NJIT's 102nd Commencement Continues at the WEC
Following its 102nd commencement ceremony May 16 at the Prudential Center in Newark, which recognized undergraduate and doctoral students, NJIT continued the festivities at its new Wellness and Events Center (WEC) yesterday and today. There, the university conferred degrees to master’s students from all five academic schools. The occasions marked not only an educational milestone for the graduates, but also the first time commencement was held at the WEC.
Agrim Sachdeva, who earned a master’s in information systems, and Jacob Weiss, a master’s in architecture graduate, served as student speaker and class crier, respectively, for Thursday’s ceremony acknowledging students from the College of Science and Liberal Arts, the College of Architecture and Design, Martin Tuchman School of Management and Ying Wu College of Computing. For Friday’s ceremony focusing on the graduates of Newark College of Engineering, Majd Awad, M.S. in electrical engineering, was the student speaker, and Corben Fuentespina, M.S. in transportation, the class crier.
The prevailing message to the graduates was to apply their academic success toward rising above challenges and contributing to their communities and the world. All totaled, the class of 2018 numbered 2,885 graduates.
Here’s a look at the ceremonies at the WEC.