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Scholarship Created to Honor Late FDU President

Longtime university leader’s global impact remembered in new scholarship.

has created a scholarship program in honor of President J. Michael Adams, who .

The J. Michael Adams Scholarships in Global Education will be awarded to students “whose interests and studies mirror the global mission of the University,” according to the scholarship website.

Adams was credited with launching the University on to the international stage and oversaw the creation of FDU’s British Columbia campus. Officials from the United Nations hailed Adams as a strong partner and energetic leader.

“One of the hallmark's of Michael's presidency was his ability to make ‘everything personal.’ He knew he could change and transform what he could touch. Now we can extend our reach and help his impact grow even stronger,” scholarship site says.

Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Teaneck) reflected on Adams’ personal approach in a statement after his death.  

“His dedication to the students, faculty and staff at FDU was remarkable, but his ability to make a personal connection, while at the same time staying true to his vision of global education, was what defined him as an educator,” Weinberg's statement said. 

For more information about the scholarship and to make a donation, visit the FDU website.

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