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NJIT To Honor Generations of Newark College of Engineering Families

NJIT’s Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 11th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 26, 2009, from 6-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT.  The event will celebrate the 90th anniversary of NCE, the predecessor institution of NJIT.

This year eight alumni representing three generations of New Jersey families will be honored.  The event is expected to draw more than 150 loyal supporters. Tickets are $150.  For more information about tickets, placing a journal advertisement or becoming a sponsor, please contact Darlene Lamourt darlene.lamourt@njit.edu (973-596-34030).

Michael Neglia, of Harrington Park, president of Neglia Engineering Associates, Lyndhurst, and a 1991 graduate of NJIT will number among the honorees. His father, Joseph, of Norwood, a 1962 NCE graduate, will also be honored. Michael is a commissioner of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, president-elect of the American Council of Engineering Companies of New Jersey and a trustee of St. Joseph’s Regional High School. He is also a member of the NCE Board of Visitors.

Albert J. Mellini, who graduated in 1973, his wife May, who graduated in 1973 and their son Mark, who graduated in 2002, all of Denville, will be honored. Albert is executive vice president, of Hatch Mott MacDonald, Millburn. May is deputy department head of civil engineering at KS Engineers, Newark; Mark is an engineer with the US Army Ammunitions RD&E at Picatinny Arsenal, Dover

Thomas E. Dunn, of Toms River, an engineer with  Frost, Christenson & Associates, Bound Brook, and 1976 NJIT graduate, Joseph Dunn, of Murray Hill, a 1955 NCE graduate, and Richard Dunn, of Bayonne, a 1953 NCE graduate will also be honored.

Reception sponsors are Hatch Mott Macdonald, Scotch Plains, Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor, LLC., Warren; and New Jersey Laborers-Employers, Monroe.

Student sponsors include Raia Properties Corporation, Saddle River and Sanzari Marine Companies, Inc., Ho-Ho-Kus.

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.