Volume 8 | April 2018
Dear Colleagues,

This past weekend, we celebrated our second Accepted Student Day, welcoming more than 700 of them and their families to campus on Sunday.

Our students and their families heard from our president—recently named one of the Top 25 Women in Higher Education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education—and even had the opportunity to meet her bulldog, Georgia. From student clubs lining the sports track to our world-class faculty members welcoming students into labs and classrooms, the feeling of community and acceptance bounced off every wall.

As Sunday's event wrapped up, it once again confirmed for me that there's nothing that beats the excitement and energy of our admitted students as they share with us the reasons they're choosing Adelphi University. From affordability to academics to support and inclusivity, the values Adelphi holds so dear resonate well with the characteristics students find so very significant.

With May 1 around the corner and decision season upon us, I thought there couldn't be a better opportunity to allow our own students to share with you why they chose Adelphi as the next stop on their academic journey. After all, our story is best told by our students.

Read on and enjoy a small glimpse of the student experiences that led to calling Adelphi home.

Wishing you all a wonderful May 1 season!

Kristen Capezza, M.B.A. '12
Associate Vice President, Enrollment Management
Adelphi University
Choosing Adelphi, in Their Own Words
Every year and throughout the year, new students apply and are accepted to Adelphi. We're proud of our diverse student body that totals almost 8,000 students, coming from 43 states and 57 countries. Their reasons for choosing Adelphi are as diverse as their geographic location and their stories are uniquely personal. Read on to find out why six students chose Adelphi over all other universities.

"Adelphi gave me the opportunity to lead and take a stand for what I believe in: social justice for all under-represented groups. As president of Black Students United, I'm able to advocate for safe spaces and open conversations on campus. These collaborations help make Adelphi an inclusive campus. I help develop ways to involve students of color on campus, creating mentoring programs, holding cultural events such as the annual Kwanzaa dinner and other services to aid marginalized groups. I advise students in my residence hall and work with departments such as the Center for Student Involvement to help build emerging leaders."
  • Hometown: Bronx, New York
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Political Science
  • Special mention: 2018 Newman Civic Fellow

"I chose Adelphi University because I found Adelphi to have a true community, especially in the nursing department. When I came for a tour, one of the nursing faculty said to me, 'Here [at Adelphi] students in the nursing labs work with each other like nurses on a team, and are friends outside the classroom.' I have found this exact statement to be true and have gotten involved as well in so many facets of Adelphi life."

  • Hometown: West Hartford, Connecticut
  • Year: Junior
  • Major: Nursing

"I chose Adelphi because I love the closeness you get with the professors. They know my name and know who I am as a person, something you don't normally get at large colleges," Ricci said. "Being able to create my own major in puppeteering has been a lot of fun, and it has been great to take my personal interest and make a career out of it. As soon as I pitched the idea, everyone at Adelphi has been on board and has had my back throughout the whole process."
  • Hometown: Franklin Square, New York
  • Year: Sophomore
  • Major: Television Puppetry (through the Interdisciplinary Studies program)

"When I walked on this campus for my audition, I felt right at home. I was welcomed so beautifully to the campus, and everyone I asked for directions or help from actually walked me to the places I needed to get to. And Adelphi is close enough that I could just hop on the train into Manhattan," Wijesundara said. "I have been forced to go over obstacles and challenge myself and I'm so glad Adelphi has helped me with all this and has also been my home away from home."
  • Hometown: Wattala, Western Province, Sri Lanka
  • Year: Senior
  • Major: Theatre Arts

"Being a first-generation college student means accepting you'll do a lot of things without the help of your parents," said Gutierrez. "Adelphi allowed me the chance to mentor incoming students, which was most rewarding for me, as I could completely empathize with someone who was brand-new to Adelphi. It was a great way to connect with the Adelphi community." 

