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Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private university founded as a junior college
Junior college
The term junior college refers to different educational institutions in different countries.-India:In India, most states provide schooling through 12th grade...

 in 1942. It now has several campuses located in New Jersey
New Jersey
New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Description


Fairleigh Dickinson Univerity is New Jersey's largest private institution with 12,000+ students. The institution has two main campuses located in New Jersey: the College at Florham in Madison
Madison, New Jersey
Madison is a borough in Morris County, New Jersey, in the United States. As of the 2000 United States Census, the population was 16,530. It also is known as "The Rose City".-Geography:Madison is located at ....

, which is centered on the former estate of Florence Vanderbilt and Hamilton Twombly; and the Metropolitan Campus located close to New York City and spanning the Hackensack River
Hackensack River
The Hackensack River is a river, approximately 45 miles long, in the U.S. states of New York and New Jersey, emptying into Newark Bay, a back chamber of New York Harbor. The watershed of the river includes part of the suburban area outside New York City just west of the lower Hudson River,...

 in Teaneck
Teaneck, New Jersey
Teaneck is a township in Bergen County, New Jersey, and a suburb in the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 39,776, making it the second-most populous among the 70 municipalities in Bergen County....

 and Hackensack
Hackensack, New Jersey
Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States and the county seat of Bergen County. Although informally called Hackensack, it was officially named New Barbadoes Township until 1921. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 43,010....

. It also owns two international campuses, one in Vancouver, British Columbia, and another in Wroxton
Wroxton
Wroxton is a village and civil parish in the north of Oxfordshire about west of Banbury.-History:Wroxton is recorded as having a church in 1217, but the present Church of England parish church of All Saints is early 14th century. A Perpendicular Gothic clerestory and porch were added early in the...

, England, known as Wroxton College. In 1965, Fairleigh Dickinson University acquired the Wroxton Abbey
Wroxton Abbey
Wroxton Abbey is a Jacobean house in Oxfordshire, with a 1727 garden partly converted to the serpentine style between 1731 and 1751. It is west of Banbury, off the A422, in Wroxton St. Mary. It is now the English campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University....

, now home to Wroxton College, from Trinity College, Oxford
Trinity College, Oxford
The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity in the University of Oxford, of the foundation of Sir Thomas Pope , or Trinity College for short, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It stands on Broad Street, next door to Balliol College and Blackwells bookshop,...

 becoming the first American university to own and operate its own campus in England, and the first to own and operate a campus outside the United States. In 2007, the university began offering degree programs at a new campus in the downtown neighborhood of Yaletown in Vancouver, British Columbia named FDU-Vancouver.

History


Fairleigh Dickinson University was founded in 1942 as a junior college
Junior college
The term junior college refers to different educational institutions in different countries.-India:In India, most states provide schooling through 12th grade...

 by Dr. Peter Sammartino and wife Sally and was named after an early benefactor Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson
Fairleigh S. Dickinson
Colonel Fairleigh S. Dickinson was the co-founder of the medical technology company Becton Dickinson and the named benefactor of Fairleigh Dickinson University.-Biography:...

, co-founder of Becton Dickinson
Becton Dickinson
Becton, Dickinson and Company , is an American medical technology company that manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD does business in nearly 50 countries and has 28,803 employees worldwide. In...

. By 1948, Fairleigh Dickinson College expanded its curriculum to offer a four-year program when the GI Bill and veterans' money encouraged it to redesignate itself. In that same year, the school received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools is a voluntary, peer-based, non-profit association dedicated to educational excellence and improvement through peer evaluation and accreditation...

. In 1956, the same year the University acquired the former Twombly-Vanderbilt estate in Madison, the institution was recognized as Fairleigh Dickinson University by the New Jersey State Board of Education. Fairleigh Dickinson University is a member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Founded in 1976, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities is an organization of private US colleges and universities...

.

Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted
Frederick Law Olmsted was an American journalist, social critic, public administrator, and landscape designer. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, although many scholars have bestowed that title upon Andrew Jackson Downing...

