FDU Alumni Awards

The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award

The Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award is the highest award the Alumni Association presents and is given to a graduate who has demonstrated a lifetime of outstanding loyalty and service to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Recipients have made significant contributions to a specific college, school or program within the University or have served with distinction in organizations such as the Alumni Association Board of Governors or the University Board of Trustees.

Previously two separate awards, the Elia G. Stratis Award and the CASTLE Award have been combined to create the Elia G. Stratis CASTLE Award. Past recipi­ents are:

1997
Warren Oates, BS '72, MBA '76 (CASTLE)
William O'Neill, BS '67, DDS '70 (Stratis)
2010
Eli Amdur, BA'68
1998
Richard Krieg, MBA '67 (CASTLE)
Robert Budelman, AA '57, BA '59 (Stratis)
2011
Richard Panicucci, BS'64, MBA'66
1999
Lee Eagles, BS '71 (CASTLE)
Stephen Tumminello, BS '58 (Stratis)
2012
Armen Khachaturian, BS'69
2000
Donald Begosh, BS '59 (CASTLE)
Michel Baumeister, BA '66 (Stratis)
2013
Albert Schielke, BS'66
2001
Lori Lee Dickson, BA '82 (CASTLE)
2014
Ronald Doerfler, BS'65, MBA'72 (posthumously)
2005
Gil Bashe, BA '76
2015
Hania Ferrara, BS’87, MBA’01
2006
Kenneth T. Vehrkens, BA'69, MAT'70, MA'74
2016
Neil Koenig, BS'72
2007
Carol C. Knauff, MBA'78
2017
Richard D. Wellbrock, BA’60, MBA’64
2008
Vincent Varrassi, MAT’73, MA'76

2018
Nick Agostino BA'97

2009
Michael Clarke, BA’81