February 5, 2015
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Alumni in the News


Adelphi alumni are doing big things in their fields, and notable publications like Forbes and the Washington Post are taking notice.

Forbes featured alumna Eileen McDonnell, M.B.A.’88, in a story in which McDonnell, the CEO of the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, discusses how, throughout her career, her gender never stood in her way in a male dominated field. “Call me naive, but when people brought my gender to my attention, I didn’t buy into it. I pointed out it was about my ability and what I can do,” said McDonnell.

The Washington Post highlighted Kendra Sarris, B.A. ’05, M.A. ’06, a kindergarten teacher at Accokeek Academy, in a story addressing that educators nationwide are increasingly using tests to measure kindergartners’ knowledge in certain areas, assessing their needs as they move into the nation’s K-12 public school system.

In the recent Rodale News article, “Your Zero-Dollar Home Gym,” you can find Elizabeth (Di Rico) Davis, B.S. ’07, M.A. ’08, a professional trainer and exercise psychologist, showing readers just how easy it is to create your own gym with items you already have at home.

If you, or any other Adelphi alumni you know, have received recognition in the media, let us know by visiting Adelphi would love to congratulate you and share your accomplishments with the rest of the University community.

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