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Books by FDU Alumni

Book cover image of "The Ship Beneath the Ice" by Mensun Bound

The Ship Beneath the Ice

BY: Mensun (Michael) Bound, BA’76 (Ruth) PUBLISHER: Mariner Books

Book cover image of "Ernst Toller and the German Society" by Robert Ellis

Ernst Toller and German Society

BY: Robert Ellis, BA’68 (Ruth) PUBLISHER: FDU Press

Book cover image of Camp Quiltbag by Nicole Melleby and A.J. Sass

Camp Quiltbag

BY: Nicole Melleby, MFA’16 (Flor) PUBLISHER: Algonquin Young Readers


Barry Coyne, BA (Metro), has published his 14th nonfiction book, My Luv Affair with the World of Words, which depicts how he formed his vocabulary as a child. All of the book’s 26 chapters are lettered rather than numbered.


FDU Trustee Gregory Olsen, BS’66, BS’68, MS’68 (Metro), research scientist and entrepreneur, has been selected to the University of Virginia’s new University Fellows Program. Fellows hosted discussions with students in their home schools and participated in community-wide events.

Samuel Scott III, BSME, MBA’75, (Metro), was appointed to the board of trustees of the Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation in Sarasota, Fla. He is the retired chairman, president and CEO of Corn Products International, Inc. (now Ingredion).


Robert Ellis (formerly Robert Elsasser), BA (Ruth), is the author of Ernst Toller and German Society: Intellectuals as Leaders and Critics, 1914–1939, first published by FDU Press in 2013.


Bob Walkotten, BA (Metro), is the author of Lakeside High School 1963–1964, a novel based on his years of experience working with students. The book was published by Page Publishing, Conneaut Lake, Pa., in October 2022. He is certified as a social studies teacher and social worker and has coached football and baseball. He earned a master’s degree in supervision/principal and became a K–12 supervisor of guidance.


Michael Rosen, BA (Metro), joined Intertek Laboratories, Inc., in Stirling, N.J., as business development manager. He brings more than 40 years of experience in electronics, manufacturing and related industries. At Intertek, Rosen will identify business opportunities, develop and nurture customer relationships and deliver solutions to meet customer needs.


Lin Morel, BA (Metro), spiritual adviser and founder and chief executive officer of Beyond Words Group Inc., was included in Marquis Who’s Who in America. Morel is an expert in spiritual psychology, stress, trauma release, domestic violence and the grief-loss spectrum. She developed the W.I.N. (Willingness, Intention, Neutrality) protocol to assist trauma survivors. Morel appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel and NBC, and in two docuseries: “Trauma” and Nathan Crane’s “Conquering Cancer.”


Michael “Mensun” Bound, BA (Ruth), a marine archaeologist, spoke about his book, The Ship Beneath the Ice: The Discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance, published by Mariner Books, at an April event at the Metropolitan Campus and on Zoom. He was director of exploration for two expeditions to the Weddell Sea (part of the Southern Ocean), leading to the rediscovery of the Endurance in March 2022. The ship with Shackleton and his 27-man crew sank in 1915.


Deborah Freund Neely, BA (Flor), MAT’80 (Metro), retired from teaching English as a Second Language in the Madison (N.J.) Public Schools in 2015 after 29 years. She writes that she and her husband care for their grandsons during the day and are renovating their second home in Jupiter, Fla.


Valerie Vainieri Huttle, BA (Metro), was elected chair of the board of trustees — the first woman to take the top leadership role — of Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood, N.J. She has provided vision and leadership for bergenPAC, including its capital campaign. Huttle served eight terms as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly representing Legislative District 37 and was also on the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Michael Marsh, BS (Ruth), was recruited by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch’s Global Institutional Group as senior vice president to assemble a team to focus on the investment, banking and planned-giving requisites of nonprofits. He was previously mid-Atlantic regional director at Northern Trust’s nonprofit investment services and founding national director of nonprofit investment services at Rockefeller & Co. Marsh writes that alumni who work at or are on the boards of nonprofits can email him at


Marie Foley, BSN (Ruth), was elected vice chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) board of directors after previously serving as an at-large member. She is a professor and the dean of the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J., and an adjunct professor of pediatrics at the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall.

