Sources: Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Marketing Committee, Hanover, Md.; North-East Concrete Industry Management Patrons, Trenton, N.J.
The New Jersey Institute of Technology's first CIM graduate, Anlee Orama, earned a B.S. degree in engineering technology, with a minor in business management, and is pursuing a master's degree in civil engineering or engineering management from the Newark school. NJIT was part of major, mid-decade expansion of the Middle Tennessee State University-modeled CIM degree program, bringing the curriculum to an institution serving one of the country's largest population centers. Toward the end of his CIM studies, Orama interned as a concrete testing technician with Sika Corp. in Lyndhurst, N.J.
On the heels of NJIT-CIM inaugural degree awarding, North-East Concrete Industry Management patrons have announced a fourth annual wine tasting and fund raiser, Feb. 20 at the Valbella Restaurant in New York City. The event has netted in excess of $200,000 to date for NJIT-CIM scholarships and capital programs, notes NECIM chairman Larry Silvi, adding We anticipate continuing to support education for the future of our industry.
As the national CIM program has made huge strides during the past three years, we are proud to do the same in the Northeast: Help from our local patrons has enabled us to grow the program at NJIT to more than 20 students, affirms Northeast Patron Group Chairman Bob Sells.
More information about NECIM or the fundraiser can be obtained from New Jersey Concrete & Aggregates Association Director Bill Layton, 609/393-3353. NJIT is one of six academic settings that offer the CIM program, a business-intensive curriculum that awards students a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. First implemented at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), enrolling its first two CIM students in 1996, the program since has expanded to Arizona State University, California State University, Chico, and Texas State University, in addition to NJIT.