The Power of Stevens. Our Campaign. Our Impact.

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Our Purpose. Our Motivation. I am delighted to share this timeline of The Power of Stevens campaign and its impact on Stevens Institute of Technology. In 2012, we enacted a bold strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., which charted an ambitious course for our university. To accomplish these lofty goals, the plan required significant investments. Our community promptly answered the call—launching The Power of Stevens campaign, and engaging our Stevens family, near and far, in its success. While the financial goal of the campaign was set first at $150 million, then extended to $200 million, the inspirational goal was to elevate the university to new heights. Alumni and friends like you embraced the challenge and answered the call. I offer my most profound gratitude to every member of our community who contributed to the campaign, through their financial support, leadership, advocacy and selfless generosity of spirit. I especially want to recognize and offer sincere appreciation to our three campaign chairs: Larry Babbio, John Dearborn and Sean Hanlon. Their devotion to Stevens is nothing short of inspiring. I hope you enjoy this review of the campaign’s success and take pride in Stevens’ upward trajectory. Thank you again for your role in powering The Power of Stevens. Per aspera ad astra, NARIMAN FARVARDIN PRESIDENT

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Our Investments. Our Results. The successful completion of The Power of Stevens campaign is a historic achievement. More than 14,000 alumni and friends, spanning the globe and decades of class years, combined to raise $200 million. Never before have so many given so much to Stevens. We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to every one of you who contributed to the success of this campaign. Students for decades to come will learn and grow because of your generosity. In addition, we especially want to credit President Farvardin for his tireless leadership of the university. He arrived in 2011, ushering in a new era of vision and energy. Stevens is clearly on the rise. Alumni and friends like you responded to three campaign priorities: enabling student success, promoting faculty excellence and building a vibrant campus. These priorities

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reflect the Stevens mission of preparing students to thrive and driving innovation to benefit society. The online honor roll proudly displays the names of every philanthropist. This retrospective honors you, our donors, for your unwavering support of Stevens. We hope you will enjoy reading and reminiscing. Thank you again for joining in this effort to lift Stevens to a new level. SINCERELY, LAWRENCE T. BABBIO, JR. ’66 HON. D.ENG. ’01 CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR JOHN R. DEARBORN, JR. ’79 M.ENG. ’81 CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR SEAN HANLON ’80 CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR


$200.6M

ALUMNI

$118.2M

Total Raised

Giving by Constituency

14,362

$126.3M

$55.7M

NON-ALUMNI INDIVIDUALS

Total Donors

Student Success

CORPORATIONS & FOUNDATIONS

$26.7M

Faculty Excellence $27.5M

A Vibrant Campus $46.8M

TOTAL RAISED

TOTAL RAISED

TOTAL RAISED

158

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100%

NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ESTABLISHED

NEW CHAIRS AND FELLOWSHIPS ESTABLISHED

CLASSROOMS RENOVATED

June 2013: Leadership Phase June 2014: $50 Million June 2015: $75 Million June 2016: Public Launch December 2016: $100 Million December 2017: $125 Million June 2018: Original Goal: $150 Million December 2018: Campaign Extension June 2020: $175 Million June 2021: $200 Million Goal Met

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2013-2014 On July 1, 2013, Stevens launched The Power of Stevens. Owen Jappen ’13 had just become a young alumni trustee: I remember President and Mrs. Farvardin describing Stevens as “a hidden gem on the Hudson.” Few phrases were more descriptive of my time and education then. The ambition of the campaign and the accompanying strategic plan were the promise of creating resources and energy to bring the gem “out of hiding” and share her with the world. The idea of $150M was daunting and seemed like an unattainable possibility. Looking back a decade later, it’s inspiring the strength with which the Stevens community came together to not only meet the original aspirational goal, but exceed it by over 33%!”

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With the leadership of new chair Virginia Ruesterholz ’83 Hon. D.Eng. ’08, the Board of Trustees embraced the campaign. Several made early gifts and volunteered as ambassadors. By making a gift for the Gateway Academic Center, Trustee John Dearborn ’79 M.Eng. ’81 and his wife Michele echoed their philanthropic philosophy: First you learn, then you earn, then you return. John Dearborn said he was inspired after returning stateside from an overseas assignment. “I recall stepping onto campus and feeling compelled to give back because so much of what Michele and I have achieved is rooted in my Stevens education,” he said.


