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2014
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this year bestowed one of its highest honors, the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Lifetime Achievement award, on two NJIT alumni who have made substantial and lasting contributions to the field of engineering. >>
William C. Tate and William A. Moses, both graduates from NJIT's School of Architecture, have collaborated on an art installation recently displayed at the Art Factory in Paterson. >>
Hanaa A. Hamdi, an assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School who received her Ph.D. in Urban Systems in 2013, has been named the Commissioner of Health for the City of Newark. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded 2,649 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees today at the 98th Commencement exercises at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
Six NJIT alumni, including an engineer who led an emergency response team in Haiti following the earthquake of 2010 and a pioneer in the green building movement, received achievement awards from the university's Alumni Association this past weekend for their professional accomplishments, community engagement, and service to their alma mater. >>
Vanessa Espinal '14 and David "Nic" Thibodeaux '14 addressed scholarship donors and many other students who benefit from their generosity at the 26th annual Scholarship Brunch.  >>
A large crowd was hosted in Elly's Loft at the College of Architecture and Design for an event sponsored by NJIT SIGGRAPH (the local student chapter of ACM's Special Interest Group in Graphics and Interactive Techniques) on April 21, 2014. Six recent graduates met with students to talk about career options for those studying Digital Design at the School of Art + Design.  >>
The NJIT student chapter of IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) held its second annual “Where Are They Now?” program on April 17, 2014, at which five recent graduates from the School of Art + Design spoke to more than 40 Industrial Design students about their current work. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary degrees upon three distinguished individuals at its 98th Commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9 a.m. at the Prudential Center in Newark. >>
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. >>
Michael A. Wall has been appointed as Executive Director of Constituent Relations in NJIT's Office of University Advancement, effective March 31, 2014.  >>
Sohail Mohammed '88, a Passaic County Superior Court judge, gave a riveting account of his professional journey from draftsman, to electrical engineer, to lawyer, to judge, to a packed auditorium of undergraduates gathered on campus this week for the latest installment of the Albert Dorman Honors College Spring 2014 Colloquium Series. >>
Brian Tibbs, NJIT alum and director of southeast operations for Moody Nolan, will present “The Story of the Nation's Largest Black-Owned Architecture Firm” on Feb. 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Weston Lecture Hall I. >>
The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT will host the 16th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 27, 2014 in the Campus Center Atrium.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Board of Visitors Endowed Scholarship Fund and the NCE Dean's Fund.  >>
Lieutenant General Ellen Pawlikowski, who graduated in 1978 with a degree in chemical engineering, was recently elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions awarded an engineer. >>
The Winter 2014 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available online. “Protecting Who We Are,” the issue's cover feature, focuses on understanding and developing better treatment for traumatic brain injury, or TBI. >>
The demand for orthopedic joint replacement implants, which has never been greater, is fueling innovations in biomaterials and design to meet the ever-rising expectations of the younger and more active patients avidly seeking these surgeries. >>
Parvathi Kumar, of Bridgewater, who received a master's degree in computer science from NJIT, will exhibit her photography this winter at two New Jersey galleries.  >>
2013
NJIT alum Charles Forman has been recognized among the “Best Lawyers in America” in the 2014 Best Lawyers Winter Business Edition. >>

NJIT Grad to Head IEEE

December 06, 2013
Nearly 40 years after he led the student branch of IEEE at NJIT's Newark College of Engineering, Howard E. Michel '75, returned to campus this week as the global technical professional society's president-elect. >>
NJIT alum Patrick J. Natale recently announced his retirement as executive director, chief staff officer and secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  His retirement will become effective Dec. 31, 2014.    >>
Three members of the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) community will be honored this evening by the New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHoF) in recognition of their contributions to innovation in the Garden State.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Julia Murawski on October 7, 2013. The North Wing of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center was formally dedicated to her husband, the late Jerome Murawski '36, on December 5, 2007, in recognition of the continuing commitment of the Murawski family to NJIT. >>
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Watch Donald Sebastian, senior vice president of research and development, on One-on-One with Steve Adubato.  Sebastian will discuss current partnerships being developed through NJIT alums in China who have created new and innovative strategies involved in solar technology.  >>
Green Stories, a Montclair-based, minority-owned design and digital media firm won the “most creative” category at a recent #hackNWK event sponsored by the City of Newark.  >>
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C. Stephen Cordes, of Westfield, has been named to the NJIT Board of Trustees.  Cordes is an equity partner and managing director of Clarion Partners, a leading investment advisory firm headquartered in New York City specializing in real estate with $23 billion in assets under management.  He is a member of the firm's board of directors, management executive board and investment committee.  He serves as chief operating officer of the company and is the head of its portfolio management activities.  Cordes is portfolio manager and chairman of the board of a $2.5 billion investment fund created through the 2005 privatization of a publicly-traded real estate investment trust specializing in multifamily property ownership and development. >>
NJIT alum Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., will discuss "The ABCs of Starting a Business or Growing Your Position in Corporate America" on WABC's "Here and Now" on May 5 at 12:00 p.m.  >>
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The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 15th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on April 16, 2013 in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  The event will celebrate the 94th anniversary of NCE, NJIT's flagship institution.  Honorees, who hail mostly from New Jersey, will include nine students, seven faculty and staff and two alumni with notable careers in technology and engineering.  >>
Steven Nagy, NJIT alum and former structural designer and inspector, will present “An Overview of The New Austrian Tunnel Method (NATM):  Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, Tysons Corner, VA” on Mar. 12 from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. in Colton Hall Room 210. >>
The Winter 2013 issue of NJIT Magazine is now online, including two special features available only on the Web.  >>
WattLots LLC, an active member of NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, recently completed the installation of the ground breaking “Power Arbor”™ parking lot system at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights.  >>
Marjorie Perry, of East Orange, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management Company, Inc., a Newark-based company, will receive on March 21, 2013, an "Influential Black Women in Business" award from The Network Journal (TNJ).   >>
The research of Dr. Cheul H. Cho, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Research Professor Dr. George Collins was recently published and featured on the Feb. 2013 cover of Biotechnology & Bioengineering, a leading journal in biomedical engineering.  >>
