March 15, 2015
Tagged: Office of Admissions, Transfer Students

Transfer Alumni: Profiles In Success


After graduation from Adelphi, our transfer alumni have advanced to successful careers in a wide range of fields.

Shahram Hashemi ’05

An Honors College finance major who earned a master’s degree at Columbia University, Shahram Hashemi ’05, went from organizing a chapter of Amnesty International at Adelphi to becoming an executive at Amnesty International USA—chairman of its National Advisory Council since July 2013, Amnesty International USA chairman of the board in 2012–2013 and, for five years before that, its treasurer. The Iranian-born human rights activist’s sense of purpose was forged by vivid childhood memories of the Iran–Iraq war in the 1980s and by his role in helping survivors and firefighters amid the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy while a student at LaGuardia Community College. In May 2003, he organized and moderated a live teleconference discussion linking students at Adelphi with those at Tehran University.

Diane (Badagliacca) Powell ’72,
M.B.A. ’89, A.N.P. ’98

An English major at Queens College, Diane (Badagliacca) Powell ’72, M.B.A. ’89, A.N.P. ’98, transferred to Adelphi and switched to nursing. “Even as a transfer student, I immediately felt at home,” she said. In 1970, a nursing professor inspired her to help organize the first Earth Day at Adelphi, she recalled. Powell, a onetime faculty member at Adelphi’s School of Nursing (now College of Nursing and Public Health), marketing consultant for the National League for Nursing, manager of professional relations for Johnson & Johnson and vice president/account supervisor at medical/pharmaceutical ad agencies, joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2001 as a registered nurse case manager at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Tagged: Office of Admissions, Transfer Students