Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker was the guest master of ceremonies at NJIT’s Celebration 2007 at the Somerset Palace. Celebration is NJIT’s annual black-tie event. This year 300 supporters attended and raised almost $400,000 for endowed scholarship funds to benefit NJIT students. Since 1995, this gala evening of dinner and dancing has raised nearly $3 million. Celebration honors individuals for achievements of great benefit to New Jersey and the nation, and organizations that have been exceptional in their commitment to the university's mission.
Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker, Jeffrey Vanderbeek, chairman/managing partner of the New Jersey Devils hockey franchise, Verizon Communications Inc., and Vincent Naimoli, chairman of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team were honored at NJIT’s Celebration 2007. Comedian Joe Piscopo entertained guests at the affair held this past November at the Palace at Somerset Park.
"I'm here because this program inspires me," Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker told NJIT students and their families yesterday at the Educational Opportunity Program's Annual Awards Ceremony. "You are evidence of what is truly great in America." Mayor Booker presented EOP Executive Director Tony Howell with a proclamation recognizing the 35th anniversary of the program. >>