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For Immediate Release:
Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Valerie Adams Receives Pillar Award
Madison, NJ Sept. 29, 2003—Valerie Adams, a resident of Chatham, NJ, has received the Pillar of Fairleigh Dickinson University Award in recognition of her contributions to the university during her 12 years of service.
Ms. Adams is assistant director of the career management center at the university’s College at Florham in Madison, NJ, and the newly elected president of the Professional Administrative Senate. She also has served on the Strategic Planning Commission and played a dynamic role in a wide range of career management efforts, including implementing a comprehensive career placement program and record system; organizing career fairs, major days, and on-campus recruiting events; and building a vast network of employer contacts.
In presenting the award, College at Florham provost Kenneth Greene described Ms. Adams as “a model of civility, commitment, and professionalism” whose career counseling and placement efforts “have made all the difference for so many students who have been warmly comforted by your caring and open manner and been wisely directed by your exceptional intelligence and impeccable judgment.”
The Pillar Award is given annually to recognize exceptional individuals within the university who, over time, have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of the institution, its community and culture.