During the ceremony, NJIT awarded 436 bachelor degrees, 334 master's degrees and 19 doctorates.
Saul K. Fenster, Ph.D., NJIT president, received the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Fenster is retiring from NJIT after a 24-year tenure, during which the school grew to its current standing as a nationally ranked technological research university.
Murry Turoff, Ph.D., distinguished professor of information systems and chair of that department at NJIT, was selected as the university's first holder of the Hurlburt Professorship of Management Information Systems. A pioneer in the field of computer-mediated communication, Turoff developed the first computer conferencing system, EMISARI, designed for crisis management and strategic planning.
The total number of NJIT graduates for 2001-2002, which includes those who graduated in January, was 1,705.
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.