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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. >>
If you have ever wondered why study abroad is terrific, just ask Alexa McCartney, of Somerville, a fifth-year architecture student at NJIT  who will graduate May 17, 2008.  McCartney spent a semester studying in Spain this past year. >>
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.   >>
Gloria Portocarrero, of Union City, receives her bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from NJIT at the Prudential Center this Saturday at 9 a.m. She'll walk at the head of her class—an Albert Dorman Honors College scholar who's accepted into a master's degree program for next fall in biomedical engineering. >>
When Stephanie Milczarski, 25, of Montclair, a future physicist, walks at NJIT's May 17, 2008 commencement in the Prudential Center, more than kudos may be on her mind. Milczarski didn't arrive at NJIT until leaving a competitive physics program elsewhere, working full time several years and then slowly returning to academe as an NJIT undergraduate.     >>
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 better understanding of brain injury, a way to rejuvenate dead nerve endings and a device allowing patients to monitor their glaucoma at home, number among this year's nine winners at NJIT's annual provost's student research day. >>
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. >>