May 30, 2013
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Adelphi Mourns the Loss of John Bierwirth

Press Release

John BierwirthAdelphi University notes with sadness the death of John Bierwirth, who passed away on May 26, 2013 at the age of 89. Mr. Bierwirth, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Grumman Corp., provided years of leadership and guidance to Adelphi, having served as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2009. For his extraordinary dedication, Mr. Bierwirth was elected unanimously Trustee Emeritus. Adelphi is grateful for the outstanding commitment, friendship, and philanthropic support Mr. Bierwith generously provided the University through the years. Adelphi extends its deepest sympathy to the members of the Bierwirth family.

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—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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