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2013 - 6 stories
2012 - 4 stories
2011 - 6 stories
2010 - 4 stories
2009 - 9 stories
2008 - 4 stories
2007 - 7 stories
2006 - 3 stories
2005 - 4 stories
2004 - 4 stories
2013
Congratulations to the dozen graduating bachelor's and master's degree candidates of the NJ School of Architecture saluted earlier in the week at the College of Architecture and Design ceremony for outstanding students.  >>
The College of Architecture and Design concluded yesterday's 2013 NJIT morning commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center with an afternoon balloon launch and luncheon back on campus for grads, friends and relatives.  >>
NJIT today awarded 2,643 degrees to the members of the class of 2013, bringing the total number of degrees awarded by the university to more than 74,678.  The ceremony was held this morning at Newark's Prudential Center.  Follow coverage of the ceremony from The Star-Ledger. >>
NJIT offers innumerable opportunities and the students who avail themselves of the many campus attributes ranging from 121 degree programs to an enviable 15:1 student-faculty ratio often leave NJIT to enjoy a rich, rewarding future.  Five inspirational stories below exemplify that if you stay in school and work hard, success follows.   >>
Technology evangelist and Cisco System Senior Vice President Carlos Dominguez; and alums U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, PhD, and  Edward Cruz, principal of Hop Brook Properties, will receive honorary degrees at the May 20, 2013 NJIT commencement.  The event, set for 9 a.m., will be held at Newark's Prudential Center.  The university will confer close to 2000 doctoral, master's and bachelor's degrees on members of the Class of 2013.  >>
2012
Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT.  >>
Tia Montalto, 22, of Old Bridge, grew up a tomboy, with a passion for cars.   Her long-time boyfriend, Walter Vittitoe, 29, of Laurence Harbor,   industrious and persistent, bright and able, good-hearted and grateful, worked for eight years as a machinist before enrolling at Middlesex County College, where they met.   >>
NeST Group of Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Javad K. Hassan will deliver an inspiring message after receiving an honorary degree at NJIT's 2012 Commencement to be held Tuesday, May 15, 2012.  >>
2011
Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor today delivered a moving address at NJIT's 2011 Commencement at the Prudential Center in Newark after receiving an honorary degree.  >>
Brian M. Taylor, Natalie M. Gatchalian, Vignesh Ramanan, Angelica M. Ogando, Brandon Rockwell, and Kenneth C. Welch Jr., all students in the Executive MBA Program at NJIT, were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society on May 2. >>
NJIT Facilities Manager Kenneth C. Welch, Jr., who will receive his MBA degree at NJIT's 2011 commencement ceremony on May 16, was inducted last week into the Beta Gamma Sigma Graduate Honor Society. >>
Education changes lives and it will be no different this year when more than 2300 graduates march down the aisle at the Prudential Center to accept their diplomas from NJIT. >>
In many ways, Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, represents the quintessential NJIT student.  Although born in this country, she is the daughter of immigrant parents who barely spoke a word of English when they arrived on these shores. >>
Panasonic Corporation of North America Chairman and CEO Joseph M. Taylor and inventor, sculptor and entrepreneur Daniel A. Henderson, the CEO of Intellect Wireless, Inc., will receive honorary degrees at the May 16, 2011 NJIT commencement. >>
2010
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno spoke with candor and smiles Monday, May 17 at NJIT's 2010 commencement ceremony urging candidates “to love what you do, but stay open to surprises.  If anyone ever told me when I was your age that I would be a sheriff or lieutenant governor some day, I never would have believed them,” she said.  >>
NJIT 2010 Commencement Ceremony during which upwards of 2,200 honorary doctoral degrees and earned doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degrees will be conferred on the Class of 2010. >>
When Kate Boardman, of Montclair, and Paul Rodriguez, of Harrison, march at NJIT's upcoming May 17 graduation at the Prudential Center, their minds may wander to memories of their work as fledgling mechanical engineers  removing bacteria from drinking water and halting water-borne illnesses in a poor Haitian village. Working under the auspices of Engineers Without Borders (EWB), the two made several visits there over the past two years.  >>
The NJIT 2010 Commencement Ceremony will be held Monday, May 17, 2010, 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 2010. >>
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. >>
Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's commencement ceremony tomorrow (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin. They will look forward just as much to their starting dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000.  >>
NJIT has a reputation for turning out first-generation American college students.  Three seniors, who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center, exemplify that tradition. >>
Many seniors who will graduate at NJIT's upcoming May 16, 2009, commencement ceremony (9 a.m.-noon) at the Prudential Center are looking forward to the big day but not just for the sheepskin.  They are looking forward just as much to their start dates at plum jobs with starting salaries upwards of $60,000. Grads attribute their success to keeping their studies focused on science, technology, engineering and/or math.  >>
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. >>
Carol Bartz, who was awarded an honorary degree by NJIT in January of 2002, will be named the new CEO of Yahoo, the Wall Street Journal is reporting. Bartz will replace the controversial CEO Jerry Yang. She is now executive chair of Autodesk. During her tenure with Autodesk, the company diversified its product line and grew revenues from $285 million to $1.523 billion in 2006.  >>
2008
Three graduating seniors were awarded NJIT's highest honor for earning the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) during the university's 2008 commencement at the Prudential Center. Biological sciences major Krystian Jarosz, of Colonia, information technology major Amy A. Steed, of Lakewood, and computer engineering major Oscar Tapia, of Clifton, all attained a 4.0 GPA. >>
