A sampling of letters to the editor sent in response to the Spring '13 issue of Adelphi University Magazine
The Spring 2013 issue of Adelphi University Magazine generated quite a bit of correspondence. We share some of our mail here.
May 31, 2013
My husband, Bill Borten (B.B.A. ’57, ’07 (Hon.)) and I read with joy your article “Defying Expectations” in the Spring 2013 issue of Adelphi University Magazine.
As a co-founder of TransCen, Inc (www.transcen.org), an organization dedicated to improving educational and employment outcomes for people with disabilities, I am so gratified to see our alma mater setting the pace.
Both Bill and I still serve on the board of TransCen, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012. We are proud of its status as an internationally recognized leader in the transition community which has been involved in the placement of 20,000 individuals with special needs.
Adelphi’s recognition by U.S.News is an important milestone and we are so glad that you highlighted this elite achievement.
Judy Borten, B.A. ’57, ’07 (Hon.)
June 4, 2013
I just got reading your piece on the Sandy clean up. I simply wanted to say thank you for truly capturing the mission we set out to accomplish. I greatly appreciate it. Very well written, succinctly yet truly descriptive. Great job!
Sergio Argueta, M.S.W.
Director of Undergraduate Program
Adelphi University School of Social Work
I am writing you in your capacity as editor-in-chief of the Adelphi University Magazine. First, on behalf of myself and my colleagues, I want to share how pleased we were to see the Innovation article feature three of Adelphi’s graduates from the computer science program. These students have already accomplished wonderful things, and I believe they are great examples of success to highlight. We are very proud of them.
If we have any frustration, it is that we did not have an opportunity to communicate as a department with the author of the piece. Had more faculty voices been sought out as part of the article, we might have been able to share how David Chays had facilitated the initial contact with Google, how the software engineering course we offer as part of the major helped them develop the skills to work at Google, how Robert Siegfried devoted a substantial amount of time to work with these students prior to their Google interviews to help them be prepared, how Joseph and Nicholas published papers with Robert Siegfried, and how Stephen Bloch encouraged and coached students for programming contests. In short, we could have, with little change to the overall article, demonstrated a full department’s faculty being invested and promoting student success beyond the classroom.
Each of our alumni is precious to us, and we are very invested in their success after Adelphi. We look forward to working with you and the writers of the Adelphi Magazine in the future to share more examples of student accomplishments.
Christopher K. Storm
Assistant Professor and Associate Chairman
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Adelphi University College of Arts and Sciences
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