The University of Delaware College of Arts and Sciences honored the accomplishments of six outstanding alumni at
its annual Celebrating Achievement and Success event, held Thursday, May 12, in the Roselle Center for the Arts.
Dean George Watson also presented college faculty awards and honored faculty members and students who had previously received University awards this year.
Watson presented college Alumni Achievement Awards to:
Paul A. Fioravanti Jr., who earned a bachelor’s degree in
political science at UD in 1992 and a law degree from the University of
Maryland, is a director at the law firm of Prickett, Jones and Elliott
in Wilmington, Delaware. He concentrates his practice on corporate and
commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery, representing
clients in a wide range of matters.
Before attending law school, he was a
reporter and editor at KYW Newsradio in Philadelphia. Fioravanti has
been a member of the UD Alumni Association Board since 2012 and serves
on the executive committee and as chair of the awards committee.
Dr. Carol Van Dyke Freer graduated in 1968 with a bachelor’s
degree in chemistry and worked as a photographic engineer and in medical
research before attending medical school at George Washington
University, where she graduated with distinction in 1978.
After a long
career in the practice of infectious diseases and medical administration
in a community hospital, she was appointed to her current position as
chief medical officer and associate professor at Penn State Hershey
Medical Center. During her tenure, the hospital has undergone
transformational changes in its approach to patient safety and quality.
Freer also volunteers for numerous health care organizations.
Tyron D. Jones earned his bachelor’s degree in communication
in 1992 and a master of fine arts degree in 1995 from UD’s Professional
Theatre Training Program. A playwright and an award-winning actor in
films and on Broadway, he is the producing artistic director of the
Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH), where he has led the organization in
expanding its programming and in building artistic bridges between