Phyllis Hodge-Woolfolk, BSN (Ruth), has been selected for inclusion in the Nationwide Registries Women of Distinction 2022 Honors Edition “for demonstrating dedication, leadership and professional excellence.” The only nurse representing New Jersey, she was chosen for her “humility and personal touch.”


Two pieces by Serena Bocchino, BA (Metro), were displayed at the FDU Alumni Art Show and Reception, “Art for the Here, Now and Future” at the Florham Campus on April 26. The exhibit was part of the annual IMAGES Student Arts Festival.

Karen Bennett Riedl, BS (Ruth), a special-education inclusion kindergarten teacher at Berkeley Elementary School in Bloomfield, N.J., retired in December 2022. She began working in Bloomfield in 1997 and became a full-time special-education teacher in 2004.


Frank Pinto, BS, MBA’92 (Ruth), and his business partners opened The Roosevelt, a Prohibition-themed restaurant, bar and speakeasy in East Rutherford, N.J., in March 2023. He also has owned Redd’s Biergarten, across the street from The Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., since 2016.


Dirk Kelly, BA (Flor), has been named head men’s basketball coach at Centenary University, Hackettstown, N.J. He served as the assistant coach during the 2022–23 season. Kelly has accumulated 380 career wins in his 27 years coaching at both the high-school and collegiate levels. He played Devils men’s basketball for four years and was a captain in his senior year.


Charles “Chip” Berdinis, BA (Metro), and his wife own DonutNV, a mobile dessert trailer. Based in Egg Harbor, N.J. DonutNV appears at public fairs and festivals and can be hired for private events. Visit

John “Jack” Campi III, DMD (Metro), and his brother, Joseph, run Campi Dental in Wall, N.J., a fourth-generation practice that their grandfather started in Asbury Park, N.J., in 1933. The practice moved to Wall in 1972. Their uncle, Thomas Campi, DDS’69 (Metro), also worked at the practice.

Robert Kinoian, DMD (Metro), has a practice in Paramus, N.J., where he specializes in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He has been selected by peers as a Top Dentist six times. He has a certificate in orthodontics from Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.


Silvio Bet, BS (Metro), is now captain and police director of Montgomery (N.J.) Township as of November 2022. He’s the longest-serving officer in the agency, on the job for more than 29 years. Bet has earned two lifesaving awards, a meritorious service award, a valor award and a 25-year honorable service award.

Stan Mierzwa, BSEET (Metro), has reconnected with FDU through Kalyan Mondal, professor of electrical engineering and director of FDU’s Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance. Mierzwa is a lecturer at Kean University’s Center for Cybersecurity in Union, N.J. Since starting his career at FDU, more than 25 years ago, he has been involved in software development; network and system design and security; project management; cybersecurity education and program development. He is married to Patricia Martinez Mierzwa, BA’89 (Ruth), MAT’92 (Metro), a sixth-grade teacher in West New York, N.J.

Henry the Astronaut, a book by Jonna Amato Ocampo, BA (Ruth), was aboard Firefly Aerospace’s inaugural launch of the Alpha rocket in August 2022. A PhD student at the University of Florida, she has worked with students from Minnesota, Hawaii and Brazil to participate in launch-viewing events on YouTube. Ocampo’s doctoral research is on space biology. She is also the author of On My Way to the Lilikoi Tree.

Mark Tarallo, MBA (Flor), earned his EdD degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. His dissertation was titled “Exploring Proven Strategies that Enable Remote Workers to Take Active Breaks During Their Workday.”


Dawn Mueller, MBA (Flor), is now chief marketing officer at Saphyre, Inc., a fintech company in Hoboken, N.J. She has experience in technology, professional services and transformation through previous stints at Wolters Kluwer, IBM, Ernst & Young and Deloitte.


Pete Sacco, BSEE (Metro), is CEO and founder of PTS Data Center Solutions, Oakland, N.J. He was a guest in the March 13 episode of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to IT,” where he talked about the state and future of information technology and data center management best practices.


Brian Goldmann, BS, MS’96 (Flor), is a partner at Eisner Advisory Group LLC. He has more than 25 years’ experience in industries including real estate, financial services and investment management. Prior to joining Eisner, he was a partner at the accounting firm Imowitz Koenig & Co., LLP.

A clinical psychologist, Kristina Ivy, MA, PhD’98 (Metro), owns RICA Bath + Body in Greenport, N.Y., making made-to-order skincare products with organic and local ingredients. Its four core products were developed from recipes created by her great-great grandmother Roberta (aka “Big Mama”). Ivy also runs Lake, Sand + Sound, a 1940’s lakeside bungalow rental in Southold, N.Y.


