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Delgado Community College History Instructor Alan G. Gauthreaux, of the West Bank Campus, has represented the college at a variety of events surrounding the release of his new book, Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage, and Tradition.  

On March 12, Gauthreaux made a presentation before receptive audiences at Louisiana’s State Old Capitol building, where members of the Italian population crowded the theater to hear the author speak.

He also appeared at the Jefferson Parish Library’s East Bank Regional Branch on April 2, where he shared with the audience, which included members of the East Jefferson Italian American Society, the history of the Italian struggle to assimilate into Louisiana society after the American Civil War.

In addition to book signings around the New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hammond and Mandeville areas in the coming weeks, Gauthreaux will soon appear on WRBH radio in New Orleans for a book discussion forum.

The author credits a colleague, Delgado Professor of Criminal Justice Daryl Hippensteel, Ph.D., for his contributions to the success of the book and his encouragement with future projects.

For a complete, updated schedule of events where Gauthreaux will be speaking or signing his work, follow him on Twitter @Italian_Louisia or on Facebook at Italian Louisiana.

"Friday Night Fastball" starts on April 4. Don’t miss the debut of this new sports program brought to you by WGNO/WNOL and Delgado Community College!

Fine Arts students from Delgado Community College locations in New Orleans, the West Bank and the Northshore are presenting their work to the public in an exhibition opening on April 10 and continuing through April 24 at the Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College.

There will be an opening reception of the Fine Arts Student Exhibition on Thursday, April 10, 6 – 8 p.m.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery is located at 615 City Park Avenue in New Orleans, Building 1, third floor. Gallery hours are Monday – Tuesday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The public is welcome and there is no admission charge. For further information contact Brenda Hanegan, gallery director, at 504-671-6377,

Forty years ago today, April 1, 1974, Hank Aaron hit a home run at Kirsch-Rooney Stadium, home of the Delgado Dolphins. Two games later, in Atlanta, Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s record for the most home runs in Major League Baseball history! Read about it on Delgado’s Community blog: Hammerin’ Hank & Kirsch-Rooney…40 Years Later.

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Hank Aaron, courtesy Times Picayune

Be sure to visit Delgado’sCommunity blog to read about all things Delgado and New Orleans. Here are the most recent posts.:

Melanie Deffendall: Champion for Women

Student Success Snapshot- Robert Gassiot

Delgado Baseball…still going strong!

Gumbo Lesson

Whole Foods, Whole New Orleans

Delgado’s Community Footprint is Growing

Thirty-Year Mardi Gras Tradition Celebrated in Reserve

Mardi Gras 2014

A Typical Mardi Gras Day

New Projects Coming Soon To City Park

Remembering Rags

Restaurant Review – Mo Pho

Contributors now posting on Community include the Delgado Public Relations and Marketing team as well as faculty and staff volunteers. Anyone who would like to contribute should contact Tony Cook at 504-671-5478,

Thank you for being part of our Community!

In the News

On March 21, three members of the Community blog team presented a session at the national conference of NCMPR, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Titled “Birth of a Blog,” the session focused on all aspects of creating, maintaining and promoting a blog focusing on campus-community connections. About 75 professionals from around the country attended the session, where they were presented with Mardi Gras beads on behalf of New Orleans and Delgado Community College.


Pictured following their presentation at last week’s national conference of NCMPR, the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, left to right, from Delgado Public Relations and Marketing: Hilton Guidry, webmaster; Tony Cook, assistant director; Leslie Salinero, publications coordinator.

The 11th annual LCTCS professional development conference was held at the Baton Rouge River Center earlier this month. Its theme was “BOOM! Building On Our Momentum”—an idea taken from the “boom” years of post-war America in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

Delgado Community College was asked to provide two creative pieces for the conference: a poster that used a classic television show to present a message about our college, and a video that showed our college’s progress in a style reminiscent of the post-war era. Both pieces generated many positive responses from those who saw them at the conference.

Shown here is Delgado’s poster, inspired by “The Lucy Show” starring Lucille Ball. Portraying the characters from the famous TV show are: Debbie Lea as Ethel, Harold Gaspard as Fred, Kristine Strickland as Lucy and Peter Cho as Ricky. The poster, produced by Delgado Public Relations and Marketing, was conceived and art-directed by Tony Cook, photographed by Todd Taylor and designed by Jessica Gorman. Women’s costumes and production assistance were provided by the Delgado Theatre Department.


Delgado’s video contribution, “Delgado Tone News,” is in the style of a classic Movietone News newsreel from the mid-20th century. It can be viewed by clicking here. Produced by Delgado Television, the two-and-a-half minute video was created by Bob Dunn of the Television Production program at the City Park Campus. Visit this webpage to view other productions by Delgado Television. To see examples of classic Movietone News newsreels, click here.


The Delgado West Bank Campus hosted a Priority Registration event for veterans on March 19. Veterans were given personal assistance that morning and afternoon to register for the Summer Session and Fall Semester.

