About Adelphi

Honorees of the Adelphi Buildings


Adelphi's Frank D. Blodgett
Frank D. Blodgett
• Second President of Adelphi University, 1915-1937
• Presided over selection and development of Garden City campus, 1928
• Mayor of Oneonta, New York
• Former Professor of Classics and Greek



Adelphi's Alger B. Chapman Hall
Alger B. Chapman
• Chairman of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1949-1958
• Former Chairman of the New York State Tax Commission
• Former Chairman of the New York State Republican Party
• Former Chairman of the Beech Nut Life Savers Co.



Adelphi's Genevieve Beavers Earle Hall
Genevieve Beavers Earle
• Adelphi Class of 1907
• First woman member of the New York City Council
• Former Professor of Classics and Greek
• Republican Minority Leader of the New York City Council 1940-1949
• Recipient of Adelphi's Honorary Doctorate of Laws, 1942



Adelphi's Paul Dawson Eddy Hall
Paul Dawson Eddy
• Third President of Adelphi University, 1937-1965
• Presided over re-establishment of Adelphi as a coeducational university, 1946
• Created Adelphi's School of Nursing, 1944
• Adelphi School of Social Work, 1949
• Established Adelphi's program in doctoral education, 1950



Adelphi's Horace Hagedorn
Horace Hagedorn
• Long Island business leader and philanthropist
• Founder of Miracle-Gro Garden Products
• Director Emeritus of The Scotts Company
• Recipient of Adelphi's honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, 2001



Adelphi's Ruth S. Harley
Ruth S. Harley
• Adelphi Class of 1924
• Professor of Latin
• Adelphi University Registrar, 1932-1942
• University Dean of Women (later Dean of Students), 1942-1970
• Distinguished Service Award, 1953
• Dean Emeritus
• President's Advisory Council
• Adelphi Alumni Association Board
• Friends of the Adelphi Library



Adelphi's Anna E. Harvey
Anna E. Harvey
• Dean of the College, 1912-1935



Adelphi's Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Fine Arts Building
Adele and Herbert J. Klapper
• Owners of Superior Sewing Machine & Supply, LLC
• Renowned art collectors
• Dual degree holder in art (Adele, Adelphi Class of 1992 and 1999)



Adelphi's Charles H. Levermore
Charles H. Levermore
• Founder and first President of Adelphi University, 1896-1912
• Academic visionary; principal of Adelphi Academy
• Led efforts to create Adelphi as a four year college, 1896
• Founding member of the Union League in New York City
• Recipient of Bok Peace Prize, 1924



Adelphi's James A. Linen Hall
James A. Linen
• Chairman of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1958-1964
• Former publisher and president of Time Magazine



Adelphi's Robert G. Olmsted
Robert G. Olmsted
• Acting President of Adelphi University, 1967-1969
• Member of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1940-1942, 1949-1972
• Honorary Life Trustee, 1972



Adelphi's James H. Post
James H. Post
• Sugar magnate; philanthropist
• Chairman of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1908-1938



Adelphi's Leon A. Swirbul
Leon A. Swirbul
• President and one of six founders of Grumman Aircraft
• Engineering Corporation
• Member of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1958-1960
• Recipient of Adelphi's Honorary Doctorate of Laws, 1959



Adelphi's Ruth Fanslow Waldo Hall
Ruth Fanslow Waldo
• Adelphi Class of 1909
• Member of Adelphi's Board of Trustees, 1938-1964
• Secretary of Adelphi's Board of Trustees
• Honorary Life Trustee, 1964
• Vice President of J. Walter Thompson Advertising, one of the first women executives in American advertising



Adelphi's Hy Weinberg Center
Hy Weinberg
• Prominent banker and philanthropist
• Partner of Goldman Sachs & Co
• Husband of Marjorie Weinberg Berman, first master's degree student of Adelphi's Department of Speech Arts and Communicative Disorders; degree conferred 1961



Adelphi's Timothy L. Woodruff
Timothy L. Woodruff
• Petitioned Board of Regents of the State of New York to grant creating a coeducational college, 1896
• Classmate of Dr. Levermore
• First President of the Adelphi College Board of Trustees, 1896-1908
• Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York, 1896-1902



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