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Each year at this time, Adelphi acknowledges exceptional employees who have gone above and beyond to provide extraordinary service to our University, help advance our core values and show long-standing commitment to our mission.

In this special edition of Insider News, we recognize four Adelphi staff members receiving the 2022 President's Award for Excellence, one receiving the President's Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and all our faculty and staff who have reached the milestone of 10 to 50 years of employment at Adelphi.

Our President's Award honorees are nominated by their Adelphi peers. We are happy to recognize and celebrate them for their unique contributions to our amazing community. Please join President Christine M. Riordan, PhD, in congratulating this year's honorees on her Facebook page by commenting on, liking and sharing her post.

Congratulations and thank you to our 2022 honorees.
Sarah Avery, Administrative Assistant, Department of Sociology:
“Helping people and empowering them to help themselves”
In addition to providing administrative support to one department chair and three program directors and serving as representative for Local 153, Avery takes advantage of workshops and certificate programs to improve her performance and grow professionally.
Alessandra (Alex) Bevinetto, Executive Assistant, Office of Human Resources: “A wonderful ambassador for our University”
In her role, Bevinetto helps ensure HR continues to provide guidance and support to Adelphi employees. This has been especially important as our workforce transitioned to working remotely during the pandemic and into today.
Charles (Charlie) Kulins: Manager of Customer Experience, Office of Information Technology: “A professional, competent and caring leader ... the pillar of IT”
Kulins brings a personal touch to tech. He develops and implements solutions to advance Adelphi technologically and troubleshoots when problems arise. He also trains staff and assists all members of the Adelphi community in getting the tech training and support they need.
Sevgi (Suzy) Piatos: Administrative Assistant, School of Social Work
“A true team player who goes above and beyond
Piatos provides administrative support to the assistant dean for student affairs and the budget administrator in the School of Social Work. Beyond that, she's played a key role in developing the School's new licensure prep program, supporting her colleagues and taking on other responsibilities.
Schanica Pickens, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, School of Social Work: “Has strived to create an inclusive community learning environment for our diverse body of social work students”
The winner of this year's President's Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has organized diversity-focused conferences and programs and has been committed to supporting all students within the School of Social Work, particularly those of color.
Celebrating the Dedication of Our Service Milestone Honorees

We thank our long-standing colleagues and honor their enduring commitment to Adelphi. They help keep our Adelphi mission alive, even in challenging years like this one. Here are the names of those who made service milestones of 10 to 50 years of employment at Adelphi. Congratulations on your milestone!
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