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07-22-2008

Keresty of Mendham Receives Clarkson University’s Top Alumni Honor

Potsdam, N.Y. -- Georgia Keresty of Mendham, N.J., senior vice president of pharmaceutical compliance and global regulatory affairs for the Pharmaceutical Group of Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, N.J., has received the Golden Knight Award from her alma mater, Clarkson University.

Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson’s most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson.

Keresty earned her bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson in 1983, a bachelor of science in computer science from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 1985, a master of science in information systems from Pace University in 1988, a master of business administration from Rutgers University in 1992, and a doctor of philosophy in operations management from Rutgers University in 1998.

Keresty’s responsibilities at Johnson & Johnson include developing strategies and programs to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and standards for product quality, EHS, product promotion and advertising, research and development, contracting, and interactions with healthcare professionals.

Keresty is a member of the Clarkson University Board of Trustees, serving on the audit and research committees. She also is a member of the board of trustees for the New Jersey Foundation for Aging, where she is board secretary.

She served on the Clarkson Alumni Council as a member-at-large for many years and in 1993 received the Woodstock Award, recognizing her personal achievements and outstanding loyalty and service. She also served as chair of her 10th- and 20th-year class reunions at Clarkson.

Keresty and her husband, George Clayton, live in Mendham, N.J.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world’s pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3, 000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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