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Office of Public Relations
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Prof. Schielke Receives Distinguished Faculty Award
Honored for Service to the UniversityTeaneck, NJ, Sept. 29, 2003—Fairleigh Dickinson University has honored Prof. Albert D. Schielke—associate dean of FDU’s University College: Arts, Sciences, and Professional Studies—with its Distinguished Faculty Award for Service.
During his 36 years at the university, the Wayne, NJ, resident has contributed extensively to the educational process. An FDU graduate with a B.S.E.E. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in physics, Prof. Schielke began teaching physics and astronomy at FDU in the 1960s. He wrote the astronomy lab manual the university still uses and has served in many academic leadership roles and on numerous committees.
In presenting the award, Metropolitan Campus provost Joseph Kiernan quoted Winston Churchill: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
“By that standard,” Kiernan continued, “you have carved a rich life, and through your unfailing devotion to your institution, you’ve made so many other lives richer.”
Prof. Schielke has served as chairman of the Institutional Academic Planning Study Group for the Middle State Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the MSA’s Periodic Review Report Steering Committee, as well as co-chair for the university’s most recent Institutional Self-Study for the MSA site visit. He also has been a member of the Council of Deans, Campus Council, and Campus Standards Committee and served on several departmental advisory boards, including the Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board, Computer Science Advisory Board, Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and Academic Review Board of the Peter Sammartino School of Education. He was assistant vice president for academic affairs and executive associate dean for FDU’s Edward Williams College.
One colleague described Prof. Schielke as “truly a renaissance man in the area of service to the university.” Another called him “one of a small handful of faculty who are part of Fairleigh Dickinson’s collective memory.”