Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies

Welcome to Petrocelli College


The curriculum of the Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies intends to specifically address the needs of students outside the mainstream of traditional undergraduate and graduate populations served by the University's other colleges. The College's many initiatives also represent an entrepreneurial approach to meeting the needs of students. (more)


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ISHTM Annual Scholarship Gala

The International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will be hosting its annual Scholarship/Student Benefit Dinner on Sunday, April 30, from 1:45 to 6 p.m., in Hennessy Hall at the Florham Campus.

To register, contact Ashley Ferraro at 201-692-7271 or, or go to Registration.

Center for Excellence News

On Thursday, May 18, the Center for Excellence will host its Fifth Annual Conference for Women in Nonprofit Leadership at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, N.J. This year’s theme is “Partnering for Social Impact.”

News and Events


Excerpts from Inside FDU on the Web  February / March 2017

College Happenings

Camp Discovery

Camp Discovery, which is offered at both the Metropolitan and Florham campuses, runs from Monday, June 26, through Friday, August 4, 2017, in three two-week sessions. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Special discounts for full-time faculty and staff are available as well. For more information call 201-692-6500 or visit its website at

FDU Motorcycle Safety Education

FDU Motorcycle Safety Education is entering its 20th year of training novice and experienced motorcyclists with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) national curriculum. Its curriculum has evolved from a Riding Street Strategies program into the RiderCourse suite, which is a student-centered, rider perception facilitation program that encourages lifelong learning. More than a hundred MSF-certified RiderCoaches, who are approved by the chief administrator of New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission, facilitate responsible rider perception in the classroom and in riding motorcycles on a closed course.


Faculty and Staff

Fernando Alonso, Business and Director, Puerta al Futuro® and Latino Promise® programs, Petrocelli College (Metro), was a panelist in a discussion on “The Legacy of President Barack Obama in New Jersey,” held December 9, 2016, in Jersey City, N.J.

Lisa Braverman, Dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor), has been invited to serve on the editorial board of Unbound, a publication of the University Professional Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). In addition, she plans to present on “Seizing Leadership Opportunities: A Practical Framework for Implementing Change and Innovation” at the 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference, which will be held from March 22 to 24 in Chicago, Ill.

Eli Amdur, Petrocelli College (Metro), in his Career Coach column in The Record, addressed “Think About Things Bigger Than Yourself” on January 8, 2017.

Alan Goldberger, Petrocelli College (Metro), was a featured speaker — for the eighth consecutive year — at the U.S. Lacrosse National Convention held in Baltimore, Md., in January, where he spoke about “Calling the Game: Your Legal Rights.”

Robyn Lubisco, sports administration (Metro), co-wrote two articles: “The S.M.A.R.T Strategy to Recruiting and Retaining High School Coaches,” for Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, and “The Case of the iPhone,” for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.”

Laurence Winters, interdisciplinary studies and director, BA in interdisciplinary studies (Metro), represented Petrocelli College, FDU and the Association for the Teaching of Core Texts and Courses (ACTC) at the annual meeting of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, held in Ottawa, Canada.

Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro), chaired “Symposium on Health Informatics & Medical Systems” at the 2016 International Conference on Computational, Science and Computational Intelligence held in December in Las Vegas, Nev. He also presented “Experiences in Teaching to Help Retain Historically Disadvantaged Groups of STEM Students” and, with graduate student Michael Divito, “Lessons on Teaching Malware Investigations Online” at the conference.

In February, Jong-Chae Kim, sports administration (Metro), presented at the annual conference for the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in Tampa, Fla., on “Comparing COSMA’s Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and AACSB’s Assurance of Learning and Demonstrating an Example of the Assessment.”

Deborah Fredericks, associate dean of continuing education operations/college learning outcomes assessment, Petrocelli College (Metro), was quoted in the NJBIZ article “Not For Profit, But Certainly for Education” on January 9, where she mentioned an FDU “certificate specially designed for executives in nonprofit positions.”