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

New Jersey Institute of Technology Hosts Celebration, a Black Tie Benefit

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.

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.