, the designer of Central Park, was also commissioned to design the landscape for the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate (now the College at Florham campus).
The main house of the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate, now Hennessy Hall, was designed by architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White
McKim, Mead, and White
McKim, Mead & White was a prominent American architectural firm at the turn of the twentieth century and in the history of American architecture. The firm's founding partners were Charles Follen McKim , William Rutherford Mead and Stanford White...

 in the Georgian Revival style. The mansion was completed in 1897 and was modeled after the wing of Hampton Court Palace designed by architect Christopher Wren.

In addition to the present campuses, Fairleigh Dickinson University operated campuses in Rutherford, NJ (where the University was founded in 1942) and in Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Saint Croix is an island in the Caribbean Sea, and a county and constituent district of the United States Virgin Islands , an unincorporated territory of the United States. Formerly the Danish West Indies, they were sold to the United States by Denmark in the Treaty of the Danish West Indies of...

. Operations on the Rutherford Campus were merged with the Metropolitan Campus in 1993 and the Rutherford Campus was later sold to Felician College
Felician College
Felician College is a private Roman Catholic college with two campuses, located in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey.It was founded as the Immaculate Conception Normal School by the Felician Sisters in 1923, and became Immaculate Conception Junior College in 1942. With the authorization of its first...

. The West Indies Laboratory which opened in 1972 was damaged beyond repair during Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo was a classical, destructive and rare Cape Verde-type hurricane which struck the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Montserrat, St. Croix, Puerto Rico and the USA mainland in South Carolina as a Category 4 hurricane during September of the 1989 Atlantic hurricane season...

 and was closed shortly afterwards in 1990.

In 2001, Ron Howard
Ron Howard
Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American actor, director, and producer. He came to prominence as a child actor, playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later the teenaged Richie Cunningham in the sitcom Happy Days for six years...

's award winning movie A Beautiful Mind
A Beautiful Mind (film)
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard and written by Akiva Goldsman. It was inspired by a bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-nominated 1998 book of the same name by Sylvia Nasar...

was partly filmed at Fairleigh Dickinson's College at Florham.

During the 2008–2009 academic year the College at Florham celebrated a year-long celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of that campus.

The alma mater of all the campuses is the following:

Praise to thee, O Alma Mater, faithfully we sing,
Hear our joyful voices ringing, Fairleigh Dickinson.
Campus halls, that oft recall us, memories will bring,
Campus lights will ever guide us, when the day is done.
Alma Mater, we will cherish each day of the years
We were privileged to spend here, tho’our parting nears.

Academics


Both New Jersey campuses have a wide variety of courses and programs. The College at Florham emphasizes liberal arts and sciences, including pre-professional studies such as pre-law and pre-medicine, in a traditional, residential, small college setting. The Metropolitan Campus offers both liberal arts and sciences yet places more emphasis on professional study including engineering, nursing, and criminal justice. The Metropolitan Campus, while it has residence halls, is also a commuter campus, and has a significant international student population. Both New Jersey campuses are home to the QUEST program, in which students can study any major and combine their bachelor's degree
Bachelor's degree
A bachelor's degree is usually an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate course or major that generally lasts for three or four years, but can range anywhere from two to six years depending on the region of the world...

 with a master's in education.

FDU offers AACSB
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business was founded in 1916 to accredit schools of business worldwide. The first accreditations took place in 1919. The stated mission is to advance quality management education worldwide through accreditation and thought leadership. It is regarded...

-accredited graduate and undergraduate business degrees through its Silberman College of Business. In 2010, Fairleigh Dickinson's Silberman College of Business was Ranked as one of the top 301 Business Schools in the country by Princeton Review. The University is ranked 81st by US News and World Report Best Colleges 2012 rankings in the Northeast for Tier 1 Universities-Masters. The University has had long-standing connections with the UN, offering qualified students opportunities for internships with the UN and its associated agencies. Fairleigh Dickinson University is formally recognized by the United Nations as an NGO by the UN Department of Public Information. In 2009, the university became the first college to receive special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council
United Nations Economic and Social Council
The Economic and Social Council of the United Nations constitutes one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and it is responsible for the coordination of the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, its functional commissions and five regional commissions...

