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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. 

The award-winning and thought-provoking documentary Addiction Incorporated will be screened Wednesday, March 12, on the Delgado City Park Campus in the Bayou Lafourche conference room of the Student Life Center. Show time is noon-1:30 p.m. and free popcorn will be served for all visitors compliments of SGA.The event is open to everyone. 

Addiction Incorporated is a riveting account of how big tobacco companies tried to develop a “better cigarette” but mistakenly proved just how addictive nicotine really is. The following cover-up lasted for years until one brave scientist broke his silence and brought down an empire. 

Visitors will have access to Louisiana’s Smoking Cessation Trust, which offers no-cost cessation services to Louisiana residents, and will have an opportunity to receive information on the upcoming policy change. For additional information please visit

Please mark your calendar for this event on March 15. Health screenings and assistance with applying for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act will be free.


Delgado Television has posted videos of February’s Black History Month presentations on its website:

The four videos total nearly five hours, and they can be shared with anyone.

For questions or information, contact Bob Dunn,

Now accepting applications for Summer 2014 class.

New Orleans Region business owners were highlighted in a new progress report conducted by Babson College as a part of an independent review showing how and why the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is helping entrepreneurs across the United States grow their businesses and create jobs. Delgado Community College is the Gulf South regional center for the program, and business owners access the 10,000 Small Businesses business and management education program through the college.

 The report, Stimulating Small Business Growth, is based on survey results from participants of the program. The report analyzes small business growth during, and after, their participation in the 10,000 Small Businesses program and found between when the business owners start in the program and six months after graduation, 64% of the participants have reported increasing their revenues and 45% of participants added new jobs.

 The best news, though, is that 10KSB scholars in New Orleans are outperforming national growth trends, as graduates from the program at Delgado report that 74% have increased their revenues and 50% have created net new jobs, just six months after graduating. The program has reached nearly 250 small businesses in the greater New Orleans/Gulf South area since its launch at Delgado.

“Through participation in Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, small business owners across the United States are creating new jobs and increasing their revenues,” said Babson College President Kerry Murphy Healey. “The growth-oriented, practical, peer-to-peer driven classroom experience, together with business support services, are driving participants to change their attitudes and business practices, helping them to achieve significant growth; growth that is critically important to strengthening the U.S. economy.”

 “The findings in the Babson study confirm what graduates from the program have been reporting all along – that the 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is helping participating business owners expand their businesses and grow our local economy,” said Debbie Lea, interim chancellor of Delgado Community College. “Many graduates have taken what they have learned from the program and taken their business to a new level.”

The report outlined that the program has a graduation rate of 99%, and findings show that 80% of the small business owners in the program have done, or are doing, business with each other. The top challenges reported by business owners participating in the program were keeping customers (30%), financing their business (21%) and developing and updating a business strategy (18%).

“We are pleased by the early results in this report showing that 10,000 Small Businesses graduates are creating jobs and growing their businesses,” said Dina Habib Powell, president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation. “We appreciate the work Babson and partners like Delgado Community College have put into this program from the beginning and look forward to seeing small businesses grow as the program continues.”

One unexpected finding of the program relates to gender differences in the relative amounts of participants’ salaries. Consistent with national figures, at the start of their participation in the 10,000 Small Businesses program, female participants, on average, pay themselves 80 percent of the salary of male participants. However, six months after graduating from the program, female gradates’ average salary rises to 92 percent of male graduates’ average salary, reducing the gender gap by 60 percent.

“As we work with business owners we see that the program has a transformational impact on the business owners and their businesses. The report clearly shows the positive impact the 10,000 Small Businesses program has had on the economy in New Orleans and the Gulf South region,” said Carla Coury, executive director of the program at Delgado.

“Nowhere is the impact of small business growth felt like in the greater New Orleans region. The program has reached nearly 250 in the Gulf South region and, together, these businesses are outperforming national growth trends for increasing revenues and creating jobs. That has a significant bearing on our region’s economy.”

