Social media contest provides chance for free admission.
The stage is waiting. For those already working in the music industry or those who are interested in the music business, Delgado Community College is sponsoring the New Orleans Music Summit at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), Lupin Memorial Hall, 2800 Chartres Street, New Orleans, on Thursday, January 16, 7-10 p.m.
Those who watch “American Idol” and “The Voice” will find the event a perfect match to their interests and ambitions. Artist development is a key focus of the New Orleans Music Summit. Workshop presenters and panelists have worked with some of the biggest starts in the business, including Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Little Big Town.
The New Orleans Music Summit presents a unique opportunity to get educated about the music business by top industry professionals. Find out if you have the talent and knowledge to become a successful performer. Learn trade secrets and get insider tips that have helped others achieve their goals and dreams.
Participants will get insights into the following, and more:
• Live performance
• Vocal enhancement and production
• Media training
• Marketing, including radio promotion and social media
At least five attendees will be randomly selected on the night of the event to perform for industry experts and receive constructive feedback to improve their live performance and presentation.
The workshop will feature vocal training, performance and media training, an industry overview, modern production techniques, a product presentation on the topic of using technology to distribute and market, and a keynote address by industry executive Robert Williams. Williams is president of WBA Entertainment, a Nashville-based firm whose clients include a variety of musical acts and artists. Williams is also co-founder of 335 Records and WBA Records, which have received four Grammy nominations in five years and won for Best Pop Instrumental Album in 2011.
Workshop presenters include Jerri Lynn Burgdorf, authenticity coach to musicians, journalists and athletes around the world; Diane Kimbrough, live performance coach who has staged showstopping performances by Brad Paisley, Shania Twain and Big & Rich; Chuck Moore, owner of Firehouse Sound in Nashville and director of Nashville’s SAE Institute; and Judy Rodman, award-winning vocal coach, recording artist, stage and television performer, multi-genre hit songwriter, studio producer and vocal consultant named Best Vocal Coach 2011 by NashvilleMusicPros.com.
Bernard Porter, president of Premiere Career Guidance (PCG) Nashville, one of the leading artist development organizations in the country, will talk about his experiences and share valuable information about the music industry. Porter has worked throughout the entertainment business and has served as a judge for many performance competitions including Texaco Country Showdown and the Colgate Country Showdown.
A ticket to the New Orleans Music Summit makes a perfect Holiday gift for someone you know with the talent and aspiration to become a successful member of the music industry.
Social media contest details
Additionally, a contest is being held via social media for free registration for the New Orleans Music Summit. One participant will be selected to win free admission to the event and be pre-selected to perform for the panel of industry professionals and receive constructive feedback.
How to enter:
In a separate competition, two participants will be randomly selected to win free admission to the New Orleans Music Summit.
How to enter:
Rules for the social media contest:
Chef John Besh posed with Delgado Culinary Arts students during a December 2 news conference sponsored by the partners of NOCHI, the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute, which includes notable restaurateurs as well as Delgado, UNO and Tulane in a venture to acquire the vacant ArtWorks center on Howard Avenue in downtown New Orleans. The ArtWorks center is being sold, and the NOCHI partners would like to open a world-class, state-of-the-art culinary and hospitality institute at the location. Additional photos from the event are available here.
Fulbright Scholar and Professor Susan Hague of Delgado Community College returned this fall from a year-long teaching appointment at the Goa Institute of Management (GIM), a private business school in Goa, India. Hague teaches speech and mass communication at Delgado and serves as faculty advisor for the College newspaper, The Dolphin. She is also the recipient of Delgado’s highest endowed honor, the Seymour Weiss Excellence in Teaching Award.
Promoting intercultural understanding is only one of the reasons Hague wanted to participate in the Fulbright Program.
“The value of personal connection is essential to increase our understanding of each other, and is at the heart of the Fulbright mission, as I understand it,” said Hague. “Our perception is our truth, but experiences can change our perceptions.”
