Chuck D, Anagnostis Agelarakis, Carmen Rojas, Marcum LLP, Northrop Grumman and Dr. Robert Scott are among those making Adelphi news this week.
Anagnostis Agelarakis, a professor and chair of Anthropology at Adelphi University, brought the remains of a greek warrior from the Greek Archaeological Service, to North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park the story was reported in Newsday and the Long Island Press. According to Agelarakis, the remains were discovered during an archaeological excavation. He said that the grave was found in the mid 1980s and the remains, after examination, will be returned to the Archaeology Museum of Kavala in Greece. Also mentioned in the news items was a photo of the man’s reconstructed skull and a drawing rendered by Agelarakis’ wife, Argie Agelarakis, who teaches scientific illustration at Adelphi.
Newsday covered Adelphi University’s 117th commencement on Sunday, May 19. Reporting on the President’s speech, quotes from graduates, and the keynote address by Carlton Douglas Ridenhour ’84. Also known as Chuck D of the hip-hop group Public Enemy, he said Adelphi’s degree-earners deserve as many accolades as celebrities like him. “Y’all hear about celebrities talkin’ about swagger,” he said. “Y’all got the real swagger — this is something to swagger with.”
Garden City Patch profiled Carmen Rojas ’13 at this year’s commencement ceremony. Rojas, 57, received her Bachelor’s Degree from University College. After receiving her degree from Adelphi’s University College, geared toward working adults, Rojas, 57, told the news outlet, “as Booker T. Washington once said, ‘You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.’ As I received my diploma yesterday, I was feeling like I was on top of the world.”
Garden City News published a piece written by Dr. Robert A. Scott, Adelphi University President titled Community Development, University Style. He wrote of the university as a being an enterprise, one that produces a service everyone cane be proud of, one that is willing to be active in the community, one that is respectful of the environment and has a significant, positive affect on the community.
Adelphi University Professor, Paul Moravec’s composition “Change at Jamaica” for high school wind ensembles was mentioned on Garden City Patch. A video of the original music Moravec wrote is now playing on closed circuit television as a 24-hour at the 34th Street Corridor in Penn Station.
L&M Publications, reported on how Adelphi University Associate Professor and Director of Environmental Studies Program, Dr. Beth Christensen with a team of scientists from Adelphi, spent late fall and the winter collecting sediment in the western bays – Hempstead Bay (West, Middle and East Bays) and South Oyster Bay – as well as Fire Island. The story appeared in Merrick Life, Bellmore Life, the Freeport-Baldwin Leader and the Wantagh-Seaford Citizen newspapers.
Garden City Patch reported on Adelphi University’s request for a special use permit to construct a 99,691 square foot two- and three-story Nexus Building and Welcome Center on the northwest portion of its Garden City campus.
Accountingweb.com reported on Adelphi University honoring Marcum LLP, a top national accounting and advisory firm, with two awards. The firm was named Employer of the Year, and Mark S. Fogel, Marcum’s chief human resources officer, received the Adelphi University Part-Time Faculty Teaching Excellence Award.
“To come back to Adelphi is coming back full circle,” says Beth Meixner, who earned an MBA in Management. “Adelphi taught me and now I am teaching their students. It really is so gratifying.” As seen in the Long Island Business News, Ms. Meixner, president of Moxxie Network LLC, has returned to the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business offering her company’s mentoring services to students.”
Park Electrochemical Corp. announced the appointment of Adelphi University alum Linda M. Lagnese as Director of Human Resources of the company. This piece was reported in the Fort Mill Times.
The Merrick Herald profiled alum, Gina Piskin, on her candidacy for the Merrick School Board. She ran unopposed.
NewsLI.com posted about Adelphi University’s Center for Health Innovation sponsoring a free upcoming bioterrorism class. The class will be held on Monday, July 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the university’s Hauppauge Center location at 55 Kennedy Drive.
NASDAQ.com reported Adelphi University alum Sharon Klugewicz has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Chembio Diagnostics, Inc. Ms. Klugewicz joined Chembio in September 2012 as Vice President of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (“QA/QC”) and Technical Operations she holds an M.S. in Biochemistry from Adelphi.
Newsday’s Michael Ebert wrote about Long Island’s future journalists receiving recognition for their way with words during an awards ceremony at Adelphi University. About 200 teens from 30 schools in Nassau, Suffolk and Queens counties came together for Press Day 2013, an event that celebrates talents of high school journalists and provides them with an opportunity to connect with each other and with professionals in the field.
“The competition at this year’s Quill Awards was very stiff,” said Paul Thaler, Adelphi University’s communications department chairman. “The submissions were outstanding across the board.”
Adelphi University was mentioned in the LongIsland.com story about 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. (OHBMLI) presenting the 100 Black Men Mean Business Minority Biz Minority Biz Forum at the African American Museum. In 1984, OHBMLI established an endowed fund for Black students majoring in Business Administration at Adelphi University. In 1985 OHBMLI initiated ten Achievement Awards for Black high school graduates in ten high schools on Long Island.
Washington Technology reported that Northrop Grumman has named Adelphi University alum Christine McGlade as one of two vice presidents of manufacturing operations. She will also be a site manager for the company’s aircraft integration centers of excellence in St. Augustine, Fla., and Palmdale, Calif.
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