November 2017
Still personal: How Adelphi is growing in all the right ways
As colleges like ours adapt to a new generation of students, faculty and technology, there are only two paths forward: growing and innovating—or falling behind.

Our challenge at Adelphi is to grow and innovate, while keeping our personalized approach to higher education intact. Our students expect their professors to get to know them personally, our class sizes are kept deliberately small, and students and faculty often work side by side on research, fundraising and internship opportunities. A perfect example: Dr. Richard Garner, founding dean of our Honors College. He regularly takes his students into New York City museums, and they are coming over to his house tomorrow for dinner and a discussion of Hemingway's  The Sun Also Rises. In short, at Adelphi we like to connect. But we need to grow.

Here’s how we’re getting that done. In the stories below, you’ll see that growing and expanding diversity helps us all—filling our classrooms, residence halls and playing fields with fresh thinking and new points of view. We’re growing things for students to do, from field trips to nearby Broadway, to James Baldwin readings, to bike rides through Brooklyn. We’re adding more opportunities for each student to do meaningful research in subjects they are passionate about and giving them more places where they can share their research, like our ever-expanding Research Day. Our homecoming, Spirit Weekend, brought roughly 2,000 people together, 1,000 to the carnival alone—but it felt like a family reunion for those who love all things Adelphi.

While historic colleges like Adelphi are adapting to online coursework, flipped classrooms, micro-credentialing and lifelong learning, which institutions will thrive? 

In the end, students will make that decision. I am happy to say that our enrollment is at almost-record highs—so I think we have their vote. That story, and other tales of growing, are below .
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.
The story of two internships
Last year saw more internships than ever for students in the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business. Here is how two students' paths took surprising turns toward success.  
Our College of Nursing and Public Health: Winning accolades and rising in rankings
I was thrilled to learn that three of the newest fellows of the New York Academy of Medicine are from our College of Nursing and Public Health: Elaine Smith '78, M.S. '88, Ed.D., Deborah Ambrosio-Mawhirter '81, M.S. '95, Ed.D., and Mary Jahrsdoerfer, Ph.D. And for the first time, seven students were also g ranted membership . College Factual most recently ranked our nursing program in its top 20 nationwide; our nursing students and graduates are increasingly in demand.
Students aren't the only ones learning at Adelphi. Faculty here are part of a professional culture of faculty development, and those efforts are growing. The latest example? A faculty-wide conference, hosted by nationally known higher education thought leaders. Here's what they learned, and why faculty become students so often at Adelphi.
The college experience is defined by much more than classroom learning; student and residential life activities and programs often make the difference between a great college experience and a poor one. Adelphi has been keeping pace by offering almost 800 recreational activities this year, and students are participating in higher numbers than ever—often in New York City, right next door. 
Everyone can agree that diversity and inclusion are critical for higher education, but few agree how they can be achieved , and correctly. The numbers show that Adelphi is taking this challenge to heart—with new faculty hires including about 43 percent persons of color. How that was accomplished, and why it's so important to us all, is explained here .
While college enrollments nationwide trend down , Adelphi University, New York, is seeing enrollments grow—with almost historic highs. Read how one university is finding new ways to reach out to students and fill classrooms. Our Associate Vice President of Enrollment Kristen Capezza shares her approach, and explains why Adelphi's story is compelling to students.
Research Day at Adelphi enjoyed its largest participation ever —which means students from every field are making and sharing their own discoveries, often working closely with their professors. The practice of presenting and defending work is new for many students and adds a new skill for our researchers. 
With 37 events over three days, Adelphi's Spirit Weekend brought out record crowds to cheer all things Adelphi. From award-winning actress Laura Linney, to a thousand carnival-goers, to trips to nearby Broadway shows, here's the inside story of how we brought more spirit to Spirit Weekend .
Athletics Update
Milestones in the Northeast-10 Conference and a Memorable Midnight Madness
​October was a busy time in athletics as nearly all fall sports teams finished out their regular seasons. We have come away with one Northeast-10 Conference title already, as women's tennis captured its third straight trophy with a triumph over No. 1 Stonehill, earning a spot in the NCAA tournament in the spring. Both men's and women's soccer earned the top seed in their respective tournaments, as they also won the NE10 regular season crowns decided in the final week of the month. The Athletics Department was also busy as it launched a newly redesigned website that coincides with the brand standards set forth by the University over the summer. Winter sports are ready to start competing as the department kicked off the basketball season with its annual Midnight Madness celebration. 
Alumni Making a Difference
Meet our advocates for a better world
Momentum Tour 2017–2018
See how you can be part of our story. My Momentum Tour 2017–2018: Stories of Lives Changed: Hear Ours, Tell Yours will be in Armonk, New York , Atlanta, Georgia , and New York City this month. We're transforming lives—join us and see how.