"You'll find that as you transition from the nurturing, intuitive world of academe into the outside world, it may not be easy to maintain your integrity,” Thom Mayne told more than 2,100 graduating students and their families at the 2008 commencement ceremony on May 17 at the Prudential Center in Newark. The 2005 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate, who is the founder and design principal of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collective architectural practice in Los Angeles, received an honorary doctor of humane letters. “Aim to keep your creativity alive and remember, no one else will ever be you,” Mayne said. NJIT also awarded honorary doctorates to Norman Li, PhD, president of NL Chemical Technology Inc. in Illinois, and longtime Newark historian Elizabeth Del Tufo. >>
During Chris Sakowski's first year at Marlboro High School, Marlboro, he signed up for an elective class in business management. But since he was the only student to register, the school cancelled the class and asked him to choose another. Electronics was his lucky pick. “I immediately fell in love with the class, the teacher, and the subject matter,” recalled Sakowski, now a senior. “And I've not lost an ounce of passion since then.” >>
The University Commencement Ceremony for NJIT will be held Saturday, May 17, 2008, 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 2008. >>
2007
New Jersey Institute of Technology recently named 1,447 undergraduate students to the dean's list for the spring semester of 2007. >>
More than 800 students fulfilled their credits and graduated in May, 2007 from New Jersey Institute of Technology. >>
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will make a  commitment to reduce carbon emissions at the agency's three airports and its seaports, said Anthony R. Coscia, chair of the board of commissioners, during NJIT's 2007 commencement. NJIT awarded Coscia an honorary doctorate of humane letters at the ceremony held at Continental Airlines Arena. >>
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. >>
William S. Guttenberg, who has spent his life, time and fortune making the world a better place for people with physical limitations and who are developmentally disabled, will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater NJIT during the May 17, 2007 graduation ceremony in Continental Airlines Arena. >>
NJIT will award an honorary doctorate to one of the world's foremost living mathematicians, Peter D. Lax, PhD, professor emeritus of mathematics at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.  Lax will receive the award during NJIT's May 17, 2007 graduation ceremony in Continental Airlines Arena, starting at 9 a.m. >>
The critical role of technology in shaping public policy will be the focus of keynote graduation speaker Anthony R. Coscia, chairman of the board of commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, at the 2007 Commencement of NJIT. The event is set for May 17, 2007, 9 a.m., at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. >>
2006
NJIT bestowed 2,063 degrees during its May 18 graduation ceremony held at the Continental Airlines Arena. NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch called the 2006 graduating class, which marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of NJIT, one of the largest and finest in the history of the university. >>
NJIT bestowed 2,063 degrees during the 2006 commencement ceremony yesterday at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford. New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine, Nancy Kopell, PhD, a mathematics professor at Boston University, and Jaron Lanier, a computer scientist, composer, visual artist and author, were awarded honorary degrees. >>
Governor Jon Corzine will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's 2006 Commencement to be held at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford on May 18 at 9 a.m. NJIT will bestow an honorary doctorate of humane letters to Corzine for his public service to the nation as a U.S. senator and to the state as governor. >>
2005
A total of 161 graduates from the Middlesex and Union county region graduated from NJIT during its May 26 commencement ceremony held at the Continental Airlines Arena. NJIT had 132 graduates from Middlesex County, 19 from Union County and 10 from the town of Somerset. >>
A total of 127 graduates from Bergen and Passaic counties graduated from NJIT during its May 26 graduation ceremony held at the Continental Airlines Arena. NJIT had 84 graduates from Bergen County and 43 from Passaic County. >>
NJIT bestowed 1,821 degrees during the 2005 commencement ceremony yesterday, held for the first time at the Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. The university gave an honorary degree to Arthur F. Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., who delivered the keynote address.  “Achieving your life dreams does not happen overnight,” said Ryan. “But making it to graduation didn't happen overnight either. It took hard work, preparation and always having the end goal in mind." Read NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch's remarks. >>
Arthur Ryan, chairman and chief executive officer of Prudential Financial, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at NJIT's spring 2005 Commencement on May 26, 2005, which, for the first time, is being held at Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford. NJIT will bestow an honorary doctor of science degree to Ryan for his outstanding professional achievements in the insurance and financial industries and for his ongoing commitment to academic excellence and service to the community. >>
2004
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) bestowed 887 degrees during its May 26, 2004, graduation held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark. >>
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More than 1,000 graduates joined the ranks of NJIT alumni at commencement exercises May 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark. Lt. Gen. James A. Abrahamson, USAF-Retired, who directed both the Space Shuttle program and “Star Wars” Strategic Defense Initiative, delivered the commencement address and received an honorary doctor of science degree  for his accomplishments during a distinguished career of 33 years in the United States Air Force and his service at  the vanguard of the nation's space and defense programs. >>
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New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will award more than 1,000 degrees during its May 26, 2004, commencement ceremony to be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark.   Bachelor's and doctoral degrees will be awarded in Prudential Hall starting at 9:30 a.m.; master's degrees will be awarded from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. >>
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) will confer honorary Doctor of Science degrees on a pharmaceutical executive and a distillation-engineering expert during its Jan. 30, 2004, commencement ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center's Prudential Hall, Newark. >>