Maya Hyppolite, MA (Metro), a business owner who runs Morganna’s Alchemy, a line of natural, organic and ethically sourced skin-care products, opened her first retail store in New Port Richey, Fla. Previously, she spent five years in Belgium working for cosmetics companies. Hyppolite also used to work with Arrid deodorant and Nair hair remover brands.


Scott Holden, MBA (Metro), joined COPILOT Provider Services LLC, a specialty patient-support services portfolio company of QHP Capital, LP in Maitland, Fla., as chief financial officer. He has had a long career, having previously worked for Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth and, most recently, Marinus Pharmaceuticals.

Christin Spigai, MA (Flor), is managing director and chief human resources officer at Synechron, N.Y.C. She has 20 years of experience in financial technology, professional services and market research. Spigai was previously executive vice president of talent acquisition and human resources shared services at Broadridge Financial Solutions, New York City.


Adenah Bayoh, AA’99, BS (Metro), has expanded her soul-food franchise, Cornbread, into the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, N.Y. She is a partner in Urban Vegan, and owns four IHOP locations in New Jersey. Bayoh is one of the youngest IHOP franchise owners.

Geraldine “Gerri” Berger, MA (Flor), presented on DNA testing and genetic genealogy at the Warwick (R.I.) Public Library. She specializes in helping adult adoptees and people with unknown parentage use DNA testing to find their birth parents and other family members. Berger is the author of Living in the Know: The Adoptee’s Quick Start Guide to Finding Family with DNA Testing.


Arelis Hernandez, MA (Flor), is cofounder of Rabbit Hole Farm in Newark, N.J., an urban farm focused on community and holistic healing. She hosted a two-session workshop on “Farm to Kitchen, Cooking for Busy People” with hands-on demos. Hernandez is an herbalist, urban farmer, mentor and educator originally from the Dominican Republic.


Andrew Condouris, BA, MFA’18 (Flor), was featured in the Princeton Second Sunday Poetry Reading held in December 2022 at the Princeton Makes store in Princeton, N.J. His first collection of poems, Gone Gone All Gone, was published in December 2022 by Amazon Digital Services LLC. Condouris is an English teacher at Trenton (N.J.) Public Schools.


A communication campaign directed by Jessica Fargnoli, BA, MA’07 (Metro), received a Medallion Award in October 2022 from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. In December 2022, she was promoted to assistant director of public relations at Bergen Community College, Paramus, N.J.

Nicholas (Nick) Pino, BS (Flor), a flight attendant with United Airlines, received kudos on LinkedIn from Bart Berkey, founder and CEO of Most People Don’t LLC. Berkey says that Pino made a flight to Cancun, Mexico, comfortable for an older couple who was nervous to fly. “He engaged them in small talk … checked on them multiple times … ensured they had drinks and snacks. He was authentically empathetic and service focused.”

Wendy Sergeant, MSN (Metro), joined United Counseling Service, Bennington, Vt., as a mental health nurse practitioner. She has 26 years of health-care experience. Sergeant is cofounder, CEO and mental health nurse practitioner of Mind and Soul, an integrative holistic-health practice.


Franceso “Frank” Bernardo, MAS (Metro), was sworn in as chief of the Bedminster (N.J.) Police Department. He joined the department in 2002, was promoted to sergeant in 2012 and previously served as administrative sergeant.


Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, BSN (Metro), was named to the board of directors of Horizon Foundation, Columbia, Md. She is a professor in the School of Nursing at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Commodore-Mensah is also CEO of the African Research Academies for Women, an organization that promotes STEM education among African women.


Stephen Acquaviva, MAS (Metro), graduated as a member of the 285th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., on March 16. A lieutenant with the Rutgers University Police Department, he is the fourth officer in the department’s history to complete this program.

Natalie Devonish, MAS (Metro), vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at Atlantic Cape Community College, Hamilton, N.J., received the Education and Community Leadership Award at the Atlantic City (N.J.) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity’s 20th Anniversary Gala in March.

Bianca Migliacci, BA (Flor), MA’11 (Metro), is now director of compliance for Jewish Family Service of  Atlantic and Cape May Counties, N.J. She was previously program director of family preservation services for ACENDA Integrated Health.


