Melanie Scarpa Honored with Pillar Award

TEANECK, N.J. (Sept. 24, 2009) — Melanie Scarpa was honored by Fairleigh Dickinson University as a “Pillar” of the campus community at the University’s annual Academic Convocation on Sept. 23.


As the director of telephone and voice services, Scarpa leads the team that provides phone service, establishes voice mail and coordinates repairs, adds, moves and changes for faculty, staff and students on both campuses.


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


“You have made major contributions to our emergency notification system, student phone services and teleconferencing capabilities,” said Robert Greenfield, associate University and Metropolitan Campus provost, in presenting the award. “You combine great technical expertise with a warm personal approach that enlightens those needing direction and comforts those needing solutions.”


Scarpa is a member of the Professional Administrative Senate and a supporter of student organizations and many University-wide campaigns. She has been at FDU for 19 years as an employee, adult learner and parent of an FDU graduate.


Scarpa lives in Rutherford with her husband, George.

Pictured below are Jessica McMillan, Scarpa, and Greenfield.


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