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President’s Newsletter

Each month, I share stories of how Adelphi continues growing, leading and making a difference through our mission to transform lives. I invite you to see the ways our University, students, faculty, staff and alumni are contributing to our communities and advancing their professions and fields of study. I am thrilled to share these stories with you and welcome you to be part of our University community.

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April 2024

Adelphi is an engine for social mobility, driven by exceptional students. This month, I’m proud to share our 2022–2023 President’s Report, Bold Change, Extraordinary Results, highlighting the most innovative year in our long history.

As we enter the final stretch of the spring semester, we continue to reach significant milestones. This year’s Women’s Leadership Conference set new attendance records on its way to becoming one of the most impactful professional development events in our region. We embarked on our Momentum 2 Presidential Reception Tour, meeting alumni and friends around the country to grow our community and share our strategic vision for the future. A prominent attorney returned to graduate school and showed how Adelphi supports career changes at any age. And an exceptional undergraduate student landed a competitive internship through The Washington Center, where she will advocate for school funding in underserved communities.

We are gearing up for our annual Research Day on April 16 and for Giving Day on April 17, which celebrates 1,896 minutes of giving in honor of our founding year. I hope you will join us in our mission to transform students’ lives by supporting scholarships, athletics, academic programs and extraordinary learning opportunities.

All the best,

The 2022–2023 President’s Report
Bold Change, Extraordinary Results: The 2022–2023 President’s Report

My report this year features important stories of change and innovation—with historic results. This year, Adelphi became nationally recognized as a true engine for social mobility, driven by our exceptional students. Read about our strong outcomes, academic distinction, strategies for community building and smart solutions for growth.

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Kendra Bracken-Ferguson addresses attendees from the stage. Behind her is a digital screen that says "Meet Kendra" and includes her photo and a short biography.

Begun six years ago with a few volunteers and a dream, Adelphi’s annual Women’s Leadership Conference has become a premier event welcoming more than 350 professionals, industry leaders, alumni, students and community members—along with nationally recognized keynote speakers—to promote leadership for women.

Nino on the stairs of the Capitol, facing away from the camera and holding a briefcase.

Undergrad Nino Burjanadze, a Levermore Global Scholar, has been selected for a semester-long internship with The Washington Center Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C. She will advocate for better resources for schools located in areas with funding challenges, like Native American reservations and low-income housing communities.

A group photo of attendees at a Momentum tour stop, taken on the patio surrounded by tropical flora.  There are more than 20 people in the photo, including President Riordan.

Reaching alumni around the nation, the Momentum 2 Presidential Reception Tour is an opportunity to share our news with friends and supporters as we prepare to launch our fundraising campaign, the Momentum Campaign: Extraordinary Impact. At each stop across the country, our alumni will be sharing stories of the extraordinary impact of their Adelphi education.

Headshot of Helen Bua.

The Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology now has a very special student in Helen Bua, Esq., who was recently featured in The New York Times and is currently an attorney for the Queens County Family Court in Queens, New York. She decided to make a significant career change and study psychoanalysis. Learn how Adelphi supports career changes at any age.

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In essence, [helicopter] parents overcompensate because of their own subjective experiences as children growing up.”

Lea Theodore, PhD, professor of psychology in theGordon F. Derner School of Psychology, weighs in on helicopter parents and how this parenting style impacts children in a article, What is helicopter parenting? How it affects kids and how to avoid it.

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