Deborah Pilipie Honored as Pillar of FDU
Teaneck, N.J. (September 28, 2005) — Deborah Pilipie was honored as a “Pillar” of the campus community at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s academic convocation on September 28.
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.
“Among your biggest fans are the parents of our students, who know that when they leave their children…they can count on you to always be there with a helping hand.” said Dr. Kenneth Greene, interim provost of the College at Florham, when presenting the award.
Pilipie was applauded for being a student advocate continually searching for new ways to improve campus life. She directs the Becton College Advising Center, advises the Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, coaches cheerleaders, serves on the Campus Standards Judicial Board and teaches Honors Freshman Seminar.
Greene said, “One of your colleagues put it best, ‘when you in the company of Debbie, any bad day automatically becomes a great day.’ For turning a bad days into great ones and for your remarkable commitment, we praise you as a Pillar of this institution.”
Pilipie has been Director of the Becton College Advising Center, College at Florham, since 1996. The Advising Center helps students and provides assistance with scheduling courses by providing guidance in course selections so students meet their requirements. It also directs the Intervention Program for those placed on academic probation.
Her career at FDU began in the Registrar’s and Records Offices in 1986. She has served on the executive committee of the Professional Administrative Senate from 1995-2005.
The formal citation