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FDU Authors, Artists Celebrated

Faculty, staff, alumni and student authors and artists from all four FDU campuses were recognized at the Giovatto Library’s annual celebration on April 13 at the Metropolitan Campus. The event was sponsored by the Metropolitan Campus Faculty Library Committee.

Honorees and attendees were welcomed by Craig Mourton, associate campus provost (Metro); Barry Karger, English, Petrocelli College, and chair, Metropolitan Campus Faculty Library Committee (Metro); and Eli Amdur, Petrocelli College and member, Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board (Metro).

Authors, Artists Event Speakers
At the event were, from left — all from the Metropolitan Campus — Craig Mourton, associate campus provost; Barry Karger, English, Petrocelli College, and chair, Metropolitan Campus Faculty Library Committee; Eli Amdur, Petrocelli College and member, Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board (Metro); Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro and Latino Promise programs, Petrocelli College; Patricia Keefe Durso, English, Petrocelli College; elanie Perez, student and editor-in-chief, The Equinox; Jessica Fargnoli, (BA’06, MA’07 [Metro]), humanities, Bergen Community College, and member, Giovatto Library Alumni Advisory Board, and Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library, holding a copy of the Bergen Community College Journal of Scholarly Teaching, where an article written by Fargnoli is included.

Among the guest speakers — all from the Metropolitan Campus — were Melanie Perez, student and editor-in-chief, The Equinox (“Our Metropolitan Campus Student Journalists”); Patricia Keefe Durso, English, Petrocelli College (“Lately Landed: The Work of the Irish, An Immigration Story”); and Fernando Alonso, business and director, Puerta al Futuro and Latino Promise programs, Petrocelli College (“Puerto Rican Immigration and Assimilation Into the U.S.: Early and Mid-20th Century”). Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library, thanked everyone for attending.

Authors

This year’s faculty author honorees (by college/campus) were:

Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences (all Florham Campus)Jeffrey Allen, creative writing; Renee Ashley, creative writing; Coe Booth, creative writing; Walter Cummins, emeritus, English; Donna Freitas, creative writing; David Grand, creative writing; H.L. Hix, creative writing; David Landau, film/animation; Minna Proctor, creative writing and editor-in-chief, The Literary Review; Rosie Schaap, creative writing; Eliot Schrefer, creative writing; Rachel Sherman, creative writing; René Steinke, English and director, low-residency MFA program in creative writing; Ethné Swartz, entrepreneurship; and Justin Taylor, creative writing and fiction editor, The Literary Review.

Silberman College of Business — John Skarbnik, taxation (Flor).

Anthony J. Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies — Jarrett Bachman, hospitality/tourism management and program coordinator, MS in hospitality management (Van); Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory (Metro); Patricia Keefe Durso, English (Metro); Seymour Elk, chemistry/mathematics (Metro); Ajay Garg, administrative science (Van); Jong-Chae Kim, administrative science (Metro); Robyn Lubisco, sports administration (Metro); Elizabeth Roberts, English/public administration (Metro); William “Pat” Schuber, administrative science (Metro); Lloyd Ultan, history (Metro); and Laurence Winters, interdisciplinary studies and director, interdisciplinary studies (Metro).

Book Covers
Covers of books by FDU authors

University College: Arts • Sciences • Professional Studies  — Bruno Battistoli, communication (Metro); Peter Burkholder, history (Metro); Teresa Donati, emerita, sociology (Metro); Ronald Dumont, psychology and director, psychology (Metro); Mark Farag, mathematics (Metro); James Gifford, English and director, University core (Van); Nicole Hansen, learning disabilities (Metro); Stephanie Honchell, history (Metro); Vasudevan Janarthanan, information technology and program coordinator of information technology program (Van); Ish Kumar, pharmaceutical chemistry (Metro); Mihaela Leonida, chemistry (Metro); Robert McGrath, psychology and director, psychopharmacology program (Metro); Bryan Meadows, education: second language acquisition (Metro); Robert Prentky, psychology and director, MA in forensic psychology (Metro); Chris Rasmussen, history (Metro); Marie Roberts, fine arts (Metro); Marycarol Rossignol, nursing and associate director for Florham programs, nursing/allied health (Metro); Jason Scorza, philosophy/English (Metro) and vice provost for academic/international affairs (Metro/Flor); William Zimmerle, humanities (Metro); and Vladimir Zwass, computer science/management information systems and deputy director, computer science/management information systems/e-commerce/mathematics.

Vancouver Campus — Juliane Bitek, English/literature.

Wroxton College — Nicholas Baldwin, dean, Wroxton College, and Andrew Rose, creative writing and college librarian.

This year’s administrator/staff author honorees were the late J. Michael Adams, past president; Lisa Braverman, dean, Petrocelli College (Metro/Flor); Angelo Carfagna, associate vice president, communications (Metro); Diana Cvitan, director, global learning/partnerships (Metro); Sheldon Drucker, retired president; Kathleen Stein-Smith, associate University librarian and director of public services, Giovatto Library (Metro); and Kenneth Vehrkens, retired dean, Petrocelli College.

Artists

Among those whose works were included in a faculty and staff art exhibit were (all Metropolitan Campus) Richard Castellana, emeritus, humanities/fine arts; Eamon Doherty, administrative science and director, Cyber Crime Training Laboratory; Luis Garcia, University College; Jessie Ribustello, office administrator/circulation assistant, Giovatto Library; Jessica O’Brien, director of student life; Christine Siegel, system administrator, University systems/security); Copies Plus.

Alumni and student authors included alumni Sheldon Aronowitz, BA’71 (Metro); Al Borrelli, BA’63, MA’66 (Metro); Joseph Brizzolara, BS’87 (Metro); Kern Craig, MBA’89 (Ruth); Jessica Fargnoli, BA’06 MA’07 (Metro); Tony Mankus, BA’68 (Ruth); Michael Politis, BS’73, MS’74 (Metro); Sean Stein Smith, BS’10, MS’11, MBA’13 (Metro); Linda Voogd, MA’83 (Flor); and students Michael Divito and Katelyn Mills.