Candle-lighting Ceremonies Mark New School Year
In August, FDU’s Metropolitan and Florham campuses welcomed more than 1,300 incoming freshmen and marked the start of the new academic year with candle-lighting ceremonies.
President Christopher Capuano advised the new students to seize the opportunities that FDU presents. “Your lives will change forever. Best of luck to all of you!” he added.
To meet some of the new faces on campus and learn about their dreams and expectations go to “Presenting the Class of 2021.”
Left photo: The central flame at the Italian Gardens.
Right photo: Speakers at the Florham Campus candle-lighting ceremony included, from left, President Christopher Capuano; Jas Verem, dean of students (Flor); Geoffrey Weinman, dean, Becton College (Flor); Andrew Rosman, dean, Silberman College (Metro/Flor); Sean Mehr, president, Student Government Association (Flor); and Brian Mauro, interim campus executive (Flor).
Left photo: Florham Campus freshmen.
Right photo: Bagpipers led the freshmen into the Italian Gardens.
Left photo: Several freshmen had the opportunity to meet President Christopher Capuano at the candle-lighting ceremony. From left are Marin Keele, President Capuano, Micalina Gallo and Grace Stern.
Right photo: Robert Vodde, center, Metropolitan Campus executive, with freshmen Christie Dilone, left, and Skye Polanco, right.
Metropolitan Campus freshmen and campus student leaders at the candle-lighting ceremony held in Dickinson Hall. From left are freshman Stephi Eusebio; Shamir Evans, president, Residence Hall Association; freshman Ashley Lee; Vanessa Young, president, International Student Association; freshman Erika Portorreal; Evan McDonald, president, Student Athletic Advisory Committee; freshman Shainys Ortiz; and Akshay Patel, president, Student Government Association.
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In This Issue
- Capuano Inaugurated as Eighth President
- Academic Convocation 2017 Celebrates 75 Years
- Ranked Among Top Universities
- Stewart Joins Board of Trustees
- Facilities Update
- President Clinton Leads Illustrious New Jersey Speakers Series
- International Happenings
- Innovative LD Virtual Tutoring Program Offers Face-to-Face Support to Students Everywhere
- Faculty Status Report 2017–2018
- FDU Press Marks 50th Year with New Office, New Books
- College Happenings
- Spotlight — Carlson, Diaz, Harmon, Yu
- This & That
- Photo Stories: Candle-lighting Ceremonies Mark New School Year, Doerfler Center Dedicated
Flor = Florham Campus,
Metro = Metropolitan Campus,
Van = Vancouver Campus,
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Wrox = Wroxton College,
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