I am deeply saddened to share the news that Arthur Silverman, a distinguished and caring alumnus died on April 8. Arthur was a member of the Class of 1939, a talented engineer, and a dedicated friend of our university.
Professionally, Arthur was the founder of the company that became Silver Line Building Products Corporation. With his son, Ken, Arthur introduced innovative materials and manufacturing technologies that established Silver Line as the largest producer of vinyl windows and doors in North America.
Arthur's enduring connection to NJIT began when he graduated from Newark's Central High School and received a scholarship awarded by the Boy Scouts of America, making it possible for him to enroll in the Newark College of Engineering to study mechanical engineering. Arthur's bond with NJIT included more than 25 years of active participation in the Alumni Association, which he also served as president. In appreciation of the assistance that enabled him to attend college, Arthur funded the Silverman Scholarships, support that he wished to provide for NJIT students in memory of President Cullimore. In 1997, NJIT honored Arthur with a Distinguished Alumni Medal for Outstanding Achievement. The NJIT community will continue to be enriched in spirit by the memory of his exceptional achievements and concern for his alma mater.
Joel S. Bloom