Diane Richton — A Pillar of FDU
Madison, NJ – October 4, 2004 – Diane Richton was honored with a Pillar Award at the annual academic convocation held on the College at Florham Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University on September 29, 2004.
The Pillar Award is given annually to recognize exceptional individuals within the University who, over time, have made extra ordinary contributions to the character and quality of the institution, its community and culture.
FDU’s President J. Michael Adams recognized Richton for her 26 years of service to the University. College at Florham Provost Kenneth Greene, in presenting the award, emphasized her dedication to her students, helping them to build a foundation of success and personal confidence. For her service to the Academic Review Committee, Greene lauded her for “upholding the highest standards of excellence among her peers…and for serving as a role model for all of us.”
Richton is currently Director of Developmental Mathematics on FDU’s College at Florham Campus. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and mathematics, and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from FDU. For most of her 26 years as a mathematics teacher, she focused on teaching students in the Freshman Intensive Studies program.