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January 2019

Dear Colleagues: 

Happy New Year!

At Adelphi, we firmly believe that every student benefits from mentoring, and in honor of National Mentoring Month, we'd like to share a few amazing mentoring stories from our Adelphi Mentoring Program as well as department-specific mentoring programs across campus.

Please take a few minutes to learn about our programs and get to know us better. Our personalized approach, small classes and world-class academics are truly changing lives. Please continue to stay in touch!

All the best,
Office of University Admissions
Congratulations to Two Special Award Winners
Perry Greene, Ph.D. , our vice president for diversity and inclusion, has been awarded the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Award for his exceptional impact on our students and the community, bringing people together to build understanding and address intolerance.
You may have met Stephanie Espina , director of freshman admissions at Adelphi, who travels around the country to share the Adelphi story. She has just been awarded the 2019 ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award , which recognizes exemplary women leaders on Long Island.
With a Mentor, Students Reach Their Highest Potential
Mentor Chotsani Williams West ’07, director of student mentoring (left), with mentored student Monroe Marshall ’17
Adelphi's Mentoring Program , which launched in 2014, offers undergraduate students a sense of belonging, guidance and the extra help that they need to stay ahead of college life and academics. All students at any phase of their undergraduate career can benefit from mentoring.

Monroe Marshall ’17 , who majored in neuroscience, became one of the program's biggest supporters.

I benefited a lot from Adelphi's mentoring support, so I was very excited when Professor West gave a presentation to our group. And when she spoke to me about developing an LGBTQ+ sector of the Mentoring Program, that meant so much to me. Being part of that community, I knew how important this would be to many students who are made to feel like they have to hide or be wary of expressing an important part of who they are. One day, I really want to return as a mentor to future students , said Marshall. 
Mentoring, the Foundation of Great Career Opportunities
Lauren Bury (right) with Adelphi classmates Kevin Oxer ’18 (left) and senior Nicole Grace (center)
Lauren Bury is a transfer student who is working on completing her B.B.A. in Management with a specialization in marketing. After she joined Delta Sigma Pi, she met Neil Halloran , director of internships, who became her initial mentor. Through Halloran's business connections, Bury secured her first internship. And now, in the last few months, Halloran has secured a business mentor partner for Bury, too—Bernadette Finnican, director, IBM Global Financing.

Bury says, My mentor is very inspiring and amazing to work with. As a woman in the business world, she has offered me terrific insights. Her job is so big and yet she has found time to answer my questions and connect me with a colleague in marketing. She's also a mother, so she really makes me feel like ‘You can have it all!’ Of course, all these opportunities were made possible by Neil. I'm so thankful for his support .”
Peer Mentors: Easing the Transition for International Students
Mentored first-year student Saksham Haritash (left) and mentor Aman Ahmed (right) with Adelphi classmate, first-year student Princess Taragi (center), at an International Student Services event
When Aman Ahmed arrived at Adelphi from India to study business management, he was matched with an international peer mentor . It was such a positive experience for him that he became a peer mentor himself.

I was really happy to have a mentor during my initial years at Adelphi. A new place brought new challenges—things were difficult. My mentor bridged the gap between my fellow students and the professors. The major help was navigating through eCampus. I’m very grateful to Wendy Badala, who is all our international students' foster mother. She believed in us and gave us the opportunity to mentor other students and, most importantly, she was there for all of us. For me, mentoring is not a job; I am just carrying forward a tradition of helping others and making our institution more diverse and open to the international community ,” Ahmed says.
Behind Top Students, Mentors Who Make a Difference
Mentored student Daniela Agudelo (left) with mentoring program director Chotsani Williams West ’07 (center) and mentor Nicole Levy, associate director of events and 2019 Mentor Spirit Award recipient (right)
Sometimes a mentoring pair forms between two people from two different areas , as is the case with Daniela Agudelo , a senior communication disorders major, and her mentor, Nicole Levy , associate director of events in our admissions office. But it's still a win-win!

Agudelo and Levy say that, The Adelphi Mentoring Program has given us a unique opportunity to form a friendship between two people whose paths may never have crossed on their own. We learn from each other, support one another and celebrate our accomplishments together. We are both so thankful to Chotsani West for facilitating these relationships and a wonderful program on our campus.
Spotlight on Chemistry and a Winning Research Duo
Mentored student Marly Medard ’18 (on left) with mentor Ivan Dempsey Hyatt, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry, pictured at Brookhaven National Laboratory
Under Assistant Professor Ivan Dempsey Hyatt, Ph.D. 's tutelage, Marly Medard ’18 , who majored in chemistry , discovered a chemical reaction that resulted in an intriguing molecule sample. This set off its own chain reaction: It gave Medard the opportunity to conduct research at Long Island's Brookhaven National Laboratory with the lab's scientists and equipment.

“Thanks to the help of skilled veteran researchers, I had an amazing experience. Dr. Hyatt and I did a lot of preparation work before we left. I learned that as a scientist, it isn't wise to fear problems or obstacles—just solve them and move on,” Medard says.
Today, Dr. Hyatt's hope is that Medard will get to publish her data in a professional journal.
Events for You
Announcing Our Performing Arts Spring Lineup
To celebrate Garden City's 150th anniversary, the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (Adelphi PAC) is honored to welcome home Garden City native John Tesh for an evening of storytelling and song. With six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, seven public television specials and more than 8 million records sold, his recording and live concert career continues to thrive. The Garden City High School Chorus will be joining Tesh for a special performance.

So we invite you to come celebrate with us this spring—enjoy 40 great shows and concerts in our spring lineup .
Events for Your Students
For more daily visit opportunities, students should check out .
Information Sessions and Campus Tours
Saturday, February 2, 2019
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
Nexus Building lobby
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Art Portfolio Review Day
Special Event for High School Seniors
Saturday, February 2, 2019
12:00 noon–3:00 p.m.
Blodgett Hall, Room 306
Adelphi University, Garden City campus
Join Us on Our Momentum Tour

Adelphi University's Momentum  Tour 2018–2019: Changing Lives, the Next Chapter: Sharing Our Stories , may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year and across the nation, we gather with our alumni and friends to celebrate their Adelphi stories. Counselors, advisers, principals, and students and their families are welcome to attend. Please see the list of cities we'll be visiting and email to register to attend an event.
Meet Your Counselor
It's never too early to get to know us. Connect with your regional representative today!