College of Nursing and Public Health launches, Adelphi baseball pitcher, Dillon McNamara drafted by the Yankees, Frank Augustyn returns home for arts festival.

Newsday reporter Candice Ferette wrote, Adelphi opens new College of Nursing and Public Health which was printed in the Monday, June 10, 2013 edition of the paper. Dean Patrick Coonan was interviewed about the change from the School of Nursing to The College of Nursing and Public Health.

“It is the marriage of public health and nursing. When you put those two disciplines together you get the best of both worlds,” said the new college’s dean, Patrick Coonan, who received his registered nursing degree from Adelphi 35 years ago. “It is really the founding of a new college.”

Garden City Patch also reported that Adelphi is to Break Ground for new College of Nursing and Public Health Building.  “We have grown in size and grown in stature. We offer programs in nursing on all levels. We have increased a lot of our research and we felt it was time to raise the bar,” said Dean Patrick Coonan ‘78, Ed. D., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE.

Adelphi University’s expanding nursing program was in the Long Island Business News. Reporter Claude Solnik wrote: Adelphi University is expanding and renaming its School of Nursing as the College of Nursing and Public Health, to be based in a new $60 million building.

“Right now, it’s just a school of nursing. That’s where the focus is,” Dean Patrick Coonan said. “As we move further into new health care, we’re looking at the population’s health and more intervention in communities.”

In addition to the nursing program, students will be able to obtain an undergraduate degree in public health and a masters in nutrition.

The Staten Island Advance reported Adelphi University pitcher Dillon McNamara selected by New York Yankees in 27th round of MLB draft

Adelphi’s Dr. Sarah Eichberg was quoted on discussing the opening of the Teachers Federal Credit Union (TFCU) Farmers Market.

“We’ve been working with residents to explore the daily challenges of limited food access across the region,” said Dr. Sarah Eichberg of Adelphi, who recently completed a two-year 152-page report focusing on Long Islanders affected by food insecurity. “Farmers markets are integral to combating the prevalence of food deserts, which are one of Long Island’s most immediate challenges. High prices and the lack of access to fresh produce make it difficult for many to purchase healthy foods despite their desire to do so.”

amNew York newspaper quoted Thomas J. Ward, Jr., executive director of the Center for Career Development at Adelphi University in Garden City,  on the subject of Social Media whether it Can Boost-or Bust-Your College Chances.

He said: Professional networks can also help high school students and working professionals. High school students who are active in volunteer organizations and community service groups, or involved in an internship, can make a positive impression by joining a professional network such as LinkedIn.

Adelphi University Department of Dance Chair, Frank Augustyn was interviewed by on June 9 for joining the Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Port Washington Patch reported Adelphi University student Alyssa DeGuzman, 18 of Roslyn Heights and her singing partner Deena Hower, 23 of New Hyde Park won the duets competition at the Morgan Park Music Festival. Miss DeGuzman attends Adelphi University where she majors in music vocal performance. She plans to obtain her Masters in Music Education.

In amNew York it was written that in an advertorial piece titled Adelphi Offers Pathways to a New or Better Career; that Adelphi University has been educating students for over 40 years at its Manhattan Center located at 75 Varick Street. Gayle D. Insler, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Adelphi University, says that Manhattan Center students benefit from small classes and personal interaction with the outstanding faculty for which Adelphi is known throughout the region. “Students receive a full range of support services including academic advising, tutoring targeted to students’ specific needs, and personal and career counseling,” the provost says.

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