Alumni News

A man wearing glasses and a suit and tie delivers remarks at a podium.

Charter Day 2022 honoree, David Knee, BA’88 (Flor), at the podium. (Photo: Elena Mitchell Photography)

For more than 30 years, Charter Day has raised scholarship funds for FDU’s most deserving students. This year the event returned to campus — after two years of virtual celebrations — on June 10 to honor David Knee, BA’88 (Flor), vice chair of JLL, a real-estate services firm. He joined FDU’s Board of Trustees in 2021 and previously received The Pinnacle Award in 2005. 

Five people, three man and two women, stand in a line, in formal wear.

Pinnacle recipients, with University President Christopher Capuano, center, Frank Santoloci, Bonnie Krentzman, Elizabeth Catrini, and Thomas Timko. (Photo: Elena Mitchell Photography)

This year’s Pinnacle recipients are: Frank Santoloci, BS’61, MBA’65 (Ruth), who retired from The New York Times as production director, who donated $3 million to name the Frank Santoloci Student Center and who established the Frank and Rosemary Santoloci Endowed Scholarship; Bonnie Krentzman, BA’73 (Metro), a 29-year educator who was honored with the New Jersey Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award and by the White House’s “Thousand Points of Light” program; Elizabeth Catrini, BS’85, MBA’89 (Flor), an assistant professor of accounting and business at Centenary University, in Hackettstown, N.J.; a certified management accountant who retired from AT&T as assistant vice president, global customer service chief financial officer; and a member of FDU’s School of the Arts Advisory Board; and Thomas Timko, BS’91 (Flor), a CPA and vice president, chief accounting officer and controller for General Electric. Florham Campus senior Shytail Clay, a government and law major, was the evening’s student speaker.

A table of folks in formal wear at a benefit gala.

Shytail Clay, right, a senior at the Florham Campus and the Charter Day 2022 student speaker, enjoys the evening. (Photo: Elena Mitchell Photography)

The FDU 2022 baseball team stands together

The 2002 baseball team. (Photo: Sherry Saccoliti)

A drawing of a young woman playing basketball.

Shalette Brown, BA’16 (Flor), women’s basketball. (Photo: Sherry Saccoliti)

The FDU Division III Athletics Department announced its 2021 class of the Devils Hall of Fame on April 10. The inductees were Shalette Brown, BA’16 (Flor), women’s basketball; John Dolan, BS’89 (Flor), men’s lacrosse; Niki Ikeda, BA’15, MAT’16 (Flor), field hockey; Courtney Rendinaro, BA’16 (Flor), women’s lacrosse; Tom Wilkinson, MAT’01 (Flor), retired head athletic trainer (1987–2016); and the 2002 baseball team, winners of that year’s ECAC Championship. The Devils Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will be celebrated this fall.

A man and woman pose together in front of a Knights backdrop.

Erica (Perez) Creutz, BS’10 (Metro), women’s bowling, left, with Brad Hurlbut, athletics director, Division I Knights. (Photo: Larry Levanti)

The Knights Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022 included four student-athletes, one coach and one team. They are Brian Ainscough, BS’87 (Metro), soccer; Shane DeGannes, AA’92, BS’96 (Metro), track and field; Mariyah Laury, BA’12 (Metro), women’s basketball; John “Jay’ Orsino, head coach, baseball (posthumously); Erica (Perez) Creutz, BS’10 (Metro), women’s bowling; and the 1997–98 men’s basketball team, which won the NEC championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.


Homecoming 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022
Robert T. Shields Field, Florham Campus
Pre-game and tailgating 11 a.m.
Kick-off noon

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Alumni Rooftop Reception Manhattan midtown skyline at night.

Thursday, October 6, 2022
5 – 7 p.m.
The Monarch Rooftop Lounge, NYC

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Wroxton Reunion

Saturday, October 15, 2022
4 – 7 p.m.
Lenfell Hall, Hennessy Hall, Florham Campus

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