The Fulbright program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the federal government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Hague packed her bags with the intention to teach Interpersonal Communication, but when she arrived, the GIM students requested that she teach a course called Managing Change, instead. Managing Change looked at change from an individual’s perspective and what one could do to manage change and one’s response to it. In spite of the change, Hague taught the course parallel to Delgado’s semester, which gave students in the host country a chance to communicate with students enrolled in a similar course at Delgado, via video conference. On one occasion, 19 Delgado students exchanged questions and answers with about a dozen GIM students regarding their respective educational experiences. Hague plans to continue this linkage with GIM and Delgado. “It’ll be like travel without getting on the plane,” said Hague.
The GIM students in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, who were mostly between 20 to 30 years old, called Hague “professor” or “ma’am,” which made her feel respected. Before she left for India she said, “I am honored to share what I know with another part of the world, and I will probably learn more than I teach.” Upon her return she said, “Everything that I know how to do, India gave me a venue to do it in. I made strong connections with faculty there and I went to share what I knew with students and be useful. I went there to serve. And I was and I felt appreciated.”
Still in her first semester back home at Delgado, Hague has already facilitated a webinar with current students in her Introduction to Public Relations class with Professor Cedric Serpes, who teaches innovation and integrated marketing and communication courses at GIM. Hague chose India because she always wanted to visit the country and to reconnect with her colleague, friend, and Fulbright host coordinator. Hague met Serpes while attending graduate school at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette almost 23 years ago.
Professor Susan Hague
Travelling from New Orleans to India was an easy adjustment for Hague. She observed that the people of India prefer things to be colorful and that most events evolved around food just like New Orleans. “If New Orleans had a child it would be Goa,” said Hague. She also found that GIM was like Delgado, with an emphasis on workforce placement and practical skills and knowledge (“Education that works!”).
Hague believes in practical application of theory and knowledge. The experience of teaching students in another country provided Hague with first-hand examples and her students with first-hand experience in intercultural communication. The classes gave Indian students a chance to find out more about the United States and New Orleans, and it also gave American students a chance to find out more about India and Goa.
In Hague’s proposal for the Fulbright, she stated that the purpose of her project was to teach interpersonal communication to help students better understand themselves; the role of culture in communication; and the universality of the human need to be understood by and to understand family, friends, co-workers, managers, and professors. She thinks that this is often a missing piece in their education. That goal was accomplished for Hague and for all of the students that she linked together.
“When we have a friend in another part of the world, we care about that friend and that part of the world. It’s not an abstraction. For people, facts and reaction are not the same thing,” said Hague. “For example, the Tsunami is a fact. Katrina is a fact. Those are things that happened, but if you don’t know anyone that experienced that, you may just go on your merry way. We connect to things that are real to us. Our personal connections, our professional connections, and our friendships are how these things stitch the planet together.”
by Dee Shedrick
New Orleans CityBusiness has named Dr. Arnel Cosey, executive dean of the City Park Campus and vice chancellor of student affairs for Delgado Community College, one of its 2013 Women of the Year.
In each of the past 15 years, New Orleans CityBusiness has hosted a Women of the Year event and a special publication recognizing 50 individuals for their career and community contributions.
“To be included as one of the CityBusiness 2013 Women of the Year is a high honor,” said Dr. Cosey. “As in previous years, it recognizes the significant contributions of women to the New Orleans community.”
Dr. Cosey has over 20 years of dedicated leadership in higher education. The majority of her career has been in the community college sphere, where she has devoted herself to building partnerships between Delgado and business and industry, and with other community organizations to help support and advance Delgado’s mission.
Dr. Cosey serves on numerous college councils and committees, as well as several governing and advisory boards.
She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Xavier University in New Orleans and earned her Executive Ph.D. from Jackson State University in Urban Higher Education.
A cocktail reception and dinner program were held Nov. 14 at the Hyatt Regency, where the 2013 Woman of the Year, Lizette Terral, was announced. A special insert profiling all Women of the Year honorees appeared in the Nov. 22 edition of New Orleans CityBusiness.
More information is available here.
