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April 2006

LabCorp Chairman, President and CEO Thomas P. MacMahon, MBA'73, Visits Metropolitan Campus

Encourages Business Students to Consider Careers in Health Care

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On April 10 University trustee and alumnus Thomas MacMahon, Chairman, President and CEO of LabCorp, one of the world's largest clinical laboratories, engaged business students at the Metropolitan Campus in an interactive discussion on career opportunities in the health care industry.

During his discussion, "Why Business Majors Should Think About Health Care," MacMahon said, "The opportunities for business leaders in the health care industry are enormous."

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Every gift to the Fund for FDU helps to ensure that students have everything they need to succeed.  Your support provides scholarships that inspire achievement, funds for faculty development, computer and laboratory equipment, and many other University priorities.  

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Meet a Member of FDU's Legacy Guild:
Kenneth A. Gordon, BS'66, MBA'75

 

Retiring in August 2005 after running a successful computer show business for twenty-six years, Ken Gordon, BS’66, MBA’75, fills his days with tennis and visits to the beach at his home in Delray Beach, Florida. 

Ken shares his thoughts about his FDU experiences and providing for the future of the University through his bequest.

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Upcoming Events

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April 29: Wroxton Alumni Reunion, Telephone Bar and Grill, 149 Second Ave. (between 9th and 10th), NYC, www.telebar.com, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Reunite with your Wroxton friends and say hello to Dean Nicholas Baldwin who will be traveling in for the festivities.  Cost: $35 per person in advance, $40 at the door (must be 21).  Price includes 2 hours beer & wine & light English fare.  Click here for more information or send us an email.

May 3: Dedication of the Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering, in honor of the generosity of alumnus and University trustee Dr. Gregory Olsen, BS'66, BSEE'68, MS'68.  Wilson Auditorium, Dickinson Hall, Metropolitan Campus, 2:30 p.m.  Reception to follow.  Respond to Clorinda DeSalvo at desalvo@fdu.edu or 201.692.7018.

May 3: 2006 Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneur Lecture and awards ceremony for the 2006 East Coast Student (Collegiate) Entrepreneur Program.  Reception, Lenfell Hall, Mansion, College at Florham, 6:00 p.m., awards ceremony, 6:45 p.m.  Lecture presented by Gregory Olsen, A Personal Adventure: From Serial Entrepreneur to Space Traveler, 7:15 p.m.  Click here for more information.

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Dr. Gregory Olsen Makes $5 Million Commitment to FDU

Largest Contribution in FDU's History

University to Dedicate the Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering

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Alumnus and University trustee Gregory Olsen made a $5 million commitment to FDU - the largest contribution in the University's 64-year history. 

In honor of Greg's generosity, the University will dedicate the Lee Gildart and Oswald Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering on May 3, as a tribute to Dr. Olsen's former physics professors whom he often credits for his success.

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Faculty Authors Celebrated

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On April 19 University faculty gathered at the College at Florham to celebrate achievements in the world of publishing.  Presented by the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and the University Libraries, the program highlighted more than 50 books produced by FDU faculty since 2003.

In his introductory letter to the program's brochure, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Willard Gingerich noted, "It is of the greatest importance that we remain aware of and attuned to one another as a community of scholars, that we each have a clear vision of our collective intellectual accomplishments.  To that end this event is dedicated."

Click here for a complete listing of FDU faculty authors.


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Women's Bowling Team Wins NCAA National Championship

FDU history was made when the women's bowling team won the 2006 national championship, defeating Alabama A&M, 4-1, on April 15 in Houston, TX.  The Knights won the first game, 209-179, but Alabama A&M came back to take the second, 184-148. FDU then took control, winning the next three games (172-165, 200-179, 196-165) to claim the national title. 

FDU's Lisa Friscioni and Kristina Szalay were both named to the All-Tournament Team, with Friscioni earning Most Outstanding Player honors.

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Application Deadline for Alumni Association Awards is April 30

Do you know who deserves to be recognized by the FDU Alumni Association?  If so, time is running out to submit an application.  All applications for the Alumni Association Awards must be received by April 30.  Click here for a nomination form and further information


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