June 15, 2017
Tagged: Adelphi University

Adelphi Women’s Lacrosse Seniors and Champions Receive Private Commencement Ceremony

News, In The News

by Michelle Bermudez '18

The Women’s Lacrosse Team claimed its eighth NCAA Division II Title and championship trophy after beating Florida Southern 6-4 on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The senior members of the team had to miss Commencement at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater with 2,175 Adelphi graduates. The university planned a private graduation ceremony for the students on Monday, June12. 

Newsday and FiOS1 News covered the ceremony at Ruth S. Harley University Center ballroom where the five seniors received their diplomas. Casey Zalewski, Jen Graham, Jill Graziano, Jacqueline Jahelka, and Ryley Weber were able to walk across the stage in full cap and gown, where Adelphi President Christine Riordan and Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Sam L Grogg oversaw the ceremony and bestowed their degrees. “Tonight’s really special for us because we actually get the opportunity to graduate like many of our fellow seniors did,” Jacqueline Jahelka told FiOS1 News. 

Friends, family members, deans and Trustees were in attendance to celebrate the student athletes not only for their academic achievement, but their success on the field as well. 

See full coverage below in FiOS1 News. 


Senior members of the Adelphi women’s Lacrosse team receive their diplomas at a private graduation ceremony. 

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 115,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, caring citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.

Tagged: Adelphi University