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Recent NJIT Graduate Receives Top Awards for Academic Excellence and Sports at NJIT Convocation

Robert A. Herrera, a recent NJIT graduate, received a Presidential Leadership Award during NJIT’s recent convocation ceremony. The award recognizes students who have shown a deep commitment to NJIT.          

Herrera, of Dover, DE, graduated in May of 2008 with a degree in architecture.  Herrera was one of six student athletes to be named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar this past  Spring. 

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.