2015 Charter Day Dinner and
PINNACLE Society Induction Ceremony

 


From left are Christopher Johnson, BS'93, 
president of Hollister Construction Services; Charter Day 2015 honoree Mark W. Harris, president and chief executive officer of ELS Educational Services, Inc.; and FDU President Sheldon Drucker.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s 26th Annual Charter Day on June 5 at the Florham Campus raised more than $500,000 in scholarship funds for FDU students. This year’s honoree was Mark W. Harris, president and chief executive officer of ELS Educational Services, Inc. Christopher Johnson, BS’93, president of Hollister Construction Services, served as dinner chair. 



With FDU President Sheldon Drucker, center, are, from left, PINNACLE  recipients William A. Lockwood, Jr., BS’62, founder and president, ComputerTalk Associates, Inc.; Howard W. Robin, BS’74, FDU trustee and president and chief executive officer, Nektar Therapeutics;Carolyn Oakley Lowe, BA’72, administrative partner, Lowe & Associates; Michele D. Logan, MBA’96, chief executive officer, CompoSecure, LLC; Timothy P. Lavin, BS’69, retired manager of operations, Shell Oil Company; and Nancy Barr Weinstein, AA’61, registered nurse.

In addition to the Charter Day honor, six prominent alumni were inducted into The PINNACLE. Receiving one of the highest honors bestowed by FDU upon its alumni were: Timothy P. Lavin, BS’69, retired manager of operations, Shell Oil Company; William A. Lockwood, Jr., BS’62, founder and president, ComputerTalk Associates, Inc.; Michele D. Logan, MBA’96, chief executive officer, CompoSecure, LLC; Carolyn Oakley Lowe, BA’72, administrative partner, Lowe & Associates; Howard W. Robin, BS’74, FDU trustee and president and chief executive officer, Nektar Therapeutics; and Nancy Barr Weinstein, AA’61, registered nurse.

Recipients of The PINNACLE are chosen by past inductees, based on the following criteria: success or distinction in one’s chosen field of endeavor, significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service and outstanding service to the University or reflection of the unique character of FDU in one’s life.

Charter Day scholarship recipient Philip Seidle, BA'15, addressed dinner attendees: "The Charter Day scholarships give students like me an opportunity to dream, extra motivation to work hard toward that dream, and the chance to fulfill that dream. 
As a Charter Day Scholarship recipient, I am deeply moved and inspired by your incredible generosity, and I plan to return the favor by supporting the ambitions of future students of Fairleigh Dickinson University. My scholarship helped to ease the stress and worries over finances, allowing me to focus on my studies and completing my degree. Thank you for this wonderful gift."