Erica D’Almeida, a senior majoring in architecture at 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.
D’Almeida, of Warren, is vice president of finance for the NJIT Student Senate and is senior class president. During the past year, she has been a leader for NJIT’s Miniversity, which gives high school students tours of the campus. She also served on a committee that helped to oversee the restoration of Eberhardt Hall, NJIT’s oldest and most distinguished building.
D’Almeida’s fellow students, as well as her academic advisers, speak highly of her trustworthiness, her diligence, and her ability to work with and motivate other students, all of which has earned her the trust and admiration of the NJIT community.
NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls more than 9,558 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 2011 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 Office of Continuing Professional Education.