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Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66

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June 5, 2014
Tagged: Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
 

Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66

News, From My Desk, Professor, Alumni, Faculty, Newsletter


 

Fondest Adelphi memories: “I have a whole closet full of them. From my student days, they include the people I went to school with who are still close friends and the things I picked up in class that influenced who I became. As a professor, they include excellent students; funny episodes in class; socializing with students away from the classroom; leading trips to different sites and communities; and thanks to the Internet, hearing more frequently from former students.”

Hallmarks of a great teacher: Passionate about what s/he is teaching. Will do whatever is necessary to get the message across. Cares about the student, not only academically but beyond.

Best part of teaching at Adelphi: I have the latitude to be as crazy, inventive, and creative as I want to be in the classroom.

Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66 talks with a student on campusAlternate dream profession: A performer—either a dramatic actor or comedian—or a psychiatrist.

Hobbies: Reading, especially novels on the Italian-American experience and mysteries with international locales, and photography

Adelphi in three words or less: A caring place

First gift to the Adelphi University Annual Fund: $100

Most recent gift to the Adelphi University Annual Fund: $250

Why I give: “Because I believe in Adelphi—what it stands for, its philosophy about education. I want it to continue to grow and to be in important in the lives of future generations of students.

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

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.

 
Tagged: Department of Sociology, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences
 
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