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President of NJIT SHPE Student Chapter Honored at Gala Dinner

NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch (center) and NCE Dean Sunil Saigal (second from left) were among the attendees at the SHPE Gala Dinner. Nestor and Javier Ortiz, members of the Ecuadorian Civic Committee in New Jersey, presented a plaque to NJIT student Daisy Gallegos (in red) from Fernando Callejas, mayor of the City of Ambato, Ecuador.

Daisy Gallegos, an NJIT track star and senior majoring in information technology at the College of Computing Sciences, was honored for her dedicated work as president of the NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at their gala annual dinner in Newark.

North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Engineering Dean Louis Martin-Vega was the keynote speaker. Honors were also awarded to Newark College of Engineering Dean Sunil Saigal, an advocate and advisor to the club.