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From My Desk

See President Riordan’s latest From My Desk message and stories below. 

President Christine Riordan

On the first Wednesday of each month, I send out a personal newsletter on a topic that interests me deeply. Here at Adelphi, we are transforming students’ lives, and I have so many stories to tell about how we do that—with our outstanding faculty and diverse and welcoming campus; through life-changing internships and winning athletics and performing arts opportunities; and by our personalized approach to higher learning. The Adelphi community of students, faculty, staff and alumni is making news around the country and the world, and I am thrilled to share these stories with you! 


Home Movies

Growing up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Najee Hunt was not allowed to play outside without his mother or grandmother beside him. Today, he is a Newman Civic Fellow, an inspirational leader, a future clinical child psychologist—and a proud 2020 Adelphi graduate.

» Meet Him

Planning for a pandemic

In an op-ed reprinted from University Business, Adelphi President Christine M. Riordan explained how the University was well-prepared to meet the crisis.

» Read about it

Research: Digging Deep Into the Past

Renowned archaeologist and professor of anthropology Anagnostis Agelarakis, PhD, who takes students on digs in Crete in the summer, made a discovery that is challenging long-held beliefs about the role of women in ancient Greece. Learn how he identified a 3,000-year-old skeleton as the remains of the era’s only known female master ceramicist in “Hidden From History,” a feature article in our Fall 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.

President’s Report: Reaching Our Goals

As we face the challenges posed by the coronavirus outbreak, it is important to keep in mind that Adelphi remains strong and committed to our extended community and our mission. Working together, we have achieved many great things. My just-released President’s Report presents just some of those accomplishments. I invite you to read it—and to take pride in our shared successes.

Alumni Making a Difference

This month, I continue highlighting some of our graduates on the front lines in the fight against COVID-19. Daniel McWeeney ’07, DNP, is a clinical assistant professor in our College of Nursing and Public Health. He and Brian Hamel ’15 are doing heroic work in the emergency department at NYU Winthrop Hospital in Mineola, New York. I want to thank them—and all Panther family members who are essential workers—for their service, dedication and compassion.
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