Giving to Adelphi

 

Projects Supported by Adelphi’s Women’s Giving Circle

Learn about the projects supported by the Women’s Giving Circle.

April 2016

$5,228 – Red Watch Band

The WGC provided funding to bring the “Red Watch Band” program to Adelphi. Red Watch Band is an initiative to provide campus community members with the knowledge, awareness, and skills to prevent student toxic drinking deaths and to promote a student culture of kindness, responsibility, compassion, and respect. The Red Watch symbolizes the “band” of students who are trained to “watch” over one another when “every second counts.”  Our funding allowed for the purchase of two Manikins with AED Trainers, First Aid/CPR Training kits, Certificate and 6 training sessions a year.

$7,200 – Bridges to Adelphi Grants Coordinator Position

Following the success of the pilot program for a Vocational Coaching Position, funded by the WGC in 2014, and the Community Service Coordinator Position, funded in 2015, the WGC funded a third pilot program.  This program involved the hiring of a Grants Coordinator to research, write and apply for grants that can support the growth and development of the Bridges to Adelphi Program, whose great work with students on the Autism Spectrum is well known.  As of Spring, 2017, grants exceeding our original donation have already been obtained, thus making this pilot program a success.   

$1,000 – Essay Contest Winner – Graduating Senior

Beginning in 2014, the WGC has conducted an essay contest for graduating undergraduate students.  The WGC allocated $1,000 to be presented to the winner during the Parent/Senior Brunch in May.

1,000 –  Essay Contest Winner – Graduating Graduate Student

Recognizing the large population of graduate students at Adelphi, in the Spring of 2017, the WGC will conduct its first essay contest for graduate students.  A $1,000 prize has been allocated for this year’s winner. 

$2,000 – Grant-in-Aid for a Senior

Life is unpredictable and unfortunately some students run into life’s unexpected circumstances and find themselves short money for tuition as they finish their senior year.  A scholarship of $2,000 could help a suddenly needy senior bridge the tuition gap and graduate.

$2,000 – Grant-in-Aid for a Graduate Student

Recognizing the large population of graduate students at Adelphi and the relative difficulty of graduate students finding scholarships, in the Spring of 2016, the WGC allocated $2,000 to be set aside in the event that the University becomes aware of a graduate student who finds himself or herself in an unforeseen, dire circumstance which would prevent them from continuing their studies without some outside financial support. 

$2,572 – Women’s Giving Circle Endowment Fund

The Women’s Giving Circle Endowment: a permanent fund at Adelphi University to which the WGC contributes regularly  


April 2015

$5,400 – Bridges Program  – The Community Service Coordinator

Following the success of the pilot program for a Vocational Coaching Position in 2014, the WGC funded another pilot program to see if a Community Service Coordinator position would add value to the Bridges Program.  The Community Service Coordinator (current AU graduate student) is working on and off campus to involve Bridges students in community service programs and activities.  This provides students in the Bridges Program, who are often recipients of lots of services, an opportunity to “pay it forward”.  It also serves to integrate individuals on campus and in the community who may not have the opportunity to know an individual with ASD, the experience of working side by side in a community program may help to erase the stigma of ASD.

$5,000 – Nexus Building Equipment

Adelphi University’s Nexus Building, which opened in the fall of 2016, is the inspiring new home of the College of Nursing and Public Health and a thriving center for student services, admissions and alumni outreach. The $76 million, 100,000 square-foot building earned recognition from the American Institute of Architects for its innovative design—a visual representation of Adelphi’s commitment to community, collaboration and academic excellence. The building’s ultramodern classrooms and simulation labs prepare nursing students for careers in a variety of settings—from a high-tech medical center to a patient’s room at home.  The WGC was proud to donate toward the development of this new Campus hub, especially as so many of our members have strong ties to the Nursing Program.

$5,675 – Learning and Writing Centers

The Learning and Writing Centers provide a variety of academic support services–from one-on-one and small group tutoring; field-specific or skill-based workshops; professional and licensure exam preparation, to linguistic and cultural fluency development for international students– for University stakeholders: current undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, grant partners, and community members. 

The Learning and Writing Centers’ are two of a relatively few Adelphi services whose scope is the entire student body.  As such, the WGC found it appropriate to provide the following grants:  

            ($3,775) – Various anatomical models – Arm, leg, torso, 2 eyes, 2 ears and 2 throat charts.

These models provide additional support to Nursing and Pre-Med students as well as to students in the School of Education’s Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management Department as well as the Speech Pathology students.

