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January 2019
An A+ for Student Life at Adelphi

Most often, our students tell me they chose Adelphi University for one of our renowned academic programs, expert faculty and small classes where they don’t feel like a number. Some sought our world-class connections to internships and experiences, life-changing opportunities to perform research, and ample room to stretch their creative wings on our performing arts stages. Indeed, the very essence of Adelphi’s personalized approach to learning happens in our classrooms.

The students you’ll meet in my newsletter this month are some of the many who discovered the inspiring things Adelphi has to offer outside their classrooms as well. 

A welcome home for international students from thousands of miles away;
An award-winning college newspaper for future editors and columnists;
• Meaningful ways for our passionate graduate students to tackle important issues;
Greek life for more than 600 brothers and sisters who support meaningful projects;
Intramural sports for all Panthers—like Frisbee, Bhangra dancing, fencing and more;
Inspiring service opportunities to give back to the community and make a difference;
• And personal connections, like Raquel and Tomi, who came for all the above and also fell in love. 

We are earning an A+ for our student experience at Adelphi—and it is just one part of the world-class experience that Panthers love about their University. I am so proud of everything our students achieve—both in the classroom and out of it!
All the best,
Christine M. Riordan, Ph.D.
President
On and off campus, Adelphi students give back

Volunteering affects both the head and the heart. These days, it's an integral part of the Adelphi experience.
From Adelphi, with love
Raquel came from El Salvador to study dance. Tomi arrived from Bulgaria to study business. See how their lives were transformed—and united—at Adelphi.
Getting involved changed everything. Senior marketing major Ryan Foley says that getting involved was the best decision he's made at Adelphi. It's an opinion shared by many other students who consider our nearly 200 clubs and organizations an important part of their life at Adelphi.
The campus newspaper that sings. It's known as the "voice of the students," but The Delphian, Adelphi's award-winning newspaper, is more like a chorus as students work in concert to cover what's happening on campus.
Panthers just want to have fun. Intramurals are all about having fun, staying fit and making new friends. Sometimes, as two alumni of the Ultimate Frisbee Club know, campus sports can even lead to wedding bells.
Not just for undergrads: Grad students get involved too. Since forming in 2016, the Graduate Student Council has helped master's degree and doctoral candidates take an active role on campus.
Finding themselves by going Greek. For transfer students like Julia Lafferty, joining a sorority was a way of getting quickly involved in campus life. For others, like LGBTQ+ student Zachary Hopkins, fraternities are a place of acceptance.
A new base for those far from home. Read the story of how international student Aman Ahmed found friends, a welcoming community and people to help him at Adelphi. He is one of the many students at Adelphi joining us from 58 countries around the globe.
Research at Adelphi: Unearthing our architectural past
Adelphi's campus in Garden City is beautiful enough to be considered the best public garden on Long Island, but it's not the only campus the University could have built. Research by Assistant Professor Brian McDonald, Ph.D., assistant University archivist and special collections librarian, explored master plans created by the fabled turn-of-the-20th-century architectural firm of McKim, Mead and White and by the renowned mid-century master Richard Neutra. Read about them in " Good Bones , " a feature article in our Academic and Creative Research Magazine .
After fall successes, Panthers gear up for spring
While only the basketball, bowling, and swimming and diving teams were in action in December, the month was still filled with plenty of good news for Adelphi athletics. The Panthers finished at No. 32 in the prestigious Learfield Directors' Cup Division II fall standings, powered by the success of the volleyball and men's soccer teams, both of which earned berths in NCAA tournaments. The Athletics Department began preparing for 2019–2020 by signing new Panthers for next fall, and brought in Adelphi Deli and Carr Business Systems as new corporate sponsors to join The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company and enhance our student-athlete experience with more career-service initiatives. Also, the Panthers launched their new online store— AdelphiPanthersGear.com —through a partnership with Advanced-ONLINE and Follett. Check it out!
Alumni making a difference: Marc Strachan ’81
Last spring he created and helped fund the University's Multicultural Scholarship Program. Now, Adelphi University Board of Trustees member Marc Strachan ’81 is very excited about the soon-to-be-launched Multicultural Giving Society, open to all donors who give to any of eight endowed multicultural scholarships. Thank you for your incredible energy and leadership, Trustee Strachan!
Momentum Tour 2018–2019
We're celebrating the new year and old acquaintances with a very special Momentum Tour event on Tuesday, January 15, in Washington, D.C. It will be an evening at the United States Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the organization's president and CEO, Thomas J. Donohue, M.B.A. ’65, ’98 (Hon.) . I hope our D.C.-area alum will take this great opportunity to gather with us to share stories of their days on campus. Also, all our alumni and friends can check our Momentum Tour webpage for future dates and locations.