On behalf of all Delgado Community College students, Delgado student-athletes placed a memorial wreath at the tomb of Isaac Delgado in Metairie Cemetery this morning, November 22, in an observance of Founder’s Day at the College. Isaac Delgado, the businessman/philanthropist whose gift established the school in 1921 — 92 years ago — was born in Jamaica on Nov. 23, 1839. The placing of the memorial wreath at Delgado’s tomb on Founder’s Day is a tradition observed by generations of Delgado students. Pictured at the tomb, from left: Jordan Priddle, Alex Cuntz, Troy Lewis, and Chris Eades.
Each November, the College reserves a small place on its hectic schedule to remember the man who made it all possible. Isaac Delgado was born on November 23, 1839 in Kingston, Jamaica. His grandfather, whose name he shared, was one of the “great merchant princes” on Kingston’s famed Port Royal Street. His family was prominent in the Jewish community, where his father worked as president of the local synagogue. Isaac emigrated to New Orleans at age fourteen to help ease the financial strain on his parents, who by this point had eleven other children to care for.
In New Orleans, Isaac moved in with his uncle, Samuel, who worked as a banker. Isaac’s first job was as a clerk in a local steamboat agency. Samuel later established Delgado and Company, which went on to become a successful sugar and molasses trading firm in the then-bustling Sugar Row alongside the wharfs of the Mississippi River. Following his uncle’s death in 1905, Isaac inherited the business, which he continued to expand, slowly becoming a self-made millionaire and a prominent figure in Crescent City society.
Isaac slowly began to share his wealth among his favorite causes and charities he felt could benefit. Some of his larger donations funded the Delgado Memorial at Charity Hospital in honor of his uncle, and the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art in City Park (now the New Orleans Museum of Art). His most lasting legacy was an idea born shortly before his death, when his friend and confidant, Elenora Moss, suggested possibly establishing a trade school to educate boys. His reply: “I’d love to give a boy a trade.”
Upon Isaac Delgado’s death in 1912, a codicil to his last will and testament bequeathed a portion of his estate to the City of New Orleans for the establishment of a central trades school. After years of planning, Delgado opened its doors in September 1921 and was formally dedicated on November 23, 1921 – a date remembered by generations since as Founder’s Day.
Though much has changed over the decades, Delgado is stronger than ever. Ninety-two years later, Delgado Community College has the second-largest enrollment among all the institutions of higher education in the state of Louisiana, serving over 19,000 students each semester on multiple campuses. The College is embarking on an ambitious plan for improvement and expansion of the physical plant, which will increase the capacity to serve the regional community. The school’s population represents men and women from diverse backgrounds who attend Delgado for academic pre-baccalaureate education, professional and advanced technology career education, and occupational training.
Isaac Delgado Hall, the school’s original building, stands as a landmark on City Park Avenue, still bustling with students, faculty, and staff ninety-two years after its dedication. Adjacent to the building, pilings have been driven for Delgado’s new Learning Resource Center Annex. The new building will mirror Isaac Delgado Hall’s signature architecture, and it will provide state-of-the-art resources to serve Delgado’s students — a full-circle movement that echoes Delgado Hall’s genesis over nine decades ago.
In a survey conducted during the school’s early planning stages, the closing statement sums up the mission that Delgado Community College continues to carry on today: “It will forever be a living tribute to the life of Isaac Delgado that the people will remember him as the first giver to them, in the largest city of the South, of a considerable sum for the establishment of a school for boys. It is evident that he perceived the great needs of thousands.”
– Tyler Scheuermann
Isaac Delgado, 1839-1912
The recent death of Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing reminds us that Delgado Community College hosted the First International Doris Lessing Conference in April 2004. Scholars from around the world came to the City Park Campus to participate in the event.
To learn more about Doris Lessing, please click here.
Below is an article about the conference that appeared in April 2004.
Delgado Hosts First International Doris Lessing Conference
Delgado Community College’s Communication Division hosted the First International Doris Lessing Conference held on both on the City Park Campus and at the Hampton Inn in Metairie, April 1-4.
