Patel of Ashland Graduates Magna Cum Laude from Adelphi University

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK – Payal Patel of Ashland, Massachusetts, was among more than 1,700 candidates for graduation from Adelphi University in New York. Commencement ceremonies took place in NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on May 18.

Patel graduated magna cum laude earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Adelphi awarded nearly 1,700 degrees during its 122nd commencement ceremonies.

“Keep Adelphi in your hearts,” said keynote speaker Richard Garner, dean of Adelphi’s Honors College. “Support it in the years to come, because it’s your school. It’s an instrument of higher education-a forum for the creation and expression of ideas, for the transmission and creation of knowledge-and as such it’s one of the means to make your future better and even a future beyond yours that none of us will see.”

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York also spoke to the graduating students and guests.


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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