 (ECOSOC). Since 2002 the university has hosted more than 70 United Nations ambassadors and officials as part of their U.N. Pathways Forum.

Fairleigh Dickinson consists of four academic colleges: Becton College of Arts and Sciences (based at the College at Florham), University College of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies (based on the Metropolitan Campus), Silberman College of Business, and Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. The latter two colleges provide academic offerings at both New Jersey campuses. The Silberman College of Business also makes up the core offering for FDU Vancouver with Bachelors and Masters degrees. The Silberman College entrepreneurial studies program has been rated as one of the best in the U.S. In 2006, The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship was ranked the 7th undergraduate entrepreneurial school in the nation by Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur Magazine
Entrepreneur is a publication that carries news stories about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities. It is published by Entrepreneur Media Inc., headquartered in Irvine, California....

 and The Princeton Review.

Fairleigh Dickinson is the largest private university in the State of New Jersey with over 12,000 students. In total, there are about 8,500 undergraduate (2,500-College at Florham, 6,000-Metropolitan Campus) and 3,500 graduate (1,000-College at Florham, 2,500-Metropolitan Campus) students of which many are international students. FDU has over 1200 international students from over 85 countries ranking it 15th nationally among their Carnegie peer group. The majority of international students attend the Metropolitan Campus and FDU Vancouver which was founded primarily to educate international students. FDU Vancouver is the first American owned and operated institution in British Columbia
British Columbia
British Columbia is the westernmost of Canada's provinces and is known for its natural beauty, as reflected in its Latin motto, Splendor sine occasu . Its name was chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858...

 to receive university status.

Between the three libraries and one archive located at FDU's College at Florham and Metropolitan campuses the university library system holds over 300,000 titles. The College at Florham library is housed in the old orangerie of the Twombly-Vanderbilt estate which was built in the 1890s by McKim, Mead, and White. The Metropolitan campus features the Giovatto Library, the Business Reference Library in Dickinson Hall, and the North Jersey Heritage Center (an archival collection of New Jersey books, documents, maps, newspapers and reference material, as well as FDU history). The New Jersey collection began in 1961 when FDU became one of the earliest participants in the New Jersey Document Program listed as 4th in precedence out of 80 depositories behind the Council of State Government, Rutgers University and the NJ State Library.

Fairleigh Dickinson University publishes its own quarterly literary journal called The Literary Review
The Literary Review
The Literary Review is an American literary magazine founded in 1957. The quarterly magazine is published internationally by Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey...

 which was founded in 1957. The journal is published through the Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press is a publishing house under the operation and oversight of Fairleigh Dickinson University, the largest private university in New Jersey, USA. FDU Press was established in 1967 by the university's founder Peter Sammartino, in cooperation with the publisher...

 which was founded in 1967. The FDU University Press has independently published more than 1500 books since its founding. FDU Press was a founding member of Associated University Presses
Associated University Presses
Associated University Presses is a publishing company based in the United States, formed and operated as a consortium of several American university presses. AUP was first established and incorporated in 1966, with the first titles bearing the AUP imprint appearing from 1968...

 and continued to be until 2010 when the company ceased publishing new titles. In 2010, the FDU Press began printing titles in conjunction with Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group is an independent publishing house founded in 1949. Under several imprints, the company offers scholarly books and journals for the academic market, as well as trade books. The company also owns a book distributor, National Book Network...

.

Fairleigh Dickinson University's International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management features the US national headquarters of the international gastronomic society Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs
La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an international gastronomic society founded in Paris in 1950. The Chaîne is based on the traditions and practices of the old French royal guild of goose roasters, whose authority gradually expanded to the roasting of all poultry, meat and game...

 located at the Chaîne House on the College at Florham campus.

