A weekly digest of Adelphi University in the news.

Faculty/Staff in the News

Paying summer interns can benefit you and them

June 15, 2016 | Newsday

Associate Director of Internships Jonathan Ivanoff discusses the pay scale for an intern, how paying interns can benefit the company and the Adelphi University Jaggar Community Fellows Program.

Court’s net neutrality ruling vindicates FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

June 15, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle

Associate Professor Mark Grabowski speaks about the court ruling that backed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) ability to regulate Internet traffic as a utility.


June 17, 2016 | Garden City News

Village of Garden City Mayor Nicholas P. Episcopia congratulated Dr. Christine M. Riordan on a successful first year as president of Adelphi University.

University in the News

HIA-LI to Host Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Awards Luncheon

June 15, 2016 | PR Newswire

Adelphi University is a sponsor of the HIA-LI Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, at the Adelphi University Hauppauge Education and Conference Center.

D.J. Doctor Dré Is Waging a Public Battle With Diabetes

June 15, 2016 | The New York Times

Andre Brown, better known as Doctor Dré, who was at the forefront of hip-hop and friends with alumnus Chuck D going back to the days of WBAU, has developed Type 2 diabetes.

Reds Had Eye on Bristol’s Matt Blandino For Years

June 15, 2016 | Hartford Courant

Matt Blandino who agreed to terms with the Cincinnati Reds this week is the son of a great softball player, Kristen (Peterson) Blandino, a member of four U.S. Olympic Festival gold medal teams, two College World Series teams at Adelphi University and four national championship teams with the Brakettes.

DANCE REVOLUTION: Nartan Rang Dance Academy’s Annual Extravaganza

June 17, 2016 | Indian Panorama

On Sunday, June 12, 2016, the Nartan Rang Dance Academy of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan presented its annual dance showcase, Nritya Ranjani (now in its 15th year) at the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) on Long Island. In attendance were Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, accompanied by County Director of Southeast Asian Affairs, Dilip Chauhan, who both generously presented the school with a County Citation.

Alumni in the News

Ashley Young, Paul Masella

June 15, 2016 | The New York Times

Alumnus Paul William Masella recently got married on June 11 to Ashley young, he is a member of the writing staff of Saturday Night Live and was previously a writer for Late Show With David Letterman.

Suffolk County: Whitehouse Playground Officially Open To Public

June 15, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

The first playground that is accessible for children with disabilities in the Sayville area is named in honor of alumna Betty Whitehouse who earned her master’s degree at Adelphi, she passed away last December at 93.

Rhoda Blumberg, Whose Children’s Books Brought History to Life, Dies at 98

June 15, 2016 | The New York Times

Alumna Rhoda Blumberg, a recipient of the Newbery Honor for Literature and who published over two dozen historical books for children, passed away at 98.

Graduating Valley Streamer eager to ‘heal the heart, mind, body and soul’

June 16, 2016 | LI Herald

Alumnus Stephen Spencer is featured for his noteworthy accomplishments during his time at Adelphi University and in the College of Nursing and Public Health, working as a resident assistant, orientation leader and serving as an executive board member and new member educator for his fraternity, Pi Lambda Phi.

W.H. composer debuts Evangeline at Adelphi

June 16, 2016 | LI Herald

Alumna Marylyn Varriale musical adaptation of Peter Pantina’s book, Evangeline, A Curious Journey, which is based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic 1874 poem,“Evangeline, A Tale of Acadia” will play at the AUPAC from July 21-24, 2016.

Holden native reunited with his love of theater

June 16, 2016 | The Landmark

Alumnus Kazim Qutab will perform in Worcester County Light Opera Club’s performance of Urinetown The Musical, a satirical comedy musical that satirizes the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, and municipal politics from June 16-19, 2016.

Christine Calvert named Easton’s first finance director

June 17, 2016 | Easton Courier

Christine Calvert has been named Easton’s first director of finance. She obtained her master’s degree in accounting from Adelphi University.

Assemblyman Lupinacci Honors 2016 Women Of Distinction

June 17, 2016 | Long Island Exchange

Assemblyman Chad A. Lupinacci (R,C,I-South Huntington) honored 16 women from the 10th Assembly District last weekend during his annual Women of Distinction event. Janine Probert received her master’s in business from Adelphi. Janine started her career in the banking industry, where she worked for over 13 years before changing professions and becoming a vocational counselor. Janine would go on to work in the field of rehabilitation and counseling for almost 20 years. She has been dedicated to working with individuals with various disabilities.

Athletics in the News

COLLEGES: Stoughton’s Heather Jacobs now head coach at Wagner

June 17, 2016 | The Enterprise

Former women’s basketball head coach Heather Jacobs is now the head coach at Wagner College, a school on Staten Island, New York.



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