Rosa and John Hovey ’57 were among the first alumni to make a major commitment to the campaign, with a gift they allocated for the Gateway Academic Center. “After seeing the plans, and hearing President Farvardin’s enthusiasm for what the Gateway Academic Center would accomplish, Rosa and I were eager to help make this vision become a reality,” John Hovey said. “We credit the education I received at Stevens as giving us a foundation for my career, the family we raised, and the life we have enjoyed. We are happy to provide a wonderful opportunity like this for the next generation.”

The Hoveys also made a novel gift that evoked the university’s illustrious past. They won an auction for a replica of the locomotive that Colonel John Stevens built in 1825, now on display in the Samuel C. Williams Library.

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2014-2015

The Ruesterholz Admissions Center is the first place where prospective students can imagine themselves living and learning at Castle Point. A gift from Virginia ’83 Hon. D.Eng. ’08 and Kevin Ruesterholz ’83 converted the former Colonial House into a charming showcase of Stevens heritage and the university’s opportunities for young talent.

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“Our goal,” Kevin Ruesterholz said, “was to have an admissions center where students can feel the real beauty of Stevens – the views of New York City and the feeling of standing on top of the world here at Castle Point – to help them decide whether to make Stevens part of their journey in life.” As a home for admissions and precollege programs, the center has contributed to a surge in applications, a record 11,320 in 2021. Visitors meet cheerful student tour guides

and interview with admissions staff in colorful rooms celebrating alumni achievements. “The first moment I stepped onto campus, I felt like I was home,” said Shane Arlington ’16 M.S. ’16, a student tour guide who spoke during the grand opening of the admissions center. “The people, the grounds, and the atmosphere won me over instantly. I’m confident the Ruesterholz Admissions Center will be instrumental in giving every future Stevens student that same feeling.”


Some of the finest students in the country are choosing Stevens because of a prestigious education, plentiful career prospects and The Lawrence T. Babbio ’66 Pinnacle Scholars Program. The first Pinnacle cohort enrolled in 2015 and graduated in 2019, with alumni like Kaitlin Gili ’20 now in doctoral studies at Oxford. In 2021, seven Pinnacle Scholars graduated with perfect 4.0 grades. Pinnacle Scholars could attend any college but come to Castle Point because of robust scholarships, summer stipends for study abroad and research with faculty, exclusive seminars and a cultural passport to experience arts and events in New York. “I was given the resources and training to reach out to professors in my field and find research opportunities from my very first summer on campus,” said Eden Luvishis ’23, who is majoring in quantitative finance. “I never thought I would pursue research in college, but the Pinnacle program encouraged me, leading me to get my paper accepted into a research conference in my field.”

Josh Weston has been a great friend of Stevens for decades. The former chairman of ADP was one of the first to support Pinnacle scholarships. “Any worthwhile institution ought to know where it wants to be in the future,” Weston said. “If you’ve got a plan, you ought to take it seriously and have programs in place to deliver. And my view is that one piece of the plan is Pinnacle. It particularly is aimed at the most promising students, and I’m glad to help them.”

Ben Pramanik M.S. ’73 Ph.D. ’77 honored his late friend by establishing the Ajay Kumar and Margaret Logan Bose Memorial Endowed Fund. As a graduate student, Pramanik escaped war-torn Bangladesh, found refuge at Castle Point and met a mentor in Professor Ajay Bose. Over decades, the two collaborated on influential chemistry research. The Bose Fund supports graduate fellowships, which are essential for faculty excellence. “In order to do research,” said former Provost Christophe Pierre, “faculty need the best graduate and Ph.D. students. They are the engines of the research enterprise because they work in the labs, produce proposals and write papers. Fellowships are fundamental in recruiting these emerging innovators.”

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2015-2016

The students who won the 2015 Solar Decathlon built the SU+RE House, a model of sustainable energy and storm resilience. “This project was about creating a real, livable residence for families in coastal communities who will be hardest hit by the effects of climate change,” said A.J. Elliott M.Eng. ’16. “Our design provides

a blueprint for the construction of homes that can endure extreme weather and epitomizes the principles of sustainable living.” The SU+RE House galvanized students and young alumni who gave to support the project. Now the house is on permanent display at the Liberty Science Center. “It is amazing to see something you built as a student being used in a positive way,” said Alex Guimaraes M.Eng. ’16.

