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Tedd Walley, associate professor in the Graphic Design program at Delgado Community College, explains how the program prepares students for rewarding careers.

Erin Sanders, chair of the Interior Design Department at Delgado Community College, is shown with students and explains how the program prepares students for rewarding careers.

Michael Santos, assistant professor of Theatre Arts, talks about opportunities for Delgado Community College graduates in professional theatre. He is joined by student Russell Giacontiere inside the Drama Hall at the Delgado City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans.

Bob Dunn of the Delgado Television Production Program talks about opportunities for students in this high-demand field. Courses include: television production process, studio production/direction, editing and post production, field production, scriptwriting, and corporate and organizational television. Students gain hands-on experience through television and video production projects in the City Park Campus studio or in internships with local television stations

The beginning of the Fall 2014 semester at Delgado Community College on August 16 marks the opening of a brand-new Delgado location, the Delgado Sidney Collier site, at 3727 Louisa Street in New Orleans.

Delgado Sidney Collier opens its doors to students on Monday, August 4. Students will be able to apply on location, take placement tests, be advised, enroll in classes, take ID pictures, drop off documents and speak to Answer Center staff.  

On Friday, August 29, at 10 a.m., a ceremonial ribbon-cutting is scheduled at Delgado Sidney Collier. The public is invited to attend.

The new $21 million Delgado Sidney Collier site replaces a former Louisiana Technical College facility that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and has been out of service since August 2005.

By opening the new Sidney Collier location, Delgado Community College is helping to revitalize the Louisa Street neighborhood and all of eastern New Orleans by serving as a pathway for residents to obtain job skills and employment. Many of the programs offered by Delgado at the new location have never been available to residents in that part of the city and region.

The new Delgado Sidney Collier site offers courses leading to the associate’s degree and transfer to four-year institutions, certificates of technical study, technical diplomas, and well as non-credit courses, English as a second language instruction and high school equivalency diploma preparation.

In Fall 2014, Delgado Sidney Collier offers the following for-credit programs: Associate of Arts Transfer Degree; Associate of General Studies; Associate of Science Transfer Degree; Technical Diplomas in HVAC/R, Barber-Styling, Cosmetology and Practical Nursing; Certificates of Technical Studies in HVAC/R, Carpentry, Electrician-Commercial, Electrician-Residential, Electrician-Small Industrial and General Studies.

Online resources, including construction photos and detailed information about academic programs, are available at http://www.dcc.edu/campus/ltc/locations/sidney/.

Prospective students may visit www.dcc.edu for additional information or to apply and register online. Or, phone (504) 671-5012.

The public is invited to tune in each Tuesday to WBOK 1230 AM and www.WBOK1230am.com at 12:30 p.m. for “Pathways to Success at Delgado,” a 30-minute radio show sponsored by the Delgado Community College Sidney Collier site.

Listeners may call in to the show at (504) 260-WBOK to talk with Delgado Sidney Collier Executive Dean Thomas Lovince and Delgado Sidney Collier Site Administrator Yvette Alexis about the classes and programs to be offered at Delgado Sidney Collier starting in Fall 2014.

In addition to sharing information about educational opportunities available at Delgado’s new Sidney Collier location, the radio show answers listeners’ questions about the site, higher education and other topics of interest.

Fall 2014 marks the opening of a brand-new Delgado location, the Sidney Collier Site, at 3727 Louisa Street in New Orleans. Sidney Collier opens its doors to students on Monday, August 4. Students will be able to apply on location, take placement tests, be advised, enroll in classes, take ID pictures, drop off documents and speak to Answer Center staff.

The new $21 million Delgado Sidney Collier Site replaces a former Louisiana Technical College facility that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and has been out of service since August 2005.

By opening the new Sidney Collier location, Delgado Community College is helping to revitalize the Louisa Street neighborhood and all of eastern New Orleans by serving as a pathway for residents to obtain job skills and employment. Many of the programs offered by Delgado at the new location have never been available to residents in that part of the city and region.

The new Delgado Sidney Collier Site offers courses leading to the associate’s degree and transfer to four-year institutions, certificates of technical study, technical diplomas, and well as non-credit courses, English as a second language instruction and high school equivalency diploma preparation.

In Fall 2014, Delgado Sidney Collier offers the following for-credit programs: Associate of Arts Transfer Degree; Associate of General Studies; Associate of Science Transfer Degree; Technical Diplomas in HVAC/R, Barber-Styling, Cosmetology and Practical Nursing; Certificates of Technical Studies in HVAC/R, Carpentry, Electrician-Commercial, Electrician-Residential, Electrician-Small Industrial and General Studies.

