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Shannon Baxter of Poughquag, Jena Horetz of Stanfordville, Richeal Bruce of Pleasant Valley earn Graduate Degrees


GARDEN CITY, NY (07/21/2021)– Adelphi University in New York conferred degrees for more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students recently, including more than 600 master’s and doctoral degrees for those who completed requirements in December 2020 and May 2021.

Adelphi held in-person as well as online commencement ceremonies to recognize graduates during the week of May 24.

“You will forever be known as a resilient, persistent, and determined class of graduates,” President Christine M. Riordan, PhD, told the graduating class. “We celebrate your achievements and success.”

Graduates included

Richeal Bruce of Pleasant Valley, NY (12569), Master of Social Work in Social Work

Shannon Baxter of Poughquag, NY (12570), Master of Social Work in Social Work

Jena Horetz of Stanfordville, NY (12581), Master of Social Work in Social Work

About Adelphi: A modern metropolitan university with a personalized approach to higher learning

Adelphi University, New York, is a highly awarded, nationally ranked, powerfully connected doctoral research university dedicated to transforming students’ lives through small classes with world-class faculty, hands-on learning and innovative ways to support academic and career success. Adelphi offers exceptional liberal arts and sciences programs and professional training, with particular strength in our Core Four-Arts and Humanities, STEM and Social Sciences, the Business and Education Professions, and Health and Wellness.

Recognized as a Best College by U.S. News & World Report, Adelphi is Long Island’s oldest private coeducational university. It serves more than 7,500 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, as well as online.

More than 118,000 Adelphi graduates have gained the skills to thrive professionally as active, engaged citizens, making their mark on the University, their communities and the world.