FDU Magazine — Summer/Fall 2012

      Remembering J. Michael Adams - 1947-2012  

In This Issue: A Special Tribute 

FDU Remembers President J. Michael Adams, who died of cancer on June 21. “We are in mourning,” says Interim President Sheldon Drucker, “but at the same time we promise to continue to celebrate his belief in the power of higher education to change the world.”


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On the Cover

Scholarship recipient Craig Davis is working on his bachelor of science in nursing, thanks to the help of scholarship opportunities at FDU.





Driven By Dreams

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Lessons Learned in Distant Lands
FDU students chronicle their incredible journey to Vietnam and Cambodia. There, they saw first-hand the struggles and triumphs that follow a turbulent history marked by colonization, war and genocide.


The Ultimate Marathon
The Marathon of the Sands is part race, part survival quest, as runners compete against each other and the harsh elements of the Saraha desert. Follow alumnus Samir Kabbaj as he tests his limitations and endurance.


Campus Celebrates Fifth Birthday
Five years ago, Fairleigh Dickinson opened a campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. As FDU-Vancouver celebrates this early milestone, we look at its promising development and its pivotal role in FDU’s global mission.


Provost to Provost
They are both campus leaders who hail from the same department. In fact, one hired the other. Now Kenneth Greene has retired as the College at Florham provost and Peter Woolley is named his successor. We interview both leaders to learn their thoughts on the past, present and future of the campus.

Taking it to the Limit


Paving the Street of Dreams
With rough economic times and rising educational costs, today’s students are facing challenges in pursuing their educational goals. Scholarships can make all the difference between being left behind and reaching those dreams.







Purposeful Journey
Stephanie Sergent Rojas, Undergraduate Student

Politician Turns Professor
Nigel Forman, British Faculty of Wroxton College

Hot Course on Campus

Alumni Profiles

The Capitol Hill Warrior
Robert “Bob” Wallace, MBA’78 (R)

Still Pursuing ‘The Impossible Dream’
Elsa Nuñez, MA’73 (M)

Alumni News



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Sheldon Drucker, Interim President; Richard Reiss, Senior Vice President for University Advancement; Angelo Carfagna, Assistant Vice President for University Advancement and Communications; Okang McBride, Director of Alumni Relations; Carol Kuzen Black, Director of Publications/Senior Editor; Rebecca Maxon, Editor; Nina Ovryn, Art Director

Contributors: Mary Ann Bautista, Kenna Caprio, Sara Chamberlain, Catherine DeCoursey, Scott Giglio, James Henry, Dan Landau, Andrew McKay, Tom Nugent, Michael Russo, Christopher Strauch

Photo/Illustration Credits: Christine Baldassare, Bill Blanchard, Bill Cardoni, Cimbally/Cervel, Cimbally/Saulem, Martin Dee, Deborah Feingold, Frank Fournier, Kiersten Fuchs, Scott Giglio, Mark Gillett/Junglemoon Images, William Kennedy, Kirsten Marie Kortebein, Lynda Kuit, Nick Lacy, Dan Landau, Larry Levanti, Katherine Marks, Elena Mitchell, Michael Paras, Art Petrosemolo, Robert Pizzo, Nick Romanenko, Carolyn Schaefer, Danny Schwartz, S.R. Smith, Jonathan Timmes, University Archives

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Link to Article "A Sense of Mission" Link to Faculty Profile — Jason Scorza Link to Mission Milestones & Highlights — FDU-Vancouver Link to New and Enhanced Facilities Link to Athletics Accomplishments Link to A New Culture of Philanthropy Link to FDU Alumni Association Link to A Message from J. Michael Adams