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! 


“A Day at the Office”

See how the job shadowing program at Adelphi’s Robert B. Willumstad School of Business gives students a better idea of what they would—and wouldn’t—want to do for their careers.

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Research: Women entrepreneurs who are beating the odds in a traditional patriarchal society

Many women in traditional patriarchal societies are launching successful business careers. How do they do that? To find out, assistant professor of management Murat Sakir Erogul, PhD, interviewed women in the United Arab Emirates who had started businesses. See what he learned in “Women Entrepreneurs in the UAE,” a feature in our 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.

A hot start for women’s basketball

Ranked No. 10 this week, Adelphi’s women’s basketball team has gotten off to its second-best start ever, with a current overall record of 20-2. New records have been set in the pool and on the field, featuring a best-ever performance from grad student Angelo Fradelakis in the weight throw.

We’re also preparing our athletes for success after graduation. We’re hosting career-prep events like résumé-building workshops, informational meetings with corporate sponsors and our annual Student-Athlete Mentoring Night in March—all made possible by help from generous donors.

Alumni making a difference: Doug Flynn ’89

A financial planner and contributor to five best-selling personal finance books, Doug Flynn recently teamed with Richard J. Zito, his partner and co-founder of Flynn Zito Capital Management, LLC, to establish the Flynn Zito Capital Management Scholarship Fund for finance students. Flynn, featured in the “A Day at the Office” video above, also appears frequently in the national media as a source of expert financial advice. Many thanks to him for the ways he is helping our business students.

Momentum Tour 2019–2020

The Momentum Tour heads to California this month for get-togethers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, so I’m looking forward to an excellent turnout from Panthers who have gone west since graduation. As you can see in this photo, we had a great gathering last month in Naples, Florida. Our hosts, Pablo Pick ’65 and Karol Bolin Pick ’66, are helping me hold up the Adelphi flag.

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