Fairleigh Dickinson University
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|Fairleigh Dickinson University|
|Motto||Fortiter et Suaviter|
|Motto in English||Literally translated from Latin to "Strongly and Gently" (shortening of: suaviter in modo, fortiter in re or "gently in manner, strongly in deed")|
|Provost||University Provost: Dr. Christopher A. Capuano; College at Florham: Dr. Peter J. Woolley; Metropolitan Campus: Dr. Joseph Kiernan; FDU-Vancouver: Dr. Cecil Abrahams|
|Location||Madison/Florham Park, NJ, US; Teaneck/Hackensack, NJ, US; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Oxfordshire, UK|
Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private, coeducational and nonsectarian university founded in 1942. Fairleigh Dickinson University is the first American university to own and operate an international campus and currently offers more than 100 individual degree programs to its students. The school has four campuses, two in New Jersey (United States), and one in Canada and in the United Kingdom.
- 1 Description
- 2 History
- 3 Campuses
- 4 Student life
- 5 Academics
- 6 Athletics
- 7 PublicMind
- 8 Notable faculty and alumni
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Fairleigh Dickinson University is New Jersey's largest private institution of higher education with 12,000+ students. The university has two campuses in New Jersey: the College at Florham in Madison, which is on the former estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly, and the Metropolitan Campus, close to New York City and spanning the Hackensack River in Teaneck and Hackensack.
It also has two international campuses, one in Vancouver, British Columbia, and one in Oxfordshire, England. In 2007, the university opened its second campus outside of the United States in Yaletown, Downtown Vancouver, British Columbia named FDU-Vancouver.
Presidents of Fairleigh Dickinson University
|J. Osborn Fuller||1968–1974|
|Jerome M. Pollack||1974–1983|
|Walter T. Savage*||1983–1984|
|Robert H. Donaldson||1984–1990|
|Francis J. Mertz||1990–1999|
|J. Michael Adams||1999–2012|
*Presidents who served only as an acting or interim president.
Fairleigh Dickinson University was founded in 1942 as a junior college by Dr. Peter Sammartino and wife Sally, and was named after an early benefactor Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson, co-founder of Becton Dickinson. By 1948, Fairleigh Dickinson College expanded its curriculum to offer a four-year program when the GI Bill and veterans' money encouraged it to redesignate itself. In that same year, the school received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In 1958, the same year the University acquired the former Twombly-Vanderbilt estate in Madison, the institution was recognized as Fairleigh Dickinson University by the New Jersey State Board of Education. Fairleigh Dickinson University is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park, was also commissioned to design the landscape for the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate (now the College at Florham campus). The main house of the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate, now Hennessy Hall, was designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White in the Georgian Revival style. The mansion was completed in 1897 and was modeled after the wing of Hampton Court Palace designed by architect Sir Christopher Wren. The Friends of Florham program, founded in 1990 by Emma Joy Dana, university librarian Dr. James Fraser, and a group of friends and colleagues works with the mission of advising and assisting the administration and board of trustees in the care, maintenance, and preservation of the Twombly Estate, known as "Florham".
In addition to the present campuses, Fairleigh Dickinson University operated campuses in Rutherford, NJ (where the University was founded in 1942) and in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Operations on the Rutherford Campus were merged with the Metropolitan Campus in 1993 and the Rutherford Campus was later sold to Felician College. The West Indies Laboratory which opened in 1972 was damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Hugo in 1989 and was closed shortly afterwards in 1990.
On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Fairleigh Dickinson Metropoliton Campus in Teaneck, New Jersey. The president was on hand to rally a campaign for New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
The alma mater of the university is the following:
Praise to thee, O Alma Mater, faithfully we sing, Hear our joyful voices ringing, Fairleigh Dickinson. Campus halls, that oft recall us, memories will bring, Campus lights will ever guide us, when the day is done. Alma Mater, we will cherish each day of the years We were privileged to spend here, tho’our parting nears.
College at Florham
The College at Florham finished construction on the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research. It opened during the spring 2013 semester, and houses Fairleigh Dickinson's Pharmacy program. The program will be the second of its kind in the state. Student enrollment at the College at Florham consists of 2,419 undergraduates coupled with 673 graduate students giving a total 'headcount' of students at 3,092. The full-time equivalence (FTE) for undergraduates on the campus is 2,214.9.
The majority of students at the College at Florham, as shown by this data, are full-time students on campus. During the 2008–2009 academic year the College at Florham celebrated a year-long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of that campus.
