Adelphi University Magazine
For 126 years, Adelphi has charted courses, blazed trails, innovated and transformed the higher education experience. This year’s Adelphi University Magazine—the Leadership Edition proudly shines a light on how our alumni are changing their industries–and the world. Read their expert insights, learn how our faculty members are earning distinguished honors as they advance their fields and see how our current students are rising to the challenge and preparing to become the next generation of leaders.
Throughout our 125-year history, many of Adelphi’s women leaders were the only women in the classroom, boardroom or corner office—and had to blaze a trail for the women who followed in their respective fields.
As a nursing major at Nassau Community College, Will Torres, now a rising senior and first-generation college student, realized he wanted to explore other options at a four-year institution. He wanted a campus close to his Glen Cove hometown that offered small classes and individually tailored instruction. He also wanted a friendly and inclusive campus.
Adelphi’s Innovation Center (IC), located on the first floor of Swirbul Library, launched in February 2020. Its mission is simple: to develop opportunities for applied learning by connecting faculty and students with external business partners to prepare students for today’s competitive job market.
There's something different about Swirbul Library: The wall at the entrance, outside the Innovation Center, has gone from blank to brilliant, displaying a stunning mural, courtesy of the Department of Art and Art History, specifically the Mural Arts Workshop class.
In its fifth year, Adelphi University's Leading in Community (LIC) program, offered by the University's Center for Nonprofit Leadership, has doubled enrollment and connected more local, nonprofit leaders of color than ever before.
2022 Commencement Highlights
See the pride, the hugs and the cheers on Adelphi’s biggest day.
Inside This Issue
A rising senior conducting research on retinal imaging; a trilingual future speech-language pathologist; and a doctoral student who brought social work to an orphanage in Kenya—our three Fulbright Scholars share their stories.
Our commitment to equity and academic opportunities for all students shines through Adelphi’s Learning Resource Program—the first of its kind on a college campus—and our Bridges to Adelphi Program, for students on the spectrum.
For her senior thesis, physics major Gabriella (Gabi) Vidad '21 used remote sensing and widely available resources such as Google Earth to chart the severity of coral reef changes in the Philippines.
Leticia Rios, now in her second year as a PhD student in Adelphi's College of Nursing and Public Health (CNPH), was named Working Mother of the Year in September, in conjunction with the magazine's naming NYU Langone Health among its 100 Best Companies for working mothers in 2020.
Adelphi University's highly ranked nursing program has a long and rich history of producing students who excel in all sectors of the healthcare system throughout the world. A testament to the program is the recent naming of Joseph Amnawah, a doctoral candidate, as a 2021–2023 national Jonas Scholar.
“Social Work Month is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work, the incredible role social workers play in helping people navigate life’s needs and challenges as well as learn about the many contributions made in the profession,” said Schanica Pickens, director of the Master of Social Work program and assistant dean of student affairs.
Rising junior Danelya Zholdasbekova's path to Adelphi was unexpected. While searching the internet for top New York business schools, the Kazakhstan native said she was attracted by descriptions of Adelphi's “close-knit, diverse community, its Honors College, scholarship opportunities, and beautiful campus and location."
Challenges to mental health—such as depression, trauma, anxiety or substance abuse—are among the many issues that might affect us all, but for Black men there are the added burdens: racial discrimination, being unfairly profiled, fear of mistreatment by law enforcement or being treated as tokens in their careers of choice while trying to be strong for their communities.
Adelphi University's 22nd annual President's Gala on Saturday, June 11, raised more than $345,000 for the President's Student Success Scholarship, an endowment that has now surpassed $1 million. This year's event at The Garden City Hotel concluded Adelphi's 125th-anniversary celebrations, honoring the University's legacy and those who support its longevity and mission.
Individuals, institutions and Houses of Worship from around the world will leave their lights on as a symbol of mutual responsibility and the shared struggle against antisemitism, racism and hatred. Watch the video.
Making art with children who have been affected by conflict has been Cindy Maguire, PhD‘s life’s work. “I work in the United States and internationally with children and youth in conflict-affected communities using arts as a tool for empowerment and teaching,” said Dr. Maguire, associate professor in the Department of Communications at Adelphi University.
The first university-based school of psychology in the United States, the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology continues to boast some of the finest minds and exceptional scholarship. Read about six faculty members and their lifetime achievement honors, groundbreaking research, practice and equity-related work, and outstanding contributions.
For more than a year now, we've been hearing about how supply chain issues are causing shortages of everything from electronics and autos to meat and household products.