As part of a thriving School of Business, the Hanlon Financial Systems Center has given Stevens an emerging presence in high-tech finance. Named for Cathy and Sean Hanlon ’80, the center looks like a trading floor with Bloomberg terminals, stock ticker and opening bell. While faculty are using the advanced computers to research solutions for fraud and other problems, students are learning skills to build thriving careers on Wall Street and beyond. The center is home to the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), an immersive experience where students invest a real portion of the university’s endowment. In 2016, the center added a second lab for analytics. “The role of this facility goes beyond just the imparting of skills,” said Professor George Calhoun. “It also gives students exposure to the type of collaborative and immersive teamwork setting that is going to replace more linear presentation scenarios that dominate the corporate world today.”

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After an initial leadership phase, the campaign reached a public launch with a dazzling display.

The graduates of 1965 celebrated their 50th reunion by breaking a then-record for class giving. These proud alumni make annual gifts the foundation of their philanthropy, often to support funds like the class scholarship. “I am honored to have received this contribution to my Stevens education,” said recipient Paul Moyer ’19, now an engineer for medical devices. “I hope to emulate your generosity through my own actions and be able to give back to the Stevens community and help students achieve their academic and career goals in the same way you have helped me.”

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2016-2017

Inspired by Lore E. Feiler, an entrepreneur who audited business courses at Stevens in the 1940s, a new generation of philanthropists is elevating the Lore-El Center for Women’s Leadership. Lore-El is the source for programs that nurture and inspire. Lisa Mascolo ’82 led in renovating the Victorian house to host events, while Dianne (Smith) ’90 M.Eng. ’91 and Jim Szipszky ’89 sponsored the LeadHERship Conference. These and other gifts created a fitting space to celebrate women at Stevens.

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Living in the Lore-El Center has been one of the most enriching experiences for me at Stevens,” said Yonaida Brito ’18. “Not only have I made lasting friendships, I joined a family of women empowering women to be their best.” “Diversity of thought is essential to innovation,” Mascolo said. “That diversity comes from people with different backgrounds, experiences and points of view. When we empower more women to be successful, we

empower innovation. The Lore-El Center is an important resource for Stevens to recruit and support young women, and with a Stevens education, they are positioned to make a difference in the world.”


Selected for a David and GG Farber Faculty Fellowship, Professor Alex Wellerstein believes the College of Arts and Letters is the ideal setting for his work. Wellerstein teaches people how to think about nuclear weapons. His NUKE MAP has been featured on NPR, Fox News and The New York Times, and his blue-check @wellerstein is a popular follow on Twitter.

The work I’m doing could probably not be done anywhere but Stevens,” said Wellerstein, who has taught at Harvard and Georgetown. “Many history departments can be fairly conservative and would look at my work as strange. Stevens recognizes it as interesting, because some problems don’t fit into traditional academic silos.” The fellowship was established by celebrated computer scientist David Farber ’56. Wellerstein has also received funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. “This work has been funded by philanthropy because it doesn’t fit into the categories of most academic funding agencies,” Wellerstein said. “But philanthropists often have a lot more leeway. We can go to them and say we’ve got all these good ideas, and all we need is a little bit of money to get started.”

As the First Lady of Stevens, Hoveida Farvardin chairs the Historical Preservation Committee to promote the university’s past.

Working with campus archivists, the committee inspires the community to support projects such as digitizing copies of The Stute newspaper, refurbishing rare books and restitching a family christening robe.

The Samuel C. Williams Library houses a diverse collection of institutional records, alumni collections, Stevens family heirlooms and even curios like a Japanese suit of armor.

“I am proud to support historical preservation at Stevens,” said Joe Schneider ’46, who funded new storage for the university’s original drawings of the USS Monitor. “As alumni, we have a duty to preserve the heritage that was handed to us and make sure we can do the same for future generations.”

“Stevens Institute of Technology has an incredible legacy,” Farvardin said. “We owe it to future generations of our community to preserve the historic treasures this university owns.”

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2017-2018

With the largest gift for scholarships in Stevens history, the A. James and Alice B. Clark Foundation established the prestigious Clark Scholars Program. Clark Scholars receive support and opportunities comparable to Pinnacle Scholars, with attention toward students from underserved communities and first-generation college students. The inaugural cohort of 22 will graduate in 2022 as some of the most accomplished and aspirational students on campus.

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my skills as an engineer and as a leader, so I can give back to society in some way.”

