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! 


Orientation 2019: Building a community, finding friends

Adelphi’s three-day Orientation in July isn’t just about getting first-year students prepared for college. It’s also a chance to have fun and build strong connections with others.


Research: Healing the shame of child sexual abuse

Tracy Stopler, an adjunct professor of nutrition, has devoted her life to helping those, like herself, who were sexually abused as children. It’s a subject she wrote about in The Ropes That Bind, a novel based on her childhood experience and her struggle to overcome the shame it caused her. Read about it in “Breaking Free,” a feature article in our Academic and Creative Research Magazine.


Panthers Set For Strong Seasons

Womens Volleyball

Our fall sports teams return to action this month with high hopes, especially after the release of the NE10 preseason coaches’ polls. Two of our five programs, volleyball and men’s soccer, sit atop their respective polls. Women’s tennis, women’s soccer and field hockey were voted second, fourth and seventh, respectively, by Northeast-10 Conference coaches. Each team found time during Welcome Weekend to lend a hand helping first-year students move in. The teams will open their Fall 2019 campaigns after Labor Day. A complete season schedule can be found on our composite calendar.

Alumni Making a Difference

Omar Grant ’03

You can add Omar Grant ’03 to the list of Adelphi alumni who are making their mark in hip-hop music. Grant was just named co-president of the Roc Nation record label, part of the hugely influential entertainment company founded by the rapper Jay-Z. Grant was on Adelphi’s annual 10 Under 10 list in 2012, recognized as one of a group of alumni who had achieved notable success before their 10th Adelphi reunion.

Momentum Tour 2019–2020

Join Dr. Riordan as the 2019–2020 Momentum Tour comes to Oyster Bay, Long Island, on Thursday, September 26, for dinner and lively conversation hosted by Joe Grieco ’86, member of the President’s Advisory Council, and his wife, Nancy Grieco. Alumni may also enjoy two events for the entire community—Professor Lee Stemkoski, PhD, will deliver a Gallery Talk about the science behind the art at the Nassau County Museum of Art on September 21, and on September 24, Tara Westover will be at the Performing Arts Center to discuss her book Educated: A Memoir, which was chosen for this year’s Adelphi Community Reads program for first-year students. Also, don’t miss Spirit Weekend, October 3–October 6. Register today!

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