  • Hometown: East Hampton, New York
  • Graduated: May 2017
  • Major: B.S. in Exercise Science

"I chose Adelphi for many reasons. ...I knew Adelphi was academically challenging and would allow me to learn and grow as a student and as a person. I fell in love with the campus right away. It felt like a community and had a family feel. ...When you put the academic and athletic aspects together, Adelphi stood head and shoulders above my other choices for college."
  • Hometown: North Attleborough, Massachusetts
  • Year: Freshman
  • Major: Political Science
Do You Know a Student Who Might Benefit From Mentoring? Choose Adelphi. Watch Why .
Choose Accounting and Get Ahead
Adelphi's Department of Accounting and Law has always helped its students prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam, which is one of the most difficult professional tests in the United States.

But starting in March, Adelphi has partnered with Becker Professional Education—a nationally recognized leader in CPA Exam review—to host review sessions on the Adelphi campus. Adelphi is the only university in the Long Island region to offer this added professional preparation. The goal of the program is to give Adelphi's accounting students a real opportunity to pass the exam before starting their professional careers—something that can help them stand out when looking for a job.
Spotlight: World Champion Irish Dancer and Mathematician
Melanie Valdes is a sophomore pursuing a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Adelphi. She is also one of the most accomplished Irish dancers in North America.

On April 2, she won her fifth world title in the under-20 category at the World Irish Dancing Championships held in Glasgow, Scotland. This is an unprecedented feat for an American dancer.

Congrats, Melanie!
Visit Opportunities for You
Performing Arts Shows of Your Choice
Join us in April and May for one of our upcoming performances at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center on our Garden City campus. Email kristen@adelphi.edu to arrange for tickets.

Dance Adelphi: Play Ball!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018, through Sunday, April 22, 2018
Olmsted Theatre

Adelphi Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 20, 2018
Westermann Stage, Concert Hall

Adelphi Jazz Ensemble
Friday, April 27, 2018
Westermann Stage, Concert Hall

Adelphi Chorale and Adelphi Vocal Ensemble
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Westermann Stage, Concert Hall

Cabaret Theatre: The Steak Tartare Caper or Behind Every Moan Is a Woman
Thursday, May 3, 2018, through Sunday, May 6, 2018
Black Box Theatre

Spring Dance Showcase
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Olmsted Theatre

Adelphi Concert Band
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Westermann Stage, Concert Hall
Personalized Events for Your Students

Poetry Day— RSVP
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus, Center for Recreation and Sports


Art Portfolio Review Day— RSVP
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus, Blodgett Hall

Pre-College Summer Experiences
Applications are now open for this summer's residential, credit-bearing pre-college experiences. Do your students want to learn more about art and design, entrepreneurship, digital media production, video game programming, nursing, psychology, science, or musical theater? Have them visit precollege.adelphi.edu to apply today!

Daily Visits
Daily visits include options of sampling classes, taking campus tours and attending Information Sessions. Students can go to adelphi.edu/visit to register.

Spring Undergraduate Open House— RSVP
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus, Performing Arts Center

Information Sessions— RSVP
Saturday, May 12, 2018
9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon
Adelphi University, Garden City Campus, Nexus Building lobby
Adelphi University is a recognized leader in the nation for transfer student success. We have been named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2018 Transfer Honor Roll for ease of transfer.

Students can email transfer@adelphi.edu to set up a personalized counseling visit today.
Meet Our President, Dr. Christine Riordan.
Dr. Riordan's Momentum Tour 2017–2018: "Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours" may be coming to a city near you. Throughout the year, she'll share our personalized approach to higher learning and how it is transforming lives across the nation and around the world. Counselors, advisers, principals, students and their families are welcome to attend.

Thursday, April 26, 2018—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, May 23, 2018—Denver, Colorado

Email kristen@adelphi.edu to register for any of the above-mentioned events .

Help Your Students Discover Their Own Personal Journey at Adelphi.

Meet and connect with your regional enrollment counselor .
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