FDU Alumni Association Awards





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Make a difference in the future of someone you know and invest in the success of your alma mater at the same time! The FDU Alumni Association is looking for nominations from our alumni community to consider for the Alumni Association Awards: Outstanding Young Alumni, Volunteer of the Year, and Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award (see below for a description of each award and past recipients). Awards are presented annually at the Florham Campus Homecoming and Family Weekend. Nominations are accepted until April 30 each year. 


The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award 

The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award is the highest award the Alumni Association presents and is given to a graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding loyalty and service to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Recipients have made significant contributions to a specific college, school or program within the University or have served with distinction in organizations such as the Alumni Association Board of Governors or the University Board of Trustees. 

Previously two separate awards, the Elia G. Stratis Award and the CASTLE Award have been combined to create the Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award. Past recipiĀ­ents are: 


1997
Warren Oates, BS '72, MBA '76 (CASTLE)
William O'Neill, BS '67, DDS '70 (Stratis)

1998
Richard Krieg, MBA '67 (CASTLE)
Robert Budelman, AA '57, BA '59 (Stratis)

1999
Lee Eagles, BS '71 (CASTLE)
Stephen Tumminello, BS '58 (Stratis)

2000
Donald Begosh, BS '59 (CASTLE)
Michel Baumeister, BA '66 (Stratis)

2001
Lori Lee Dickson, BA '82 (CASTLE)

2005
Gil Bashe, BA '76

2006
Kenneth T. Vehrkens, BA'69, MAT'70, MA'74

2007
Carol C. Knauff, MBA'78  

2008
Vincent Varrassi, MAT’73, MA'76 

2009
Michael Clarke, BA’81 

2010
Eli Amdur, BA'68

2011
Richard Panicucci, BS'64, MBA'66

2012
Armen Khachaturian, BS'69

2013
Albert Schielke, BS'66

2014
Ronald Doerfler, BS'65, MBA'72 (posthumously)

2015
Hania Ferrara, BS’87, MBA’01

2016
Neil Koenig, BS'72



Outstanding Young Alumni Award

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award is presented to a graduate who has achieved exceptional success in his or her profession and who has graduated in the past 15 years. Recipients are recognized for being emerging leaders in their fields or for service to the University and/or the Alumni Association. Past recipients are: 


2006
Elena Potoupa, MBA'98

2007
Ronald Hampton, Jr., BA’92 

2008
Sherri Glaab, BA’01, MAT’02 

2009
Adenah Bayoh, BA’01 

2010
Tramaine Cooper, BS'07, MS'09
 
2011
Steven Caponegro, MAT'02

2012
James Rana, BA'98

2013
Kate Springmeyer-Paglio, BS'06, MS'08

2014
William Cerone, BS'05, MBA'08

2015
Marc DeBoer, BS’07

2016
Kerri McCullough Wood, MBA'07



Volunteer of the Year Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an alumnus/a who has contributed significantly to one or more of the following areas: academic programs, admissions, athletics, career development, chapters, fundraising and student life. Past recipients are: 


1997
Joseph Dunphy, MBA '90

1998
Edward Puzio, BS '82
Douglas Rizzo, BS '93

1999
Steven Grumbach, BS '77

2000
Jennifer Medick-Siler, BA '94, MA/MBA '97

2001
Donna Beck, BA '89, MAT '97
MaryBeth Chaoussoglou-Forte, BA '99, MA '99

2005
Nick Agostino, BS '78, MS '97

2006
Allan Igo, Jr., BS'74

2007
Matt Ferris, BA’97, MA’05
Allen Fielding, BS’60, DMD’63 

2008
Hope Field, BA’04, MA’07
Lyndsay Kraw, BA’04
 
2009
Thomas Mykietyn, MBA’89

2010
Jessica McMillan, MA'06

2011
Christopher Curcio, BA'99

2012
Jessica Fargnoli, BA'06, MA'07

2013
Teresa LeDonne, MBA'09

2014
Lee Shulman, BS'72

2015
Nicholas Devine, BS’04, and Don Schwamb, BS’62

2016
Peter Knowles, BA'07