Office of the President
April 25, 2014
Plans are being finalized for our 2014 Spring Commencement, which will be held on Wednesday, May 21, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ. More than 1,000 graduates will participate in the ceremony.
I am pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Congressman Rush D. Holt, Jr., Representative of New Jersey's 12th District. Congressman Holt, a five-time "Jeopardy" champion who holds a PhD in Physics and a patent for a solar energy device, has represented central New Jersey since 1999.
Representative Holt serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Natural Resources, where he is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources developing long-term strategies to decrease dependence on fossil fuels. He has been honored as the Biotech Legislator of the Year and with The Science Coalition's Champion of Science award. Scientific-American magazine has also named Holt one of the 50 national "visionaries" contributing to "a brighter technological future."
I hope you share my excitement at honoring the significant accomplishments of Congressman Holt with an honorary doctor of Science degree.
Please do not hesitate to contact Mary Anne Nagy, vice president for Student Services and chair of the Commencement Planning Committee, at extension 3417, with any questions about commencement exercises.
Paul R. Brown, PhDPresident