Highlighting the Class of 2015

From being a diverse group of graduating students to being the first class ever to graduate inside MetLife Stadium, the Class of 2015 is special. Here are a few of the highlights and standout students of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Class of 2015.

The Class of 2015 by the numbers

FDU's Class of 2015 is one-of-a-kind. Students of all kinds are getting ready to walk across the stage at Met Life Stadium for the 72nd Commencement. Check out these fun facts about the graduating class, what degrees they are earning, and where students are from and a whole lot MORE.


From sneakers to suits: FDU Devils after graduation

Being a NCAA Division III student athlete comes with two basic requirements: be enrolled as a full time student with twelve or more credits and participate in any varsity sport. At FDU, that is just the bare minimum of what these student athletes do. Four Florham graduating seniors sat down to talk about their experience as a Devil over the past four years and how FDU prepared them for what's next. [MORE]


Trading the field for a diploma: FDU Knights look back and ahead

What does it take to be a Division I student athlete and senior with graduation on the horizon? Five graduating Metropolitan Campus seniors share the lessons they learned on the field and how the struggles and triumphs of a being Knight prepared them for life after graduation. [MORE]


bliggettsqGraduating grandma

It's never too late to complete a degree, as this 76-year-old grandma knows. Barbara Liggett shares what it was like to become a college student again as a septuagenarian as she graduates from her hometown university. On May 19, she'll get to walk across the stage in front of her family, including her five grandchildren. [MORE]


The Student Pinnacle Award Winners:


Chris Trautman web editFive questions with Christopher Trautman

Christopher Trautman is ready for the next chapter: sharing a little of his FDU story with friends, family, faculty and fellow graduates at Commencement 2015. Hailing from Clinton, N.J., Trautman, the Florham Campus Pinnacle Award winner, will graduate with a BA in English Language & Literature with a concentration in world literature. [MORE]


Ariel McKayle web editFive questions with Ariel McKayle

Ariel McKayle already graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University once. In 2014, the Harlem, New York City native received her B.S. in psychology, cum laude. She returns for Commencement 2015 — for achieving her Masters of Arts in Teaching in elementary education — as the Metropolitan Campus Pinnacle Award winner. The first generation Jamaican-American is excited to represent her campus and class at graduation. [MORE]

Camila Castro web editFive questions with Camila Castro

Camila Castro is going to miss the international flavor of the Vancouver Campus after she graduates with her BS in business administration. But the El Salvador native is excited, too, because there’s so much more of the world to see. Her next adventure awaits at Commencement 2015, where she’ll take part in the ceremony as the Vancouver Campus Pinnacle Award winner. [MORE]


Grad Greetings 2015: A sneak peek!