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NJIT’s Communications Group Receives Awards For Exemplary Work

The Online Newsroom sponsored by New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), which is available for both public and internal viewing, has won an Apex Award from Communications Inc. of Virginia, and a gold award from MarCom Creative Awards, of Texas.The 2003-2004 NJIT Annual Report also received an award. 

“We are pleased to report that NJIT's online Newsroom has received another award,” said Jean Llewellyn, Ramsey, executive director of University Communications at NJIT.  “We have been honored with a Gold Award from the MarCom Creative Awards Competition. University Communications is especially proud of the online Newsroom because it represents a total team effort involving many of our staff, with Christina Crovetto serving as its talented and committed managing editor." Crovetto is a longtime resident of West Orange.

Apex Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. Close to 5,000 entries were received and 1,523 awards were distributed in 100 different categories.

MarCom Creative Awards designates platinum, gold and honorable mention winners. About 4,613 entries were received of which about 1,900 received awards.  Sixteen percent of the 4,613 entries received the Gold Awards. A higher honor, the platinum award was presented to 15 percent of the entries.

Judges noted that gold winners exceed the industry’s high standards.  MarCom winners come from advertising and public relations agencies, corporate communication departments, educational institutions, government entities, designers, writers, video production professionals, broadcast and cable operations and other businesses and individuals throughout the country.

The MarCom Creative Awards is an international awards competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications practitioners. Entries are judged by industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry."

The NJIT Newsroom (http://www.njit.edu/publicinfo/newsroom) is a valuable online source of news at NJIT that provides daily updates and press releases about student successes, faculty expertise, awards and recognition, special events, athletics, campus lectures, and much more. Updated on a daily basis by Crovetto, the virtual newsroom includes links to news clips and online opinion polls. It also includes a feature on showcased research.

In other award news, “NJIT Envisioning the Future,” the university’s 2003-2004 annual report, received a commendation for non-traditional design from the International ARC Awards. Bernhardt Fudyma Design Group, of New York City, was responsible for the unique design featuring black and white oversized photos spread out on a large page.

ARC Awards, now in its nineteenth year, is considered the "Academy Awards of Annual Reports,” according to the financial media. The awards are now the largest international competition honoring excellence in annual reports. Approximately 1,900 annual reports from around the world were submitted. Some 25 percent received recognition.

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.