Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Members of the campus community wore green Tuesday in honor of Rosaria Andraka.
Members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University community wore green Tuesday to honor Rosaria Andraka, a staff member on the university's College at Florham campus who was murdered last week in her Parsippany home. "The University community will join sorority Zeta Tau Alpha in wearing green as a symbol of hope on Tuesday, Feb. 5 in honor of FDU College at Florham staff member Rose Andraka, who died tragically earlier this week," the college said in a message on its Facebook page. "Counselors continue to be on hand for walk-in sessions and support during this difficult time." Andraka, 43, was killed by gunshot wounds and her husband, Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide, according to the Morris County Prosecutor's Office. Chester Andraka, a…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Rosaria Andraka advised honors students and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom.
Rosaria Andraka had a knack for guiding students during what could be an overwhelming time for them—starting college in an honors program. The honors program coordinator for Fairleigh Dickinson University's College at Florham gave advice, explained scheduling and helped coordinate educational opportunities outside the classroom, such as having students participate in conferences and visit Washington, associate campus provost Brian Mauro said Wednesday. She also was charismatic, a class act, and lit up a room when she walked in, he said. "Rose was gifted at making students understand the process," he said. The campus is in mourning this week after Andraka, who worked for the university more than eight years, and her husband, Chester Andraka…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Honors coordinator Rosaria Andraka, who authorities say was killed and her husband committed suicide at their Parsippany home, is being remembered by students.
Read: Murder, Suicide Ruled in Deaths of FDU Professor, Wife
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both FDU staff members who were called a 'perfect couple' found dead inside their Parsippany home.
A Fairleigh Dickinson University adjunct professor committed suicide and his wife—an advisor and department administrator at the school—was murdered inside their Parsippany home, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, committed suicide with a single gunshot wound and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, was killed by "gunshot wounds inflicted upon her," according to a brief statement released Tuesday evening by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. The causes of the deaths were determined following an investigation and autopsies conducted by the Morris County Medical Examiner, Knapp said. No further information was released. The Andrakas, who were found inside their Medford Road home, were considered a "perfect…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Chester and Rosaria Andraka, both university employees, found Monday morning.
A husband and wife both employed at Fairleigh Dickinson University were found shot to death in their Parsippany home Monday morning, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Chester Andraka, 46, and his wife, Rosaria Andraka, 43, were each found shot to death in their Medford Road home Monday at about 10 a.m., according to a statement released by Acting Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp. Chester Andraka, who worked at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. and taught Fairleigh Dickinson University, was a former Det./Sgt. with the Caldwell and Essex County police departments, according to his LinkedIn profile. Andraka was a part-time adjunct instructor at FDU, according to the university. Rosaria Andraka was also employed at FDU as an …