A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Caron Treatment Centers

July 6, 2016 | Caron

Adelphi University Counseling and Support Services (Carol A. Lucas and Greta S. Tiberia) to receive the Caron Foundation Educational Excellence Institution Award for Long Island on September 21, 2016 at a ceremony scheduled at Adelphi.

Interview with Elizabeth Palley – Professor at Adelphi University | Social Policy

July 8, 2016 | Online MSW Programs

Professor Elizabeth Palley discussed her social policy research and approach to preparing the next generation of social workers with Online MSW Programs.

Camp Abilities Long Island at Adelphi for the Eighth Year

July 8, 2016 | FiOS1 News

Adjunct and alumna Lisa Innella Santos had a record number of athletes at Camp Abilities Long Island held at Adelphi University.

Sports Camp to Benefit Athletes Who Are Blind and Visually Impaired

July 8, 2016 | Newsday

Newsday photographer captured athletes at Camp Abilities Long Island. The sports camp empowers children with sensory impairments to be physically active.

Adelphi University Offers Sports Activities to Meet the Needs of Kids with Disabilities

July 8, 2016 | FiOS1 Push Pause

Dedicated Adelphi alumni teach sports and recreational activities to children with sensory impairments as part of Camp Abilities Long Island.

University in the News

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor and author, dead at 87

July 6, 2016 | News 12 Long Island

News12 re-aired Elie Wiesel’s visit to Adelphi University in 2010 when he spoke to crowd of more than 1,000 in the Center for Recreation and Sports after his recent passing at age 87.

Caron Treatment Centers

July 6, 2016 | Caron

Student Jenna Noll, who serves on the Adelphi Collegiate Recovery Center Committee, will be presented with the Caron Treatment Center Youth Leadership Award.

Disability no obstacle to fulfilling Viscardi graduate’s dream

July 8, 2016 | The Island Now

Chris Alvarez will attend Adelphi University in the fall after graduating from the Henry Viscardi School last month at the top of his class. He is a communications major and a student in the College Science Advancement Program. He has also been named as a finalist for a talent scholarship through Adelphi’s Department of Communications.

Adelphi Hotline Seeks Young Women and Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivors

July 8, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

The Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program is seeking to diversify its volunteer base by especially inviting young women and women of color who have had breast cancer to become part of its volunteer corps.

Alumni in the News

Q&A with Dr Malika

July 6, 2016 | Trinidad and Tobago Newsday

Alumna Malika Grayson became the second black woman to graduate with a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. As an undergraduate at Adelphi, she founded and served as president of Females of Culture United for Success (FOCUS).

“Evangeline, A Curious Journey” to be performed at Adelphi

July 8, 2016 | Garden City News

Alumna Marylyn Varriale brings “Evangeline, a Curious Journey” to the AUPAC from July 22-24, 2016.

Helen Sussingham Joins Growing HR Consulting Firm as Payroll Specialist

July 8, 2016 | Norwalk Patch

Norwalk-based Operations Inc has announced alumna Helen Sussingham joined the human resources consulting and outsourcing firm as a senior payroll specialist. Sussingham earned a BBA in Accounting from Adelphi University.

Bank President and Suffolk Grad Kevin O’Connor to be Honored by Suffolk Community College Foundation at Annual Golf Classic, Proceeds Aid Students

July 8, 2016 |

Alumnus Kevin M. O’Connor, president and chief executive officer of The Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) will be honored at the Suffolk Community College Foundation’s 33rd Annual Golf Classic. Kevin earned an associate degree in accounting from Suffolk County Community College and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Adelphi University.

Linda Sperber, ‘mom’ for disabled Long Islanders, dies at 66

July 8, 2016 | Newsday

Alumna Linda Sperber, 66, director of adult services for ACDS Inc., a Nassau nonprofit for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities has passed away.

Athletics in the News

Wantagh grads star at Adelphi

July 8, 2016 | Long Island Herald

A pair of Wantagh High School graduates keyed the defensive prowess for Adelphi University’s lacrosse programs this spring, with senior Joe Giardina leading the men’s squad in takeaways and junior Ryley Weber earning national accolades for a women’s team that came close to winning a third straight Division II championship.

Good luck to a good friend.

July 8, 2016 | The Sun Chronicle

A writer pays tribute to Missy Traversi, who starts her new job this weekend as head coach of the Adelphi University women’s basketball team.



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