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Kenneth J. Altorfer Academic Complex Groundbreaking Ceremony

Hoboken, NJ, June 05, 2010 --( A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Kenneth J. Altorfer Academic Complex was held on June 2nd, 2010, in honor of Stevens Institute of Technology class of 1950 alumnus Kenneth J. Altorfer.

The Stevens community joined Mr. Altorfer's surviving family members, including his wife Mrs. Mary Altorfer, in honoring his extraordinary life and his love for Stevens. University President Dr. Hal Raveche, Chairman the Board of Trustees, Lawrence T. Babbio, Provost and University Vice President Dr. George P. Korfiatis, and Dean of the School of Engineering and Science, Dr. Michael Bruno all spoke during the day’s ceremony which celebrated the launch of this hi-tech facility as well as remembered one of the institute's most generous and extraordinary alumni. "Ken Altorfer's love for Stevens and generosity serve as an illuminating example for the entire alumni community." - Dr. George P. Korfiatis

The Kenneth J. Altorfer Academic Complex begins construction in early July and is expected to be completed before the New Year. It will be a 5 story, 13,500sq ft space, located on the southern half of Stevens campus. Initially used for faculty offices, eventually the first two floors will be for classrooms and a graduate student research center. As enrollment continues to expand and prestigious new faculty continue joining Stevens, space is at a premium. This new complex will be a vital resource in providing for these ever expanding capacities and ensuring an optimal learning environment.

Mr. Altorfer was a major contributor in infrastructure enhancements on campus. His gracious endowment for the Babbio Center Auditorium has served host for countless students and prestigious speakers from around the world.

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Academics, Research & Entrepreneurship at Stevens Institute of Technology

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University, is dedicated to providing a unique learning curriculum, cutting-edge research and an infusion of entrepreneurial endeavors that prepare graduates for the professional workplace and support their capacity to nurture startups and the business development process.

Stevens offers baccalaureates, masters and doctoral degrees in engineering, science, computer science, systems engineering, business, technology and management as well as baccalaureate degrees in the humanities and liberal arts.

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