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! 


I invite you to view the debut of our new holiday video, featuring Paws the Panther sharing holiday warmth with students, professors and staff across the campus. (Stay tuned for the bloopers at the end.)

» Watch Adelphi’s 2019 holiday video

Research: Faculty-student project leads to publication

Adelphi students often get the opportunity to do research with faculty members. Sometimes they even co-author papers announcing the team’s findings. That happened this past January, when associate professor of chemistry and department chair Brian Stockman, PhD, and five of his students published their research results in the journal ACS Infectious Diseases. Read about their collaboration in “New Treatments for Parasitic Infections,” a feature in our 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.

A student-athlete prepares for life after college

I hope you will take a moment to read a moving essay by Adelphi senior and star basketball player Austin Beech, who grew up in California never imagining he’d choose to go to college in New York. It was a huge decision that made him realize he needed to make the most of his opportunities. Now in his final season after being named Adelphi’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a junior, he is reflecting on his experience at the University, and his future. Read it on Sideline Stories, a platform for Northeast-10 Conference student-athletes.

Alumni making a difference: Elizabeth Daitz Lombardo ’02, JD

Career successes keep coming for Elizabeth Daitz Lombardo. After graduating from Adelphi and going to law school, she became the New York City Police Department’s first executive director of civil litigation. Now she’s been named a White House Fellow and will be working in the White House and across the country to study U.S. policies.

Momentum Tour 2019–2020

Our Momentum Tour picks up after the holidays with its first 2020 events, both in Florida. The first stop is Naples for a brunch on January 13 hosted by Pablo Pick ’65 and Karol Bolin Pick ’66. A day later, the tour crosses to the Atlantic side of the Sunshine State for an evening reception in Gulf Stream hosted by Trustee Dennis McDonagh ’78 and his wife, Lanore. I hope you will join me and fellow alumni and friends at an event near you.

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