On February 3, 2011, FDU along with Medco Health Solutions
Medco Health Solutions
Medco Health Solutions, Inc is a health care company currently serving the needs of more than 65 million people. Medco provides pharmacy services for private and public employers, health plans, labor unions, government agencies, and individuals served by Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans...

 announced the establishment of a pharmacy school at the university that will open in the fall of 2012. The Medco Pharmacy School will be situated near the College at Florham Campus and will be only the 2nd pharmacy school in the State of New Jersey.

Athletics



In intercollegiate athletics, the Metropolitan Campus competes in NCAA Division I, while the College at Florham competes in Division III, making it one of only a few schools in the United States to field both Division I and Division III teams. The teams at the Metropolitan Campus are known as the Knights, while the Florham Campus teams are known as the Devils.

Metropolitan Campus



Athletically, the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights compete in the NCAA's Northeast Conference
Northeast Conference
The Northeast Conference is a college athletic conference whose schools are members of the NCAA. The NCAA designates the Northeast Conference to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision for Division I Men's Football and to Division I Sports for all other sports.Founded in 1981 as the ECAC-Metro...

 and Division I. Their mascot
Mascot
The term mascot – defined as a term for any person, animal, or object thought to bring luck – colloquially includes anything used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team, society, military unit, or brand name...

 is Nitro (sometimes spelled Knightro) the Knight. A recent achievement for the Knights men's basketball team was in the 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
The 2005 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 15, 2005, and ended with the championship game on April 4 at the Edward Jones Dome in St...

 where they made the NCAA Tournament as a sixteenth seed and gave the top seeded Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois Fighting Illini
The Fighting Illini are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The University offers 10 men's and 11 women's varsity sports....

 a huge scare. Being only down 1 at the half, the Knights played well and held their own for a while. However, in the second half the Illini pulled away from FDU and won the game by 12.

In 2010, Fairleigh Dickinson University's women bowling team captured its 2nd National Championship (the first being in 2006). The Knights managed to upset the defending National Champion Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The university is a member of the Big Ten Conference...

. Fairleigh Dickinson prevailed with a 4 games to 3 victory. The title game was held at the Brunswick Zone Carolier Lanes in North Brunswick, NJ.

Also the women's golf team has won 4 straight NEC conference championships (2008–2011).

College at Florham campus



The FDU-Florham sports teams are called the Devils. They participate in the Middle Atlantic Conferences' Freedom Conference and NCAA Division III.

The men's golf team has won 4 straight MAC conference championships (2005–2009).

PublicMind


Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind is an independent research group that conducts public opinion polling and other research on politics, society, popular culture, consumer behavior and economic trends. PublicMind associates undertake scientific survey research for corporations, non-profits, and government agencies as well as for the public interest.

PublicMind has conducted well-publicized survey research on:
  • Presidential
    Statewide opinion polling for Hillary Clinton for the United States presidential election, 2008
    Many scientific, state-wide public opinion polls have been conducted relating to the United States of America presidential election, 2008, matching up Hillary Clinton against John McCain....

    , gubernatorial, US Senate, and state legislative races
  • Televising US Supreme Court proceedings
    Supreme Court of the United States, televised
    Supreme Court of the United States, televised, refers to the debate over televising proceedings of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Court has never allowed cameras in its courtroom, but it does make audiotapes of oral arguments and opinions available to the public...

  • Homeland security, terrorism, SARS, and disaster preparedness
  • Casinos and gaming regulations, including sports betting
    Sports betting
    Sports betting is the activity of predicting sports results and placing a wager on the outcome.-United States of America:Aside from simple wagers such as betting a friend that one's favorite baseball team will win its division or buying a football "square" for the Super Bowl, sports betting is...

     and online gambling
    Online gambling
    Online gambling, also known as Internet gambling and iGambling, is a general term for gambling using the Internet.-Online poker:Online poker tables commonly offer Texas hold 'em, Omaha, Seven-card stud, razz, HORSE and other game types in both tournament and ring game structures...