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

Apply and register now to attend Delgado Community College this summer and fall. Priority registration is underway now through May 23.

Summer session classes begin June 4. Fall semester classes begin August 16. Day and evening courses are available. Delgado has affordable tuition and financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Two major location changes are happening at Delgado. For the first time, classes will be held at the new Delgado Sidney Collier location in eastern New Orleans this fall. Delgado Northshore at Covington is being merged with the Delgado Northshore location in Slidell. All Delgado Northshore classes and activities will take place at the Slidell location as of June 1, 2014.

Delgado, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, now offers instruction at 10 locations around the New Orleans region: Delgado City Park Campus, Delgado West Bank Campus, Delgado Charity School of Nursing, Delgado Sidney Collier, Delgado at UNO, and the Delgado Maritime, Fire and Industrial Training Facility (all in New Orleans); Delgado Northshore (Slidell); Delgado Jefferson (Metairie); Delgado West Jefferson (Harvey); and the Jefferson Business and Career Solutions Center (Gretna).

Visit for additional information or to apply and register online. Or, phone (504) 671-5012.

Opening in August 2014, Delgado Sidney Collier is located at 3727 Louisa Street in eastern New Orleans. The former Louisiana Technical College facility 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.

The new Delgado Sidney Collier location 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.

The hurricane-damaged Sidney Collier Technical College campus became part of Delgado Community College in April 2010, when Louisiana Technical College Region One merged with Delgado. Before Hurricane Katrina, Sidney Collier Technical College’s enrollment approached 1,000 students, the highest of all Region One campuses.

Funds to build the new Delgado Sidney Collier location total $21 million, with $12 million provided through the State of Louisiana and $9 million through FEMA. The location is being constructed in two phases, the first financed by the state and the second by the federal government. Construction of the state-funded phase of the project began in May 2013 and will end in time for the grand opening in August 2014. Construction of the federally financed phase is expected to conclude in 2015.

When all construction is completed next year, the new Delgado Sidney Collier location will be anchored by two conjoined two-story buildings with a main entrance facing the corner of Louisa Street and Higgins Boulevard. The state-funded part of the campus, opening in August 2014, will include 36,000 square feet of space for classrooms, offices and support functions such as information technology. The federally funded part opening in 2015 will offer 25,000 square feet dedicated to student services, including a library and student government offices, as well as classrooms, workshops and laboratories. The design includes a courtyard, dedicated space for future expansion, and approximately 100,000 square feet of landscaped grounds and parking. 

The opening of the Delgado Sidney Collier location brings new opportunities to students at nearby high schools. Students will be able to take advantage of dual enrollment at Delgado, enabling them to broaden their educational experiences and earn credits toward career credentials faster.

Online resources, including construction photos and detailed information about academic programs, are available at


The Delgado Sidney Collier location.

The new Annex at Delgado Northshore in Slidell.

Apply and register now to attend Delgado Community College at the Jefferson location, 5200 Blair Drive in Metairie. Priority registration is underway now through May 23.

Summer session classes begin June 4. Fall semester classes begin August 16.

Delgado, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers classes at convenient times at the Jefferson location. Day and evening courses are available. Delgado has affordable tuition and financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Delgado Jefferson offers general education courses applicable to an associate’s degree or transfer to a four-year institution in these areas: Art Appreciation, Biology, Computer Applications, Customer Service, English, Math, Psychology and Sociology.

Advanced Manufacturing programs offered at the Jefferson site include: Carpentry, Electrical (Commercial and Residential), HVAC, Precision Machining and Welding. These programs lead to industry-based certifications and are in high demand by regional employers.

Delgado Jefferson is located at 5200 Blair Drive in Metairie. Phone (504) 671-6700.

Visit for additional information or to apply and register online.

The Delgado Community College Student Government Association and the students and faculty of the Delgado English as a Second Language (ESL) Department invite the public to attend the annual International Fair and Fashion Show.

The event will feature crafts, fashion and food from around the world.  Music will be provided by Julio and Cesar. 

The International Fair and Fashion Show will take place Wednesday, March 26, from 11 am until 1 pm in the Delgado Patio on the City Park Campus in New Orleans.  In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Delgado Gymnasium in Building 11.

For information contact Cynthia Siegrist,, (504) 671-5438.

Apply now to attend Delgado Community College at the Northshore location in Slidell. Priority registration is underway now through May 23.

Summer session classes begin June 4. Fall semester classes begin August 16.

Delgado, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers classes for all Northshore residents at the Slidell location. Delgado has affordable tuition and financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Delgado Northshore-Slidell is at 320 E. Howze Beach Road. Phone (985) 646-6420. Visit for additional information, or to apply and register online.

Delgado Community College will no longer be providing services in the Covington area effective May 30, 2014.  Delgado’s Covington faculty, staff and students will be moving to the Slidell location effective Summer 2014.   

