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More than 1,700 Graduating Students March in Adelphi's 122nd Commencement
Adelphi University President Christine M. Riordan shared a welcome with the graduates and guests, as did Board of Trustees Chair Ronald B. Lee '67, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Sam L Grogg, and Faculty Senate Chair and Professor Beth Christensen. Student speakers were Isuri Wijesundara, theatre arts major and Class of 2018 president, and Cristin Sauter, candidate for a Master of Social Work. U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York also spoke to the graduating students and guests.
"Keep Adelphi in your hearts," said keynote speaker Richard Garner, dean of Adelphi's Honors College. "Support it in the years to come, because it's your school. It's an instrument of higher education—a forum for the creation and expression of ideas, for the transmission and creation of knowledge—and as such it's one of the means to make your future better and even a future beyond yours that none of us will see."
Other events leading up to Commencement included a Lavender Graduation Celebration to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students and to acknowledge their achievements and contributions to the University and a Multicultural Graduation Celebration to recognize the academic achievements and contributions of underrepresented students. Commencement week events included the Nursing Pinning Ceremony on May 17 and the Doctoral Hooding, held in the afternoon following Commencement ceremonies.
See video of both Adelphi's Commencement (https://youtu.be/
Five graduating students featured in video profiles shared at Commencement
Rebecca Gotterbarn (https://youtu.be/
Lentz C. Lefevre (https://youtu.be/
Chitralekha Kar Pooja (https://youtu.be/
Charlotte Champigny (https://youtu.be/
Matteo Cannavera (https://youtu.be/
About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning.
Adelphi University is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university offering exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training with particular strength in its Core Four—Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness. Adelphi is dedicated to transforming students' lives through small classes, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support student success.
Founded in Brooklyn in 1896, Adelphi is Long Island's oldest private coeducational university. Today Adelphi serves nearly 8,000 students at its beautiful main campus in Garden City, New York—just 23 miles from New York City's cultural and internship opportunities—
More than 100,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.