Online resources, including construction photos and detailed information about academic programs, are available at http://www.dcc.edu/campus/ltc/locations/sidney/.

Prospective students may visit www.dcc.edu for additional information or to apply and register online. Or, phone (504) 671-5012.

Tune in each Tuesday to WBOK 1230 AM and www.WBOK1230am.com at 12:30 p.m. for “Pathways to Success at Delgado,” a 30-minute radio show sponsored by the Delgado Community College Sidney Collier Site.

Call in to the show at (504) 260-WBOK to talk with Executive Dean Thomas Lovince and Site Administrator Yvette Alexis about the classes and programs to be offered at Delgado Sidney Collier starting in Fall 2014.

In addition to sharing information about educational opportunities available at Delgado’s new Sidney Collier location, the radio show answers listeners’ questions about the site, higher education and other topics of interest.

UPCOMING DELGADO SIDNEY COLLIER INFORMATION SESSION

July 30, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

VAYLA-New Orleans w/Mary Queen of Vietnam Church

13235 Chef Menteur Highway, Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70129

 

Photos taken July 22, 2014

New Sidney Collier site opens its doors to students on Monday, August 4.

Plenty of time remains to get on the pathway to educational opportunity and success at Delgado Community College this fall.

Fall 2014 classes at Delgado begin Saturday, August 16. Students must be admitted to Delgado in order to register for classes. For more information call 504-671-5012 or visit www.dcc.edu.

Delgado offers instruction at nine locations, including the City Park, West Bank (Algiers), and Charity School of Nursing campuses and locations in Slidell and Metairie.

Fall 2014 marks the opening of a brand-new Delgado location, the Sidney Collier site, at 3727 Louisa Street in New Orleans. Sidney Collier opens its doors to students on Monday, August 4. Students will be able to apply on location, take placement tests, be advised, enroll in classes, take ID pictures, drop off documents and speak to Answer Center staff.

Founded in 1921, Delgado has the highest enrollment—almost 19,000 in Fall 2013—among all colleges and universities in New Orleans, and the second highest in Louisiana. As well as offering associate’s degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in dozens of professional and technical areas

Some of Delgado’s largest programs are nursing, business and management, accounting, radiologic technology, criminal justice, computer information technology, culinary arts, teaching grades 1-5 and motor vehicle technology.

Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s motto: “Education that works.”

On Monday, July 28, Chancellor Joan Davis of Delgado Community College appeared on the Angela Hill show on WWL radio, AM 870 FM 105.3, www.wwl.com.

Chancellor Davis spoke with Angela regarding the ongoing expansion of Delgado facilities and programs, as well as the opportunities and initiatives Delgado is involved with for higher education and economic development in the Greater New Orleans region.

"Delgado has struck a wonderful balance between academics and workforce development," Davis said. "Our instructors are focused on giving students the best training and education that they could possibly have."

The program featuring Chancellor Davis lasts one hour and is available on the WWL website.

In higher education these days, the old printed catalog is just about a relic from a bygone era. Web pages replaced printed pages long ago as a source for student information and services at most colleges and universities.

            Now, in the third decade of the Internet era, the mobile device has overtaken the personal computer as the Internet access tool of choice. Likewise, the app—the scaled-down program that runs on a mobile device somewhat the way a program runs on a PC—is fast becoming the first-line information source for this generation of college students.

            For the past year, Delgado Community College’s Information Technology, Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and Public Relations and Marketing departments have led the efforts of a college-wide team of faculty members, administrators, staff and students to create and launch the first-ever mobile app for the 93-year-old institution. Early next month, students returning for fall classes will be encouraged to download the app and begin using it to organize and enhance their experience as Delgado students.

            Delgado is the first community college in the state of Louisiana—and the first among its sister institutions in the 13-member Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS)—to create and deploy a mobile app for students.

            Included in the first generation of the Delgado app are links to the Admissions Office, freshman orientation, campus tours (Delgado has nine locations in three parishes), the catalog and student handbook, the bookstore, course registration, tuition payment and financial aid, Blackboard tools, library holdings, emergency contacts, the college directory, dining services, public transportation schedules, maps, events, news, sports and—last but most certainly not least—social media including Facebook and Twitter.

            Thomas Lovince is the college’s assistant vice chancellor for information technology/chief information officer as well as the executive dean of the new Sidney Collier site on Louisa Street in New Orleans. As the person responsible for leading the college’s technology strategic plan, he has chaired the committee tasked with developing the app.

