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Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Professor Devin Thornburg Honored by Phi Delta Kappa
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education Professor Devin Thornburg was honored for his dedication to the students and Adelphi University community at a ceremony hosted by the Adelphi chapter of the educational honor society, Phi Delta Kappa.
Dr. Thornburg joined Adelphi in 1986. In addition to teaching, his positive contributions include his work with the Levermore Global Scholars Program, Faculty Senate, and advisor to nearly 200 students. He was the co-creator of the Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) and has written more than 20 grants over the years.
Another significant highlight of the evening was the induction of 66 members comprising of university professors, undergraduate and graduate students. The Adelphi University chapter boasts more than 200 chapter members since its inception five years ago, and has been recognized as one of the six fastest growing chapters internationally.
The affirmation of members portion of the program was completed by Frank Nappi, Jr., regional and international Phi Delta Kappa representative;
New Adelphi University Phi Delta Kappa Chapter officers were announced:
Vice President: Adjunct Professor Philip Cicero
Membership: Associate Professor Stephen Rubin
Foundation: Adjunct Professor Marguerite Izzo
Treasurer: Christopher D’Ambrosio
Special Projects: Stacy Walters
Past President: Professor Donna Banek
University Liaison: Dr. Jane Ashdown, dean of the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education
Chapter Advisor and Founder: Professor Ronald S. Feingold
For more information about Phi Delta Kappa, contact Dennis L. Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Phi Delta Kappa: Open to seniors, graduate students, alumni and faculty, Phi Delta Kappa International promotes high-quality education as essential to the development and maintenance of a democratic way of life. This is accomplished through leadership, research, and service in education.
About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world-class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Robert B. Willumstad School of Business, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Nursing and Social Work—the coeducational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 43 states and 45 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and its centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies, in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.