Mission and Goals

Founded in October 2003, the Adelphi University Multicultural Chapter (MCC) was established to recognize, embrace and celebrate diversity. Today, the Chapter leads the effort in advancing the University’s diversity goals including student mentorship, scholarship, and professional development. The focus of the group is to further Adelphi University’s commitment to diversity, serve as a vehicle for continued relationships and networking opportunities, and support financial scholarships that celebrate diversity.

MCC Virtual Events

Did you miss an event or want to take a look back at past MCC alumni webinars and virtual events? Archived events are available below!

MCC Discussion: Active Legacy, The Art of Storytelling

Join the Multicultural Alumni Chapter for a discussion exploring the literary works of the Adelphi MCC community. Attendees will learn the creative process and enjoy the finished products of our panelists. The feature panelists include Jacqueline Jones LaMon, JD, Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Adelphi University, Isiah Hall, ’06, MBA ’08, Director, Compliance & Programmatic Oversight, National Urban League and Crystal Walthall, Executive Director, Faith in New York.

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Multicultural Alumni Chapter 2022 Martin Luther King Jr. Town Hall

Join the Multicultural Alumni Chapter as we kick off 2022 with their annual Martin Luther King Jr. Town Hall, where attendees will join in dialogue with Adelphi graduates, with representation from those in non-profit leadership. The event features Renee Daniel Flagler CAGS ’18, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island and Damyn Kelly ’83, PhD ’19, JD, CEO, Lutheran Social Services of New York.

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Multicultural Alumni Chapter 18th Annual Meeting

This presentation, hosted by the Chairs of the Multicultural Alumni Chapter, discusses MCC’s plans for the upcoming year as well as how MCC has responded to the challenges of 2021 and the growth and direction of the chapter.

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MCC Discussion: Life as Art, Art as Entertainment

This panel discussion, hosted by the Multicultural Alumni Chapter, explores the impact that arts and entertainment have had on multicultural communities. The panelists and moderator, Dana Blair ’04, MBA ’08, Khalil Munir ’05 and Mirirai Sithole ’12 discuss the relationship that cultural identity, tradition, sociopolitical struggles, and the media have with arts and entertainment within BIPOC communities.

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Multicultural Alumni Chapter MLK Town Hall: The Art of Civic Activism

Join the Multicultural Alumni Chapter for an intimate fireside discussion with Adelphi alumni and New York City Council candidates Tiffany Pryor ’05 and Felicia Singh ’11, MA ’12. The event will transition to a town hall forum, where the MCC community will engage in dialogue about civic activism at the university, both past and present.

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Multicultural Alumni Chapter Discussion: Who is Behind the Mask?

Join us for the opportunity to connect as we engage our multicultural alumni community through an uplifting conversation centered on our accomplishments and life after Adelphi. The discussion will spotlight four thriving alumni and will focus on the importance of giving back and what it means to advocate in a time of social unrest. The panel discussion will feature Dr. Elvin T. Ramos ’06, MA ’07, Lisa de Castillo ’07 MSW ’09, Alysha Rashid ’11, Charleen Jacobs ’06 and Jada Fletcher ’20 and will be moderated by Isiah Hall ’06, MBA ’08.

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Myths & Truths Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Francis Onwochei, ’08, MS ’10

Join the Multicultural Alumni Chapter for a discussion about the Myths and Truths behind the COVID-19 vaccine. The event will feature Dr. Francis Onwochei ’08, MS ’10, Hospitalist Physician, Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Onwochei’s philosophy of care centers around empathy, community health, education, giving back and bridging the inequality gap in healthcare services. He spends time educating and empowering his patients to become proactive recipients of their own healthcare. Dr. Onwochei will share his knowledge about the COVID-19 vaccine, address misconceptions and truths and answer questions attendees may have.

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Isiah Hall ’06, MBA ’08 – Chair and Fundraising
Lisa de Castillo, ’07, MSW ’09 – Special Events Chair 
Diana Fang ‘o8 – Communication Chair 

Past Presidents

2018-2020 – Isiah Hall ’06, MBA ‘08 and Laura Harding ‘98
2013-2018 – Aaron Harper ’03
2011-2013 – Gregory Singer ’90
2009-2011 – Tara Howard Saunders ’84
2003-2009 – Grady Faulkner ’75

More Information

If you would like to learn more information or want to get involved, please email multiculturalchapter@adelphi.edu or visit our Multicultural Chapter Facebook Page.

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