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NJIT Confers 127 Degrees on Bergen and Passaic County Residents During 2005 Commencement

A total of 127 graduates from Bergen and Passaic counties graduated recently from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) during its May 26 graduation ceremony, held at the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford.

NJIT had 84 graduates from Bergen County and 43 from Passaic County.  NJIT bestowed a total of 1,821 degrees during the three-hour ceremony. NJIT gave an honorary degree to Arthur F. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., who delivered the keynote address.

NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch said that with this graduation the university has awarded a total of 59,497 degrees. He called this graduating class one of the largest and finest in the history of the university.  

Editors: Please click here for a list of NJIT Bergen and Passaic County graduates, sorted by name, hometown, major and degree.

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.