Netilla Networks, Inc., will receive the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award. Netilla Networks, Somerset, is a premier supplier of secure application access management solutions. And Schoor De Palma Inc., one of the region’s leading engineering and consulting firms, will receive the Outstanding Corporate Partner Award. Schoor De Palma, based in Manalapan, has 11 offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.