            “We are breaking new ground here,” Lovince said. “Delgado’s experience creating and implementing an app is designed to be the model for other LCTCS colleges to do the same.” Two other LCTCS colleges, Baton Rouge Community College and Louisiana Delta Community College in Monroe, are on track to launch apps in the near future, Lovince explained, “But Delgado is the first, and we are very grateful to have the opportunity to serve our students and other institutions around the state in this leadership role.”

            The app is intended to supplement the college website, www.dcc.edu, which has won awards from college and university organizations focused on using technology for information access—and for marketing. Students and faculty will continue to use Blackboard, a productivity tools package accessed through the college website and the new app, as their primary means of online communication. Not long after the new app appears, a completely revamped college website, also under development for the past year, will make its debut. Look for it around mid-September, after the college completes student registration for the fall semester.

            The initial version of the Delgado app—“phase one,” Lovince calls it—is focused almost exclusively on student services and needs. The second phase of the project will see the app expanded to include information and services of interest to college employees, alumni, and other non-student populations. Employees can keep track of their work hours and leave time, alumni can request copies of transcripts and get information about events, and the general public can learn more about the many programs and services provided at Delgado.

            “We have nine locations offering more than a hundred academic programs, but we are one Delgado,” Lovince said. “The app brings everything together in the palm of your hand.”

            Download the Delgado mobile app from the App Store on iTunes and from Apps on Google Play. Versions for most Android and Apple devices, and Windows tablets, are part of the initial release—Windows phone users must wait until the next phase of the project. Search “Delgado Community College” and look for the dark green icon with a large white Delgado “D.” If you cannot find it, please check back over the next several days, as the online stores are just starting to offer the app to the public.

Live links to the Delgado mobile app as of July 30, 2014:

Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dub.app.delgado

iOS  - https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/delgado-community-college/id877729983?mt=8

Be sure to tune in today, July 28, at 2:00 p.m for the Angela Hill show on WWL radio, AM 870 FM 105.3, www.wwl.com.

Chancellor Joan Davis of Delgado Community College will be speaking with Angela regarding the ongoing expansion of Delgado facilities and programs, as well as the opportunities and initiatives Delgado is involved with for higher education and economic development in the Greater New Orleans region.

The broadcast featuring Chancellor Davis lasts one hour and will be available online on the WWL website live and post-event.

Delgado Community College Northshore-Slidell hosted dozens of visitors from the college, community, business, K-12 and higher education, and government at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Annex facility yesterday afternoon, July 22.

Among those visiting were Louisiana State Senator A.G. Crowe, Slidell Mayor Freddy Drennan, and Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors Chairman Woody Oge’.

Delgado Northshore-Slidell is located at 320 E. Howze Beach Road in Slidell and now includes two main buildings. The Annex is located behind the original building that is visible to motorists on I-10, and the two are connected by a sidewalk and footbridge. Importantly, the Annex increases the amount of available student parking.

In addition to increasing classrooms and labs by 50%, the Delgado Northshore-Slidell Annex houses faculty offices and a quiet study area for students. Classrooms feature up-to-date technology as well as comfortable desks. There is a well equipped science laboratory that converts to an art studio, and a computer lab equipped with state-of-the-art learning technology. 

The Annex features a Learning Emporium, a place to support multiple student-learning styles with something for everyone, including a library containing donated books.

Upon entering the front doors of the Annex, students, faculty, staff and visitors are greeted by administrative staff—and also by a creative display of Delgado memorabilia including decorated butterfly figures, athletic uniforms, pennants, photographs and posters featuring successful students. The Delgado logo is prominent on one wall. All of the buildings walls are painted in a subtle shade of Delgado green.

Addressing attendees at yesterday’s event were: Ashley Chitwood, Delgado Northshore executive dean; Woody Oge’, LCTCS Board of Supervisors chairman; Dr. Neil Matkin, LCTCS vice president; Freddy Drennan, Slidell mayor; Dean Long, Delgado Northshore-Slidell SGA president; Dr. Marvin Thames Jr., former Delgado Northshore administrator; and Joan Davis, Delgado Community College chancellor.

Delgado Community College has been offering courses on the Northshore for more than 30 years, initially using St. Tammany Parish Public School facilities. Since 1988, Delgado has operated a permanent site, formerly known as the Slidell Learning Center (SLC) and now named Delgado Northshore-Slidell.

In the fall 2013 semester, 2,544 students attended Delgado on the Northshore at both the Slidell location and a recently closed location in Covington. Delgado Northshore-Slidell’s enrollment that term was 1,395. Fall 2014 enrollment at Delgado Northshore-Slidell is expected to surpass that number.

