December 19, 2014
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Adelphi University honored for its commitment to Community Service and Education

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honor-roll-presidentFor the fourth year in a row, Adelphi University has been named to The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is a national award given in recognition to colleges and universities that have shown excellence in developing and implementing effective community engagement and community service programs at their institutions.

The University received recognition “With Distinction” in the categories of General Community Service and Education.  This honor is reserved for “top tier applicant institutions.”

Adelphi was specifically recognized in the area of community service for its volunteerism following Superstorm Sandy. Over 500 students put in 7300 hours embedded in communities most affected by the disaster. On campus students collected over 40,000 items as relief for the storm victims and a winter carnival was held for approximately 350 affected children and families as a day of respite and fun for those that remained displaced.

Another community service project that received recognition was the Cans for Cancer project. For the last several years, Adelphi student athletes and members of the athletic department have helped serve the Cancer Center for Kids at Winthrop Hospital. They donate an average of $7500 annually to help families with their out of pocket costs incurred while children undergo treatment. In addition the student athletes spend time with the children.

In the education category, Adelphi received honors for their efforts in spreading literacy in low income communities. One such project was America Reads America Counts, wherein students spent 16,000 hours assisting grade-schoolers to improve their reading skills. Also, the university’s Literacy Center gave on-campus scholarships to struggling students whose families were experiencing financial difficulties. A donation of computer equipment from Adelphi University’s IT department to a school whose community was damaged in Superstorm Sandy was also recognized in this designation.

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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