Honoring Our Outstanding Alumni
Adelphi University honors individuals whose outstanding professional accomplishments and volunteer service have contributed to the success and reputation of Adelphi.
Awards and Recognition
Adelphi Legend Award
Presented to member(s) of the Adelphi Community who have achieved remarkable success in their professional life and made a lasting impact on Adelphi’s students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Alumni Achievement Award
Presented to an alumnus for remarkable achievements in professional life or for distinguished accomplishments through service to his or her community, state or country, over the course of a decade or more.
Ruth S. Harley Service Award
Presented to member(s) of the Adelphi University Community who have rendered outstanding volunteer service to Adelphi University.
Graduate Alumni Achievement Award
Presented to graduate(s) who have achieved professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally support Adelphi as partners, advocates and inventors.
10 under 10 Young Alumni Recognition Program
Presented to 10 undergraduate alumni, within 10 years of graduation, who have achieved professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities, and loyally supported Adelphi as partners, advocated and inventors.
Past Award Recipients
Adelphi Legend: Salvatore Primeggia ’64, MA ’66 PhD
Alumni Achievement Award Recipients: Curtiss Jacobs ’01, Dr. Elvin T. Ramos ’06, MA ’07, Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe ’70
Ruth S. Harley Service Award Recipients: Janet L. Ficke ’59, Stephen M. Wirth ‘70
Adelphi Legends: Alice Hoffman ’73, ’02 (Hon.), Mel Pender ’76, ’97 (Hon.), Kathleen Gallo M.B.A.’97, Ph.D. ‘94
Adelphi Legends: Richard Garner. Ph.D., Nicholas Petron ’70, M.A., and Carmen de Lavallade ’03 (Hon.)