Delgado Northshore-Slidell faculty and staff are working diligently to expand programs and provide services which will contribute to student success and make a difference for the community. Among these is a new Small Business Center scheduled to open in August.

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Executive Dean Ashley Chitwood is interviewed for a news story that was broadcast on WWL-TV, Channel 4, at 6 p.m. yesterday.

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The ribbon-cutting included local and state officials as well as area educators, business leaders, and Delgado faculty, staff and students.

See and learn more about Delgado Northshore-Slidell’s big day at the following links:

WWL-TV News Report (2 minutes, featuring Chancellor Joan Davis, Executive Dean Ashley Chitwood, and Delgado-Northshore students.

NOLA.com/Times-Picayune Report (20 photographs)

Delgado Community College Facebook (10 photographs)

The acclaimed exhibition “Whitewashed” by Joseph Gregory Rossano continues through August 28 at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is located at 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Building 1, third floor. Gallery hours through August 14 are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beginning August 18, gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a closing reception and artist talk on Thursday, August 28, 5 – 7 p.m.

The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. For further information contact Brenda Hanegan, gallery director, at 504-671-6377, bhaneg@dcc.edu.

The acclaimed exhibition “Whitewashed” by Joseph Gregory Rossano continues through August 28 at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is located at 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Building 1, third floor. Gallery hours through August 14 are Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Beginning August 18, gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a closing reception and artist talk on Thursday, August 28, 5 – 7 p.m.

The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. For further information contact Brenda Hanegan, gallery director, at 504-671-6377, bhaneg@dcc.edu.

“Whitewashed” by Joseph Gregory Rossano was originally curated by Dr. David Francis of the Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, who writes:

“‘Whitewashed’ [is] a multi-media exhibition by Joseph Rossano, whose 2013 installations at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and San Diego Natural History Museum have received widespread acclaim. ‘Whitewashed’ brings together new developments in art and science through a pioneering exhibition of kinetic sculptures and video projections featuring QR coded links to commissioned essays by leading researchers in evolutionary biology, including MacArthur fellow Daniel H. Janzen. Captivated by the reality that an animal’s DNA is a portal to revealing a wealth of information invisible to the naked eye, and ethically compelled by the increasing loss of a natural world that we barely know, Rossano presents a series of specimen-style boxes, each with a portrait of a threatened or extinct animal on the cover that Rossano has painted with tar and then overlaid with white. The exhibition’s white color scheme references the loss of polar ice and serves to convey the show’s primary metaphor: scientific truths have been systematically ‘whitewashed’ by a culture focused on exclusively human needs.

“Born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1962, Rossano currently lives and works in Arlington, Washington. After obtaining a degree in Studio Arts at Louisiana State University, he studied at Pilchuck Glass School. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Hattie Ettinger Fund at The San Diego Foundation Grant (2011), and Ford Motor Company Fellowship with Earthwatch Institute (2004).”

This exhibit was made possible through the generosity of Van and Sammie Jo Bohn, Scott Cummins, Dr. David Francis, Raymond C. Freeman III, Mark and Karen Gundlach, John Hazard, Allen and Lise Kuhn, Haden and Adele Lafaye, Lance and Susan Landeche, Fred and Holly Mentz, Emmett Putnam Family, Thomas and Catherine Rossano.

Tune in today, July 22, to WBOK 1230 AM and www.WBOK1230am.com at 12:30 p.m. for “Pathways to Success at Delgado,” a 30-minute radio show sponsored by the Delgado Community College Sidney Collier Site.

Call in to the show at 504-260-WBOK to talk with Executive Dean Thomas Lovince and Site Administrator Yvette Alexis about the classes and programs to be offered at Delgado Sidney Collier starting in Fall 2014.

In addition to sharing information about educational opportunities available at Delgado’s new Sidney Collier location, opening in August on Louisa Street in New Orleans, the radio show answers listeners’ questions about the site, higher education and other topics of interest.

Hear “Pathways to Success at Delgado” on your radio or online at www.wbok1230am.com.

 Learn more about Delgado Sidney Collier by clicking here.

Delgado Community College welcomes the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Annex at Delgado Northshore-Slidell this afternoon, July 22, at 3:30. Delgado Northshore-Slidell is located at 320 E. Howze Beach Road in Slidell.

In addition to increasing classrooms and labs by 50%, the Delgado Northshore-Slidell Annex houses faculty offices and a quiet study area for students. There is also a Learning Emporium, a place to support multiple student-learning styles with something for everyone. Equally as important, the Annex solidifies access to student parking in the rear of the main building.

