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! 


Taking a personalized path to a degree

Meet Kayla Pollock ’19 and see how the support she received from a faculty mentor helped her combine her interests in computer science and criminal justice. She’s now getting her master’s degree in cybersecurity.

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Research: Emphasizing experiential learning

David Parkin, PhD, and Aaron Chia Yuan Hung, EdD, are two Adelphi faculty members who are engaging students in ways that go beyond traditional teaching. Read about the new techniques they are using to promote learning in “Reimagining the Classroom,” a feature in our 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.

Volleyball and Men’s Soccer Set the Pace

It was another outstanding year for Adelphi’s fall sports, led by our volleyball and men’s soccer teams. Volleyball earned the program’s 12th-ever spot in the NCAA tournament. Men’s soccer made it to the second round of the NCAAs in a season in which the team rose to the program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking in the United Soccer Coaches Division II Top 25 Poll, Coach Gary Book was voted the NE10 Coach of the Year, and the team’s coaching staff was named United Soccer Coaches East Region Staff of the Year. There were other highlights, too, including the field hockey team’s 14-5 record, six all-conference selections, and a final ranking of ninth in the nation. All in all, our fall sports teams combined for more than 15 all-conference honors and placed third in the NE10 Presidents’ Cup rankings, a measure based on the regular-season standings of all programs competing in league play.

Alumni making a difference: William Fuessler ’79

A member of Adelphi’s board of trustees, Bill Fuessler, has been instrumental in recruiting seniors from Adelphi to IBM, where he serves as vice president and partner, global leader, Finance, Risk and Fraud, IBM Global Business Services. We thank Bill for his steadfast support for Adelphi’s students, and the opportunities he gives them at IBM.

Momentum Tour 2019–2020

The Momentum tour returns with its first 2020 events. After two events this upcoming week in Florida, I’ll cross the country for gatherings in Los Angeles and San Francisco. If you’re in the area, I invite you to join me to catch up on the latest news about our University and to visit with fellow alumni and friends.

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