2012
Ian Siegel, a recent graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, is featured in an interview on the Student Showcase section of the website for Autodesk. >>
In a combined effort by NJIT's Young Alumni Club, the College of Computing Sciences and the Campus Center, speakers Neil Santorella and Carol Chang of the American Red Cross will present “Disaster Preparedness: How Do Universities and Individuals Prepare for Natural and Other Disasters and the Role of the American Red Cross” on Dec. 6 at 5:45 p.m. in Campus Center B35.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2012, on Nov. 2, 2012 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Entertainment will be provided by noted singer, songwriter and composer Neil Sedaka. >>
Corporate engineer and NJIT alum Sean Duffy, formerly of Parlin, will be the keynote speaker at University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony.  The ceremony, which marks the start of the new school year, traditionally honors the accomplishments of students, faculty and staff.  >>
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The Spring 2012 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available online. The issue's cover feature is “NJIT & UMDNJ: A Joint Relationship,” which describes how NJIT faculty members and researchers at UMDNJ are forging alliances in diverse disciplines to improve our health and well-being.   >>
Yang Fan, NJIT class of 2011, recently led a team based in Philadelphia at the New Venture Competition of the Carnegie Mellon University US-China Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summit held on April 28th-April 29th in Pittsburgh.  >>
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Nirwan Ansari, professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering has received an additional three patents for his work.  >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 14th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on March 29, 2012, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium.  >>
NJIT mourns the loss of John N. Bain '53, who served as vice chairman of the NJIT Board of Trustees for many years, on February 21, 2012.  >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of William S. Guttenberg '44, a loyal and generous alumnus who spent his life, time, and fortune making the world a better place for people with physical limitations and those who are developmentally disabled. >>
NJIT Humanities Professor and digital poetry expert Christopher Funkhouser will participate in Interrupt 2012, a three-day international studio celebrating writing and performance in digital media, on Feb. 10-12 at Brown University. >>
Wei Wang, PhD, PE, president of Urbantech Consulting Engineering, PC, will discuss "Construction of the 145th Street Bridge Over Harlem River in NY" on Jan. 31, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Check your calendars so as not to miss one of NJIT's famous free architecture lectures scheduled from February through April.  >>
NJIT Professor Mengchu Zhou, of Basking Ridge, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) based on his distinguished scientific contributions to a variety of research areas in the field of electrical and computer engineering.  >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of Newark, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, presented at the Tau Delta Phi Pyramid Leadership Institute 2012 at Ramapo College on Jan. 14, 2012. >>
Matt Gosser '03, an adjunct professor of architecture at NJIT, has curated a retrospective of the works of Claire Wagner Kosterlitz, a Bauhaus artist who emigrated to the US, at the Jewish Museum of New Jersey in Newark. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss on December 18, 2011 of Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher '51. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. >>
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2011
Marjorie Perry '05, president and chief executive officer of MZM Construction and Management, Inc., based in NJIT's Enterprise Development Center, was one of three individuals to be inducted into the NJBIZ Hall of Fame.  >>
A photo exhibit by Owen Fitzgerald '08, of Monroe Township, who spent 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, will be on display at the Monroe Township Public Library through December 18.  >>
The IEEE NJ Section Electron Devices, Circuits and Systems Chapters and NJIT's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering will co-sponsor “The Perspective of Nanotechnology and Its Convergence with Future Information Technology" on Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. in ECE Rm. 202. >>
Jonas B. Brobbey, who received his BS in mathematical sciences in 2009 and is now pursuing an MS in applied statistics, has been awarded an Actuarial Diversity Scholarship from the Actuarial Foundation. >>
Owen Fitzgerald, who received a degree in engineering and construction technology from NJIT in 2008, will discuss his recent Peace Corps experience in Mali at the Albert Dorman Honors College Colloquium Series on Nov. 2, 2:30-4 p.m. in the Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2011, on Nov. 11, 2011 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
George Nechwort Sr., of Sangerfield, NY, has helped to maintain the Panama Canal, supervise construction of pipelines, power plants and refinery process units, and direct major bridge and highway projects. >>
“Decide what you're passionate about and pursue that passion to the very best of your ability, always keeping the goal of excellence in mind.” That's the advice Gurinder S. Ahluwalia, of Danville, CA, offers to young people contemplating the path ahead.  >>
Marjorie Perry, president and CEO of MZM Construction and Management, a Newark-based company, recently received one of six annual NJIT Alumni Achievement Awards.  >>
Robert Sommerlad, of Gurnee, IL, has thought a lot about the challenges of power generation since he completed his bachelor's in mechanical engineering at Newark College of Engineering in 1960. >>
When Neil Armstrong took one small step for a man and a giant leap for mankind on the moon in 1969, he did so with the help of many people. They were the thousands of scientists, engineers and technicians who helped to make the Apollo moon-landing program a national triumph. Those individuals included NJIT alumnus Stanley Barauskas, of Diamond Bar, CA, who recently received one of six NJIT Alumni Awards. >>
"Effectively Utilizing e-Discovery and Computer Forensics" is the topic of a seminar to be presented by Barry Rozen, manager of Electronic Discovery at Johnson & Johnson, on Oct. 5, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
Parag Borgaonkar, MS '10, a technical sales engineer at CSM Instruments, will discuss "State-of-the Art in Surface Mechanical Properties Characterization Methods" on Sept. 28, 2:30-4 p.m. in Tiernan 406. >>
Joseph Baladi, PE, PP, of the Division of Engineering and Development Review in Bergen County, NJ, will discuss "Capital Improvement Projects From A to Z" on Sept. 27, 4:30-6 p.m. in Colton Hall 210. >>
Felicia Sun, PhD '01, production engineer at the Ford Motor Company, will discuss "On Improving Fuel Efficiency of Hybrid Electric Vehicles" on Sept. 20, 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the ECE Building Room 202. >>
Acrow Corporation, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company headed by Bill Killeen ‘83, recently received the Presidential “E” Award for Exports from U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Gary Locke at the Department's headquarters in Washington, DC.  >>
Joseph T. Roman '99, president of the Accelerant Sales Group, an adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management (SOM) and a member of the SOM Board of Visitors, recently authored an article on "Disaster Recovery, Quality and the Need for a Paperless Society" for the New Jersey Technology Council's LifeSciTrends magazine.   >>
AECOM President and CEO John M. Dionisio and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch signed on May 9, 2011, a $200,000 scholarship agreement to establish an endowment providing scholarships for undergraduate students of the Albert Dorman Honors College. >>
The NJIT Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, initiated 37 engineering students on April 29 in the Campus Center.  >>
More than 40 NJIT alumni met with 106 students during the Third Annual Speed Networking Event on March 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom. >>
