NJIT Student Wins Two Top Academic Awards

NEWARK, May 3--Gillian Sherry, of Elizabeth, was recently awarded two of New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) top academic awards. She received the Outstanding Senior Award from the department of engineering technology as well the Overall Outstanding Senior of the Year Award from NJIT's Newark College of Engineering's (NCE).

Sherry received the awards at the NCE awards banquet.

She was born in Limerick, Ireland, and studied audio production at colleges in Dublin and London before coming to America when she was 21. She had worked in the recording industry to finance her studies at Middlesex County College and NJIT, where she studied electrical and computer engineering technology.

Sherry graduated from Middlesex County College with a perfect 4.0 grade point average and received several achievement awards while a student there. At NJIT, she was on the dean's list every semester and won the Best Undergraduate Paper Award in technical communications and the Alumni Association's Student Recognition Award.

Sherry is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She excelled academically - she had a 3.99 grade point average - while working 35 hours a week to pay for school. When she isn't working or studying, she likes to play the piano, paint and jog.


NJIT is a public, scientific and technological research university enrolling more than 8,800 students. The university offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees to students in 80 degree programs throughout its six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. The division of continuing professional education offers adults eLearning, off campus degrees and short courses. Expertise and research initiatives include architecture and building science, applied mathematics, biomedical engineering, environmental engineering and science, information technology, manufacturing, materials, microelectronics, multimedia, telecommunications, transportation and solar astrophysics. Yahoo! Internet Life magazine cites NJIT as a "perennially most wired" university.

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