The College at Florham was acquired by FDU in 1958 from the Esso Research and Engineering Company. This purchase included 187 acres of property, including Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) and related buildings for the College at Florham which opened the fall of that year. The Mansion is a 100-room Georgian-style summer home for Hamilton McKown Twombly and his wife Florence Adele Vanderbilt Twombly, a prominent member of the Vanderbilt family. It was designed in the 1890s by Stanford White, and replicates a wing in Henry VIII's Hampton Court. Most of its interior decorations (such as staircases and fireplaces) are in Italian marble, done by Italian craftsman. Hennessy also holds the chestnut-panelled Hartman Lounge (the former billiard room) and Lenfell Hall, then a ballroom and drawing room, now used for meetings and special events. Florham's period architecture has stood the test of time. In 2001, Ron Howard's movie A Beautiful Mind was partly filmed at the College at Florham.
The University’s Metropolitan Campus is located at 100 University Plaza Drive in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The Metropolitan Campus has a greater focus on Business and professional majors compared to the College at Florham, although it does have a number of similar science and health care programs. The Metropolitan Campus has 4,114 undergraduates and 2,350 graduate students, with an undergraduate full-time equivalence (FTE) of 3,744.1. 21% of Metropolitan Campus students are minority and international students. Three out of every four undergraduates commute to class from home or a nearby apartment. The undergraduate studies at the Metropolitan campus are offered through three separate colleges: University College, the Silberman College of Business, and the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies.
The conversion of Wroxton Abbey into an FDU campus made FDU the first American university to own and operate a campus outside of North America.
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver
Fairleigh Dickinson University-Vancouver is located at 842 Cambie Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. It offers undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to earn an American degree while studying in Canada. The university’s newest campus opened in 2007.
Both primary Fairleigh Dickinson campuses offer a variety of forms of housing for students that elect not to commute. The Metropolitan Campus offers a much more urban setting with only a short distance between it and New York City, and about half of the students that attend this campus choose to commute. The College at Florham, on the other hand, offers a much more traditional styling in a suburban setting, and is primarily a residential campus. A number of students at the College at Florham also live off-campus, some in rented houses, and a significant portion living in the neighboring town of Morristown which is a hot-bed for night life.
College at Florham
FDU's Madison campus has four main residences: Florence and Hamilton Twombly Halls, The Village, Rutherford Hall, and the Park Avenue Residence Hall. Florence and Hamilton are traditionally dormitories used for incoming freshman, and have standard double and triple occupancy rooms with common bathrooms within the halls. The Village is actually nine separate buildings with suite-style living arrangements. The suites themselves have common rooms, and three other rooms for double occupancy as well as a suite-shared bathroom. Rutherford Hall is a building specifically for upperclassmen. It features double occupancy dorms, and each room has its own bathroom. The building is a three hundred bed building, and each room is climate controlled. Rutherford is often more desired than the Village, so "priority points" are required to get placed in the room over other students. The Park Avenue Building contains seventy-three four person apartments, each with two dorms on either side and a common area with a fully equipped kitchen. Park Avenue dormitories can also be "wet" (alcohol is permitted) if all members of a dorm or suite are of age. The College at Florham has the capacity to house 1,528 students, and occupancy percentages for the past six semesters (fall 2010 – spring 2013) vary from 86.7% to 96.7%.
College at Florham Housing Numbers Recorded from fall 2010 to present
|Fall 2010||Spring 2011||Fall 2011||Spring 2012||Fall 2012||Spring 2013|
|Start||1489 (86.9%)||1475 (95.8%)||1450 (96.2%)||1342 (87.8%)||1497 (96.2%)||1387 (89.1%)|
|End||1475 (95.8%)||1335 (86.7%)||1342 (87.8%)||1342 (87.8%)||1488 (95.6%)||1338 (87.2%)|
The Metropolitan campus has three different main residence areas: the Linden Complex, Northpointe, and University Court. The Linden Complex is similar to the College at Florham's village; it is eight separate three-story buildings, each building accommodating from fifty to sixty-six students in six-person suites. Northpointe is a three-hundred bed, hotel style hall. Each bedroom is a double, and each dorm has a bathroom to be shared between its residents. There are also mailboxes and a common kitchen available to the residents of Northpointe. University Court is an eleven building complex consisting of small residences, each having a common living area equipped with a microwave oven and television with cable, four bathrooms and several double and triple bedrooms. Some buildings are also equipped with a shared kitchen.