Richard Buck, BA (Metro), is police chief of the Branchburg (N.J.) Police Department — the fourth in history. A lieutenant, he previously supervised the Detective Bureau and oversaw Internal Affairs. Buck joined the department in 2012 and was initially assigned to the Patrol Division.

Ryan Jones, MAS (Metro), a veteran scout of the National Football League has been named general manager of the New Orleans Breakers, a member of the United States Football League. Previously, he spent 15 years as a scout for the New York Giants.


Jaclyn Bellomo, MS (Metro), joined Registrar Corp, Hampton, Va., as director of cosmetic services and software. She leads cosmetics regulatory research, cosmetics software solutions and new service launches for cosmetics compliance. Bellomo was previously director of research and development, regulatory affairs and innovation for Wormser Group, Englewood, N.J.

Frank Lombardo, MAS (Metro), is now captain of the South Brunswick Police Department, Monmouth Junction, N.J. A 28-year veteran of the department, he previously served as a patrol officer; firearms instructor; team leader on the Emergency Response Team; patrol sergeant; and lieutenant of the Community Services, Traffic Safety and Patrol divisions. Lombardo also graduated from the FBI National Academy.

In 2022, Andrew Miles, BS (Flor), celebrated his sixth year as a cytotechnologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, in New Brunswick, N.J., and also became a homeowner.

Paulaska Ramirez, MAS (Metro), founder and executive director of Generation Fearless, in Wayne, N.J., empowers, uplifts and helps first-generation women. She is also a first-year experience instructor and associate director of Educational Opportunity Fund at William Paterson University, in Wayne.


Michael Ciaccio, MPA (Metro), was promoted to sergeant in the Clark (N.J.) Police Department. The Marine Corps veteran previously worked at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office. In 2015, he joined the Clark Police Department. He was appointed to the Criminal Investigation Bureau as a detective in 2018.

Giorgino “Gino” Macalino, BS (Metro), presented “Color Science — Optics in Cosmetic Applications” at FDU’s 24th Annual Student Research Symposium and Awards Night, sponsored by the department of chemistry, biochemistry and physics and the Hudson-Bergen Chemical Society. Macalino is associate director of research and development makeup innovation at Estee Lauder Companies in Melville, N.Y.


Kate Emery, BA, MAS’15 (Metro), joined Specified Technologies, Inc., in Somerville, N.J., as vice president of marketing. She was previously director of program strategy and growth at GAF.

Thomas Lagomarsino, MAS (Metro), was promoted to lieutenant of the Princeton (N.J.) Police Department. He joined the department in 2006 and previously was a field-training officer, patrol sergeant, a Safe Neighborhoods sergeant and detective sergeant. He graduated from the Cape May (N.J.) County Police Academy.

Ryan Whitaker, BA, MFA’16 (Flor), hosted an event featuring The House on Sunrise Lagoon by Nicole Melleby, MFA’16 (Flor), in May at the Montclair (N.J.) Book Center, which he co-owns. Briana Steadman, MFA’17 (Flor), assistant director of communications at Columbia University, N.Y.C., led the conversation.


David Forrester, MAS (Metro), has been named the new chief of police of Brick (N.J.) Police Department — the fourth in department history. He joined the department in 1996 and served in the operations division, investigation division, internal affairs, the Professional Standards Unit and the Special Emergency Response Team. Forrester was promoted to sergeant in 2004, to lieutenant in 2012 and to captain in 2017.

Tymiak Hawkins, BA (Flor), shared his story in Becoming the Light: Navigating Darkness After A Stroke. Hawkins hopes his book will teach readers about the early signs of a stroke, what to expect during recovery and how stroke patients and caregivers can help one another. He is cofounder of 2 The T and COO of Your Finances Simplified — dedicated to raising awareness about brain health and personal financial literacy. Hawkins is married to Rachel Groom Hawkins, BA’16 (Flor), MS’19 (Metro).

Matthew Oehling, MAS (Metro), was promoted to lieutenant in the East Windsor (N.J.) Police Department. He joined the department in 2006 and was previously with the Seaside Park (N.J.) Police Department. Oehling was promoted to sergeant in 2020 and was eventually named investigative-services supervisor. He received two Unit Citation medals and three Life Saving medals.

