Alumni Honored at NCE Awards Dinner

NEWARK, May 25- The Newark College of Engineering (NCE) at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) recently honored outstanding alumni and others at the school's third annual NCE Awards Banquet at the Newark Airport Marriott. Three alumni received recognition.

Daniel D. Kelly, P.E., of Madison, was a member of the NCE class of 1966. In 1984, Kelly founded Kelly Engineering, a Morris County based consulting firm serving a wide range of public and private clients. He is the executive director and consulting engineer for a regional wastewater management agency serving four municipalities in Morris and Passaic counties and represents several of the largest residential and commercial builders in New Jersey.

John Ruggirello, of Great Falls, VA, who graduated from NCE with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, was honored. He is executive vice president of the AES Corporation, a leading global electric power company. He joined the company in 1987 at the Deepwater Cogeneration facility in Houston and became plant manager of the Beaver Valley Cogeneration plant, near Pittsburgh, the following year. In 1995, Ruggierello was named group manager and president of AES Enterprise with the responsibility for the development, acquisition, construction and operation of AES plants executive vice president in 2000. AES Corporation was founded in 1981 and has grown in the United States. He became vice president of AES Corporation in 1997 and to become the world's largest global power company with ownership interest in 160 plants totaling 54,000 megawatts in 23 countries.

James Lindenfelser, a 1964 graduate of NJIT, was born in Jersey City and raised in Kearny. He now lives in Fairfax Station, VA. He is senior vice president and director of the Federal Services Strategic Business Unit of TASC, Chantilly, VA. This organization consists of 550 professionals, operates out of 15 U.S locations, and accounts for more than $100 million of revenue annually. Lindenfelser is responsible for directing the business development and the execution of a large number of contracts, providing technical expertise covering areas such as space and communications engineering, sustainment engineering for aging military systems, management consulting, and information technology solutions. Primary customers include the Department of Defense, Intelligence, commercial, state and local governments and federal agencies. He is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and Air Command and Staff College.

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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