NJIT alumnus Mohamed Elshahed (Arch '05) writes about the influence of social media on recent events in Egypt.  >>
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The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 13th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 24, 2011, from 6-9 p.m. in the NJIT Campus Center Atrium. >>
William Sasso '73, manager of IT Finance and Controls at PSEG, will discuss "Risk and Risk Management" at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar Series on March 21 at 7 p.m. in Kupfrian 107. >>
NJIT opened yesterday a new 25,000-square-foot, 40-foot-high concrete facility, the largest indoor space on campus for activities ranging from tennis to career fairs. >>
The Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility, the newest addition to NJIT's growing campus, was officially dedicated yesterday in a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Vincent J. Naimoli '62, his wife, Lenda, and members of the NJIT community. >>
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On Saturday, March 19, the NJIT Alumni Club of Metro DC, in partnership with the NJIT Enterprise Development Center, will sponsor a Workshop for Entrepreneurs at the American Society of Civil Engineers National Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Graham Bell Drive, Reston, VA.  >>
The Warren Street Newark City Light Rail Station is getting a facelift thanks to the efforts of two NJIT Student Senate presidents (one now an alum), who ceaselessly rallied students to champion and support a plan to beautify the station's walls with custom contemporary murals depicting the university and city.  >>
The Winter 2011 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is “Seeing the Light,” which describes how NJIT researchers are expanding the boundaries of materials science at the National Synchrotron Light Source. >>
Love is always in the air at NJIT and there are no better people to discuss romance than couples who met here and married. >>
2010
Alexis Goldman, a project manager at Solutions Architecture in Newark and a 2002 graduate of NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, built a "Jumbotron" made entirely from unopened cans of food in an eight-hour Build Day as part of the CANstruction design competition. At the close of the exhibitions, the cans were donated to local food banks. >>
Alan S. Rosenthal, chair of the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) Advisory Board, will discuss "Your Computing Career in a Difficult Economy" on Nov. 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center 4415. Rosenthal earned his master's degree in engineering management from NJIT. >>
Anthony La Rosa '93, principal and managing director of Tri-Power Design, LLC in Denville, discussed his career path with mechanical engineering students last week at NJIT. The event was co-sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Mary Sullivan Memorial Lecture Series.  >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2010, on Friday, Nov. 12, 2010, at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.  >>
A chaise lounge design by Daniel Kopec '99, an adjunct professor in NJIT's College of Architecture and Design, has been published in Chairs (Lark Books, 2010), a compendium of contemporary designs. Prior to joining the faculty at NJIT, Kopec owned and operated a furniture design business.     >>
The Fall 2010 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is “Within Reach,” which gives an overview of how NJIT researchers are developing innovative therapies intended to help stroke patients regain greater use of their arms and hands. >>
An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun-Qing Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.    >>
NJIT marked the new academic year yesterday with its annual University Convocation, an awards ceremony coupled with a special welcoming ceremony for the freshman class. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch provided remarks and introduced the keynote speaker, C. Stephen Cordes '72, managing director and member of the executive board of ING Clarion Partners. Following the ceremony, the students inscribed their names into the class books of their respective colleges. >>
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Walter H. Kraft, DEng, PE, '62,'65,'75, of Summit, executive technical director at Eng-Wong, Taub and Associates in Newark, received the Coordinating Council Best Project Award last month from the Institute of Transportation Engineers at its 2010 Annual Meeting and Exhibit held in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kraft, who is also a member of the Albert Dorman Honors College Board of Visitors, received NJIT's Alumni Achievement Award on May 22, 2010.  >>
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The Irish Voice newspaper named Patrick J. McGowan '88, president of McGowan Builders, Inc. and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, to its 2010 Irish Education 100, a list of the leading figures in education across North America. McGowan will be listed in a special edition of the newspaper on Sept. 22. >>
Peter Ma '07, a software engineer at Casting Networks, Inc. in Los Angeles, is seeking votes for his mobile application in the Apps for Healthy Kids Contest. Ma, who received his BS in computer engineering in 2007, recently entered and won a contest that was hosted by Snaptic and Hopelab, and also sponsored by TEDPrize; the challenge was to build an android application that promotes movement. Ma's "Earn the Stars" mobile application is a merit-based tool for educating, motivating, recognizing and rewarding children to make good choices about nutrition and participating in physical activities. "We made sure to highlight that nutrition and sports are the key," says Ma, a former captain of the NJIT men's soccer team>>
A robot sculpture by Matthew Gosser '03, an adjunct professor in NJIT's New Jersey School of Architecture, will be featured in "Collect This," an assemblage of works that represent the ideas and boldness of the New Newark at the 239 Collective gallery. The exhibition runs June 17-August 31, 2010. An opening reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held on June 24, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.  >>
Norma J. Clayton '81, vice president of learning, training and development at The Boeing Company and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, will be a guest speaker at the Career Communication Group Alumni Reunion on June 30 in Baltimore. Clayton, who graduated from NJIT with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, received the university's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. >>
A team comprised of New Jersey School of Architecture alumni Justin Foster '08, Lauren Page '08, and Phil Kuehne '07 of the design collective KIT won first place in the New York Architecture League's design charette competition. Their winning design, which features hundreds of hula hoops forming a connected canopy, will be part of a temporary summer installation in the backyard of the SUPERFRONT art gallery to host events for New York City Explorers, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit group.   >>
Walter Kraft, of Summit, has had a long and rewarding career keeping people on the move. He's an internationally-known expert in traffic engineering and intelligent transportation systems, which explains why NJIT awarded this 1962 alum its Alumni Achievement Award On May 22, 2010. >>
Advanced radar, laser, electro-optic, infrared warning and countermeasure systems number among the technical innovations that Robert Zanzalari, of  Barnegat, has developed and deployed during his civilian service with the U.S. Army's Communications Electronics, Research Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC). Such achievements illustrate why Zanzalari received on May 22, 2010 the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award.  Such advances have increased the survivability of ground vehicles and aircraft, including the Army's large helicopter fleet. >>
“Don't even mention seafoam green to me today,” Edmund Hecht says with a laugh, recalling the institutional color he applied in copious amounts with a Newark College of Engineering (NCE) painting crew in the mid-1950s. It was one of the part-time jobs he had while studying mechanical engineering. Hecht also worked in the college bookstore and on the switchboard. In more recent years, he's returned to the classroom as a teacher ― sharing a wide range of knowledge at colleges in Texas and as a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine. >>
