October 8, 2013
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Meet Jessica Montgomery ’05


For Jessica Montgomery ’05 the Adelphi community is truly an extended family.

As the daughter of longtime Adelphi’s men’s soccer coach Bob Montgomery ’75, M.A. ’85, Ms. Montgomery practically grew up on the Garden City campus. Today, Ms. Montgomery works in community outreach for Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, but remains connected to her alma mater, staying especially involved in Adelphi’s Intercollegiate Breast Cancer Awareness Committee, which runs a fundraiser in honor of her mother, Jennifer Montgomery, a breast cancer survivor.

“My mom and I have been involved in it since its inception in 2007,” Jessica Montgomery said. “We’ll pick up the raffles and T-shirts and help sell them. We come back to campus for the check presentation at the women’s basketball game, and my mom sings the national anthem.”

To date, $20,000 has been raised in her mother’s name, in support of the Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Awareness Hotline & Support Program.

This piece is from the October 2013 issue of e-News from AU.

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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