Patricia Geehr Honored as Pillar of FDU
Local Resident Honored As A “Pillar” by Fairleigh Dickinson University Teaneck, N.J. (September 28, 2005) – Patricia Geehr was honored by Fairleigh Dickinson University as a “Pillar” of the campus community during FDU’s annual convocation, on September 28, 2005. She directs the Academic Support Center on the College at Florham Campus, Madison, N.J.
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.
“You have worked tirelessly to deliver the highest standards of excellence,” said Dr. Kenneth Greene, interim provost of the College at Florham Campus. “Students know when they call upon you and the Center, you will come through for them.”
Geehr joined the University in 1992 to teach English Composition. She has been Director of the Academic Support Center on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1998. In addition, she serves on the Campus Council, the Orientation Committee and the Academic Appeals Committee.
The Advising Center’s 20-member staff provides individualized tutoring to FDU students in any subject free of charge, and is available from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Special support is available for adult learners, honor students, the learning disabled, graduate students and international students.
The Center also arranges discussion groups, review sessions and workshops. It is also responsible for testing and placing students in the basic skills area and gives supplemental help at weekly center labs.
Greene said, “…you adapt proactively to the changing composition of the student body and make sure that students have the resources they need.”
Geehr has spent more than 30 years in academic life. Previously, she taught English in New York and Massachusetts, and at adjunct level at the University of Wisconsin and County College of Morris. She is a graduate of The College of Mount Saint Vincent and received her Master’s degree from Suffolk University, Boston, MA.