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Albert Dorman Honors College Alumni Pass on the Torch of Knowledge

Alumni from Albert Dorman Honors College at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) returned this past week to the university to talk to undergraduates about the skills they need to succeed professionally. 

The 14 alumni met with current Dorman Honors College students in roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. The graduates also spoke about internships and research opportunities available at their companies. 

These 14 graduates exemplify the caliber of students that the Dorman Honors College produces, said Joel S. Bloom, Ed D, vice president of academic and student services and dean of Dorman Honors College.  Dorman Honors College offers students special classes, seminars and colloquia. It is part of Dorman’s mission to attract highly motivated scholars and to prepare them for professional careers, graduate studies and leadership positions in business, industry, medicine, law and government.

Editor’s Note: Here is a list of the 14 Dorman alumni, along with their hometowns and job titles, who spoke:

Mark Will, of Jefferson Township, works as a senior machinery engineer at ConocoPhillips.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT in 1999 and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from NCE in 2000.

Matthew Hill, of Bayonne, is a solutions engineer for Business Edge Solutions, Inc. The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from College of Computing Sciences (CCS) at NJIT in 1999.

Tomlee Abraham, of Clifton, works as a senior process transformation analyst for Mount Sinai Medical Center. The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society from NJIT in 1999. He also earned a master’s degree in business management from NJIT’s School of Management in 2000.

Scott Lomberk, of Vineland, works as an engineer for Wyeth Research. The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from NCE at NJIT in 2002 and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from NCE at NJIT in 2004.

Muhammad Hussain, who grew up in Los Angeles, Calif., works as an operations manager for Jarmel Kizel Architects and Engineers. The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA) at NJIT in 2002.

Benjamin P. Bakas, of Fairfield, works as an architectural designer for Edwards & Kelcey.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from NJSOA at NJIT in 2003.

Shivon Boodhoo, of Orange, works in the corporate office running the metrics program in pharmaceuticals and technologies for the services division of Cardinal Health Inc..  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from NCE with a focus on manufacturing quality at NJIT in 2004 and a master’s degree in engineering management from NCE at NJIT in 2006.

Shannon Dwyer, of Hamilton, works as a research scientist for Sanofi-Aventis.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in applied chemistry at NJIT in 1991 and a master’s degree in chemistry from Purdue University in 2001.

Arthur Henderson, of Haledon, is a third-year medical student at New Jersey Medical School.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from NCE at NJIT in 2002 and a master’s degree in biomedical engineering from NCE at NJIT in 2004.

Kelly Moretta-Kimmel, of Little Falls, works as a principal environmental engineer for Schering-Plough Corporation.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from NCE at NJIT in 1991.

Richard Nowak, of Madison, works as a business development manager for Siemens Building Technologies.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in medical engineering at NJIT in 1991 and an MBA from the School of Management at NJIT in 2003.

Jessica Olejar, of Jersey City, works as a business analyst for Citigroup Investment Banking Technology.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in information systems from CCS at NJIT in 2005.

Leena Raut, of Old Bridge, works as deputy attorney general for the New Jersey Division of Law.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society from the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at NJIT in 1999 and a master’s degree in environmental policy studies from CSLA at NJIT in 2001.

Dianne Spinelli, of Somerset, works as a project engineer for Conti Enterprises, Inc.  The former honors student earned a bachelor’s degree from NJIT in 2004.

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.