March 2, 2007
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Adelphi University Graduates the Class of 2007 at its 111th Commencement


Adelphi University will confirm more than 2,400 graduates at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels at its 111th Commencement on Monday, May 21, 2007, at 10:00 AM in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, 1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY. A separate hooding ceremony for doctoral candidates will be held at 4:30 PM on Sunday, May 20, 2007 on the University’s Levermore Lawn, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY. Congressman John Lewis will deliver the Commencement Address and will be recognized with an honorary degree.

Monday’s Commencement will begin with the academic procession, which includes members of the Board of Trustees, University President Robert A. Scott, the honorees, and graduates. During the program, Board Chairman Michael J. Campbell ’65 and Dr. Scott will also bestow honorary degrees to:

  • William Borten ’57, former Adelphi University Trustee and CEO of Atlantic Research Corporation, and his wife Judith Borten ’57
  • Donna Orender, president of the Women’s National Basketball Association
  • Cecil Watkins ’75, M.A. ’86, governor and boys basketball chairman of New York Metropolitan Amateur Athletic Union, and president and CEO of National Pro-Am City Leagues

Also receiving recognition during Commencement will be Dr. Robert Moldwin ’80, who will receive the Ruth S. Harley Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

Following the presentation of the honorary degrees and awards, Congressman John Lewis, a leader in the civil rights movement, will deliver the Commencement Address. Since 1987, he has represented the 5th Congressional District of Georgia. He served as president of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and led the fight to end segregation. He is the author of the award-winning book, Walking With the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, a deeply moving account about his involvement in the civil rights movement. He is a recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the John. F. Kennedy Presidential Library. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the American Baptist Theological Seminary and Fisk University.

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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