Alice Mills Honored with Pillar Award

Madison, NJ –(September 11, 2008) - Alice Mills, long-time resident of Ridgefield Park, N.J., was honored by Fairleigh Dickinson University as a “Pillar” of the campus community at the Academic Convocation held at FDU’s College at Florham, in Madison, N.J., on September 10, 2008. Mills is co-director of Student Counseling and Psychological Services on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, N.J.

The Pillar Award recognizes exceptional individuals within the University, who, over time have made extraordinary contributions to the character and quality of the institution, its community, and its cultures.

Mills has been with the University for almost 30 years. Starting as a part-timer in 1989, she became a full-time employee 18 years ago. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from FDU. Wearing many hats, as a student,  adjunct instructor in psychology, a psychological counselor and now, co-director of counseling psychological services, she has also chaired the Campus Wellness Committee for over 10 years, served as a member of the Campus Threat Assessment Committee and chaired its Mental Health Subcommittee.

“You have been there for hundreds of students struggling with the stress of college life, and, with incomparable insight, abundant empathy and reassuring warmth, you have nurtured students to a greater understanding about themselves and their places in an often-troubled word,” said Provost Joseph Kiernan. “You have set a standard of sensitivity and devotion for us all.”

She and husband Richard, (also an FDU graduate), enjoy traveling. They can frequently be spotted together at one of their favorite haunts, the Ridgefield Park Public Library.

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