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! 


Our 16th Annual Research Day: Take the Tour

Want to know what Adelphi students are up to academically? Take a look around with Matthew Wright, Ph.D., associate professor and chair of our physics department, as your guide.



Dynasty: Women’s Lacrosse Wins Ninth National Championship

Adelphi Athletes from various sports

They missed their Commencement ceremony—but for good reason. Our women’s lacrosse team captured the program’s ninth national championship trophy, defeating four-time champion West Chester University 11-5 on May 19. Seniors on the team were missed by the more than 40 student-athletes who did walk at the ceremony, and they will celebrate with the Adelphi University Board of Trustees and leadership at a special recognition of their own on Friday, June 14.

The lacrosse victory didn’t end Adelphi’s spring season, though, as junior Victoria Major was in Kingsville, Texas, through May 24 competing in the high jump at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. It was Major’s sixth trip to the NCAA championships to compete in that event.

Alumni Making a Difference

Michael Tiedemann ’89

Michael Tiedemann and his wife, Christine, are ardent supporters of Adelphi who not only give their time to the University but have established an endowed scholarship to help make an Adelphi education attainable for even more students. We thank them for everything they do and are proud to be awarding them our President’s Award for Distinguished Service at this year’s President’s Gala on Saturday, June 15.

Momentum Tour 2018–2019

The 2018–2019 Momentum Tour has just ended, but next year’s tour is set to begin late this summer. Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 15, at Clovis Point Vineyard in Laurel, New York. The event, held in beautiful Long Island wine country, will be hosted by Dina and Mark Misk, whose daughter Morgan is a rising senior at Adelphi. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet with old friends, share stories about your days at Adelphi, and get the latest news from campus.

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