On May 21, 2016, Bayat Foundation Founder and Chariman Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat received the Alumni Achievement Award from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, one of America’s most prestigious Polytechnic Universities, which is also ranked among the top 25 Public Colleges in the United States.
The NJIT Alumni Achievement Award recognizes members of the NJIT community who have made exceptional contributions in the areas of Social, Educational and Technical projects. Dr. Bayat, a proud alumnus of NJIT’s Class of 1986, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.
“I am honored to receive NJIT’s 2016 Alumni Achievement Award,” said Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat. “My studies at NJIT helped transform my curiosity about wireless communications and technology into an amazing and rewarding career through which I have been able to serve millions of people across Afghanistan. I truly have had the opportunity to apply technology to connect, benefit, and engage with a nation – and the world itself – and I will always be grateful for the opportunity that my degree from NJIT has given me to build a successful Company.”
During his acceptance speech, Dr. Bayat reflected on the importance of philanthropy in success, emphasizing that giving back to one’s community is a crucial part of true achievement. Dr. Bayat shared the story of the Bayat Foundation, explaining that one of his greatest sources of pride was being able to channel his success into an organization that works to “rekindle a healthy and hopeful base so that all Afghans may have the opportunity to prosper.”