Matt Ferris Receives Volunteer Of The Year Award From Fairleigh Dickinson University
Madison, NJ (October 4, 2007)—At an Alumni Awards ceremony held in conjunction with FDU’s annual Family/Homecoming Weekend at the College of Florham, Madison campus on Saturday, September 29, 2007, Matt Ferris, a resident of Madison, NJ, was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award.
This award is given to an alumnus/alumna who has contributed significantly to one or more of the following areas: academic programs, admissions, career development, student life, chapters, funding raising or athletics. Ferris exemplifies an FDU volunteer who fosters the goals of the University.
In presenting the award, Nick Agostino, president of the Alumni Board of Governors, said, "the Alumni Board of Governors is proud to present this award to Mathew Ferris. He is a wonderful example of the high quality of our alumni.”
Ferris worked as graduate assistant – football in the athletic department at the College at Florham, Madison, from August 1997 to July 1999. From July 1999 to June 2000 he acted as assistant recruiting coordinator – football, coordinating recruiting visits through constant interaction between the athletic department and potential student athletes. His successful promotion of the University resulted in an average of 750 annual contacts.
Ferris received his bachelor’s degree in sociology and his MA in Industrial Psychology from FDU and he now works in the Human Resource Department of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc in Whippany.
Since graduating from Farleigh Dickinson University, Matt has maintained his interest and enthusiasm for athletics. He has started a sport specific performance training company based on experiences he gained working with key players in the football program over the last 10 years. The last five years he has organized the Don Adams Memorial Alumni Flag Football game and this year has partnered with FDU’s alumni affairs/athletic department to initiate the Don Adams Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Studies. His future plans include a community initiative to host a football venue (Morris County Total Team Challenge) that benefits the student athletes and coaches of Morris County.