May 8, 2014
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Ruth (Bronfman) Marcus ’64 to Receive the Ruth S. Harley Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award at Adelphi Commencement


Adelphi will hold its 118th Commencement on Monday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. At the ceremony, Adelphi will honor Ruth (Bronfman) Marcus ’64 with the Ruth S. Harley Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.

After graduating from Adelphi’s School of Nursing (renamed the College of Nursing and Public Health in June 2013) with a bachelor’s degree, Mrs. Marcus embarked on a career in nursing. Today, Mrs. Marcus offers her friendship and commitment to Adelphi as a member of the Ruth S. Harley Planned Giving Society. She has established a scholarship at the University through a bequest for the benefit of nursing students who, like she was, are in need of financial support to complete their degrees at Adelphi.

Each year, Mrs. Marcus reunites with friends from Adelphi’s Class of 1964, many of whom will be at Commencement to celebrate their 50th anniversary from Adelphi.

The University will also award honorary degrees to Jeh Charles Johnson, J.D., the U.S. secretary of homeland security and a former Adelphi trustee, Fabiola Milford, D.D.S., a dentist and clinical instructor in the Department of Cariology and Comprehensive Care at New York University, and Edward Villella, a renowned ballet dancer, founder of the Miami City Ballet and currently a board member of the School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet.

Read more about Mrs. Marcus and all of the Honorary Degree Recipients at the Adelphi Commencement website.  

This piece is from the May 2014 issue oeNews 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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