Although Wroxton College is Fairleigh Dickinson's 13th century home to study abroad students, the housing is completely modernized for its residents. The main college building is Wroxton Abbey, a renovated Jacobean mansion on 56 acres that was originally constructed as an Augustinian priory. Although the buildings construction was originally as a monastery, Wroxton Abbey has housed several British monarchs and statespeople, as well as Theodore Roosevelt. It now houses the College’s classrooms and seminar rooms, the library, fully modernized student lodging facilities, and computer laboratories.
Fraternities and Sororities at Fairleigh Dickinson University serve as an outlet for students to socialize, build on their résumés, and have access to opportunities only found within their unique organization. A large percent of these organizations are differentiated by gender, but some are honors societies that are distinguished by area of study, and others may be identified by their own cultural history. According to a FDU response from the Office of Campus Life at the College at Florham campus, 18% of students are currently members of a fraternity or sorority.[not in citation given] The Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC) and Inter-Greek Council (IGC) are the Greek governing bodies responsible for setting standards for Greek organizations; aiding in the growth and development of each organization and Greek life as a whole; and governing, within the realm determined by the Dean of Students Office, all matters pertaining to Fraternity and Sorority life.
College at Florham
- Alpha Epsilon Phi
- Alpha Sigma Tau
- Zeta Phi Beta2
- Lambda Theta Alpha1
- Lambda Tau Omega3
- Sigma Gamma Rho2
- Omega Phi Chi3
1 Traditionally Latina Organizations
2 Member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council
3 Sorority proclaimed "Multicultural"
College at Florham
- Alpha Kappa Lambda
- Zeta Beta Tau
- Iota Phi Theta2
- Lambda Theta Phi1
- Sigma Chi
- Tau Kappa Epsilon
- Phi Sigma Kappa
- Alpha Phi Alpha2
- Zeta Beta Tau
- Lambda Theta Phi1
- Sigma Lambda Beta1
- Sigma Pi
- Phi Beta Sigma2
- Omega Psi Phi2
1Traditionally Latino Organization
2Member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council
Greek Honors Societies - Organizations with educationally-based missions
- Beta Beta Beta - Biology
- Beta Gamma Sigma - Business
- Gamma Sigma Epsilon - Chemistry
- Eta Sigma Delta - Hospitality
- Lambda Pi Eta - Communications
- Sigma Tau Delta - English and Literature
- Sigma Xi - Science and Engineering
- Phi Zeta Kappa - Junior Honor Society
- Phi Omega Epsilon - FDU's Senior Honor Society
Fairleigh Dickinson’s national student body consists of a total 12,247 students, 9,199 of whom are undergraduates and the remaining 3,048 are graduate students with a full-time equivalence (FTE) of 8,165.4, making it the largest private institution in the state of New Jersey. FDU also has over 1,200 international students from over 85 countries around the world ranking it 15th nationally among their Carnegie peer group. The majority of international students attend the Metropolitan Campus and FDU Vancouver which was founded primarily to educate international students. FDU Vancouver is the first American owned and operated institution in British Columbia to receive university status.
The University is ranked 75th by U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2013 Regional University rankings (North). The University has had long-standing connections with the UN, offering qualified students opportunities for internships with the UN and its associated agencies. Fairleigh Dickinson University is formally recognized by the United Nations as an NGO by the UN Department of Public Information. In 2009, the university became the first college to receive special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Since 2002 the university has hosted more than 150 United Nations ambassadors and officials as part of their U.N. Pathways Forum.
Between the three libraries and one archive located at FDU's College at Florham and Metropolitan campuses the university library system holds over 340,000 titles. The College at Florham library is part of the John and Joan Monninger Center for Learning and Research. A portion of the library is housed in the old Orangerie of the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate which was built in the 1890s by McKim, Mead, and White. The Metropolitan campus features the Giovatto Library, the Business Reference Library in Dickinson Hall, and the North Jersey Heritage Center (an archival collection of New Jersey books, documents, maps, newspapers and reference material, as well as FDU history). The New Jersey collection began in 1961 when FDU became one of the earliest participants in the New Jersey Document Program listed as 4th in precedence out of 80 depositories behind the Council of State Government, Rutgers University and the NJ State Library. The Giovatto Library holds the Columbia Pictures Archive, a collection of over 230 movies from the Columbia Pictures Studios on 16mm film. The archive was given by Columbia in the 1980s to FDU through the work of Jack Kells, FDU alum and former Columbia executive.
