10 under 10 Young Alumni Recognition

At a special ceremony on Saturday, October 14, Adelphi will honor 10 alumni, who have achieved exceptional career and professional accomplishments even before celebrating their 10-year Adelphi reunion.

The annual event will take place at Adelphi’s Ruth S. Harley University Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. as part of the University’s Spirit Weekend festivities.

Since 2012, Adelphi has recognized more than 100 individuals with this honor. Comprising a wide range of backgrounds and cultures, these extraordinary alumni include physicians, cybersecurity defenders, choreographers, financiers, nonprofit leaders and healers.

Nominations for honorees are accepted annually from Adelphi faculty, staff, alumni and previous 10 Under 10 recipients. Qualified nominees must have achieved professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Adelphi as partners, advocates and investors.

This year’s 10 Under 10 class includes

Shayla Clarke

Shayla Clarke ‘16, MS ‘19

Port Jefferson, New York

  • Director of Emergency Recovery, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Criminal Justice
  • College of Professional and Continuing Studies – Emergency Management

Alexandria Cisco

Alexandria Cisco ‘15

Valley Stream, New York

  • Market Development Manager, Accenture
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Computer and Management Information Systems

Samantha Coleman

Samantha Coleman ‘17 (Deceased)

Atlantic Beach, New York

  • Theater Professional and Disability Advocate
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Theatre Arts

Michael Khayan

Michael Khayan ‘15

Bayside, New York

  • Technical Assistant to the CFO, Volkswagen of America Inc.
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Political Science and Psychology
  • Honors College

Steven Lander

Steven Lander ‘14

Levittown, New York

  • Partner, Banking and Financial Markets, IBM
  • Robert B. Willumstad School of Business – Management

Kimberly Marquart

Kimberly Marquart ‘18

Massapequa, New York

  • Hematology/Oncology Registered Nurse, Northwell Health
  • College of Nursing and Public Health – Nursing

Vincent Messana

Vincent Messana ‘13

Southampton, New York

  • President, Axcess Baseball, and Scout, San Diego Padres
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Communications

Mahnoor Misbah

Mahnoor Misbah ‘14, JD

Flushing, New York

  • Associate, Morrison Cohen LLP
  • College of Arts and Sciences – Political Science

Kevin Rowe

Kevin Rowe ‘15

Middletown, New York

  • Physical Education Teacher and Coach, The Spence School
  • College of Education and Health Sciences – Physical Education

Ari Shaiken

Ari Shaiken ‘13

Flushing, New York

  • Principal, Blackstone Inc.
  • Robert B. Willumstad School of Business – Management

The 10 Under 10 ceremony is just one of the many events taking place during Adelphi Spirit Weekend, which celebrates the University’s community and traditions. Other events include a family carnival, Oktoberfest and a 5K race.

Learn more about this year’s 10 Under 10 ceremony and Spirit Weekend.

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