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NJIT Appoints Director of Special Events

Eladio Ruiz III, of Perth Amboy, has been appointed to the position of director of special events at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).  The appointment was effective April 1, 2005.

No stranger to NJIT, Ruiz, a 1987 graduate, has most recently served as assistant director of alumni relations at NJIT.   Ruiz was previously an NJIT events coordinator.  In that position, Ruiz brought considerable and creative expertise to bear on a variety of events.  They ranged from the annual fund-raising dinner called Celebration to the 2003 inauguration of NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch.  Ruiz also has helped run the university’s commencement exercises.

Prior to joining NJIT, Ruiz, was chief executive officer of Amboy Florist Inc.   Ruiz gained valuable experience in special event planning and execution, culminating with the annual Tony Awards where since 2003, Ruiz has been invited to help as a floral coordinator.

Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from NJIT with a concentration in marketing.  Ruiz is completing an events management certification program at New York University.

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