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Phyllis Bolling, of Orange, To Receive Award at NJIT Convocation

Phyllis Bolling of Orange, director of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (C-CAPS) at NJIT, has been selected to receive the Constance A. Murray Diversity Award at NJIT’s University Convocation, an annual celebration to be held Sept. 14, 2011.

Convocation at NJIT traditionally honors select faculty and staff members who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence over a sustained period.

(ATTENTION EDITORS:  Hi-res photos of the researcher will be taken at the event.  To receive a copy and/or set up an interview, call Sheryl Weinstein, 973-596-3436.)

Broadcaster, author and motivational speaker Steve Adubato will speak at the event.  A university lecturer, Emmy Award-winning television anchor, and Star-Ledger columnist, Adubato also served in the mid 1980s as New Jersey's youngest state legislator at age 26. Previously, Adubato anchored three PBS broadcasts including Caucus: New Jersey, an Emmy Award-winning public affairs television series.

Bolling’s outstanding contributions to the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services for the past 26 years are commendable. Her commitment to raising awareness about diversity spreads beyond the confines of the NJIT campus as both a diversity delegate for the American Psychological Association and as a board member for the Center for Family Community and Social Justice. She has served students of all nationalities through challenging times during their tenure at NJIT, while also assisting students with varying physical or social handicaps acclimate to the university. It has been noted that she has “concern without borders,” which resounds among her students, staff, and co-workers alike.  

One of the nation’s leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT’s multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of 11,400 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering and cybersecurity, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $121 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com. NJIT has a $1.74 billion annual economic impact on the State of New Jersey.