  • Driver behavior, including texting while driving
    Texting while driving
    Texting while driving is the act of composing, sending, reading text messages, email, or making other similar use of the web on a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle. The practice has been viewed by many people and authorities as dangerous. It has also been ruled as the cause of some motor...

     and cell phone use
  • The TV reality show Jersey Shore
    Jersey Shore (TV series)
    Jersey Shore is an American reality television series that premiered on MTV on December 3, 2009 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates spending their summer at the Jersey Shore in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Season 2 followed the cast escaping the cold northeast...

    , as well as the TV drama The Sopranos
    The Sopranos
    The Sopranos is an American television drama series created by David Chase that revolves around the New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the often conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads...

    .
  • Development and suburban sprawl
  • Survey methodology.


PublicMind also:
  • created the New Jersey Index of Consumer Performance and Index of Consumer Intentions.

Recent PublicMind Research

  • In 2006 PublicMind anticipated, through the use of priming experiments, that the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in New Jersey, Tom Kean, Jr. would relinquish his early lead in the polls to Democrat Bob Menendez because of the profound unpopularity of then Pres. George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

     and the U.S. war in Iraq
  • In 2007–2008 PublicMind polled presidential primary races between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama
    Barack Obama
    Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama previously served as a United States Senator from Illinois, from January 2005 until he resigned following his victory in the 2008 presidential election.Born in...

     and concluded, contrary to many polls, that a significant portion of US voters were not ready for a woman as president
  • In the 2008 general election PublicMind polled voters in Delaware
    Delaware
    Delaware is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, and to the north by Pennsylvania...

     and Alaska to compare their attitudes towards vice-presidential candidates Joe Biden
    Joe Biden
    Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. is the 47th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama...

     and Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin
    Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator and author. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 presidential election, she was the first Alaskan on the national ticket of a major party and first Republican woman nominated for the vice-presidency.She was...

     who hailed from Delaware and Alaska. PublicMind showed that while both candidates were exceptionally popular in their own state, Alaskans saw Joe Biden as the candidate better suited to become president. FDU poll results in Alaska and Delaware mirrored sentiment in national polls suggesting that Biden was the more “experienced” candidate
  • In 2009 PublicMind researchers showed that support for a third party
    Third party (United States)
    The term third party is used in the United States for any and all political parties in the United States other than one of the two major parties . The term can also refer to independent politicians not affiliated with any party at all and to write-in candidates.The United States has had a...

     candidate was systematically over-estimated by pollsters simply by identifying the candidate as “the independent.”
  • In 2011 PublicMind researchers concluded that, contrary to the complaints of many New Jersey
    New Jersey
    New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

     politicians, including Gov. Chris Christie, the reality TV show Jersey Shore
    Jersey Shore (TV series)
    Jersey Shore is an American reality television series that premiered on MTV on December 3, 2009 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates spending their summer at the Jersey Shore in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Season 2 followed the cast escaping the cold northeast...

     was not hurting New Jersey’s image. Peter Woolley added in a poll release, “…the show isn’t hurting the nation’s view of the state. In fact, it may be promoting one of the state’s best features—not Snooki, but the shore itself.”

Notable alumni

  • Christine Park, professional artist and sculptor with works displayed in the National Gallery of Art.
  • Dr. Donatus St. Aimee, Permanent Representative of Saint Lucia to the United Nations.
  • Stephanie Adams, Playboy
    Playboy
    Playboy is an American men's magazine that features photographs of nude women as well as journalism and fiction. It was founded in Chicago in 1953 by Hugh Hefner and his associates, and funded in part by a $1,000 loan from Hefner's mother. The magazine has grown into Playboy Enterprises, Inc., with...

    centerfold
    Centerfold
    The centerfold of a magazine refers to a gatefolded spread, usually a portrait such as a pin-up or a nude, inserted in the middle of the publication, or to the model featured in the portrait...

     and author.
  • Tom Barrise
    Tom Barrise
    Tom Barrise is an American basketball coach who became the interim head coach of the New Jersey Nets for 2 games. Barrise replaced Lawrence Frank after the Nets began the 2009-10 season with 16 consecutive losses. There were talks of Barrise finishing out the season as Interim Head Coach, but the...

