MSPTC Students Awarded Distance Learning Scholarships
Michele Fields and Hilary Deblak, students in the Master of Science in Professional and Technical Communication (MSPTC) program at NJIT, were awarded scholarships through the Go The Distance Scholarship Contest, the first merit-based scholarship exclusively for distance degree students. Michele and Hilary won two out of the three first-year graduate awards. "This award recognizes the outstanding work of our distance learning students," said Nancy Walters Coppola, associate professor in the humanities department and director of the MSPTC program. "Our master's degree is one of the first completely online programs in technical communication and continues to attract exceptional students."
Jackson Receives Minority Achievers Award
Jesse Jackson, executive director of the Pre-College Consortium at NJIT, received the New Jersey Minority Achievers Award on November 18, 2004.
NJIT Student Elected to National Executive Board of Phi Eta Sigma
David Nare, president of NJIT's Phi Eta Sigma Chapter, was elected to the honor society's National Executive Board at its convention held last month in Savannah, Georgia. Nare, who is the first NJIT student to hold national office in Phi Eta Sigma, will serve as a board member for two years and help to develop the program for the honor society's next convention in 2006.
NJIT Professor Cited by Congressman Menendez
In recognition of her recent achivements, NJIT Assistant Professor Treena Livingston Arinzeh was cited by Congressman Robert Menendez, whose remarks were entered into the Congressional Record. "I applaud her for her exceptional achievements," he said. "New Jersey and our nation will greatly benefit from her groundbreaking work."
New Jersey Stem Cell Researcher to Receive Research Award from Biomedical Group
Treena Livingston Arinzeh, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at NJIT, whose research has proven the potential of adult stem cell research to help patients suffering from spinal cord injuries and related diseases, will receive an Outstanding Women in Research Award from The New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR), Union. Read the press release.
GSA Receives Award for International Student Support Program
The Graduate Student Association at NJIT received an International Student Support Program Award from the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students. The award is given to graduate/professional student organizations with outstanding local or national programs.