Carl Mirra, PhD, associate professor in the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences, has made several service trips to Ukraine, and sees a school system in transformation. “We are witnessing a historic moment where democracy is being forged in schools and society amidst a crisis," he explains.
From My Desk: President’s Newsletter
See President Riordan’s latest From My Desk message and stories below.
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.
As the fall semester comes to a close, we ring in the holidays by sharing our annual holiday greeting and a thank you to everyone who has contributed to our success. This past year has been extraordinary, and I’m proud to present highlights from my State of the University address that point to an exciting future for our community.
Student success and faculty excellence continue to inspire progress this month. A professor makes service trips to Ukraine to contribute to an educational transformation. Our highly selective Early Assurance Program propels students into medical careers ahead of schedule. And the College of Professional and Continuing Studies honors mother-scholars taking advantage of our flexible programs and mentoring to advance their careers while raising their families.
On behalf of everyone at Adelphi, I hope you enjoy many special moments with your loved ones this season and celebrate a new year of opportunity. Happy holidays!
All the best,
Enjoy Our 2023 Holiday Greeting
We invite you to take a few moments to celebrate the holiday spirit—and make your own holiday wish—with all of us here at Adelphi. Our beautiful campus, and the sky above, was painted by Sarah McCay, Office of University Communications and Marketing art director.
State of the University: President Christine M. Riordan
Review the accomplishments of the past year with Dr. Riordan as she recounts Adelphi’s extraordinary progress in enrollment, diversity, academics, advancement, student outcomes and community partnerships. An unprecedented rise in rankings capped the year.
Meet two students in Adelphi’s highly selective—but life-changing—Early Assurance Program. One was able to start dentistry school at just 20 years old, while the other will already be a medical resident at 24—four years earlier than average.
Meet the four inspirational winners of this year's Mother-Scholar Awards, honoring parents who return to Adelphi, often through the College of Professional and Continuing Studies, to complete their degrees. Flexible scheduling and personal mentoring help create a sense of belonging and help these time-challenged students “stay on track to success.”
Adelphi is making local, national and global news.
- Newsday, Number of home-schooled students on Island has tripled since 2010
In an article and video, Xiao-lei Wang, PhD, dean of the Ruth S. Ammon College of Education and Health Sciences, explains how in-person learning supports social skills development.
- INSIGHT Into Diversity, Elevating Disability Support Services on College Campuses
Adelphi’s innovative programs to create a more inclusive and equitable space for individuals with disabilities are noted as part of the University’s 2023 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award-winning efforts.
- The Hollywood Reporter, ‘Carl the Collector,’ PBS Kids’ First Series Led by an Autistic Character, to Premiere in Fall 2024 (Exclusive)
Stephen Shore, EdD, clinical associate professor of special education, is an adviser on an upcoming PBS animated series featuring a neurodiverse lead character.
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