    , is currently an assistant coach for Avery Johnson for the New Jersey Nets.
  • Alejandro Bedoya
    Alejandro Bedoya
    Alejandro Bedoya is an American soccer player who plays as a midfielder for Rangers in the Scottish Premier League and the United States national team.- Background :...

    , professional soccer player for Glasgow Rangers
    Rangers F.C.
    Rangers Football Club are an association football club based in Glasgow, Scotland, who play in the Scottish Premier League. The club are nicknamed the Gers, Teddy Bears and the Light Blues, and the fans are known to each other as bluenoses...

     in Scotland and a U.S. International
    United States men's national soccer team
    The United States men's national soccer team represents the United States in international association football competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF...

    .
  • Brenda Blackmon, Chief Anchor WWOR-TV
    WWOR-TV
    WWOR-TV, virtual channel 9 , is the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV programming service, licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey and serving the Tri-State metropolitan area. WWOR is owned by Fox Television Stations, a division of the News Corporation, and is a sister station to Fox network flagship...

     My9 News at Ten.
  • Ron Blomberg
    Ron Blomberg
    Ronald Mark Blomberg , nicknamed Boomer, is a former Major League Baseball designated hitter, first baseman, and right fielder...

    , baseball player for the New York Yankees.
  • Mensun Bound
    Mensun Bound
    Mensun Bound is a British marine archaeologist, based in Oxford. He is Triton Senior Research Fellow in Marine Archaeology at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford....

    , marine archaeologist
    Maritime archaeology
    Maritime archaeology is a discipline within archaeology as a whole that specifically studies human interaction with the sea, lakes and rivers through the study of associated physical remains, be they vessels, shore side facilities, port-related structures, cargoes, human remains and submerged...

    .
  • Ron Brill
    Ron Brill
    Ronald M. Brill is a co-founder of the Home Depot. He worked with Arthur Blank and Bernard Marcus at Handy Dan Home Improvement and was let go from that company at the same time they were. Brill was Home Depot's 1st official employee...

    , Co-Founder of Home Depot.
  • Richard Codey
    Richard Codey
    Richard James Codey is an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New Jersey from November 2004 to January 2006. He has served in the New Jersey Senate since 1981 and served as the President of the Senate from 2002 to January 2010. He represents the 27th Legislative...

    , former Governor and State Senate President of New Jersey
    New Jersey
    New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

    .
  • Robert E. Dunn, defense attorney.
  • Nicholas Felice
    Nicholas Felice
    Nicholas R. Felice is an American Republican Party politician who represented the 40th Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1982 to 2002, in addition to serving as mayor of Fair Lawn....

     (born 1927), served in the New Jersey General Assembly
    New Jersey General Assembly
    The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature.Since the election of 1967 , the Assembly has consisted of 80 members. Two members are elected from each of New Jersey's 40 legislative districts for a term of two years, each representing districts with average...

     and was mayor of Fair Lawn.
  • John Gottman
    John Gottman
    John Mordecai Gottman is a Ph.D. psychologist known for his work on marital stability and relationship analysis through scientific direct observations published in peer-reviewed literature...

    , Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Washington
    University of Washington
    University of Washington is a public research university, founded in 1861 in Seattle, Washington, United States. The UW is the largest university in the Northwest and the oldest public university on the West Coast. The university has three campuses, with its largest campus in the University...

     in Seattle.
  • Seth Greenberg
    Seth Greenberg
    Seth Greenberg is an American college basketball coach, and the current head coach for the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team. Greenberg just finished his seventh season as head coach of the Hokies...

