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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.

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.