Academic advising for Covington-area students planning to attend classes in Slidell is available at the Covington location during the priority registration period. Call (504) 671-6630 or email for an appointment.

In Slidell, Delgado is providing expanded course offerings and has opened a new facility, The Annex. The Annex is designed to house a 50 percent increase in classrooms and labs, faculty offices, and a quiet study area for students. In addition, student parking access is being increased. 

Apply now to attend Delgado Community College at the West Bank Campus in Algiers, or at the West Jefferson location in Harvey. Priority registration is underway now through May 23.

Summer session classes begin June 4. Fall semester classes begin August 16.

Delgado, the largest and oldest community college in Louisiana, offers classes at convenient times at the West Bank Campus and the West Jefferson location. Delgado has affordable tuition and financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

Delgado-West Jefferson is located at 475 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey. Phone (504) 671-6800.

Delgado West Bank Campus is located at 2600 General Meyer Avenue in Algiers, beside Federal City. Phone (504) 762-3100.

The Delgado West Bank Campus will host an open house on Tuesday, March 25, 9 a.m. until noon, in Building 1, room 130. Please register for the open house at

Participants will tour the West Bank Campus and learn about career pathways in Allied Health, Nursing, Business and Technology, and other high-demand programs. Workshops will be offered on college transition and financial aid. Information about the LA Transfer Degree Program that guarantees acceptance into a Louisiana state four-year institution will be provided.

Visit for additional information about Delgado Community College or to apply and register online.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Office of Public Engagement, the New Orleans Department of Health and Puentes New Orleans invite the public to attend a nationwide day of Affordable Care Act insurance coverage enrollment in New Orleans. The city is one of eight major cities across the United States where these events are taking place on the same day, March 15.

Interested individuals should come to Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Avenue, Student Life Center (Building 23), on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Enter the parking lot off Navarre Ave. The following will be needed: Social Security number, income tax/proof of income and proof of citizenship, legal residence or a form of ID.

The special guest will be Marco A. Davis, deputy director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, who is a White House senior staff member.

Partner organizations include: Puentes New Orleans, the New Orleans Department of Health, Enroll America, the League of Latin American United Citizens (LULAC), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Nation Alliance for Hispanic Health, Voto Latino, Families USA, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, National Hispanic Council on Aging, National Council of la Raza (NCLR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services‐Intergovernmental and External Affairs, and the White House Office of Public Engagement.

For information contact Puentes New Orleans, (504) 821-7228,

Please click here for a story about Angele, a 29-year-old single mother from New Orleans who found affordable health care at


The Delgado Community College Foundation announces the 2014 Roast of the Town fundraising event on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Harrah’s New Orleans Theatre, 8 Canal Place, New Orleans.   

The event will roast Dr. Joe May, former President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Roasters will include The Honorable Robert Adley, Senator, District 36; The Honorable John A. Alario, Jr., President of the Louisiana Senate, District 8; The Honorable Scott Angelle, Commissioner, Office of Public Service Commission, District 2;  Leon L. Giorgio, Jr., President and CEO of Select Properties, Ltd, and Vice Chairman of the Delgado Foundation Board; and Dr. Monty Sullivan, newly elected President of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.

The evening will include a reception and silent auction beginning at 7 p.m., followed by dinner, the roast and a live auction. Eric Paulsen, news anchor at WWL-TV Channel 4, will be the master of ceremonies. Live auction items include cocktails and appetizers on a boathouse and a golf getaway to Ft. Myers, FL.

Gourmet dining will be provided by Acme Oyster House, Andrea’s Restaurant, John Besh Steak House, Café Giovanni, Delgado Culinary Arts, Harrah’s New Orleans, Mellow Mushroom-Metairie, Mr. Mudbug/12 Seasons, Ruth’s Chris Steak House and Trinchero Family Estates.

The annual Roast of the Town fundraiser is sponsored by the Delgado Community College Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit scholarships and programs at Delgado.

For more information, or to purchase table packages or tickets, contact Nita Hutter Meins at, or call (504) 671-5412. To purchase tickets online go to Attendees must be 21 or older. Attire is After Five.

“Like getting an MBA in four months.”

Carla Coury, executive director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado, appeared on the Angela Hill show Monday, March 10. The WWL radio broadcast reaches a large cross-section of the Greater New Orleans regional audience and is available online.

To hear a recording of the show, please click here. For information about the program’s recent achievements, click here.

Since launching the program in 2011, Delgado has served almost 250 small business owners in the New Orleans/Gulf South region. The most recent graduating class of 50 business people from the region was honored at ceremonies held at Delgado on February 12. Mayor Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans was among the speakers at the event.

Delgado works with community-based partners and national business organizations to encourage small businesses to apply for the program and to provide business advice, technical assistance, and networking to program participants. Local partners include Hope Enterprise Corporation, Greater New Orleans Inc., The Idea Village, the Louisiana Small Business Development Center, the Urban League of Greater New Orleans and the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.

Participation is free to business owners who are accepted through a competitive application process.