New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) celebrated the graduation of 253 students at its Amman campus on June 11, 2010. More than 1800 guests gathered at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)'s campus to celebrate the 163 master's degree graduates and 90 baccalaureate graduates in NYIT-Amman's Class of 2010.
NYIT dignitaries included H.E. Robert Stephen Beecroft, the United States Ambassador in Jordan, Dr. Wajih Owais president of JUST; Dr. Mohamed Hussein NYIT, executive chairman in the Middle East and Dr. Robert Vogt, vice chairman. NYIT dignitaries traveled from New York to attend the event, including President Edward Guiliano; NYIT Board of Trustees Chairperson Linda Davila; Dr. Roger Yu, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; John Hyde, dean of career services; and Joe Fortine, director of alumni relations. NYIT-Amman Campus Dean Omar Imady served as grand marshal and NYIT-Amman's Dr. Moade Shubita and Dr. Raed Abu Zitar led the faculty processional.
President Guiliano thanked government officials and partner Dr. Hussein for their support and conferred degrees, and he told the graduates that "as a not-for-profit institution of higher learning, our rewards at NYIT are not measured in money, but rather in the creation of human capital. Our students and graduates are those rewards, so, thank you, graduates." Following President Guiliano's speech, graduate Hisham Nayel addressed the Class of 2010. Following President Guiliano's speech, graduates Khawam al-Shawabkeh and Masa Mufti addressed the Class of 2010.
NYIT-Amman's graduation ceremony was a part of NYIT's 49th annual commencement, encompassing its 4,000 graduates from all campuses on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the Old Westbury, N.Y. campus. NYIT also has campuses in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Canada, China, and Manhattan.
Since 2001, NYIT has been offering degree programs in conjunction with its partner the Jordan University of Science and Technology. NYIT-Amman offers undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in business administration, accounting, interdisciplinary studies, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and network and computer security and business administration.
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