Adrian Garcia ’22 feels his scholarship changed his life. “I come from a city known for excessive gang violence, and my family isn’t in a financial position to send me to a school like Stevens,” said Adrian, a software engineering major. “The Clark scholarship makes it possible for me to come to Stevens so I can develop

Caroline Corr ’22 is one of the 11 first Clark Scholars who are first-generation college students. She has interned with medical device manufacturers and conducted research with the campus Maritime Security Center. “To make a mark on the world is my ultimate goal,” Caroline said. “I believe this can be achieved by combining my creativity, grit and passion for math and science into a biomedical engineering career.”


Colleges and companies looking to collaborate should study the enduring partnership between Stevens and PSEG, the energy provider to millions throughout the northeast. PSEG understands the value of a Stevens education because hundreds of alumni have worked for the company. PSEG supports scholarships, faculty research and STEM education, such as the Energy Abounds Summer Academy for pre-college students visiting campus. PSEG was a leading funder of the SU+RE House and supports OnStage at Stevens, a distinguished performing arts series. Support from PSEG enables faculty to explore innovation the company can use to benefit consumers. “We have formed two research teams to address energy resiliency and efficiency of usage,” said Professor Dilhan Kalyon. “The first team works on developing sustainable processes and materials involving solar energy harvesting, biomass conversion and battery technologies for backup and storage of energy. The second team focuses on increasing the efficiency of energy usage by developing mathematical modeling-based optimization algorithms and implementing of process control hardware and software.”

As a result of this partnership,” President Farvardin said, “Stevens is going to become a better place, PSEG will benefit and our entire community will be enriched. I believe this partnership will become a national model for fruitful and impactful relationships between universities and industries.”

When he established the Photios T. Paulson ’59 Endowed Fellowship, “Fred” Paulson recalled his mentor, Jack Howe ’43. Howe was an executive with Becton Dickinson and later namesake of the Howe Center on campus. “When he hired me,” Paulson said, “he told me he wanted Stevens people. He helped me out enormously. He was my mentor and a friend.” The spirit of Jack Howe still inspires Paulson to support their shared alma mater, specifically the School of Business, the current iteration of the former Howe School of Technology

Management. Paulson’s giving is an ideal example of focused support for one of the four academic units: the Charles V. Schaefer, Jr. School of Engineering and Science, College of Arts and Letters, School of Business and School of Systems and Enterprises. The fellowship recruited Victor Luo, an economist with the Federal Reserve in Chicago. “Fred’s gift was vital in our recruiting of Victor,” said Dean Gregory Prastacos. “He is a dynamic young professor and researcher, and the kind of stellar faculty we believe will propel the School of Business toward even greater heights.”

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2018-2019 “I was transformed by my education,” recalls Richard Harries ’58, whose record bequest helped build the University Center Complex that will transform Castle Point. When the complex opens in 2022, the three-story university center will become the heart of campus with new amenities for student clubs, dining, fitness, recreation and events. Inside the 21-story Carol J. and Richard F. Harries Residential Tower (pictured left) and 19-story South Tower, some 1,000 students will study, socialize and sleep in modern suites facing stunning skyline views. There will be plenty of outdoor spaces for gatherings, plus signage making the Stevens name visible from Manhattan for the first time.

Following his appointment in 2018 as chairman of the Board of Trustees, Stephen T. Boswell C.E. ’89 Ph.D. ’91 Hon. D.Eng. ’13 made a gift with his wife Karen to name the patio at the entrance of the university center. “The University Center Complex will have all the amenities our world-class students deserve,” Dr. Boswell said. “Karen and I are proud to contribute to this historic and transformational project that will propel our university to new heights.”

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The timing, magnitude and motivation of Harries’ gift eclipsed the initial campaign goal of $150 million and inspired the Board of Trustees to unanimously vote to increase the goal to $200 million. Harries embraced this new target, making vigorous appeals to his classmates and funding a matching challenge for planned gifts. “This incredible demonstration of philanthropy by Mr. Harries is a tangible sign of the transformation that has taken place at Stevens,” said President Farvardin. “When a successful alumnus makes such a generous gift, it symbolizes his fervent belief in the mission of the university and his resolute confidence in its ability to carry it out. His gift will lay the foundation for the future success of those who will follow in his footsteps for many generations to come.”


