Ms. Marcus honored at Commencement.

Adelphi will hold its 118th Commencement on Monday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. At the ceremony, Adelphi will honor Ruth (Bronfman) Marcus ’64 with the Ruth S. Harley Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

After graduating from Adelphi’s School of Nursing (renamed the College of Nursing and Public Health in June 2013) with a bachelor’s degree, Mrs. Marcus embarked on a career in nursing. Today, Mrs. Marcus offers her friendship and commitment to Adelphi as a member of the Ruth S. Harley Planned Giving Society. She has established a scholarship at the University through a bequest for the benefit of nursing students who, like she was, are in need of financial support to complete their degrees at Adelphi.

Each year, Mrs. Marcus reunites with friends from Adelphi’s Class of 1964, many of whom will be at Commencement to celebrate their 50th anniversary from Adelphi.

The University will also award honorary degrees to Jeh Charles Johnson, J.D., the U.S. secretary of homeland security and a former Adelphi trustee, Fabiola Milford, D.D.S., a dentist and clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at New York University, and Edward Villella, a renowned ballet dancer, founder of the Miami City Ballet and currently a board member of the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet.

Read more about Mrs. Marcus and all of the Honorary Degree Recipients at the Adelphi Commencement website.

This piece is from the May 2014 issue oeNews from AU.

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