NJIT Public Relations Director Receives Society of Professional Journalists Award

NEWARK, July 10- Sheryl Weinstein, public relations director at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), recently received a journalism award from the New Jersey Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Weinstein received second place honors for magazine investigative reporting for her article "Lockdown," which appeared in the February 2001 issue of New Jersey Monthly. The piece focused on the tact New Jersey high schools were taking to curb school violence following the killings at Columbine High School, Littleton, Colorado.

This award was not the first for Weinstein, a freelance journalist from 1980 through 2000, whose work has appeared in New Jersey Monthly since 1980. In 1989, Weinstein received a commendation from the National Association for Secondary School Principals, for her 1988 New Jersey Monthly cover story rating New Jersey public high schools, the first article of its kind in New Jersey. In 1991, her 1990 New Jersey Monthly cover story rating emergency departments in New Jersey hospitals, again the first article of its kind in the state, received a commendation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Other publications Weinstein has written for regularly include The New York Times, The Star-Ledger, and Physicians Practice Digest.

Weinstein received her B.A. from Syracuse University and her M.A. in American Literature from The George Washington University. She resides in Livingston, New Jersey, with her 17-year-old daughter, Debra. Weinstein has been with NJIT since November of 2000 handling media relations on a fulltime basis.


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.

Contact Information:   Sheryl Weinstein
Public Relations
(973) 596-3436