Charter Day 2020

Honoring the Students and Alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University on the Front Lines of the Fight Against COVID-19



Thank you for making our virtual
Charter Day 2020 a success!

Even as the world has transformed around us, our generous donors have recognized that our students need support, now more than ever before.

Sadly, we can't be together to pay tribute to this year's honorees, the members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community who are on the front lines of the fight against the global health crisis. But we have created the short video below to let you know how deeply we appreciate their work and your support.




Meet a few of FDU's heroes

Dr. Brian Temple
Dr. Brian Temple BS'00, MS'01
Infectious disease specialist in Wisconsin
Grace Alicea '20
Making face masks to keep us safe
Marnie Sperling
Nursing Professor Marnie Sperling
Volunteering to test patients in Randolph , NJ
Emery Alexander
Emery Alexander '20
Helping NY's homeless to find safe shelter
Melanie Rivera
Medical Lab Scientist Melanie Rivera '19
Fighting COVID-19 with her microscope
Lester Castor
Clinical Nurse Manager Lester Castor BSN'12
Fighting the pandemic at its forefront
Veronica Prisco
Veronica Prisco PharmD'16
Playing a crucial role in the treatment of victims
Phil Orfan
First Responder Phil Orfan BA'95, MA'18
Confronting the risk of infection daily
Jodi Carpenter
Jodi Carpenter MS'20
Committed to making sure her neighbors are taken care of