February 13, 2014
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2014 Hall of Fame Class to Be Inducted on April 17


Five outstanding honorees and a championship team will be recognized at the Adelphi Athletics 44th annual Hall of Fame Ceremony on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the Thomas Dixon Lovely Ballroom of the Ruth S. Harley University Center. Ron Atanasio (men’s soccer), Kim Barnes-Arico (women’s basketball coach), Sandy Kapatos (men’s lacrosse coach), Richard Spitzner ’56 (swimming and diving) and Jeff Tyler ’00 (baseball) will be inducted.

The Panther Legendary Team award will be presented to the 2001–2002 women’s basketball team, which became the first and, so far, the only team in Adelphi program history to capture an East Coast Conference regular season title and a tournament crown in the same season.

The Woodruff Award, presented for excellence in coaching, teaching and educating young adults, will be presented to Ron Feingold, former dean of the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education and past chair of the Department of Health Studies, Physical Education and Human Performance Science.

The Frank Cassell Memorial Award, which recognizes extraordinary contributions made to Adelphi Athletics, will be presented to former Adelphi University Assistant Athletic Director Suzette McQueen.

For more information, please contact Assistant Athletic Director Adam Siepiola at 516.877.4293 or The cost of the dinner is $100 per person and reservations are required. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

 This piece is from the February 2014 issue of e-News from AU.

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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 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.

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