Fairleigh Dickinson University publishes its own quarterly literary journal called The Literary Review which was founded in 1957. The journal is published through the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press which was founded in 1967. The FDU University Press has independently published more than 1500 books since its founding. FDU Press was a founding member of Associated University Presses and continued to be until 2010 when the company ceased publishing new titles. In 2010, the FDU Press began printing titles in conjunction with Rowman & Littlefield.
*Taken via email poll to all FDU students, data from a total domain of 613
The entire university has a freshman to sophomore retention rate of 73.3%, and a six-year graduation rate of 53.5%. The average SAT score for the university is 1516 (on the 2400 point scale), and 33.0% of the student body was in the top 20% of their high school class. Both New Jersey campuses offer a wide variety of courses and programs. FDU’s yield rate (the percentage of accepted students who choose to attend the university) is 40.3%. The College at Florham campus emphasizes liberal arts and sciences, including pre-professional studies such as pre-law and pre-medicine, while The Metropolitan Campus offers both liberal arts and sciences yet places more emphasis on professional study including engineering, nursing, and criminal justice. The Metropolitan Campus, while it has residence halls, is more of a commuter campus, and has a significant international student population. Both New Jersey campuses are home to the QUEST program, in which students can study any major and combine their bachelor's degree with a master's in education.
Fairleigh Dickinson consists of four academic colleges: Becton College of Arts and Sciences (based at the College at Florham), University College of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies (based primarily on the Metropolitan Campus), Silberman College of Business, and Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. The Silberman College of Business also makes up the core offering for FDU Vancouver with Bachelors and Masters degrees. The Silberman College entrepreneurial studies program has been rated as one of the best in the U.S. In 2006, The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship was ranked the 7th undergraduate entrepreneurial school in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review.
Becton College of Arts and Sciences
Fairleigh Dickinson's Becton College offers just over sixty undergraduate majors to its full and part-time students. The College's mission is "to develop the intellectual, creative and career potential of our diverse, multicultural student body by offering a demanding curriculum, with an emphasis on honors programs, in a caring and supportive environment". The College is headed by its Dean, Dr. Geoffrey Weinman and the department is located on the Madison campus.
FDU School of Pharmacy
Fairleigh Dickinson recently opened New Jersey's first school of pharmacy associated with a private higher education institution at the College at Florham. It is the second pharmacy school in New Jersey and the first to open in the state in over 120 years. FDU's School of Pharmacy is currently headed by an interim dean, Michael J. Avaltroni. The School of Pharmacy has its own PharmD program, as well as numerous paths to other masters degrees, including Pharmaceutical Management, Regulatory Sciences, Pharmaceutical Science, and Health Communication, among several others. The FDU School of Pharmacy has been granted precandidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmaceutical Education, and was reported by an ACPE accreditation visit that commented on the progress the school has made.
Silberman College of Business
The Silberman College of Business is a tri-campus college of Fairleigh Dickinson University. It offers graduate and undergraduate degrees at the College at Florham, the Metropolitan campus, and offers bachelor degree studies in Business Management and Information Technology at the FDU-Vancouver campus.
FDU offers AACSB-accredited graduate and undergraduate business degrees through its Silberman College of Business. In 2012, Fairleigh Dickinson's Silberman College of Business was ranked as one of the top 294 business schools in the country by Princeton Review. The College has also been recognized as an "Excellent Business School" according to a 2011 Eduniversal survey which ranks the top 1,000 business schools worldwide; Eduniversal is an international university ranking consulting company that specializes in higher education. The Silberman College of business received "three palmes" (a multi-colored palme is used in place of stars as a representation of Eduniversal's logo), an indication of excellence, national strength, and international links.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management features the US national headquarters of the international gastronomic society Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs located at the Chaîne House on the College at Florham campus.
Out of the 12,000 plus students who are currently enrolled at Fairleigh Dickinson University, about 4,000 of them partake in the school's graduate program. While the majority of FDU's graduate students hail from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the University also maintains a large number of international students in keeping with its theme of global education. Graduate courses are held at all four of Fairleigh Dickinson's campuses, as well as at a satellite graduate extension center at Fort Monmouth in Eatontown, New Jersey. There are also five graduate degrees offered completely through online classes.
