Newark, N.J. (PRWEB) December 05, 2014
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) awarded the President’s Medal for Lifetime Achievement to The Honorable Rodney P. Frelinghuysen, United States House of Representatives, State of New Jersey, at the university’s annual black-tie benefit dinner, Celebration 2014, on Nov. 14, 2014 at The Pleasantdale Chateau, West Orange.
A festive evening featuring dinner and live entertainment, Celebration also honors individuals for achievements beneficial to the state and our nation, as well as organizations exceptional for their commitment to NJIT’s mission. This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, which featured a “Roaring Twenties” theme. Entertainment was provided by Bernadette Peters, one of Broadway’s brightest stars.
Proceeds from the sold-out event will be used toward endowed scholarships for students at NJIT. Since 1995, many of NJIT’s most generous supporters have gathered annually for Celebration, a black-tie affair that has raised more than $4.6 million in scholarship endowment funds for students.
Robert Medina, Senior Vice President and East District Director of T.Y. Lin International, chaired the event. Medina is a 1975 graduate of NJIT and serves on the university’s Board of Overseers.
“This degree of concern for the current generation of NJIT students and those who will follow is very meaningful for me,” said Medina. “As someone whose own college education was made possible by a scholarship, I have always been mindful of how important such support is for outstanding young men and women who would otherwise encounter a daunting financial barrier on the path toward their educational goals.”
For more information, visit http://www.njit.edu/celebration/2014/about.php
NJIT, New Jersey’s science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 127 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 Annual Guide to America’s Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.