It happens many millions of times each day around the world ― the coded magnetic strip on a plastic credit card is automatically read to complete a purchase. The same technology makes it possible to use an ATM and to pay for riding on a subway or bus with a paper fare card. And it's all thanks to the role played by NJIT alum Arthur Hahn, formerly of Matawan and Edison, in the introduction of this indispensable innovation.  For this body of work, Hahn received on May 22, 2010, the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award.   Hahn now lives in San Diego. >>
A 1948 grad in chemical engineering, Benjamin D'Armiento, of Toms River, formerly of Clifton, has worked in a field literally full of color. For more than three decades, D'Armiento, who received the NJIT Alumni Achievement Award on May 22, 2010, earned professional prominence with dyes and colorants essential for applications such as printing and automotive finishing. His life has had figurative touches of color too ― as a fencing champion, community activist and enthusiastic tour guide for foreign visitors to the U.S. >>
Austin Alvarez has seen a lot of shocking situations over more than 40 years at Electric Boat Corporation in Connecticut. A division of General Dynamics, Electric Boat designs, builds and maintains nuclear submarines for the U.S. Navy. Alvarez, of Gales Ferry, CT, a staff engineer and technical leader for shock and structures development, received on May 22, 2010, an Alumni Achievement award from NJIT. The award highlighted his vital work affecting the safety and survivability of the Navy's undersea fleet. >>
Humberto “Humby” Baquerizo '95, of North Bergen, assistant director of the Campus Center overseeing the Office of Conference Services and Programs, presented at the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority National Convention 2010 on June 12 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. “The Evolution: 35 Years of a Lambda Lady Legacy” was the theme of this year's conference. Baquerizo's two presentations were entitled “Working with University Administrators” and “The Millennials: The Future of Fraternities and Sororities.”  >>
NJIT's commitment to an environmentally friendly, sustainable campus, created through state-of-the-art technology and initiatives involving energy conservation, recycling and members of the university community is revealed in “A Greener Campus,” cover story of the NJIT Magazine, hot off the press.  >>
The Alumni Association of NJIT and the Office of Alumni Relations in cooperation with the Division of Career Development Services are encouraging all NJIT alumni interested in finding employment with the Federal Government to attend a free informational webinar on June 8, 12 noon-1 p.m (EST). Click here to register. >>
NJIT alumni and current students have collaborated with other non-profit organizations to host the First Annual Statewide Haitian Heritage Day Parade on May 23, 12 noon -7 p.m. on Broad Street in downtown Newark. The parade will begin at Lincoln Park and end at Military Park (across from NJPAC). >>
Tagged: alumni, newark

A Salty Saga

March 30, 2010
M/Y Vivere—the elegant, 116-foot Azimut luxury yacht owned by NJIT overseer and alum Phil Rinaldi, '68—stormed across New York Harbor, threatening Staten Island this month. Fortunately, Rinaldi has not turned into a menace to society, Vivere provided the set for the forthcoming television season opener of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. As Rinaldi tells it, “The story line is an odd one: The boat's owner wants to hunt pirates off the coast of Somalia. Staten Island plays the part of Somalia and my yacht, Vivere—which means “to live”—was chosen by L&O to portray this questionable adventure. Vivere spends a lot of time cruising around Manhattan and docking at Chelsea Piers where Law & Order studios are located, it did not take Law & Order's scouts long to spy Vivere. Hence, she would temporarily abandon her gentle and sybaritic life to become a pirate hunter. The producers outfitted the yacht with turret-mounted machine guns, AK 47s, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and a bevy of bikini-clad girls. I had no idea that hunting pirates would be so much fun.” Mark your logs, mates: The season opener launches on the USA Network March 30. >>

A Salty Saga

March 19, 2010
M/Y Vivere—the elegant, 116-foot Azimut luxury yacht owned by NJIT overseer and alum Phil Rinaldi, '68—stormed across New York Harbor, threatening Staten Island this month. Fortunately, Rinaldi has not turned into a menace to society, Vivere provided the set for the forthcoming television season opener of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. As Rinaldi tells it, “The story line is an odd one: The boat's owner wants to hunt pirates off the coast of Somalia. Staten Island plays the part of Somalia and my yacht, Vivere—which means “to live”—was chosen by L&O to portray this questionable adventure. Vivere spends a lot of time cruising around Manhattan and docking at Chelsea Piers where Law & Order studios are located, it did not take Law & Order's scouts long to spy Vivere. Hence, she would temporarily abandon her gentle and sybaritic life to become a pirate hunter. The producers outfitted the yacht with turret-mounted machine guns, AK 47s, rocket-propelled grenade launchers, and a bevy of bikini-clad girls. I had no idea that hunting pirates would be so much fun.” Mark your logs, mates: The season opener launches on the USA Network March 30. >>
The NJIT Newark College of Engineering (NCE) will hold its 12th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence on Thursday, March 25, 2010, from 6-9 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium at NJIT. The event will celebrate the 91st anniversary of NCE, the flagship institution of NJIT. >>
An NJIT alumna of Haitian ancestry, who returns summers to teach in NJIT's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), has just returned from a 10-day visit to Haiti. Mechanical engineer Darlene Clovis, who works at Picatinny Arsenal, flew to Haiti with Engineers Without Borders to evaluate the safety of buildings. >>
Delta Epsilon Iota (DEI) Academic Honor Society will induct 169 NJIT undergraduate students, many of them members of the NJIT Albert Dorman Honors College, on Feb. 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium.  >>
The Young Alumni Club will present "Closing the Gap Between You and Donald Trump," a Financial Management Workshop on Feb.13 in Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. Continental breakfast: 9:30 a.m. Workshop: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Speakers include Bernadette M. Strout, Certified Financial Planner, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.; Tiffany Scalzo, Certified Personal Finance Counselor, Novadebt; and Brienne Campbell, Certified Personal Financial Counselor, Novadebt. Price (includes box lunch): students: $10; alumni and guests: $20. To register call the Office of Alumni Relations at 973-596-3441. >>
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Chrissa Roessner, P.E. '01, a project engineer with The Louis Berger Group Inc., is featured as one of the top 10 "2010 New Faces of Engineering" in the Winter 2010 edition of the Society of Women Engineers Magazine.   >>
2009
Paterson native and NJIT alumnus, Vincent J. Naimoli, a successful businessman who went on to found the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team, has now written his life story, Business, Baseball & Beyond. Naimoli will be at NJIT on Dec. 3, 2009, from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in the Campus Center for an exclusive book signing. The public is invited to this special event for which the book's purchase price has been discounted to $20 one book; $35 for two. >>
In Business, Baseball & Beyond, NJIT alumnus Vince Naimoli traces his roots from his childhood in a poor, working-class neighborhood in Paterson to the creation of a Fortune 500 business empire and a foray into the world of professional sports. >>
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Tony Award-winning choreographer Savion Glover thrilled friends of NJIT at the university's recent annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration.  >>
