Thursday, February 16, 2017
6:30 p.m.


Center for Recreation and Sports, Campbell Lounge
Adelphi University
One South Ave
Garden City, NY 11530

15th Black History Month Celebration

Due to the snowstorm on February 9, the celebration has bee rescheduled for February 16.

This year’s event will include speakers Mark Smith (79, who owns the State Farm Insurance Agency in Farmingdale, N.Y, and has been an insurance agent since 1989, and Morgan Russell, (’08) who currently works as the district sales manager for MarketSource Inc. Smith (1975-1979) and Russell (2004-2008) were both members of the Adelphi track & field teams. Russell competed in sprint and field events including the 60H, 100H, 200m, 400IH, and Triple Jump. In 2008, placed third at the outdoor CTC Championships in the 100H with a time of 16.01 while also helping her 4×400 relay team to a fourth place finish.

Past keynote speakers include Curtis O. Minnis (’77), Managing Director of Global Sales for the Fedex Corporation; Chris Bernard (’99), Vice President, Player Development, Marketing and Team Operations; Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Strategic Alliances for Major League Baseball; Gianna Smith (’08), Community Relations Coordinator for the New York Knicks; former Adelphi Dean of Athletics and Head Track Coach Ron Bazil; Congressman Gregory Meeks (’75); author Patricia Elam (’76); Board of Trustees member Kenneth Banks (’74); Dr. N. Gerry House; attorney/author Alicia M. Crowe; NCAA VP for Diversity & Inclusion Charlotte Westerhaus; ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling and Herb Boyd and Eric Martin (’06), president of the Pendant Group.

The event consists of a buffet dinner in the Campbell Lounge located in the Center for Recreation and Sports. Over the years, with the assistance of the Multicultural Alumni Chapter, it has attracted many alumni back to campus, including many who had lost touch with the University.

For more information and to purchase tickets, at $30 each, please contact Courtney Chrisman at or 516.877.4241.

About Adelphi Athletics:
Adelphi University joined the Northeast-10 Conference in the fall of 2009 and in the past seven seasons, has collected 20 regular season conference titles, 24 tournament championships, 29 individual crowns and captured the Northeast-10 Presidents’ Cup three times (2013, 2014, and 2016), while winning five NCAA Division II National Championships.

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