May 15, 2017
Tagged: Office of Alumni Relations, Adelphi University, President's Gala

17th Annual President’s Gala


Chelsea Wollman and Mary Perry of the Women’s Giving Circle with President Christine Riordan

A sold out crowd of alumni and friends gathered for the 17th Annual President’s Gala at the Garden City Hotel on March 18, 2017. More than $430,000 was raised to establish three new scholarship endowments as well as for general student scholarships.

Honored at the event were Adelphi alumnus Marc S. Strachan ’81, vice president of Corporate Relations and Constituent Affairs at Diageo N.A., Shorelight Education, and The Adelphi University Women’s Giving Circle.

Each of the honorees shared their story of commitment to the University and the larger community. Honorees were introduced by Ethan St. Fleur ’20, Chelsea Wollman ’14, and Yuzun-Vladyslav Chang ’21. Watch Adelphi’s video tributes to this year’s deserving honorees.

The evening was officiated by master of ceremonies Al Trautwig ’82, one of sports television’s busiest and most respected announcers who is a fixture on New York Knicks and Rangers telecasts on the Madison Square Garden Network.

At the event, President Christine Riordan thanked the attendees for their support of Adelphi and the students. Special tributes were also made to the Class of 1967 in honor of their 50th anniversary and to the members of the 2016 10 Under 10 Class in honor of their induction into the exclusive group. Every year, the 10 Under 10 program recognizes 10 young alumni who have achieved exceptional career and personal accomplishments—before even celebrating their 10-year Adelphi reunion.

Planning for the 2018 President’s Gala is underway. The Gala will be held in June as the capstone event for the President’s 2017-18 Momentum Tour. For more information, please contact Amelia Harrison, director of Special Events and Constituent Engagement at or call 516. 877.3751.

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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—and at dynamic learning hubs in Manhattan, the Hudson Valley and Suffolk County, and online.

More than 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: Office of Alumni Relations, Adelphi University, President's Gala