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Here's a look at our top stories for each month.

January

Adelphi is committed to student success, and this was reflected when we reported our聽highest one-year retention numbers in 10 years, with more than 85 percent of first-year students who enrolled in Fall 2021 returning to school in 2022 for their sophomore year.

February

When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022,聽three Adelphi alumni鈥攊nternational students Aleksandar Aleksiev ’11, Gabriel Hardy-Fran莽on ’14听补苍诲听Camille Pajor ’09, MBA ’16,聽made humanitarian trips to the border鈥攁nd inside Ukraine鈥攖o bring aid and to help refugees escape and get resettled away from the war zone. In December, we continued our coverage by reporting on how聽Carl Mirra, PhD, associate professor in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, is working with two organizations in Ukraine on two separate projects.

Eight students from the Levermore Global Scholars program had a life-changing聽experience in India聽made possible by Bharat Bhis茅, MBA ’78.

March

Sarah Delannoy, a graduate student majoring in social work, and Nino Burjanadze, an undergraduate student majoring in political science, joined more than 550 young people from 100 countries across the globe as聽United Nations youth representatives.

Deborah Hunt, PhD ’12, dean of the College of Nursing and Public Health, launched a聽global collaboration with Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, the Bangladeshi founder of Grameen Bank and the Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They will be sharing knowledge, resources and research to improve health outcomes and build their respective missions in healthcare.

Adelphi holds the聽sixth annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The theme, Defining Leadership for Our Lives, Our Careers and Our Communities, helped to empower and encourage young women to step up and learn what it takes to be a leader.

April

础诲别濒辫丑颈’蝉听sixth annual Giving Day聽raised a total of $481,430, thanks to the generosity of almost 2,000 donors. The funds will be allocated toward scholarships, high-impact learning experiences and life-changing student-centered programs.

Adelphi held our聽20th annual Scholarship and Creative Works Conference. Our keynote speaker was Francine Conway, PhD ’99, scholar and award-winning clinical psychologist and chancellor-provost of Rutgers University鈥揘ew Brunswick.

May

As the academic year ended, faculty and students received accolades for their hard work. Notably,聽Sam Kang ’23 won two national honors at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival聽for his play,聽what we will be. And Honors College professor and associate dean for student engagement聽Nicole Rudolph, PhD, became a contestant on聽Jeopardy!

Finally, all our graduates took the stage and celebrated their achievements at our聽127th Commencement.

June

Two Panthers won聽: Dayshaun Walton from men’s basketball and Madison Apicella from women’s soccer.

罢丑别听23rd annual President’s Gala, An Evening for the Arts at Adelphi: Legends and Legacies, honored the legacy and contributions of聽聽and his family,聽, and聽. The event also raised $2.36 million for programs and scholarships.

July

Joanne Corbin, PhD, was named the聽new dean of the School of Social Work聽in July and聽expressed how networking and planning are key roles in being a leader.

This past year,聽three Adelphi faculty members have earned Fulbright honors鈥攁nd one will become a prestigious Fulbright Program Adviser through the Fulbright Development Initiative. Their goals include improving access to mental health resources in Qatar, studying international diplomacy in Canada and increasing Fulbright program opportunities for students.

August

依依社区 earned a聽five-star rating as an LGBTQ-friendly campus聽for the second year.

The University聽welcomed the largest first-year class聽in its history for the Fall 2023 semester.

J. Christopher Muran, PhD, was named the new dean聽of the Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology and later聽spoke about his goals in his new position.

September

Adelphi was awarded the largest grant聽in University history from the National Science Foundation (NSF), a total of $2.49 million. This funding for the six-year Student Success Through an Integrative Support Program will provide scholarships to students with demonstrated financial need who will pursue undergraduate degrees in a STEM field.

In Adelphi’s first general education redesign in decades, faculty members reimagined the general education curriculum to be a pathway for self-discovery. Each step on聽PATH聽helps students explore their strengths, engage with the world and embrace their career potential.

October

With the success of 2023’s Bhis茅 Global Experience,聽Adelphi announced its second trip聽to India, with another eight students, in January 2024. Beyond offering trips abroad, the Bhis茅 Global Understanding Project will include programming that engages the entire community, including guest speakers at the Garden City campus.

依依社区 earned top rankings from聽U.S. News & World Report: Best College, Top Performer on Social Mobility, Best Value College, Best in First-Year Experiences, and Best Undergraduate Programs. It is the highest-ranked university on Long Island.

November

Panthers continue to excel on the field: senior Morgan Salmon of women’s soccer is named聽聽by the Northeast-10 Conference.

Adelphi’s graduate program for environmental studies聽continues to prepare the next generation of environmentalists to tackle the ever more worrisome effects of climate change.

December

Two outstanding student-athletes, Morgan Salmon of women’s soccer and Victor Castel of men’s soccer, were聽.听.

罢丑别听Mother-Scholar Awards聽recognized four of the 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.”

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