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! 


Transformation story

Getting involved in national movements like Take Back the Night and The Clothesline Project was life changing for Nicole Zisa ’19.


Research: A new window into autism

Assistant professor of psychology Damian Stanley, PhD, has developed a sophisticated test to measure impairment of theory of mind, the ability to comprehend what others are thinking and feeling. The test, which revealed that people on the autism spectrum experience great difficulty in one neural process, may lead to a better understanding of autism itself. Read about it in “Mind Over Matter,” a feature in our 2019 Academic and Creative Research Magazine.

A sterling record of student success

Just-released NCAA statistics show that our student-athletes posted an exceptional graduation rate of 89 percent, a figure that far exceeds the Division II national average of 73 percent. Six of our programs—women’s basketball, field hockey, women’s lacrosse, softball, women’s tennis and volleyball—achieved a 100 percent Academic Success Rate. Above: Master of Public Health graduate student Aleisha Jeffers ’18, champion sprinter and member of the NE10 Academic Honor Roll, receives her diploma.

Alumni making a difference: 10 Under 10

Career success comes quickly to so many Adelphi graduates, and each year we celebrate 10 young alumni who stand out by achieving exceptional career and personal accomplishments before their 10th reunion. Meet our Class of 2019 10 Under 10 and see how they’ve made careers by helping others.

Momentum Tour 2019–2020

The Momentum Tour heads north on Long Island this month with a visit to Roslyn, New York, for an event hosted by John Jeffrey ’75, retired partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Mary Frances Buquicchio Jeffrey ’77, RN. Join me at Limani restaurant for an evening of celebration with fellow alumni and friends.

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