Pharmacy Alumni Chapter

April 2017

Dear School of Pharmacy Graduate,

It is our distinct honor to announce the founding of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Pharmacy Alumni Chapter. Our vision for this chapter is to grow the reputation and brand of the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences through networking, mentorship of current students, and strengthening ties to the broader FDU alumni community.

We invite you to join us on this new and exciting journey. From humble beginnings on the first floor of 230 Park Place, our career paths have taken us in different and exciting directions all over the country. The first step to growing our chapter is ensuring that we keep in touch and share our experiences; an alumni network is only as strong as those who participate in it. We hope you will visit, where you can join the Pharmacy Alumni Chapter at no cost, as well as update your contact and career information.

It is hard to believe that we are already preparing to welcome the Class of 2017 into our alumni family. We all remember the weeks leading up to the Hooding Ceremony and Graduation—a time filled with tremendous excitement and a little apprehension. This is an exciting opportunity for us to welcome and guide the new graduates as they begin the transition from student to pharmacist.

With this in mind, our first event will be an alumni-sponsored luncheon during the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Capstone on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm at the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, 230 Park Avenue. This will be a wonderful way to reunite as a class and share our experiences with the new graduates. Click here to RSVP or to volunteer for this event.

We look forward to building this chapter with each of you. If you would like to get involved in growing our alumni chapter and network base, please feel free to contact us at We would love to hear from you!

All the best,

Dr. Sara Bender Shaw
Regulatory Scientist, Janssen Research and Development

Dr. Veronica Feltrin
PYG-1 Resident Pharmacist, The Valley Hospital
Staff Pharmacist, Walgreens

Dr. Katerina Hatzis 
Regulatory Operations Specialist, Merck

Dr. Sophia Politis
Staff Pharmacist, Hook Pharmacy

Dr. Gayle Unhjem
Staff Pharmacist, MedStar Washington Hospital Center


The Fairleigh Dickinson University Pharmacy Alumni Chapter exists to promote a continuing alumni interest in the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and its students by supporting its aims, ideas and purpose. It helps with fundraising, participates in and organizes programs, professional development, and so much more. It works with the School's administration to coordinate alumni and student activities. The Chapter not only supports the School, it keeps classmates in touch. Check back often, the website will be frequently updated. We look forward to reconnecting with you.



Sara Bender Shaw, Pharm.D.’16 
                  Sophia Politis, Pharm.D.’16 
Veronica Feltrin, Pharm.D.’16 
  Gayle Unhjem, Pharm.D.’16 
Katerina Hatzis, Pharm.D.’16 



Dr. Karen Lewis
Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: 201-692-7013

Jennifer Troxell
Assistant Director for Development and Alumni Relations
Phone: 201-692-7017