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Berger Group Holdings, Inc., of Morristown, Named Outstanding Corporate Partner at NJIT's Annual Black-Tie Benefit

Nicholas J. Masucci, president and chief executive officer of Berger Group Holdings, Inc., accepted the 2013 Outstanding Corporate Partner of the Year award from NJIT President Joel S. Bloom on November 8, 2013 at the university's annual black-tie fundraiser.

Berger Group Holdings, Inc., a billion-dollar, top 20 Engineering News-Record global engineering consultancy headquartered in Morristown, NJ, was named Outstanding Corporate Partner at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Celebration 2013, the university’s annual black-tie benefit dinner, on November 8, 2013 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Berger Group President and Chief Executive Officer Nicholas J. Masucci, who also is a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, accepted the award. 

Entertainment was provided by the multiple Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Roberta Flack. Proceeds from the sold-out event will be used toward endowed scholarships for students at NJIT.  Since 1995, many of NJIT’s most generous supporters have gathered annually for Celebration, a black-tie affair that has raised more than $4.6 million in scholarship endowment funds for students at New Jersey’s science and technology university. A festive evening featuring dinner and live entertainment, Celebration also honors individuals for achievements beneficial to the state and our nation, as well as organizations exceptional for their commitment to NJIT’s mission.  

Berger Group’s primary focus is to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Composed of more than 6,000 architects, planners, engineers, economists and environmental scientists, Berger experts possess the experience and expertise to quickly and cost-effectively complete complex projects worldwide.  Since its founding by Dr. Louis Berger in 1953, Berger Group has worked on hundreds of thousands of miles of highways, thousands of miles of railroads and bridges, as well as numerous airfields, seaports, buildings, dams, water supply systems and other infrastructure across the United States and in more than 140 countries. 

Berger Group has been supporting NJIT for many years, beginning with the Louis Berger International Scholar Award that was established in 1997 through an endowment by the Berger family. The award provides financial support for students pursuing graduate education in fields consistent with Berger’s worldwide activities. These fields cover most majors offered by NJIT with preference to students in architecture, engineering, transportation and management. In addition, Berger Group is providing funding for and has assisted in the development of NJIT’s Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP). The program is designed to encourage high school students’ appreciation of the wonders of computer science and technology through interesting lectures and hands‐on experience and places particular emphasis on encouraging women and minority students to explore the fields of science and technology. Berger Group also is proud to count 18 NJIT graduates among its current workforce.

For more information, visit the Celebration 2013 website.

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.