Brenda Bryant, professor of English and a member of the Doris Lessing Society, served as one of the four national conference directors for the conference.
The Lessing Conference brought together a diverse group of 55 international scholars who share interests and research on the works of Doris Lessing, a self-educated 20th century author. Lessing’s fictional works are deeply autobiographical, drawing upon memories and the social conditions of her difficult childhood in southern Africa during the 1920s. Her most recent works include science fiction and the aging process of women.
Scholars from all over North America as well as from Canada, Australia, England, France, Spain, Turkey, Belgium, the Netherlands, India, China, Korea, and Japan participated in the event.
Laurel Halliday, associate dean for the Communications Division, gave opening remarks and welcomed the attendees to the conference. Roberta Rubenstein, a noted Lessing scholar, gave the keynote address.
The conference also included a book exhibit, crawfish boil and a riverboat jazz dinner.
Conference bags and refreshments were provided by the Delgado Foundation. Thursday night’s buffet was prepared and provided by the Delgado Communication Division faculty and staff.
Dr. Brenda Bryant, professor of English at Delgado and conference site director; and Dr. Ruth Saxton of Mills College at the Doris Lessing Conference Opening Reception
It’s the law. Act 211 requires all Louisiana higher education campuses to be tobacco-free by August 1, 2014.
Delgado Celebrates The Great American Smokeout
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
City Park Campus
This event will offer opportunities for Delgado faculty, staff and students to learn about the hazards of tobacco, resources for smoking cessation, and the new route for an old favorite: the Duck Walk.
The event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. with the children from the Joey Georgusis Center dressed as ducks and blowing bubbles, not smoke, in front of Building 1 at the start of the Duck Walk.
From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. tables will be set up behind Building 1 outside of the Fitness Center, where students can learn about:
Fitness After Cessation
Smoking Around Pets
Cigarettes Versus Electronic Cigarettes
There will be a table representing the Smoking Cessation Trust. Those pledging to quit smoking will be able to show their progress at the Kick Butts event scheduled for March 19, 2014.
For more information visit http://www.dcc.edu/tobacco-free/events/
The Delgado Community College West Bank Campus Marketplace is Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Delgado Community College and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are hosting a “staged crime scene” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the City Park Campus quad area behind Building 1.
Delgado criminal justice students will work alongside NOPD officers to process a staged homicide crime scene. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge gained from the criminal justice curriculum and learn first-hand how to apply their education to practical experience.
The NOPD and Delgado are partners in Delgado’s Cops to Collegeprogram, which streamlines the process for law enforcement officers to receive customized advising and enroll in online, hybrid or accelerated courses.
Joel George Sr.
Delgado Community College’s Theater Department presents William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, beginning Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 through Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in the 3rd Floor Drama Hall in Building 1 on the City Park Campus. Curtain times for Tuesday through Friday performances are 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. There are no performances on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for Delgado students, faculty, and staff.
The Winter’s Tale is adapted and directed by Michael Aaron Santosand includes local actors Cammie West and Mason Joiner, and students from Delgado’s Theatre Program. The production staff includes scene design by Jim Means, light and sound design by Tom Dawson and costume design by Veronica Russell.
One of the last plays Shakespeare ever wrote, The Winter’s Tale stands as one of his most moving stories of resurrection and reconciliation. Consumed by jealousy, King Leontes of Sicilia is convinced that his wife, Hermione, and his childhood friend, Polixenes, King of Bohemia, are lovers in secret. Leontes attempts to imprison his wife, declare his offspring illegitimate, and kill the King of Bohemia. All allegations prove false, but not before the most tragic of consequences befall Leontes, leaving him widowed, heirless, and heartbroken. But that’s not where the story ends; 16 years pass, children grow, love endures, brothers reunite and second chances are given.
For reservations or more information, call (504) 671-6360.
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A new show at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery celebrates the talented alumni of Delgado Community College’s Visual Arts programs.