Mark Panczyk, who received his bachelor of science in chemical engineering from NJIT in May 2008, was recognized by the American Chemical Society's Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry for his outstanding poster contribution at the Fall 2009 ACS national meeting in Washington, D.C.  Panczyk, who is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Delaware, won one of five awards in a competition that featured some 200 posters.  >>
Leean “Coco” Orama, a senior majoring in engineering technology and president of the NJIT Student Senate, was one of only four students nationwide selected to receive an all-expense-paid scholarship to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix today through tomorrow. >>
Jason Peist '08, a member of the design team at TMR and Associates, P.C. in Rutherford, was named the AIA NJ Intern Architect of the Year for 2009. An early graduate of the 5-year bachelor of architecture program and the Albert Dorman Honors College in December 2008, Jason is currently enrolled in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication program at NJIT.  >>
Norma J. Clayton '81, vice president of learning, training and development at The Boeing Company and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, was named 2009 Technologist of the Year by Black Engineer.com. Clayton, who graduated from NJIT with a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, received the university's Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006. >>

Good to the Last Drop

November 04, 2009
Joel Bloom, vice president for academic and student services and dean, Albert Dorman Honors College, Charles R. Dees, Jr., vice president for university advancement, and Dick Sweeney '82, co-inventor of the Keurig single-cup coffee machine, recently participated in a coffee “cupping" session at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters in Waterbury, Vermont. Green Mountain and its partner Simatelex, in China, the manufacturer of the Keurig single-cup coffee maker, have endowed a $100,000 scholarship at NJIT. >>
An estimated 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families participated in the university's annual fall festival, NJIT Day 2009, on Oct. 10. NJIT Day highlights included carnival rides and student organization game booths. Other weekend events included the Young Alumni Club Chili Cook-Off (at left), wins for men's soccer and women's volleyball, Highlander Games, NJIT Parents Association Sports and Celebrity Memorabilia Auction, 30th Anniversary of Residence Life alumni reception, and the Tour de Tech bike race. >>
The Fall 2009 issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature, "NJIT and the Urban Vision," offers an overview of wide-ranging engagement in efforts to improve the quality of urban life in New Jersey and Newark. >>
On October 10, the NJIT community will celebrate NJIT Day 2009: Red, White and Wild, the sixth annual fall festival for students and their families, faculty, staff and alumni, featuring carnival rides and games, men's soccer and women's volleyball games, and much more. Call 973-596-3470 for information and further details. >>
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Neil M. Maher, PhD, associate professor, chair and graduate coordinator of the department of history, received the 2009 Robert Van Houten Award for Teaching Excellence from the NJIT Alumni Association on June 13. Maher recently published Nature's New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is currently researching and writing an environmental history of the space race during the 1960s and 1970s. >>
The NJIT Alumni Association annually honors a select group of distinguished alumni for their notable achievements in their professional careers, community activities, and/or support of NJIT. This year's event will honor a group of New Jersey residents who made their marks in the fields of architecture, engineering and more. Set for Saturday, June 13, 2009, at 4 p.m. at NJIT, the event caps Alumni Weekend at the University.  >>
NJIT Magazine, published by NJIT's Office of University Communications, has received the 2009 Award of Excellence sponsored by the International Academy of the Visual Arts and the Communicator Awards. >>
NJIT's 2009 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Prudential Center, Newark from 9 a.m.-noon. During the ceremony, more than 2,000 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2009. >>
The NJIT community mourns the passing this morning of Bernard Coopersmith, a 1944 graduate of Newark College of Engineering and friend of the university. Coopersmith received the NCE Distinguished Alumni Service Award in 2000 and served as the president of the NJIT Alumni Association in 1969. Last year, Coopersmith joined those about to become alumni at Commencement 2008, receiving special recognition from NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch as the “most mature” alumnus to participate in the ceremony. >>
Chuck Daniels of ACBB-BITS, Inc., a highly successful entrepreneur and NJIT alumnus (BS '80) who received NJIT's Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award in 2000, will be the guest speaker at a Monthly Entrepreneurs' Gathering on April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 pm at the Enterprise Development Center, 211 Warren St., Room 407. RSVP to Kelly Carthens or 973-643-4063 would be appreciated. >>
Have a great idea for a business or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for the Young Alumni Club's Entrepreneurial Network program. On Saturday, Jan. 24, the Alumni Association of NJIT's Young Alumni Club and the NJIT Enterprise Development Center co-sponsored a workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs that was attended by 90 alumni and guests. For more information about the program, go to www.njit.edu/alumni/yac. >>
Have a great idea or invention but don't know where to turn? Then consider yourself a candidate for an upcoming day of four workshops for first-time entrepreneurs sponsored by the NJIT Enterprise Development Center and the Alumni Association of NJIT. >>
2008
NJIT held its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey served as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City provided entertainment. >>
Edward Cruz, CEO of E.E. Cruz & Company, Inc, Holmdel, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award at NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration on Nov. 14, 2008 at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
If you are a student and you are considering attending NJIT, check out NJIT's Career Development Center (CDC) http://www.njit.edu/cds/ with the mission to help students find great jobs. Hundreds of top companies from around the region come to CDC's biannual fairs to recruit. CDC also helps students find internships and part-time jobs (co-ops) at these firms. >>
NJIT students boarded special shuttles and walked in an organized march headed for local polling sites yesterday to cast their votes in this year's presidential election. The event was coordinated by NJIT's Residence Life, Campus Center and the Alumni Association. Paula Krongard (pictured at left, center), senior associate director in NJIT's Office of Alumni Relations, sponsored an Election Day information table in the Campus Center assisted by alumni volunteers James Sharpe, Jr. and Lanre Tomori. >>
NJIT will hold its annual black-tie benefit dinner Celebration, on Nov. 14, 2008, at Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. Former New Jersey Governor and President of the New Jersey State Senate, the Hon. Richard J. Codey, will serve as the special guest master of ceremonies. The world-renowned Duprees, who started their 1960s musical careers in Jersey City with hits like “You Belong to Me,” will provide entertainment. >>
An estimated 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and their families participated in NJIT Day 2008, the university's annual fall festival, on October 11. Highlights of this year's event, which recorded the largest attendance in its five-year history, included carnival rides and game booths, The Young Alumni Club Chili Cook-off, women's soccer, Highlander Games, and computer game expo. "It was, by far, the largest event we have held on campus excepting commencement," said NJIT Dean of Students Jack Gentul. "So many people worked so hard to make the event a success—their efforts and the outcome has made us all proud to be a part of this community." >>
