Founded in 1942 just weeks after the bombing of Pearl Harbor by Japan, Fairleigh Dickinson University has as a strong tradition of serving the needs of veterans returning from war. Join President J. Michael Adams as he provides a look back at the early days of the first GI Bill and ahead to FDU’s involvement with the Post 9/11 GI Bill and support for today’s returning veterans. Read more ...
Founding FDU President Peter Sammartino was proud of the way FDU quickly adapted to the needs of World War II veterans. Read an account of the period for his memoir, I Dreamed a College, here ...
Ariel “AJ” Luna, Fairleigh Dickinson University Director of Veterans Services, was interviewed by Lou Dobbs as part of a panel of veterans commenting on their war experiences and coming home.
He is seen wearing the FDU Veterans Association shirt, designed for representatives of the organization who marched for FDU in the New York City Veterans Day Parade preceding the show.
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Ryan Enriquez, BA’08 (T), MPA’10 (T), U.S. Marine Corps Corporate Compliance Officer, writes a blog for veterans at ryanenriquez.wordpress.com. This segement addresses life after the military and making the choice between career and college, and touches upon how to navigate the civilian workplace, how to best “sell” your military experience, and how to set your sights on achieving your goals. Read this blog ...
The FDU Veterans Association, as one of its first activities, participated in last year’s New York City Veterans Day Parade. The University was one of three higher-education institutions represented in the parade and the only one from New Jersey.
Pictured at left are, Justin Manitta, an FDU College at Florham student and son of a veteran, and Claire Lorenz, FDU purchasing department office coordinator. Also marching were Jeff Dunn, president of FDU Veterans Association at the College at Florham; Iraq veteran Glennena Haynes-Smith, associate professor of nursing, who served in the United States Army Nurse Corps; Jim Driscoll, executive director, Vets4Vets; Juliette Brooks, University director of purchasing; Ronald Calissi, executive associate dean for off-campus credit programs at FDU’s Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies, and director of the master of administrative science program; Amery Vasso, a student at the Metropolitan Campus and a retired first sergeant, U.S. Army; Donna Ganley, assistant to executive associate dean, Petrocelli College; and Ariel “A.J.” Luna, director, veterans services.
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