In intercollegiate athletics, the Metropolitan Campus competes in NCAA Division I, while the College at Florham competes in Division III, making it one of only a few schools in the United States to field both Division I and Division III teams. The teams at the Metropolitan Campus are known as the Knights, while the Florham Campus teams are known as the Devils.
Metropolitan Campus – NCAA Division I
Knights Division I Athletics
|Cross Country||Cross Country|
Both the men and women's Knights basketball teams play in Stratis Arena in Hackensack, NJ in the Rothman Center. A notable achievement for the Knights men's basketball team was in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they made the NCAA Tournament as a sixteenth seed and gave the top seeded Illinois Fighting Illini a huge scare. Being only down 1 at the half, the Knights played well and held their own for a while. However, in the second half the Illini pulled away from FDU and won the game by 12.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's women's bowling team has made it to the Final Four every year but one (2007). In 2010, it captured its 2nd National Championship (the first being in 2006). The Knights managed to upset the defending National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers. Fairleigh Dickinson prevailed with a 4 games to 3 victory. The title game was held at the Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, NJ. They followed up in 2011 as both NEC tournament and regular season champions repeating the latter in 2012.
The women's golf team had won 4 straight NEC conference championships between 2008–2011.
College at Florham Campus – NCAA Division III
The FDU College at Florham sports teams are called the Devils. They are in NCAA Division III and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and they compete in the Middle Atlantic Conferences' (MAC) Freedom Conference.
Devils Division III Athletics
|Cross Country||Field Hockey|
The Roberta Chiaviello Ferguson and Thomas G. Ferguson Recreation Center, also known as Ferguson Recreation Center is the College at Florham's home to the Devils. Constructed in 1995, the building contains a gymnasium with three full-size basketball courts and an elevated jogging track, two individual racquetball courts, and a weight-training room with an Olympic weight training area. Also housed in the Ferguson Recreation Center is a competition-sized swimming pool with eight twenty-five yard lanes, as well as the Rutherford Room for meetings and seminars and the Athletic's department offices.
The College at Florham also has an intramural program that offers sports such as basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball, and others to non student-athletes.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind is an independent research group that conducts public opinion polling and other research on politics, society, popular culture, consumer behavior and economic trends. PublicMind associates undertake scientific survey research for corporations, non-profits, and government agencies as well as for the public interest, as well as information regarding the FDU community as a whole.
Notable faculty and alumni
- Bamidele Ojo: A visiting Fulbright Scholar in Nigeria, he has taught on democracy, globalization and human rights, while researching democratic consolidation in Nigeria.
- David M. Rosen: Focused on the study of child soldiers and the relationship between law and culture, he has done research in Sierra Leone, Kenya, Israel and the United States.
- Alejandro Bedoya, professional soccer player for Glasgow Rangers in Scotland and a U.S. International.
- Ron Blomberg, baseball player for the New York Yankees.
- Mensun Bound, marine archaeologist.
- Ron Brill, Co-Founder of Home Depot.
- Richard Codey, former Governor and State Senate President of New Jersey.
- Nicholas Felice (born 1927), served in the New Jersey General Assembly and was mayor of Fair Lawn.
- John Gottman, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington in Seattle.
- Seth Greenberg, Virginia Tech Hokies head basketball coach.
- Sung-Mo Kang, Chancellor, University of California Merced.
- Stewart Krentzman, President and CEO of Oki Data Americas, Inc.
- William Leiss, President of the Royal Society of Canada from 1999–2001 and Officer of the Order of Canada.
- D. Bennett Mazur (c. 1925–1994), member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- John J. Mooney, co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter and co-winner of National Medal of Technology.
- Peggy Noonan, columnist, author and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan.
- Christine O'Donnell, 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Delaware.
- Gregory Olsen, American entrepreneur and astronaut.
- John Spencer, late actor known for his role on The West Wing (did not graduate).
- Mel Schrieberg co-founder of Election.com, running the only major public sector election ever run on the Internet, the Arizona Democratic Primary in March 2000.
- Stephen Spiro (1939–2007), Vietnam War opponent, conscientious objector, received pardon by Gerald Ford.
- Dennis Strigl, President and COO of Verizon Communications.
- Guy Talarico (born 1955), member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
- Count Wiley, chiropractor and West New York, New Jersey Commissioner of Public Works
- Zygi Wilf, billionaire real estate developer and owner of the Minnesota Vikings football team.
- Bill Willoughby, retired NBA professional, who earned his FDU degree after skipping college and playing in the NBA.
- Gerald H. Zecker (born 1942), member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
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