Three architects in training from NJIT representing the The Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. of Morristown received honorable mention in the 2008 Millennium School International Design Competition based in the Philippines. The team placed fourth among the top seven winners in the competition, which attracted 120 entries from designers worldwide. At left: Brian D.B. Novello, a third-year student at the New Jersey School of Architecture who has interned as an architectural designer at the company's Morristown office since 2005; Muhammad H. Hussain '02 LEED AP, an architectural designer based in the Houston office; and team leader Benjamin P. Bakas ‘03, LEED AP, an architectural designer in Morristown. >>
Eladio Ruiz 3rd '87, director of special events at NJIT, designed custom floral arrangements for the Tony Awards® ceremony on June 15 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. For the sixth year, Ruiz's arrangements, complete with top hats, gold stars and ribbons printed with musical staffs, graced the stars' dressing rooms, talent check-in and other areas. Marking 62 years of excellence on Broadway, the Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement.  Photo: Shevett Studios >>
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Ying Wu, founder of UTStarcom, a highly successful telecommunications firm, and currently General Partner at CTC Capital, met on Tuesday with Stewart D. Personick (right), the Ying Wu Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Newark College of Engineering, and NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch. The Ying Wu Endowed Chair is supported by a gift of $1.5 million from Mr. Wu, who earned a master's degree in electrical engineering at NCE in 1988. >>
Architect Gregory Minott, a graduate of the New Jersey School of Architecture at NJIT, will share with two other architects a $10,000 prize for Best Design for Building in the Dudley Square Community Charrette and Design Competition. >>
Philip Rinaldi '68, founder and former chief executive officer of Coffeyville Resources and a member of the NJIT Board of Overseers, hosted a dinner cruise around Manhattan for 38 guests on June 5 aboard his one-of-a-kind yacht, the Vivere. The cruise was a silent auction offering at NJIT's Celebration 2007. In addition to the Rinaldis' generosity, the NJIT Board of Overseers and NJIT Board of Trustees members who signed on for the cruise donated more than $10,800 to NJIT. As per Phil's request, this amount will be equally divided in support of scholarships at the New Jersey School of Architecture, Newark College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Liberal Arts.    >>
The new issue of NJIT Magazine is now available on line. The issue's cover feature is an interview with NCE Dean Sunil Saigal. A limited number of paper copies are also available to NJIT faculty, students and staff. Copies may be obtained at the Office of University Communications on the fourth floor of Fenster Hall. Copies for mail delivery on campus may be requested by contacting Rosalyn Roberts. >>
Hats off to engineering excellence was the theme of the 2008 annual awards celebrating NJIT's Newark College of Engineering. Three New Jersey engineering executives were honored along with top students. >>
Since childhood, video games have fascinated NJIT adjunct professor D.J. Kehoe, a 28-year-old adjunct professor at NJIT and recent alumnus.   >>
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Freshman Jessica Gerald led the way with a game-high 23 points, joining NJIT's other two starting guards to combine for 54 points in the Highlanders' 90-61 win over visiting Savannah State Saturday afternoon on women's basketball Alumnae Day in the Estelle and Zoom Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
The Newark Ironbound Express soccer team, one of 63 teams that comprise the United Soccer Leagues (USL) Premier Development League, will play their home games on NJIT's Lubetkin Field beginning in May 2008. Ironbound Express President Joseph Branco ‘74, an NJIT soccer alumnus, made the announcement at a press conference at NJIT on Feb. 8. The team provides the best U.S. and Canadian players ages 19-23 with the opportunity to perform in a professional setting during the summer months while maintaining their college eligibility. “We are hoping to attract the best players in New Jersey to play with us over the summer and give them the opportunity to go to Europe and South America,” said Branco. “If you think about soccer in the U.S., it really starts at the college level.”  >>
2007
The Young Alumni Club hosted its popular Chili Cook-off on Oct. 6 at NJIT Day 2007, the university's annual fall festival for students and their families, faculty, staff and alumni. Other highlights included men's soccer, the Highlander Games, historical tours of Newark and electronic game expo. >>
The first completely electronic version of NJIT Magazine is now available on the NJIT Website at http://magazine.njit.edu. Featuring articles about leading-edge research at NJIT and other university and alumni news, the issue's new electronic format offers enhancements such as audio files with comments from President Robert A. Altenkirch, Senior Vice President for Research and Development Donald H. Sebastian, and Professor of Physics Dale Gary. Take our short survey. This digital spring NJIT Magazine is one of three 2007 issues, with the winter and fall issues being in the publication's traditional paper format. Everyone on the magazine's mailing list was sent a special postcard announcing the digital issue and asking that readers provide feedback about the digital version.“With many institutions publishing electronic magazines, we felt that it was time for NJIT to move in this direction and to evaluate reader response by publishing a digital issue this year,” said Jean M. Llewellyn, executive director of university communications. “The electronic format allows us to add exciting multi-media dimensions to a publication that has kept readers abreast of university and alumni news for nearly 50 years.” >>
We can all breathe easier thanks to NJIT alumnus John J. Mooney. In 1971, Mooney co-invented the three-way automotive catalytic converter, one of the 10 most important innovations in automotive history. During NJIT's May 17 graduation ceremony in Continental Airlines Arena, he will receive an honorary doctorate. >>
Senior outfielders Derrick McCain and Kwesi Mitchell were the home run heroes for NJIT in its 8-7 10-inning baseball win over visiting Felician College Sunday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. Sunday's game was played before an Alumni Day crowd of 300 that included numerous former Highlander standouts. >>
Ahmed Soliman, a journalist and filmmaker and the current senior anchor and producer of the Daily World News Program on Bridges TV, will speak at NJIT. The talk is entitled: “Reaching Your Potential: How One NJIT Graduate Made It to the International Forum.” The public may also attend the free lecture on March 26, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Guttenberg Information Technologies Center, Rm. 1100. >>
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Ahmed Soliman, a journalist and filmmaker and the current senior anchor and producer of the Daily World News Program on Bridges TV, will speak at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The talk is entitled: “Reaching Your Potential:  How One NJIT Graduate Made It to the International Forum.”  Soliman received his bachelor's degree in communication from NJIT.  Students in the Albert Dorman Honors College, communication program, faculty members of the humanities department, staff members of the school newspaper and others are expected to attend >>
2006
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch and his wife, Beth, hosted a gathering at their home yesterday for members of the NJIT Young Alumni Club Steering Committee. Pictured at left are Dr. Altenkirch; Kevin Boland '90, co-chair; and Don Blazina '87. >>

Music To Their Ears

December 05, 2006
Dee and Gail Clarke, PE (NCE '44) shared information about three rare mechanical musical instruments from their extensive collection—including a 1300-pound Wurlitzer 153 Duplex Orchestral Carousel Organ built for a West Virginia amusement park—at a Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar held yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Paul Manganaro, who has restored almost 500 music machines to date and enjoys a national reputation for expertise in his craft, demonstrated the process of a typical restoration at the seminar. >>
