April 2017

Dear Fellow Deans,

It's that time of year when many celebratory events are beginning to be organized to honor graduating students, mark important accomplishments and thank donors and friends for their support. We are also in the final stages of recruiting our Fall 2017 entering class—busy courting accepted students, putting together financial packages and showcasing the many reasons why studying business at Adelphi offers a clear and enduring advantage. As always, I share here a few stories that may interest you.

Rajib N. Sanyal, Ph.D.
Dean

Spring Break Trip Gets Thumbs Up From Students

Richard Baker, Ph.D., professor of accounting, and Monica Yang, Ph.D., associate professor of management, took students on a study tour to Paris during the spring break. The tour focused on meeting business leaders, and among the firms they visited were BNP Paribas and AIG. All the students received financial support from donors to help them participate in this 1-credit course.

Speakers' Series = Insights + Networking

I wrote earlier about our Distinguished Speakers’ Series, which focuses on ethics, sustainability and innovation. This past month saw us host Irene Quarshie, vice president for product quality and responsible sourcing at Target; Loretta Cangialosi '80, senior vice president and controller at Pfizer; Sharon Klugewicz, M.S. '94, president, Americas region, for Chembio Diagnostic Systems; and Lee Cheatham, Ph.D., director of the Strategic Partnerships Office at Brookhaven National Laboratory (pictured above.) In addition to sharing perspectives from the field, these visits afford our students unrivaled networking opportunities—for internships, jobs and career advancements.

Saturday M.B.A. Students Graduate

Our Saturday-only M.B.A. program, attractive to experienced managers, is one of several graduate products we offer, recognizing the wide diversity of motivation, goals and personal situations among prospective students. Students complete this accelerated program in 17 months on campus in Garden City, with students entering in a cohort and advancing together through the courses. By having classes only on Saturdays, students can keep their full-time jobs. Our 14th cohort of 22 students just graduated. To learn more about our suite of graduate programs, contact Michael Minutoli, director of graduate programs, at mminutoli@adelphi.edu.

This e-newsletter is prepared by the Office of the Dean of the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University. To learn more about us, visit business.adelphi.edu.