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Highlighting the Class of 2016

As we celebrate Commencement at MetLife Stadium on May 17, take a moment to get to know the Class of 2016 as a whole, and meet some of its standout individuals.

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Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowsh

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What will you miss about FDU?

VIDEO: In anticipation of Commencement 2016, we asked students at the Metropolitan Campus (and Florham, too!): “What will you miss most about FDU?”

visits to the Red Square, the Red October Babaevsky chocolate factory — “a childhood dream come true!” she says — the Bolshoi Theater and Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. - See more at:

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VIDEO: Here's a Grad Greetings sneak peek from students at FDU's Florham Campus (students at the Metro Campus filmed theirs, too!). Congrats to all our 2016 graduates!

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Shi (Porter) Yang

Shi (Porter) Yang is a triple threat — he’s studying political science, criminology and sociology and will receive his BA on May 17 — he speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese and English, and has lived in Taiwan, Australia and the U.S. As the Florham Student Pinnacle Award recipient, Yang is one of the three student speakers who will address the Class of 2016.


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Katelyn Arathoon

New menu, new turf, new labs among Florham Campus summer projects - See more at:

On and off the soccer field, Katelyn Arathoon racks up victories, including her latest — being selected as the Metropolitan Campus Student Pinnacle Award recipient. At home in Canada, the honors student coaches and inspires young female soccer players. Now, Arathoon, who will receive her BS in biology, summa cum laude, is ready to inspire her fellow grads, too.

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Laura Rodriguez Romero

New labs in Becton Hall and more changes for Metropolitan Campus - See more at:

Laura Rodriguez Romero speaks fluent Spanish and English. She knows French, and is learning Portuguese. The multilingual native of Colombia puts her words to good use come Commencement 2016, as Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Vancouver Campus Pinnacle Award recipient. She will graduate with her BS in business administration.


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