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2010 - 4 stories
2009 - 2 stories
2008 - 2 stories
2007 - 4 stories
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2005 - 3 stories
2004 - 2 stories
2014
Clarisa Gonzalez Lenahan, of Elizabeth, Associate Director of Graduate Studies at NJIT, was named to the State Department's Center for Hispanic Policy Research and Development Advisory Committee.   >>
2012
2011
Daisy Gallegos, of Jersey City, a recent NJIT graduate now enrolled in a master's degree program at NJIT, has been selected to receive the graduate Presidential Leadership Award at NJIT's University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011. Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.   >>
Chemical engineering student Elaine Gomez of Union City is the 2011 recipient of the Platinum Sponsors Outstanding Achievement Award from the Hispanic Business Council Scholarship Foundation of NJ, Inc. of Teaneck.  >>
Daisy Gallegos of Jersey City, an NJIT track star and senior majoring in information technology at the College of Computing Sciences, was honored for her dedicated work as president of the NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at a gala annual dinner in Newark.  >>
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. >>
2010
Judith Sheft, associate vice president of technology development at NJIT, will visiting Lima, Peru, on Dec.17-21 to provide incubator training to managers at the new Peruvian-American Business Development Center-Incubator sponsored by Universidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, NJIT, the Peruvian American National Roundtable and The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey.  >>
Donald H. Sebastian, PhD, senior vice president for research and development at NJIT, has been named Public Sector Advocate of the Year by the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCC). Sebastian will receive the award on Nov. 9 at the SHCC's Corporate Awards Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Hasbrouck Heights.  >>
NJIT Junior Richard Ossa, of Clifton, was selected as one of the first to be named an Obama Scholar in a competitive process by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF).  >>
Ivonne Diaz-Claisse, PhD, president of Hispanics Inspiring Students' Performance and Achievement (HISPA), will be the keynote speaker at the Hispanic Heritage Month 2010 Closing Celebration on October 11, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium. The event is open to the public. Contact: Joseph Rios, Associate Director of Leadership, Diversity and First Year Programs at jrios@adm.njit.edu. >>
2009
Members of the NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) and several NJIT fraternities and sororities kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. Student organizations and university departments are offering a full calendar of events to educate the NJIT community about the contributions and experiences of people of Hispanic/Latino descent living in the U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month is coordinated by Campus Center Diversity Programs. Contact Joseph Rios at jrios@adm.njit.edu or x5640. >>
NJIT President Robert A. Altenkirch served as the honorary chairperson of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce Foundation of Essex County Ninth Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala Dinner yesterday in the Campus Center Atrium. The Foundation recognizes business, governmental, corporate and individual efforts and accomplishments that positively impact Latino/Hispanic businesses and the Latino/Hispanic community in Essex County. Shown at left are Dr. Altenkirch, Dr. Niathan Allen of Summit Developers, and Robert P. Marasco, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award. >>
2008
NJIT will award Oscar Tapia, Clifton, a first-generation former Mexican immigrant, the university's highest honor for earning a perfect grade point average (GPA). The honor will be bestowed upon the Dover High School graduate tomorrow at 9 a.m. during NJIT's 2008 commencement at the Prudential Center.   >>
Cindy Fernandez and Eladio Ruiz, director of special events, captured first place in the "Dancing with the Staff" Latin dance competition on April 18. Second-place honors were awarded to Edwin Pimentel and LaTosha Wilson, assistant director, Campus Center. Diana Ramos and Gerry Ramos, police officer, Public Safety, placed third.  >>
2007
When Oscar Tapia was 13 years old he always carried a dictionary. It was his friend and his teacher -- his passport to a brighter future. He had just arrived from Mexico and was eager to learn English. >>
Oscar Tapia, a computer engineering major at NJIT, was named a recipient of the 2007 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship. The program provides $5,000 awards to both undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of computer science and computer engineering. >>

KUDOS - November 2007

November 01, 2007
NJIT Professor Named Fellow of American Physical SocietyPushpendra Singh, PhD, professor in the department of mechanical engineering, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS).  Singh was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the development of efficient algorithms for the direct numerical simulations of multiphase fluids (DNS), and for using the DNS technique in conjunction with experiments as a tool for understanding the physics of a broad range of multiphase systems. NJIT Student Awarded Google Hispanic College Fund ScholarshipOscar Tapia, a computer technology major at NJIT, is a recipient of  the 2007 Google Hispanic College Fund Scholarship. The program provides awards of $5,000 to both undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated academic excellence in the fields of computer science and computer engineering and who have made significant contributions to their communities.  >>
NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine delivered the keynote speech today at the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey's 17th Annual Convention Expo & Career Fair at NJIT. The governor lauded NJIT's role in contributing to the state's economic development through its business incubator and other programs. Henry Ross, NJIT Chief of Staff, provided welcoming remarks. “Like the statewide Hispanic Chamber, NJIT is an institution where the rubber hits the road when it comes to economic development,” Ross said. “We're an institution committed to practical results—and to real-world business models.”   >>
2006
Margarita Muniz, deputy mayor of the City of Newark, was the keynote speaker at a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration yesterday at NJIT. The event was sponsored by the NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE). >>
2005

KUDOS - November 2005

November 01, 2005
The NJIT Chapter of the Hispanic Organization of Students in Technology/Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (HOST/SHPE) was the big winner at the 2005 SHPE Eastern Technical Career Conference held in October. NJIT was awarded the Orlando Montan Chapter Leadership Award and students Danny Lozano and Hermes Alverez won the Most Promising Engineer award and the Technical Poster Competition, respectively. Raymond A. Calluori, PhD, Office of Institutional Research and Planning, served as a member of the Juvenile Delinquency Advisory Board for McGraw-Hill's recently released reader, Annual Editions: Juvenile Delinquency and Justice 06/07. Articles on school shootings and Ecstasy use by youth, suggested by Dr. Calluori, were included in the collection. >>
Carlos Rivera, an adjunct professor in NJIT's School of Management, will speak at the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey's 15th Annual Convention, Expo and Career Fair on Oct. 14 at the Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott. Admission is free. >>
The NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will host the society's Regional Student Leadership Conference on March 19, 2005, 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. in the Campus Center. Some 250 Hispanic students from 45 colleges will attend the conference, which offers student leaders from SHPE chapters in the northeast a chance to meet and share knowledge. Maria Hernandez, director of Business Resiliency and Security Solutions at IBM Corp., will speak during the conference luncheon. Liz Garcia (at left), public affairs manager for Infineum who is also a member of the NJIT Board of Trustees, will speak during the gala banquet. >>
2004
Carlos Rivera, a retired business owner who is an adjunct professor in the School of Management at NJIT, gave  the keynote speech at the opening ceremony in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month this afternoon on the Campus Green. “You as individuals can make a difference,” Rivera said. “You can change one person's life. As a result, you are changing the world.” >>
In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, an opening ceremony will be held on September 22, 2004 from 2:30-4 p.m. on the Campus Green.Carlos Rivera, a retired business owner who is an adjunct professor in the School of Management at NJIT, will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will also feature a live band and food.  >>