            ($800) – Online Expansion Technology – 4 Tablets

In the Fall of 2014, the Learning and Writing Centers began providing online tutoring for all of Adelphi’s campuses through ours online scheduling service, WC Online.  Already successful, tutors at our physical locations in Garden City and Manhattan have given over 250 video-mediated online tutoring appointments to students on all four campuses.

The Touch Tablet allows our tutors to write on a tablet and have their feedback appear directly on the student’s screen. We are happy to report this enhanced technology has received positive feedback from our tutors, students, and University College administration.  The additional four tablets provided by the WGC has allowed for a dramatic increase in online tutoring.

            ($850) – Student/Staff Training Conference

The WGC provided a grant to send 4 people (1 tutor each for The Learning Center’s three main “recitation” subjects of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics and 1 administrator) to a Peer-led Team Learning (PLTL) Conference at City College of New York.  The students and staff who attend the conference in turn shared with other student workers and staff the information on Peer-led Team Learning that they acquired. 

            ($250) – Intercultural Connections Reading Group (with Audio Practice)

The WGC provided a grant to purchase 20 copies of Aesop’s Fables and 3 audio book copies, to support the work done by the Writing Center, in conjunction with their Pilot Intercultural Connections Program, to promote reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in English among Adelphi’s international students. 

$3,500 – Mentoring Program Events

$2,000 – Women’s Giving Circle Endowment

The Women’s Giving Circle Endowment is a permanent fund at Adelphi University to which the WGC contributes regularly.

$1,000 – Essay Contest for Graduating Seniors

Beginning in 2014, the WGC has conducted an essay contest for graduating undergraduate students.  The WGC allocated $1,000 to be presented to the winner during the Parent/Senior Brunch in May. )


March 2014

$2,000 – Dr. Robert A. Scott Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dr. Robert A. Scott served as President of Adelphi University from 2000- 2015. The Scholarship Fund was established to recognize Dr. Scott’s legacy. It benefits the University’s financially neediest students.

$2,000 – Graduating Senior: Grant-in-Need

Life is unpredictable and unfortunately some students run into life’s unexpected circumstances and find themselves short money for tuition as they finish their senior year.  A scholarship of $2,000 could help a suddenly needy senior bridge the tuition gap and graduate.

$5,000 – Bridges Program Graduate Assistant for Career/Internships

The WGC grant funded a “pilot program” to see if vocational services in the Bridges Program would be helpful. As a direct result of this grant, the Bridges Program now has a summer internship with Northwell Health for juniors and seniors and has other opportunities in the works.  We are happy to report that the pilot program was such a success that a Vocational Coaching position was made a permanent position in the Bridges Program beginning in Fall 2015.

$3,500 – Jaggar Community Fellows Program support

Initiated in 2010, the Jaggar Community Fellows Program is a competitive, and often life-changing, paid summer internship for non-graduating students (freshmen through graduate students). It is the region’s only full-time, university-paid internship program. The program is open to all majors and provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the nonprofit sector. Students intern at local not for profits for which they receive stipends provided by the University. This program was established by an extraordinary gift of a Women’s Giving Circle Member and former Adelphi University Trustee, Angela Jaggar, ’62, ’65 MA, and her husband, Scott.

$1,500 – Women’s Giving Circle Endowment

The endowment is a permanent fund at Adelphi University to which the WGC contributes regularly.

$1,000 – Essay Contest

Beginning in the Spring of 2014, the WGC has conducted an essay contest for graduating undergraduate students.  The WGC allocated $1,000 to be presented to the winner during the Parent/Senior Brunch in May. 


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March 2013

$10,000 – GoinGlobal program (over 3 years)

The Adelphi University Center for Career and Professional Development has partnered up with GoinGlobal, a service aimed at finding students and recent graduates the perfect internship or job. They provide resources for domestic or international job searches. GoinGlobal has compiled information, resources and a list of recent job postings and they provide country career guides to 33 different countries and 43 U.S cities. For Adelphi students looking to intern or work abroad, the GoinGlobal career guides offer insight and information about writing a cover letter and resume that will appeal to an international audience. The guides also help when interviewing for the internship or job overseas. Different cultures have different customs and GoinGlobal’s guides provides in depth information about what to wear and how fit in with cultural norms. Once a student has landed the international position, the GoinGlobal career guides help navigate the proper visa processes and other important information about working abroad.


March 2012

$10,000  AU Reads

Underwrote cost of Omnivore’s Dilemma book for all incoming freshmen as part of the AU Reads initiative.

 

For further information, please contact:

Women's Giving Circle LogoErin Gayron
p - 516.877.3475
e - gayron@adelphi.edu

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