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Joan Harvey


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Pillars of FDU Awards Presented at 2001 Convocation

Eileen Kerrigan One of Award Recipients

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Teaneck, NJ (October 8, 2001)—At Fairleigh Dickinson University’s annual Academic Convocation, held October 3 on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, the university community celebrated the opening of the academic year and honored distinguished faculty and outstanding staff members.

At this year’s ceremony, New Milford resident Eileen Kerrigan was one of four recipients of the University’s Pillars of Fairleigh Dickinson University Award. This 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.

Eisenhower was president and Fairleigh Dickinson was just 14 years old when Eileen Kerrigan joined the institution in 1956. As Administrative Assistant to the Department Chair of the Samuel J. Silberman College of Business Administration on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, she has long played an integral role, informally training new staff members and graduate assistants, while using her incredible interpersonal skills to help smooth the waters when conflicts arise.

Serving as president of the Teaneck Supportive Staff Association, she has been a strong advocate on behalf of union members, working cooperatively to improve their working conditions and compensation and mentoring others through difficult situations.

In presenting the award, Richard Bronson, Provost of the Teaneck-Hackensack campus, said "She is the glue that bonds loyalties to the University and a friend to all in need. Her experience and knowledge have proved indispensable to students, faculty, administrators and staff. She is indeed a worthy recipient of the Pillars of Fairleigh Dickinson Award."

(END) Contact: Joan Harvey 973-443-8661 IMMEDIATE RELEASE Teaneck, NJ (October 8, 2001)—At Fairleigh Dickinson University’s annual Academic Convocation, held October 3 on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, the university community celebrated the opening of the academic year and honored distinguished faculty and outstanding staff members.

At this year’s ceremony, New Milford resident Eileen Kerrigan was one of four recipients of the University’s Pillars of Fairleigh Dickinson University Award. This 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.

Eisenhower was president and Fairleigh Dickinson was just 14 years old when Eileen Kerrigan joined the institution in 1956. As Administrative Assistant to the Department Chair of the Samuel J. Silberman College of Business Administration on the Teaneck-Hackensack Campus, she has long played an integral role, informally training new staff members and graduate assistants, while using her incredible interpersonal skills to help smooth the waters when conflicts arise.

Serving as president of the Teaneck Supportive Staff Association, she has been a strong advocate on behalf of union members, working cooperatively to improve their working conditions and compensation and mentoring others through difficult situations.

In presenting the award, Richard Bronson, Provost of the Teaneck-Hackensack campus, said "She is the glue that bonds loyalties to the University and a friend to all in need. Her experience and knowledge have proved indispensable to students, faculty, administrators and staff. She is indeed a worthy recipient of the Pillars of Fairleigh Dickinson Award."

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