Joseph Segriff, MA, MAS’17 (Metro), graduated with an associate in arts (AA) degree in African American studies from Middlesex College in Edison, N.J. — his 22nd college degree — in August 2022. Also in 2022, he earned an AS in science in biology and an AS in biotechnology from Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, N.J.; as well as an AS in health science and an AA in liberal arts from Salem Community College in Carney’s Point, N.J. Segriff received Salem Community College’s President’s Citation Award. 

Shivoyne Trim, PsyD (Metro), was named director of pupil services for the Montclair (N.J.) Public School District. She had been serving as supervisor of pupil services at Montclair High School since 2017. Previously, Trim was a special education intervention specialist for the New Jersey Department of Education and a school psychologist in Paterson, N.J.

Tashilee Vazquez, MPA (Metro), has been named executive director of the Perth Amboy (N.J.) Redevelopment Agency (PARA). She is also director of the Perth Amboy Office of Economic and Community Development, where she has served since 2019. Vazquez completed her second term on the Perth Amboy school board in December 2022.


The Science of Being Angry, a book by Nicole Melleby, MFA (Flor), an FDU adjunct instructor, was named to the School of Library Journal’s Best Middle Grade Books 2022 List. Her anthology, This Is Our Rainbow: 16 Stories of Her, Him, Them and Us, was chosen for a Read Aloud Day in February, held by Human Rights Campaign, focusing on trans and nonbinary stories. Melleby’s latest book, Camp Quiltbag, cowritten with A.J. Sass, was published in March by Workman Publishing Company, N.Y.C., an Algonquin Young Readers imprint.


Adam Carberry, BA, MAS’18 (Metro), was promoted to lieutenant of the Sparta Township (N.J.) Police Department. He joined the department in 2004 and was promoted to sergeant in 2016.

John Chalupa, BS (Metro), has been named pitching coach of the Elizabethton River Riders team, a summer collegiate baseball team of the Appalachian League. He is also a pitching coach for the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Cavaliers.

Robert Davison, MAS (Metro), was promoted to sergeant in the East Windsor (N.J.) Police Department, where he will serve as a platoon leader in Uniform Services. He joined the department in 2010 and previously was a field-training officer, primary and secondary officer-in-charge and a detective. Davison has received two Unit Citation medals, and was an Officer of the Year.

Alexander Rohrer, MA (Metro), graduated with his Doctor of Social Science in prevention science from Wilmington University, Wilmington Manor, Del., in December 2022. His dissertation was titled “Perceptions of Law Enforcement Personnel on Training for Response to Persons with Mental Illness.”


Frederick Spano, MAS (Metro), is chief of police of the Egg Harbor Township (N.J.) Police Department. He joined the department in 1998 as a patrol officer. Spano was promoted to lieutenant in 2016, graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2018 and was promoted to captain in 2019. He volunteers with the Margate Terrapin Rescue, which protects Diamondback Terrapin turtles.


Michael Holloway, Jr., BA, (Metro), a former Knights student-athlete, is now an assistant coach of the Knights men’s basketball team. He was previously the team’s graduate assistant and played a key role in player development over the past two seasons.

Elizabeth Muoio, BSN (Metro), is an intensive care nurse at Glens Falls Hospital in New York. She also precepts as a nurse and has Critical Care Registered Nurse and Sexual Abuse Nurse Examiner certifications.

Cecilia Odendaal Williams, BA (Flor), was appointed assistant director of communications at the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education in Trenton, N.J. She was previously the spokesperson and press secretary of New Jersey Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. Williams writes that “this opportunity would not have crossed my path if not for the excellent professors and mentorship I received at FDU.”


Leanne Guarnieri, BS, MBA’22 (Flor), and Wroxton College faculty member Linda Lee-Davies, international business/Core, cowrote Sustainable Economics for the Anthropocene: The Economic Scale of Global Boundaries Model. The book, which will be published by Palgrave MacMillan this fall, is available now for preorder. Guarnieri is head of operations/data science at BounceBack Homes in Morristown, N.J.


A high school social studies teacher, Alnazir Blackman, BA/MAT (Flor), will teach the first AP African American Studies course at Science Park High School in Newark, N.J.

Jenifer Mendieta, BS (Flor), an audit associate in the assurance department of Rosenberg Rich Baker Berman, P.A., in Somerset, N.J., was named student ambassador for the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA).

