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2008
NJIT has awarded the first Thomas Fellowships to a gifted computer scientist from South Jersey and a promising young Chinese electrical engineer with three patents already under his belt. >>
When Daniel Boston, of Pittsgrove Township, a budding computer scientist and top academic award winner, walks at NJIT's upcoming May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, he may ponder more than his near-perfect grade point averages or a $62,000 scholarship for ongoing doctoral studies at NJIT. >>
A memorial service for the late Gary Thomas, PhD, former NJIT provost,  will be held Jan. 30, 2008, 2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m., in NJIT's Campus Center Atrium. >>
The NJIT community mourns the loss of Dr. Gary Thomas who died on Tuesday, January 1, 2008, at age 70. From among his many years in practice as an engineer, professor and administrator, Dr. Thomas devoted 18 years to NJIT from 1980 through 1998. Thomas served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs from 1990 to 1998, vice president for research and graduate studies from 1992 through 1998, and vice president for academic affairs from 1980 to 1990. Thomas also helped form NJIT's College of Science and Liberal Arts (where he served as the first dean), the School of Management, and the Dorman Honors College. During his service at NJIT, he led the development of the university's academic and research programs resulting in significant growth in research expenditures to over $40 million. >>