Innovation and entrepreneurship have been staples of Castle Point since the Stevens family was developing steam shipping and rail transit. Though innovation has evolved beyond those early days of the industrial revolution, the creative spirit still thrives on campus, with gifts powering the ideas of inventive students and faculty. Professor Mukund Iyengar, who turned down offers from Facebook and Google to join Stevens, is the first Howard Oringer ’62 Fellow. Iyengar started Launchpad, a program where students learn to start companies, with several expanding from concept to incorporation and generating revenue. Promising teams can qualify for the Thomas H. Scholl Awards for Launchpad. Many Launchpad students started in iSTEM, a training program for budding entrepreneurs with nontraditional profiles. During the prestigious Ansary Entrepreneurship Competition, students can pitch their senior design projects and win prizes to fund their ideas as real businesses. “Starting and growing a company is incredibly difficult,” Iyengar said. “It’s the ultimate education. We work with students who are equipped to think ahead, who are intuitively aware of where the world is heading.”

Alumni of the Stevens Technical Enrichment Program often refer to each other as their STEP family, recognizing the academic support and nurturing they received.

“STEP closes the gap,” said Jerome Brown ’99. “It’s like boot camp, getting you used to college life, being away from home and the academic rigor. I don’t think many people who come through it fail, but I don’t think they would have been as successful without it. I know I wouldn’t, without a doubt.”

To give back, they started a scholarship, which became endowed in time for the program’s 50th anniversary.

“The STEP scholarship allowed me to receive a degree from a prestigious

engineering school,” said Whitney Brown ’19. “Being a part of STEP has changed my life. I am so grateful to have an amazing support system to develop the confidence I need to be a successful engineer!”

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2019-2020

During the December grand opening of the Gateway Academic Center, donors toured the facility that forms a literal entryway to campus and a figurative path to the future. Arranged as two brick buildings connected by a glass skybridge, Gateway incudes 13 labs and 10 academic spaces such as the Cynthia S. and J. Scott Swensen ’74 Classroom. “The Gateway Academic Center is such an exciting addition to the School of Engineering and Science with much needed space and facilities,” said Dean Jean Zu. “We have a significant increase in classrooms, and new state-of-the-art labs to elevate our programs for computer science and biomedical engineering.” Gateway creates a new home for the Department of Computer Science and the Mary Jane and Frank Semcer Sr. ’65 Center for Healthcare Innovation, and adds gathering spaces such as the Rosa and John H. Hovey ’57 Staircase and the Claudia A. and Thomas A. Corcoran ’67 Reception Hall. “I lead the Health and Artificial Intelligence Lab, which aims to develop technology that improves human health,” said Professor Samantha Kleinberg. “My new lab in the Gateway Academic Center was designed to meet the unique needs of this research. Having a large and modern space has let me expand my research, obtain grants to support it, and provide research opportunities for more undergraduate students.”

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Gina Addeo ’86 is one of the most generous donors in Stevens history. Her profound appreciation for her education inspired her to establish not one but two signature spaces: the Gina M. Addeo ’86 Lecture Hall inside Gateway and the Gina Addeo ’86 Commons East inside the University Center Complex. Addeo sums up her Stevens experience as giving a lifetime calling card. “In my career,” she said, “if I told people I was from Stevens, they expected a good result, like they knew I had already proved myself. When people hear Stevens, they put faith in you.”


Through scholarships at the pre-college and undergraduate levels, ACES (Accessing Careers in Engineering and Science) opens doors to STEM education for promising students from underserved communities. President Farvardin is a passionate champion, every member of the Board of Trustees pledged support in 2020, and alumni and friends are making gifts to connect talent with opportunity. Brisnid Pardo ’24 received an ACES scholarship for pre-college in 2019 and is now enrolled as a biomedical engineering major.

Being taught by college professors and meeting other students with shared interests reassured me that biomedical engineering was what I really wanted to pursue,” she said. “It was from that pre-college opportunity that I was able to experience what it would be like to go to Stevens. Without the help of ACES, my current path might have looked very different from what it looks like now.” “Giving back to those in need is important,” said Bernard McNeilly ’85 M.S. ’89, an engineering executive and ACES supporter. “Our infrastructure industry needs voices with many backgrounds to strengthen the profession. ACES helps make this happens at Stevens. There is strength in diversity, and we have the ability to empower students to prosper.”

A distinct program that reflects the spirit of ACES is the Art Harper Saturday Academy. The academy is named for the late Art Harper ’78, a former executive with General Electric. Nate Davis ’76 worked with Art’s wife Linda to establish the academy to honor Art’s dedication to helping young people. The academy launched in 2019, bringing sophomores from local high schools to Stevens on Saturdays for academic tutoring. In a comparison of entry and exit tests, the first cohort of 19 students improved their test scores by 42%, and many said they felt more confident in their academic abilities, excited about college and optimistic about potential careers. “The most important thing I learned during my time in the Harper Academy is to look into career options more in depth, because there are way more than I originally thought,” said Geovanni, a student from Newark. Autumn, also from Newark, echoed something many Stevens alumni say about their engineering education. “I learned there is always a solution to every problem, it just takes time to find one,” she said.

