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Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66

Alumni, Faculty, Professionals, Professor


 

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April 5, 2012
Tagged: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Garden City
 

Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66

Alumni, Faculty, Professionals, Professor


 

Member of Adelphi University’s Profiles in Success program.

Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, Adelphi University

Who Gives?

Salvatore Primeggia ’64, M.A. ’66 talks with a student on campusFondest 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.

Alternate 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.”

The Adelphi University Fund is now under way. Gifts can be made online, by phone at 516.877.3155, or by mail at:

Adelphi University
Office of University Advancement
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701

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