Title: Fettle and Tender, Delgado Alumni Invitational Show
Dates: through December 5, 2013
Reception: November 7, 2013, 6-8 p.m.
Anne Boudreau and Jessica Goldfinch both studied Visual Communications at Delgado. Dan Tague studied Fine Arts. All three artists continued their studies, obtaining bachelor’s and Master of Fine Arts degrees. All three have become successful fine artists in their own right.
The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans. The gallery is in Building 1, third floor. There is no admission charge.
For information contact: Brenda Hanegan, Gallery Director/Fine Arts Instructor, 504-671-6377, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The official groundbreaking for the new Learning Resource Center Annex at the Delgado Community College City Park Campus took place under the oaks and a cloudless blue sky this afternoon, Nov. 1. Joining Chancellor Monty Sullivan and other College representatives were members of the Louisiana Community and Technical Colleges System (LCTCS) administration and Board of Supervisors including President Joe May and Board Chairman Michael Murphy, University of New Orleans leaders including President Peter Fos, City of New Orleans officials including Council Member Susan Guidry, and State and regional legislators.
“This new building will be a focal point for the College in bringing needed learning resources to our students. It will be a place where small businesses can receive needed services, and it will train the digital media technicians needed for tomorrow’s digital enterprises,” said Dr. Sullivan. The two-story building will echo the architectural design of the 1921-era Isaac Delgado Hall beside it on the front of the City Park Campus.
Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans today, October 31, announced the launch of Privateer Bound, which allows Delgado students who enroll in the program to take all of their classes on UNO’s campus and enjoy the benefits of the UNO student experience before seamlessly transferring to UNO once they have fulfilled their course requirements.
An agreement on the initiative was signed today at a ceremony on UNO’s Lakefront Campus by UNO President Peter J. Fos and Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan.
Privateer Bound provides a unique opportunity for students who have applied to UNO but are not eligible because they require at least one remedial course. Those students will be encouraged to enroll in the program, which will enable them to take Delgado classes on UNO’s campus and have access to the library, recreation and fitness center, student email, Wi-Fi, campus and athletic events, and other perks of the UNO experience.
Once Privateer Bound students complete their remedial coursework, as well as earn 24 college-level hours with a GPA of 2.25, they will automatically transfer into UNO without needing to re-apply.
“We are excited that these Privateer Bound students will be able to have a truly immersive UNO student experience,” said UNO President Peter J. Fos. “We are confident that the program will make them feel at home on our campus and will motivate them to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Orleans.”
There are currently 72 Delgado students enrolled in the program, which began during the fall semester.
“The opportunity for Delgado students to chart their path to a UNO bachelor’s degree program on a straight line with Privateer Bound is something that will benefit not only the students, but our entire community,” said Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan. “Access to education is vitally important to the future of the greater New Orleans region. Delgado is pleased to be partnering with UNO to extend our working relationship on behalf of students.”
Every student who receives a rejection letter from UNO will also get an invitation to enroll in Privateer Bound. The goal is to provide students who are interested in obtaining a 4-year degree from UNO with an easy-to-follow plan that will enable them to earn a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving UNO’s campus.
The University of New Orleans (UNO) is a major research university in one of the world’s most fascinating cities. For more than 50 years, it has been one of the city’s foremost public resources, offering a diverse set of world-class, research-based programs, advancing shared knowledge and adding to the city’s industry, culture and economy. Since 1958, UNO has educated students from all 64 Louisiana parishes, all 50 states in the United States and more than 100 countries. Today UNO offers more than 40 undergraduate and pre-professional programs and more than 40 graduate programs.
Delgado Community College, established in 1921 as a trades school for the City of New Orleans, has grown into a multi-campus, widely diversified community college serving the entire New Orleans region. Part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System and fully accredited by SACS, Delgado enrolls more than 18,000 students in degree, diploma and certificate programs, plus 10,000 others in workforce development and continuing education.
Dr. Monty Sullivan, left, and Dr. Peter Fos sign the documents formalizing the creation of the Privateer Bound program.