Inductees, Titles and Years of Service

‘Our Giants,
Our History,
Our Legacy.’

Heritage Hall Opening Honors Distinguished University Figures

On April 8, the Metropolitan Campus hosted a ceremony and reception honoring the inaugural group of inductees into the new Heritage Hall, located on the first floor of Dickinson Hall.

President J. Michael Adams told the audience, “In creating Heritage Hall, the institution wishes to recognize, acknowledge and remember special individuals who played significant roles in defining the present and the future of Fairleigh Dickinson University. … To say thank you! We acknowledge our debt to you. We commit to not forget you.”

Then-Interim Metropolitan Campus Provost Richard Bronson, who Adams described as “the lead architect of Heritage Hall,” called the 35 honorees “… our giants, our history, our legacy.”

A plaque bearing the name and title of each of the inductees hangs in the hall. Citations also were presented. Among the family members representing inductees and accepting citations were Tracy Dickinson, the daughter of Fairleigh (Dick) Dickinson, Jr. (former chairman of the Board of Trustees) and granddaughter of Col. Fairleigh S. Dickinson (University namesake and benefactor), and Jennifer Becton Panepinto, granddaughter of Henry P. Becton (trustee emeritus and School of Nursing and Allied Health namesake) and great-granddaughter of Maxwell W. Becton (founding trustee and College of Arts and Sciences namesake).

Inauguration into Heritage Hall is limited to exceptional individuals who had a major impact on shaping Fairleigh Dickinson University’s campuses located in Teaneck and Rutherford, N.J., and who left the University in a full-time capacity at least five years ago. Election to the Hall is by current employees who have been with the University for at least 25 years. Each year, names will be added.

Complete List of Heritage Hall Inductees

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