NJIT held its commencement ceremonies May 17, 2007, at the Continental Airlines Arena, in East Rutherford, NJ.  During the ceremony, New Jersey’s science and technology university awarded 2,099 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering, computer science, management, architecture, science and the liberal arts.


Welcome to the 2007 commencement ceremony of New Jersey Institute of Technology. The university extends heartfelt congratulations to its graduates on their accomplishment and commends the families and friends who have helped them reach this milestone of academic achievement.

By definition, commencement means “to begin to be.” As the members of the Class of 2007 begin to be, we wish them every success, confident that they have been well prepared for a life of contribution in the 21st century, to meet its challenges and embrace its myriad opportunities.

Well done!

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Presidential Remarks

Welcome to NJIT’s 2007 commencement ceremony.

Today is the culmination of exceptional effort on the part of all those who will shortly receive their degrees, and I want to congratulate each of you for reaching this milestone. This is also an occasion to acknowledge the support of those who Mark Twain described as being “really great because they make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Please join me in a round of applause for family and friends whose encouragement and support have made it possible for you to look forward to even greater achievements in the future.

You have also benefited greatly from the knowledge and dedication of the faculty and staff who serve our students in many ways. Please join me in recognizing these individuals for what they have contributed to your success today, and to what you will surely accomplish in the years ahead .

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