Adelphi Welcomes Newest Trustee, Grace Pilcer M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84

Garden City, NY, April 23, 2011 --( Adelphi University is proud to welcome Grace Pilcer M.A. ’79, Ph.D. ’84 to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Pilcer previously served on Adelphi’s President’s Advisory Group, and has been a supporter of the University’s fundraising efforts since 1985.

Dr. Pilcer has been a psychologist in private practice since 1984. For more than 18 years, she has been a consulting psychologist to several private schools in Manhattan, including the Notre Dame School and St. Ignatius Loyola School. Since 2002, she has served on the board at Notre Dame and as chair of the School Life Committee. She also served on the National Parents Committee at the Johns Hopkins University from 2005 to 2010, as well as on the fundraising board of the Dalton School in New York City from 2002 to 2007.

“I value the outstanding education I received at Adelphi and am eager to give back to my alma mater. It is a privilege to join the distinguished group currently serving on the Board of Trustees,” says Dr. Pilcer.

Dr. Pilcer received a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She earned a masters degree and a doctorate in clinical psychology at Adelphi’s Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. Currently, Dr. Pilcer lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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About Adelphi University: Adelphi is a world class, modern university with excellent and highly relevant programs where students prepare for lives of active citizenship and professional careers. Through its schools and programs—The College of Arts and Sciences, Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Honors College, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education, University College, and the Schools of Business, Nursing, and Social Work—the co-educational university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as professional and educational programs for adults. Adelphi University currently enrolls nearly 8,000 students from 41 states and 60 foreign countries. With its main campus in Garden City and centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie, the University, chartered in 1896, maintains a commitment to liberal studies in tandem with rigorous professional preparation and active citizenship.

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