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FDU 2022 PINNACLE Award Recipient Frank Santoloci, BS’61, MBA’65, Production Director, The New York Times (retired).

The FDU PINNACLE Award is the highest honor awarded to our most outstanding alumni at FDU. Our PINNANCLE recipients demonstrate success or distinction in one’s chosen field of endeavor, significant contributions to society and humanity through public or humanitarian service and outstanding service to the University or reflection of the unique character of FDU in one’s life.

Santoloci spent 18 years at the New York Times, retiring as the company’s production director. Earlier in his career he held positions at the Bendix Corporation, Continental Can and Rheingold Brewery. Santoloci attended FDU as a part of its work study program, attending classes for 6 months and working for 6 months. When that program ended, he attended classes during the day and worked at night in order to afford tuition. After earning a bachelor’s degree, he reversed the order, working during the day and attending classes at night, in order to earn an MBA. In 2019, the University dedicated the Frank Santoloci Student Center in recognition of a generous $3 million gift. Santoloci has also made a gift to establish the Frank and Rosemary Santoloci Endowed Scholarship.