Scheduled to address attendees at the event are: Ashley Chitwood, Delgado Northshore executive dean; Woody Oge’, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors; Dr. Monty Sullivan, LCTCS president; Freddy Drennan, Slidell mayor; Dean Long, Delgado Northshore-Slidell SGA president; Dr. Marvin Thames Jr., former Delgado Northshore administrator; and Joan Davis, Delgado Community College chancellor.

“As always, Delgado’s goal is to support students in the pursuit of their educational goals,” said Ashley Chitwood, Delgado Northshore executive dean. “We are excited about our new addition and look forward to continuing to serve our community with high-quality education on the Northshore. We are committed to the Northshore—listening and responding—for the success of our students and community.”

Delgado Community College has been offering courses on the Northshore for more than 30 years, initially using St. Tammany Parish Public School facilities. Since 1988, Delgado has operated a permanent site, formerly known as the Slidell Learning Center (SLC) and now named Delgado Northshore-Slidell.

In the fall 2013 semester, 2,544 students attended Delgado on the Northshore at both the Slidell location and a recently closed location in Covington. Delgado Northshore-Slidell’s enrollment that term was 1,395. Fall 2014 enrollment at Delgado Northshore-Slidell is expected to surpass that number.

The purpose of Delgado Northshore is to provide access to higher education, as well as the necessary support services, to bolster economic and workforce development and enhance the quality of life on the Northshore. Delgado Northshore faculty and staff are working diligently to expand programs and provide services which will contribute to student success and make a difference for the community. Among these is a new Small Business Center scheduled to open in August.

WHAT: Delgado Community College is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Annex at Delgado Northshore-Slidell.

WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: 320 E. Howze Beach Road in Slidell. Park in the lot beside the Annex.

WHO: The event is open to the public. Scheduled to address attendees are: Ashley Chitwood, Delgado Northshore executive dean; Woody Oge’, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors; Dr. Monty Sullivan, LCTCS president; Freddy Drennan, Slidell mayor; Dean Long, Delgado Northshore-Slidell SGA president; Dr. Marvin Thames Jr., former Delgado Northshore administrator; and Joan Davis, Delgado Community College chancellor.

WHY: Delgado Northshore is expanding facilities, programs and services which contribute to student success and make a difference for the community. In addition to increasing classroom and lab space, the Delgado Northshore-Slidell Annex houses faculty offices and a quiet study area for students. There is also a Learning Emporium, a place to support multiple student-learning styles with something for everyone. Additionally, a new Small Business Center is scheduled to open in August.

Now accepting students for the new Delgado Sidney Collier Site in eastern New Orleans.

Opening in August 2014, the new $21 million Delgado Sidney Collier Site is located at 3727 Louisa Street in eastern New Orleans. It replaces a former Louisiana Technical College facility that was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina, and has been out of service since August 2005.

By opening the new Sidney Collier location, Delgado Community College is helping to revitalize the Louisa Street neighborhood and all of eastern New Orleans by serving as a pathway for residents to obtain job skills and employment. Many of the programs offered by Delgado at the new location have never been available to residents in that part of the city and region.

The new Delgado Sidney Collier Site offers courses leading to the associate’s degree and transfer to four-year institutions, certificates of technical study, technical diplomas, and well as non-credit courses, English as a second language instruction and high school equivalency diploma preparation.

In Fall 2014, Delgado Sidney Collier offers the following for-credit programs: Associate of Arts Transfer Degree; Associate of General Studies; Associate of Science Transfer Degree; Technical Diplomas in HVAC/R, Barber-Styling, Cosmetology and Practical Nursing; Certificates of Technical Studies in HVAC/R, Carpentry, Electrician-Commercial, Electrician-Residential, Electrician-Small Industrial and General Studies.

Online resources, including construction photos and detailed information about academic programs, are available at http://www.dcc.edu/campus/ltc/locations/sidney/.

Prospective students may visit www.dcc.edu for additional information or to apply and register online. Or, phone (504) 671-5012.

UPCOMING DELGADO SIDNEY COLLIER INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

July 16, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Macedonia COGIC w/New Birth, Greater Carver Baptist Churches

3015 Louisa Street, New Orleans, LA 70126

July 23, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Free Mission Baptist Church

1821 Egania Street, New Orleans, LA 70117

July 30, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

VAYLA-New Orleans w/Mary Queen of Vietnam Church

13235 Chef Menteur Highway, Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70129

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