Antoinette Petrocelli Named to Board of Trustees
Teaneck, NJ (April 4, 2006) — Mrs. Anthony J. (Antoinette) Petrocelli has been elected by the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University to complete the term of her late husband, Anthony J. Petrocelli. The term extends through June, 2007.
J. Michael Adams, president of the University, said, “Ann Petrocelli brings more than 30 years of experience and expertise in education to the Board. She will be a valuable resource given her involvement in many areas of teaching and learning. Ann’s commitment to humanitarian causes brings another important dimension to the Board. We welcome her and look forward to working with her.”
For five years, Petrocelli served on the North Brunswick Board of Education. For three years, she held the office of vice president and from 1987-89, she was president of that body.
She helped to develop and taught in the ESL program at Franklin High School. In that same school system, she was a general science teacher. In the New York City school system, Petrocelli taught science, Italian, remedial mathematics and reading, trained student teachers and teacher aides and participated in the authorship of the Language Arts Handbook for the Curriculum Planning Office.
A graduate of Hunter College, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and education and master’s degree in education. Ann Petrocelli has one daughter, Serena, and one grandchild, Gabrielle. She is a resident of Mendham, NJ.
At ceremonies in April of 2005, Fairleigh Dickinson dedicated the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. On that occasion, President Adams said, “In recognition of the generosity of Anthony Petrocelli and his wife, Antoinette, the University will rename the New College of General and Continuing Studies the Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. This honor is particularly appropriate because Tony Petrocelli has long been passionate about lifelong learning and creating opportunities for nontraditional students.” Anthony Petrocelli was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson with a degree in business management.