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Recent NJIT Graduate Receives Presidential Leadership Award

Nisha Goklaney, a recent graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), received a Presidential Leadership Award during university convocation. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT.

Goklaney, of Plainsboro, graduated in May, 2005 with a master’s in management. She received a near-perfect grade-point average of 3.9 and was the graduate speaker for NJIT’s spring commencement ceremony.

While a student, she served as vice president of public relations for NJIT’s Graduate Student Association, where she coordinated academic and social programs for the graduate students, especially the international students.

Goklaney served on several boards, including the university’s Professional Code and Conduct Committee, the Murray Center’s Diversity Committee and the advisory board for the Office of International Students and Faculty.  Her academic adviser described her as “a true role model, and a leader in every sense,” sentiments shared by her peers as well as staff and faculty at NJIT.

“I liked being involved and giving back to the university,” said Goklaney, “especially to the Graduate Student Association.”

Goklaney, who grew up in Mumbai, India, is working as a product management specialist at Factiva, South Brunswick, a company co-owned by Dow Jones and Reuters Group.

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.