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Meghan Droge

Meghan Droge entered FDU focused mainly on excelling as a volleyball player. But at the College at Florham, she succeeded at a wide range of pursuits: academic interests, writing and editing positions and service projects as well as sports. Droge, of North Merrick, N.Y., is graduating with a BA degree in English literature and minors in legal studies and humanities, taking with her a slew of athletic and scholarly awards. Droge shines in so many areas, in fact, that one of her few remaining challenges is to pick a field — journalism or teaching are leading candidates — for graduate school.

Droge was a four-year starter for the Division III Devils women’s volleyball team, playing right side and serving as team captain for her last two seasons. She was an All-Conference player for the Middle Atlantic Conference in 2008 and 2009, winning the conference Sportsmanship Award for those years as well. In February, Droge represented FDU in receiving a “Woman of the Year Award” from the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

Droge spent spring semester of her sophomore year at FDU’s Wroxton College. She belonged to several English honor societies and was president of the FDU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society. Under her leadership, Sigma Tau Delta dramatically increased its membership and activity.

Throughout her undergraduate years, Droge found jobs and internships related to her career and athletic interests. The past two summers she has worked for AAA New York in Garden City as an editorial Web assistant. After volunteering at FDU Press, she successfully proposed a for-credit publishing internship and, during football training season, Droge helped staff events at the New York Jets’ facility in Florham Park near campus.

Her FDU academic awards include the Lester Robert Dunham Award, given to an outstanding student in the final year of literary study. Droge also won the Outstanding Academic Achievement in Literature Award in 2010, and she has been on the Dean’s List every semester.

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