NJIT Honors Torcon

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Torcon was recently named Outstanding Corporate Partner at New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Celebration 2014, the university’s annual benefit dinner. Benedict Torcivia, Torcon’s Co-President, accepted the award. Other honorees included Tom Kean, former New Jersey Governor; Rodney Frelinghuysen, who represents New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives; and alumni Paul Eng-Wong.

Proceeds from the sold-out event will be used toward endowed scholarships for students at NJIT. The evening’s entertainment was provided by Bernadette Peters, one of Broadway's biggest stars. Since 1995, NJIT’s supporters have gathered annually for Celebration, a black-tie affair that has raised more than $4.3 million in scholarship endowment funds. In addition to recognizing Torcon’s commitment to NJIT’s mission, the event honors individuals for achievements beneficial to the state and our nation.

Torcon’s relationship with NJIT spans almost our entire company history, beginning with the construction of an engineering building on the Newark campus in the 1960’s. Ben Torcivia, Sr. was also a long-time member of the NJIT Board of Overseers. More recently, Torcon completed two Laurel Hall projects, which were designed by Michael Graves, and in 2014 became one of the founding supporters of NJIT’s New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII). Our current staff includes more than 20 NJIT alumni.

Torcon is also construction manager for the upcoming renovation of the Central King Building at NJIT, which will provide STEM research and education space. Preconstruction services have been underway for several months, but the project has now entered the initial stages of subcontract procurement.