Dick Sweeney, who co-founded Keurig in 1993, received NJIT's Entrepreneurial Leadership Award during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange. “Dick Sweeney is an example of an outstanding alumnus who has made major strides in corporate America, while still finding the time to help NJIT,” said Jacquelynn Rhodes, associate vice president for development at NJIT. >>
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Norma Clayton, the Boeing Vice President leading the company's global sourcing initiative to increase growth and productivity, received NJIT's Outstanding Alumnus Award. Clayton was honored during NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration, on Nov. 10 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
NJIT invites students, alums, faculty and other members of the NJIT community to sing happy birthday in honor of the university's 125th anniversary. The event takes place on Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. during the university's annual fall homecoming known as NJIT Day. >>
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John W. Seazholtz, a member of the board of overseers at NJIT and a 1959 graduate of Newark College of Engineering, received NJIT's highest honor: the Edward F. Weston Medal for Distinguished Professional Achievement by an alumnus. >>
NJIT will hold University Convocation, an annual celebration and awards ceremony to mark the start of the academic year, on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Jim Wise Theater in NJIT's Kupfrian Hall. The event recognizes students, faculty, staff and alumni. Newark Mayor Cory Booker will be the keynote speaker. >>
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Charles M. Forman, a senior partner at the law firm of Forman Holt and Eliades and a widely respected leader of bankruptcy law in the region, was named an outstanding alumnus by the Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT on May 5 during the college's awards banquet. >>
More than 125 people gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) last week to see NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch receive the highest annual honor from Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee President William Mikesell, a Newark architect.  The Donald T. Dust Recognition Award honored NJIT's two-year, $13-million restoration of the oldest building on campus, a 35,000-square foot, three-story gothic Victorian castle. >>
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NJIT's annual spring Career Fair will be one of the largest ever, with 110 companies and government agencies coming to interview some 1,000 students. The career fair, open to all NJIT students and alumni, will be held March 8, from 12:30-4 p.m, Fleisher Athletic Center. >>
NJIT received the highest annual honor from the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee for the restoration of Eberhardt Hall NJIT Alumni Center. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch accepted the Donald T. Dust Recognition Award at a ceremony last evening. "This award recognizes much more than the successful physical restoration of an elegant and historic building," said Dr. Altenkirch. "It honors a commitment to the well-being of a city and its people that spans a hundred and fifty years, and which looks forward to a prosperous future. " >>
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A group of 11 alumni from the Albert Dorman Honors College returned to NJIT last week to talk to current Dorman students about the skills they need to succeed professionally. The roundtable discussions focused on careers, education and academic majors. >>
2005
John Walsh '66 and John Lindner '04 represented NJIT at a college information fair on Oct. 25 at San Mateo High School, San Mateo, Calif. Through the Highlander Alumni Recruiting Team (HART) program, outstanding alumni bring their unique personal perspectives and experiences to the admissions effort by helping to attract highly qualified students to NJIT. For more information, call John Piechnik at 973-596-3312. >>
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Amy A. Pappas, managing director and chief financial officer for Asset Management America, JP Morgan Chase, will receive NJIT's Outstanding Alumna Award. Pappas, who graduated from NJIT with a degree in chemical engineering in 1987, will be honored during Celebration, NJIT's annual black-tie benefit dinner, on Nov. 4 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange. >>
Colonel Ellen Pawlikowski, a U.S. Air Force communications expert, will receive an Outstanding Alumna Award from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT during the college's annual NCE Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 8, 2005, at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Pawlikowski, who was recently confirmed for promotion to brigadier general, is the director of the Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office, Space and Missile Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif. >>
Anthony B. Donofrio, chief supply chain officer for Linens ‘n Things, will receive an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Donofrio will receive the award during the college's annual NCE Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 8, 2005, at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. >>
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Michael J. Pappas, the designer of a knee implant known as the New Jersey Knee, will receive an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT during the college's annual Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 8, 2005, at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. Pappas has built a successful design career on the foundation of a solid NCE education and is cited as a role model for current NCE students. >>
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Paul Sarlo, an engineer, mayor and state senate leader, will receive an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at NJIT.  Sarlo will receive the award during the college's annual NCE Awards Banquet, scheduled for April 8, 2005, at the Newark Airport Marriott Hotel. >>
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2004
Peggy M. Tomasula, a lead researcher for the Department of Agriculture whose engineering skills have both improved and secured the nation's food supply, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
John J. Mooney, co-inventor of the automotive catalytic converter, considered one of the most important innovations in the history of the automobile, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
Thomas M. Myrick, an engineer who played a major role in developing a robotic component for two Mars rovers, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university. >>
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James W. Dunn, a senior vice president who develops national defense technology, will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) annual Fall Awards ceremony. The ceremony will be held Oct. 6 at the university.  >>
Nancy Czesak, a prominent NYC architect who oversaw the construction of Carnegie Hall's new underground theater, returns to her alma mater, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), March 29, 2004.  Czesak, a Jersey City resident who grew up in Clifton, will headline the university's annual dinner encouraging young high school women to pursue careers in technology and science.  >>
2003
John H. Olson, a former managing director of Morgan Stanley, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) during its annual black-tie benefit known as Celebration.   >>
Hundreds of guests are expected to attend Celebration 2003, the annual, black-tie benefit for New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). The festive evening of dining and dancing will take place on Nov. 14 at the Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.   >>
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Peter Abruzzese, an attorney who specializes in technology law, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Medal during the Fall Awards ceremony held Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Frank Cassidy, president and chief operating officer of PSEG Power, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
Veronica Pellizzi, a Verizon vice president, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Pellizzi graduated from NJIT in 1984 with a B.S. in chemical engineering. >>
