Keith Davis, who graduated in 2011 from Middlesex County College, was named the 2013 Outstanding Senior in the Department of Engineering Technology at the Newark College of Engineering, which is a division of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The two schools have a strong transfer agreement and he transferred to NJIT after graduating with high honors from Middlesex.
Davis came to Middlesex as an adult student following work as a machine operator for a concrete preparation service and an asbestos abatement company. His work with the former got him interested in engineering and construction.
“I had a very good experience at MCC,” he said. “The professors were knowledgeable and approachable, and it prepared me very well for NJIT. I made lots of friends, some of whom transferred with me to NJIT.”
Davis now works as an estimator for a company that does site work and paving. He anticipates taking the certification exam to become Professional Engineer.
Thomas Sabol, chair of the Department of Engineering Technologies, said the relationship between Middlesex and NJIT makes transferring easy.
“We’re very proud of Keith,” Professor Sabol said. “He was an outstanding student at MCC and it is great to see he has continued his excellent work at NJIT.”
Davis is the fourth Middlesex graduate in six years to earn Senior of the Year honors from NJIT. Owen Fitzgerald ’06 received this award in 2008; Walter Vittitoe ’09 won it in 2011; and Tia Montalto ’10 in 2012.