Assemblywoman Aura Dunn (Legislative District 25) writes that Alberto Vega, BA (Flor), completed a Policy Analyst Fellowship with her office in Chester, N.J. “A first-generation college student and quiet young man, Alberto cut through the noisy political world, proving that making a difference in public office is about doing the hard work of compassion.


Joseph Nigro, BS (Flor), received the 2023 Middle Atlantic Conference Giant Steps Award. Nigro played for the Devils men’s basketball team before he was diagnosed with Stage 2B Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2021. Now cancer free, he founded the Fightstrong Foundation, to help improve the quality of life for those battling cancer. An MBA student, Nigro was the Florham Campus Student Pinnacle recipient at FDU’s 80th Commencement in 2023.

Professor Emerita of History and Political Science Helen Brudner in the classroom in 1985.

Professor Emerita of History and Political Science Helen Brudner in the classroom in 1985.

Professor Emerita of History and Political Science Helen Brudner died on May 19, 2023. She started at FDU in 1963 as an assistant professor of social sciences at the Rutherford Campus. She later worked at the Metropolitan Campus as associate director of the School of History, Political Science, Foreign Languages and International Studies. She received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, the Distinguished Faculty Award for Service and was inducted into Heritage Hall. Brudner served as president of the Faculty Senate and in other faculty leadership roles, and she played a major role in the administration of the FDU Credit Union. Brudner advised students on their theses and mentored faculty. She was named professor emerita in 2015. She is survived by her children: Mae Brudner, BA’85 (Flor); Terry Brudner; and J. Scott Brudner, BA’96 (Metro); their spouses; and two grandchildren.

Professor Emerita in Psychology Judith Kaufman

Professor Emerita in Psychology Judith Kaufman

Professor Emerita in Psychology Judith Kaufman died on February 24, 2023, at the age of 80. Kaufman joined FDU as dean of students on the Rutherford Campus in 1988 and became the vice president of student affairs in 1989. She was named a professor of psychology in 1993 and retired in 2018. She helped develop the master of arts and the doctor of psychology programs in school psychology, and the post-baccalaureate respecialization track in psychology and the master of arts in forensic psychology. Kaufman received the Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching in 2000 and the Distinguished Faculty Award for Service in 2010. Kaufman served on the Faculty Senate. Kaufman was named professor emerita in 2018 and continued to supervise doctoral students in their clinical work. She is survived by her husband of nearly 60 years, Sheldon; her brother, Richard Horowitz; and many nieces and nephews.

Former Honorary Visiting Professor and FDU Trustee Amb. Ahmad Kamal

Former Honorary Visiting Professor and FDU Trustee Amb. Ahmad Kamal

Former Honorary Visiting Professor and FDU Trustee Amb. Ahmad Kamal died on May 25, 2023, at the age of 85. Kamal, a former U.N. ambassador and permanent representative of Pakistan to the U.N., was also special adviser to former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. In 2002, he began teaching at FDU and also helped develop and host FDU’s U.N. Pathways Lecture Series. He served as a member of FDU’s Board of Trustees from 2005 to 2012.





Paul Lenz, retired professor of biological sciences (Flor), died on November 30, 2022, at the age of 84. He joined FDU in 1966 as assistant professor of biology. A beloved teacher and a mentor to students at the Florham Campus, he retired in 1993 as professor of biological sciences. He is survived by his children, Paul David Lenz, Joy Kevanian, Christopher Lenz and Karen Giralt.

Alumni In Memoriam

Irene Sadlock Pospiech, AA’47 (Ruth)

William Binzen, AS’48 (Ruth)

Edward Shahbazian, BS’55, MBA’62 (Metro)

Richard Russo, BS’56 (Ruth)

Frank Bednarek, BS’57 (Ruth)

James Moran, MBA’57 (Ruth)

Henry Rupp, BS’58 (Metro)

Charles “Joe” Dell, BS’59 (Metro)

John Redling, BS’59 (Metro)

Sally Stewart Clark, AA’60 (Ruth)

Francis Decker, BS’60 (Ruth)

Gary Foerster, BS’60 (Metro)

George Boggio, BS’61 (Ruth)

Errol Cook, BS’61 (Ruth)

Lawrence Mirowsky, BS’61 (Ruth)

Katherine Paynton, AA’61 (Ruth)

Michael Wytyshyn, BSEE’61 (Ruth)

Dennis Buttinger, BA’62 (Flor)