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George Yohrling, president of Curtiss-Wright Controls, received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award during the annual Fall Awards ceremony held on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). >>
To the mournful sound of a bagpipe and a sharp salute from NJIT's publc safety officers in dress blues, NJIT this morning  honored 11 alumni and friends who died in the terrorist attacks two years ago.   NJIT 's president Robert A. Altenkirch addressed  a crowd of about 200 students, staff, faculty, and the family of one of the alumni who gathered on the green under a bright blue sky  to dedicate a memorial to those lost.   Nine NJIT graduates were working in the World Trade Center September 11, 2001 when the towers were hit by two hijacked planes and collapsed. Alumnus and former Trustee Donald Peterson and his wife Jean were on United Airlines Flight 93 from Newark to San Francisco when it crashed in Western Pennsylvania.   "For decades to come, we will be seeking the right words, the right language, to help us heal and comprehend what happened two years ago in New York City," Altenkirch said.   "It is easy to talk about understanding and tolerance," Altenkirch said, but it is more important to make an individual effort to respect other people. "We are committed to those deeds and actions here at NJIT," he said.   The family of George Strauch attended the ceremony, and his brother Robert remembered him as a man who looked back fondly on his days as an undergraduate at Newark College of Engineering.    Several of those NJIT alumni worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. They were due to be honored at a separate ceremony at New York City's Riverside Church September 11 at 2 p.m. New York Governor George Pataki and New Jersey Governor James McGreevey will speak at  that service. It will  be broadcast live by New Jersey Public Television with a re-broadcast set for 9 p.m.   The lost  NJIT alumni included engineers, people who worked in finance, and computer experts.  Most were married. Among them they left 18 children.   Hilary Strauch, 13, wrote the following poem about her father: My Dad I see a face, a face of God He's smiling down on me and my mom My dad is up there smiling too When his tower collapsed he was trapped Inside a fiery inferno with no where to go Except heaven Also among those  named on the plaque are former NJIT Board of Trustees member Donald Peterson, who with his wife Jean, a retired nurse, was on United Airlines Flight 93 headed from Newark to San Francisco when it crashed in Pennsylvania. The Petersons were going to a family reunion. They lived in Spring Lake. Here are brief remembrances of the graduates. They were written  from news clips and from information compiled by the NJIT Alumni Association's Julie Jablonsky.       * Paul F. Beatini, 40, Class of 1986, Park Ridge, NJ, was operations vice president and assistant manager for engineering for FMGlobal Corp. He is survived by his wife Susan, two daughters now ages seven and five, and his parents and siblings. His co-workers remembered him as "a devoted family man with an unmistakable sense of humor and love of life."        * Eddie Wing-Wai Ching, 29, Union, Class of 1997, was a client support administrator for UmeVoice. He was in the WTC offices of Cantor  Fitzgerald, a client, on September 11. The youngest of four children, his relatives nicknamed him "Cool Man" but remember him most for his warm heart. He loved to play basketball, took pride in being a homeowner and had told friends he intended to propose marriage to his girlfriend by the end of 2001. His survivors include his mother and sister.     * Patrick A. Hoey, Class of 1969, 53, Middletown, was executive manager for the Port Authority's department of tunnels, bridges, and terminals. He was in his office on the 64th Floor of Tower One when it was struck. His voice can be heard on recently-released Port Authority tapes seeking advice on whether to evacuate the building. Remembered as a family man who was active in his church and community,  he was a former PTA president. Survivors include Eileen, his wife of 31 years, and their three sons.     * Edward T. Keane, 66, Class of 1961, West Caldwell, had been a retired Port Authority engineer. But  after three years of retirement he had decided to return to work there, this time as a consultant to the PA with Hill International. He managed projects connected with the George Washington and Goethals bridges. He was at work on the 60th Floor of Tower One when the plane struck. He and 15 co-workers had made it down to the 20th Floor when the building collapsed. Keane had survived the 1993 WTC attack, and was cited at the time for helping a distraught pregnant woman down 72 flights of stairs. Relatives remembered Keane as a man who took pleasure in hiking, sailing, gardening and travel. But his greatest joy was his family, including Barbara, his wife of 38 years, their daughter, son, and four grandchildren.     * Franco Lalama, 45, Nutley, Class of 1980, was a structural engineer with the Port Authority's department of  bridges and terminals. He was on the 64th floor of Tower One when it was struck. According to news accounts, he had spoken to his wife and sister by phone, telling them he was leaving the building. But he turned back to assist others. His co-workers remembered him as a brilliant engineer who could always be  relied on to put the George Washington bridge back together in time for the morning rush after even the most extensive repair work. Friends said he was a gourmet who loved to make homemade wine, and served cannoli and espresso at work. Survivors include his wife Linda, their three children, his parents and siblings.     * Kleber Molina, New York City, Class of 1998, worked for Fiduciary Trust Company International. He was at worked on the 95th Floor of Tower Two when it was struck. He is survived by his wife, Cathy.     * Francesco "Francis" Riccardelli, 40, Westwood, Class of 1985, worked at the Port Authority as manager of vertical transportation for the World Trade Complex.  He was remembered by his family as "an eternal optimist who saw only the good in the world." He was also an avid hiker, swimmer, and skier, who had a deep love of nature. He is survived by his wife Theresa and their five children. At the time of his death the children were ages 9, 8, 5, 3, and 1.     * George J. Strauch, Jr., 53, Avon-by-the-Sea, Class of 1970, was an executive with Aon Corporation. He was at work in the firm's 99th Floor offices when the first tower was struck. He had phoned his wife and his mother to assure them he was all right. But then his own building was hit . Strauch was remembered as having passion for the ocean, particularly fishing. He and his wife met on the boardwalk when she was 17. He put up with a daily, 5:30 a.m., four-hour roundtrip commute so he and his family could live near the beach. His survivors include Virginia, his wife of 27 years and their daughter Hilary, now 13.     * Mark Zangrilli, 36, Pompton Plains, Class of 1988, was employed by AXA Corporation near the Twin Towers on Water Street. But he was attending a meeting at Aon Corporation in Tower Two when it was struck. Zangrilli had formerly worked at the World Trade Center as an insurance underwriter for  Kemper National Insurance Co. He was there during the 1993 bombing and was cited for doing a heroic job in helping evacuate coworkers there. His last contact with his wife Jill was a phone message saying the evacuation was beginning and that he would call when he got down. She remembers him as a dedicated father and husband, who took his two sons, then 3 and 1, everywhere he went on weekends. His wife and sons survive him.   As part of NJIT's efforts to comfort the families of those who died, NJIT's alumni association had earlier mailed $1,000 donations to the families--including an additional alumnus,  John Fisher who took evening courses for years at  the university but had left before graduating.  Fisher, 46, a father of seven, worked at the World Trade Center, consulting for the Port Authority as an engineering consultant for Nanotek, Inc.   Immediately after the first attack he re-entered the south tower and went into the World Trade Center's operational control center. When that  tower collapsed he was there,  assisting with the evacuation and trying to help fix the buildings' communications systems. He is survived by his former wife Gail and their children, who were ages 16, 14, 12, 10, 10, 8 and 6 when he died. The family lives in Beachwood. ---Gale Scott >>
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