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Message from the President

Dear Adelphi Family,

This month, in a virtual open forum with our faculty and staff, I heard it again and again—four of the most beautiful words: “How can I help?”

So many of our community members have reached out with this inspiring question, and are choosing to make a profound difference here at Adelphi, in our communities and on the front lines. I am overwhelmed by the compassion and commitment to serving others that I have witnessed among our students, alumni, faculty and staff.

While I cannot write about them all, I see amazing social media stories, notice them supporting each other, and I read all the emails I receive. We have wonderful stories for this month, and I also want to call out three of our social work students.

Elisa Brown, MSW (Master of Social Work) ’20, works directly with COVID-19 patients and their families at a skilled nursing facility in Brooklyn, New York. She provides daily interventions and support in this high-risk community. Miriam Payne, MSW ’20, tirelessly works in the COVID-19 unit of a New York City hospital, serving more than 100 individuals and families weekly. And Tiffany Hayatt is an MSW student and active duty military member who ensures that adequate COVID-19 resources are provided to our service people. She serves the country, by serving those who protect the country. She is considered an essential worker.

And now, here are some more stories of how we are helping during the pandemic:

I know you are all asking, “How can I help?” as we work through this difficult time together. Please reach out to me with your ideas and stories. And, most importantly, stay safe.

All the best,

President Christine M. Riordan Signature

Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.

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