Thomas Lilburn, BA’62 (Metro)

Edward Lummer, MBA’62 (Ruth)

George Mihalko, BS’62 (Metro)

Ronald Filera, BS’63 (Metro)

Anna Gabriel, BSN’63 (Metro)

Vincent Lombardo, BS’63 (Ruth)

Carol Brizzi, BA’64 (Metro)

Elsie Kaminski, AA’64 (Metro)

Joseph Marcianti, BS’64 (Ruth)

Theodore O’Karma, Jr., BS’64, MBA’65 (Ruth)

James Roe, BS’64 (Flor)

Thomas Thackston, BSME’64 (Metro)

Robert Nelson, BSEE’65 (Metro), MBA’75 (Ruth)

David Palmer, BS’65 (Ruth)

James Warrington, MBA’66 (Metro)

Albert Bonaria, Sr., MBA’67 (Metro)

Thomas Langbein, BS’67, MBA’70 (Ruth)

Ward Brigham, MBA’68 (Metro)

Roy Cohen, MBA’68 (Ruth)

Robert DeCarlo, BS’68 (Ruth)

Michael Luckow, BS’68 (Metro)

Thomas McCarthy, BA’68 (Ruth)

Thomas Remo, BS’68 (Metro)

Daniel Amianda, MBA’69 (Ruth)

Tamzon Fagan, MA’69 (Metro)

Edward Violante, BA’69 (Metro)

Sander Flaum, MBA’70 (Ruth)

Harvey Siegel, BA’70 (Metro)

David Thiel, MBA’70 (Metro/Ruth)

William Babicz, BA’71 (Ruth)

Clifford Griesbach, BA’71 (Metro)

Charles “Chuck” Puglisi, DMD’71 (Metro)

Robert Donohue, BS’72 (Metro)

Gordon Harris, BA’72 (Metro)

Kenneth Nadzak, BS’72 (Flor), MBA’75 (Metro)

Warren Oates Jr., BS’72, MBA’76 (Metro)

William Watko, Sr., MS’72 (Metro), MBA’74 (Ruth)

Cathy Shepherd Adams, BA’73 (Metro)

Vincent Isabella, Jr., BS’73 (Flor)

Sheila Littauer, MA’73, EdD’87 (Metro)

Robert Turel, BS’73, MBA’75 (Metro)

Gus Lois, BA’74 (Metro)

Wayne Schachner, BA’74 (Flor)

Gary Rygiel, BS’75 (Flor)

Charles Samaras, BS’75 (Metro)

Thomas Hock, MBA’76 (Ruth)

Gloria LeCuyer, MA’76 (Metro)

Bernard Santandera, BS’76 (Flor)

Frederick Grant Westerman, MBA’76 (Ruth)

Carleton Brown, MBA’77 (Ruth)

Rebecca Cella, MA’77 (Ruth)

Marianne Schack Fitzgerald, BA’77 (Ruth), MBA’82 (Metro)

Sandra Graff, MAT’77 (Metro)

Gary Massar, BS’77 (Metro)

Ann D’Ippolito, MA’78 (Ruth)

Ronald Kiesche, BS’78 (Metro)

Sheldon Goldstein, MBA’79 (Flor)

Barry Kandel, MBA’80 (Flor)

James Norris, BA’80 (Flor)

Anne Armstrong, MA’81 (Ruth)

Michael Cortese, DMD’81 (Metro)

Adrian Nesnadny, MBA’81 (Ruth)

Frances Antal, MA’82 (Ruth)

LeRoy Blake, MBA’82 (Ruth)

Ruth Connolly, MPA’82 (Ruth)

John Franzino, MBA’82 (Metro)

William Krajewski, MBA’82 (Ruth)

Lucy Salas Riebling, MBA’82 (Metro)

Allen Frank, MBA’83 (Flor)

Ronald Baumann, BS’84 (Ruth)

Gene Purkey, MBA’84 (Ruth)

Roger Rew, MBA’84 (Flor)

George Ambrose, BS’85 (Flor)

Eileen Dolphin, BSN’85 (Ruth)

Thomas Langhorne, III, BA’93 (Flor)

Anne Benton, BS’94 (Ruth)

Dorothy Carletta, MA’94 (Metro)

Theresé Nonevitch-Fedorchak, BS’94 (Ruth)

Albert Atkinson Jr., MA’00 (Flor)