October 16, 2000
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Adelphi President Robert A. Scott to Receive Wallenberg Humanitarian Award

News, Press Release

Adelphi University president Robert A. Scott will receive the Raoul Wallenberg Humanitarian Leadership Award from the Center for Holocaust Studies at Ramapo College at a November 1 ceremony at the Sheraton Crossroads Hotel in New Jersey.

The award is bestowed on individuals who have displayed outstanding leadership in advancing Holocaust studies and interfaith understanding. Previous recipients have included New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, United States Senator Robert G. Torricelli and, last year, New Jersey State Board of Education President Maud Dahme.

Before becoming Adelphi’s ninth president this past July, Robert A. Scott was president of Ramapo College for sixteen years, during which time he raised the school’s academic reputation and added significantly to its infrastructure and financial footing. The award committee cites him for being uniquely sensitive and outspoken on issues involving the Holocaust, genocide, racism, and anti-Semitism.

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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