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2020-2021

The Stevens Athletics program is a popular designation for gifts, especially from students and younger alumni. Many alumni give back because they remember what they learned as competitors, teammates and studentathletes balancing class time with the weight room. “The athletic program continues to achieve on a national level,” said Director Russ Rogers, “and our student-athletes are recognized and honored for their

performances both in the classroom and on the field of competition. Over the past several years, Stevens student-athletes have won NCAA Division III national championships in swimming, track, cross country, and men’s volleyball and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in multiple sports on an annual basis. Our athletic accolades are only matched by academic ones with 19 Academic All-America awards since January 2019. The support we receive from donors enables us to enhance our programs that are turning studentathletes into active pillars in their communities.”

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the community responded with agility, compassion and philanthropy by donating to the Stevens Rises Relief Fund. “This fund has provided emergency support for some of our students who had significant financial need,” said Sara Klein, assistant vice president for student affairs. “A number of our students experienced unemployment — their own or their parents’ — and faced food and housing insecurity, while others were struggling with internet connectivity while trying to log into courses.” “These unprecedented times have presented a lot of uncertainty within my family,” reported a student who received assistance. “With the funds provided to me, I can proudly say that a huge weight has been lifted off our shoulders because food is now one less thing we have to worry about. We truly appreciate the generosity and urgency to help.”

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The Power of Stevens concluded at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2021. Trustee Rick Roscitt ’73 recalls the closing days:

“The Roscitt chair was the main factor in my decision to come to Stevens,” said Professor Wei Zheng, who holds the Richard R. Roscitt ’73 Chair in Leadership in the School of Business. A faculty chair is one of the highest honors a professor can achieve. “Academic research must incorporate technology and innovation in order to create value for students,” said Dean Prastacos. “The generous support of Richard Roscitt is helping us uncover new insights in important areas like leadership and innovation, while giving us an edge in attracting world-class faculty like Dr. Zheng.” Zheng is an expert on how effective leaders can create inclusive environments to build productive teams. She has spoken at the LeadHERship Conference and hosted a lecture on how leaders can maintain a culture of inclusiveness even when their teams are working remotely.

We started this campaign with an ambitious goal, and true to Stevens thinking, we applied teamwork, focus and ingenuity to get it done. As a result, we transformed the university. I am proud we came together to create opportunities for future generations who will leave their own mark on Stevens and on the world.”

She is excited to expand her research. “The resources provided by the Roscitt chair allow me to be bolder in my pursuits,” Zheng said. “It allows me to envision larger projects, such as a Stevens Leadership Web Portal. It also allows me to participate in conferences and assemble a team of talented students who bring support, creative ideas and fresh energy to my pursuits.”

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Our Rise. Our Future.

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The Power of Stevens is not only a historic achievement for Stevens, it is an investment in our future. The campaign has helped to elevate Stevens to a new level. Now, we have a duty to maintain that upward trajectory.

Next spring, we will open the University Center Complex, which will provide magnificent views of New York City for nearly 1,000 undergraduate residents and a state-of-the-art hub for the Stevens community.

Stevens is a university on the rise. The size, academic profile and diversity of our student body in 2021 has surpassed all previous records. Our faculty complement has grown, as has their prestige and their research impact. We have attracted distinguished leaders in their fields, like Jianmin Qu as provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Jason Corso as the Viola Ward Brinning and Elbert Calhoun Brinning Endowed Chair and director of the Stevens Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Please visit On the Rise: A Decade of Transformative Change at Stevens Institute of Technology to review the progress this university has made over the last 10 years. We are excited for the future of the university. Thank you for supporting the campaign and for creating the environment in which Stevens — and generations of students in the future — will thrive.


Thank You Many stats show the scope and impact of the campaign. The perfect GPA of a Pinnacle Scholar. The curriculum vitae of a Farber Fellow. The number of bricks it took to build the Gateway Academic Center. But the story of the campaign is really about people. The motivation people had for giving and the gratitude people have for receiving. With endowed funds and sturdy buildings, the campaign will benefit people at Stevens for years to come. Thank you for being the true power behind The Power of Stevens!