    , Virginia Tech Hokies
    Virginia Tech Hokies
    The Virginia Tech Hokies are the athletic teams officially representing Virginia Tech in college sports. The Hokies participate in the NCAA's Division I Atlantic Coast Conference in 19 varsity sports. Virginia Tech's men's sports are football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, soccer,...

     head basketball coach.
  • Howard M. Guttman
    Howard M. Guttman
    Howard M. Guttman is an American management consultant and founder of Guttman Development Strategies, a world-class consulting firm...

    , management consultant and founder of Guttman Development Strategies
  • John J. Mooney
    John J. Mooney
    John J. Mooney is an American chemical engineer who was co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter, which has played a dramatic role in reducing pollution from motor vehicles since their introduction in the mid-1970s....

    , co-inventor of the three-way catalytic converter
    Catalytic converter
    A catalytic converter is a device used to convert toxic exhaust emissions from an internal combustion engine into non-toxic substances. Inside a catalytic converter, a catalyst stimulates a chemical reaction in which noxious byproducts of combustion are converted to less toxic substances by dint...

     and co-winner of National Medal of Technology
    National Medal of Technology
    The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is an honor granted by the President of the United States to American inventors and innovators who have made significant contributions to the development of new and important technology...

    .
  • Sung Mo Kang
    Sung Mo Kang
    Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang is an electrical engineering scientist, professor, author, inventor and entrepreneur. Kang was appointed as the second chancellor of the University of California, Merced in 2007. He was the first department head of foreign origin at the electrical and computer engineering...

    , Chancellor, University of California Merced.
  • Chris Johnson
    Chris Johnson
    -Sports:* Chris Johnson , Australian rules footballer with Brisbane* Chris Johnson , Australian rules footballer with Melbourne and Carlton* Chris Johnson , Jamaican...

     CEO of Hollister Construction Services
  • Stewart Krentzman
    Stewart Krentzman
    Stewart Krentzman is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Oki Data Americas, Inc., headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. Its parent company, $6.2B Oki Electric is based in Tokyo, Japan....

    , President and CEO of Oki Data Americas, Inc.
    Oki Electric Industry
    , commonly referred to as OKI, OKI Electric or the OKI Group, is a Japanese company manufacturing and selling info-telecom and printer products. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, OKI operates in over 120 countries around the world....

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    , President of the Royal Society of Canada
    Royal Society of Canada
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     from 1999–2001 and Officer of the Order of Canada
    Order of Canada
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  • Thomas P. MacMahon, current CEO, Laboratory Corporation of America
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     (c. 1925–1994), member of the New Jersey General Assembly
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  • Clifford Meth
    Clifford Meth
    Clifford Lawrence Meth is an American writer and editor best known for his dark fiction. He has said that his work is often "self-consciously Jewish."-Early life:...

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  • Peggy Noonan
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    Peggy Noonan is an American author of seven books on politics, religion, and culture and a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal...

    , columnist, author and former speechwriter for Ronald Reagan
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  • Christine O'Donnell
    Christine O'Donnell
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    , 2010 Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Delaware.
  • Gregory Olsen
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    , American entrepreneur and astronaut.
  • Dominic Reinold
    Dominic Reinold
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    , professional soccer player for S.C. Beira-Mar in Portugal.
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    John Spencer was an American film and television actor. He was most widely known for playing White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry on the NBC political drama series The West Wing, which earned him an Emmy Award in 2002.-Early life:Spencer was born as John Speshock, Jr. in New York City, and...

    , late actor known for his role on The West Wing
    The West Wing (TV series)
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    (did not graduate).
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  • Stephen Spiro
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    , President and COO of Verizon Communications
    Verizon Communications
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  • Guy Talarico
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     (born 1955), member of the New Jersey General Assembly
    New Jersey General Assembly
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  • Ben Weinman
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    The Dillinger Escape Plan
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  • Zygi Wilf – owner of the Minnesota Vikings
  • Bill Willoughby
    Bill Willoughby
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  • Gerald H. Zecker
    Gerald H. Zecker
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     (born 1942), member of the New Jersey General Assembly
    New Jersey General Assembly
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