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Jun 12 2010

NYIT Celebrates Class of 2010 Graduation at its Amman Campus

Amman, Jordan (June 12, 2010) – New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) celebrated the graduation of 250 students at its Amman campus on June 11, 2010. More than 1,800 guests gathered at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) campus to celebrate the 163 master's degree graduates and 87 baccalaureate graduates in NYIT-Amman’s Class of 2010.

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. Dr. Wajih Owais, president of JUST; Dr. Mohamed Hussein; United States Ambassador H.E. Robert Stephen Beecroft; and Dr. Robert Vogt also attended the ceremony. 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.

After thanking government officials and NYIT partner Dr. Mohamed Hussein for their support, President Guiliano conferred degrees to the graduating class.

“I am a great admirer of your kingdom for implementing a great vision for a highly educated, prosperous, and free-thinking people,” said President Guiliano in his keynote address. “In doing so, they have engineered many important educational and economic advancements that enable the Jordanian people to meet the complex challenges of the 21st century.”

Following President Guiliano’s speech, graduates Khawam al-Shawabkeh and Maisa Al-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 accounting, business administration, interdisciplinary studies, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and information, network, and computer security.

About NYIT

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), founded in 1955, offers undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in more than 90 fields of study, including architecture and interior design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 15,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 85,000 students have graduated from NYIT. For more information, visit


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