Six local area business owners who took part in the program are among 10KSB alumni who overcame some of these challenges.

Simone Bruni,president and founder of Demo Diva, decided to take her business to the next level with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Through the program, Simone learned valuable skills that helped her create a business growth plan that transformed her company to include commercial demolition and expanded her business across the Gulf Coast region, increasing commercial contracts by 300%.

“As an entrepreneur, I discovered I was really great at dreaming up creative ideas and putting them into motion,” Bruni said. “Yet, I struggled to keep it all in the syncopated rhythm of a well-thought-out growth plan. A successful business isn’t just creative ideas. It is logistics, cash flow, people and systems. The 10,000 Small Businesses program taught me how to turn my creativity into practicality.”

Darian Clark, owner and founder of Smoothies ‘n Things Café in New Orleans, applied for 10,000 Small Businesses because he wanted to gain greater knowledge of how to run a business and to help build better business relationships. Since graduating from the program in early 2012, Darian has opened a new location, increased revenues by 15% and hired 11 new employees.

“This program got me excited about business,” Clark said. “I’ve learned valuable leadership skills and how to use metrics to gauge my growth. With my new insight, I see the value of using my time to focus on strategy rather than daily operations.”

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, McKenzie Coco returned to New Orleans and launched FSC Interactive, a marketing company designed to meet the demand for strategic interactive online marketing, search engine optimization, and information tracking in growing companies. To meet the demand for growth in her own company, McKenzie applied for the 10,000 Small Businesses program.

“Joining the 10,000 Small Businesses program was the greatest gift I could have given myself,” she said. “It helped me to focus my vision and tailor a growth plan to reach business goals in a smart and efficient way, faster than I could have without taking the time to commit to this kind of education.”

In the first six months after completing the program, McKenzie has created three new staff positions, and is expanding her space by more than 1,000 square feet to accommodate her rapid growth.

“The spirit and motivation of my staff has increased. I am working in the business less and on the business more,” said Jason Horne, owner of XS Martial Arts Dojo (XS MAD), a martial arts studio that offers parents an alternative to after school care, the only studio offering this service in the New Orleans area. “Since joining the program, I have hired six new employees and increased my annual revenues by 30%.”

Angelica Rivera, owner of Colmex Construction, a family-owned contractor for residential and commercial construction and renovation in greater New Orleans, said: “Since joining 10,000 Small Businesses, my company has added 16 new jobs (growing by 44%) and increased annual revenues by over 350%, all while winning five new contracts valued at over $1 million.”

Erich Weishaupt, owner of the Ruby Slipper Café, opened his fourth location in the New Orleans region since completing the program and created new jobs.

“The 10KSB program helped me put together a five-year financial forecast and create a plan to add key management staff to accomplish the long term goal,” said Weishaupt. “Hiring and training key personnel more effectively has set me up to achieve long-term financial rewards as I open more locations.”

Applications are now being accepted for the Summer 2014 class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College.

Small business owners who demonstrate a commitment to growing their businesses and have been in operation for at least two years, generate revenues in excess of $150,000, and employ at least four individuals (including the owner) are encouraged to apply.

The 16-session business management education program meets over three months at Delgado’s City Park Campus in New Orleans, using a pathbreaking curriculum developed at Babson College of Wellesley, MA. Summer classes begin in June and meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and occasional Saturdays. Participants are also required to commit six to eight hours per week for out-of-class activities geared toward growing their businesses. 

Since launching the program in 2011, Delgado Community College 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 Community College 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. 

To download an application or learn more about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in New Orleans, visit

BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, Feb. 27, 2014, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Board of Supervisors appointed Debbie Lea as interim chancellor of Delgado Community College. The appointment was made during an executive committee meeting of the board. 

Lea assumes the interim chancellor position as a result of former Delgado Chancellor Monty Sullivan being named president of Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges. Sullivan officially began his presidency today. Lea’s appointment is effective immediately and will last through the end of the Spring Semester.

“Identifying the best person to serve as interim chancellor was a top priority,” said Sullivan. “Debbie understands the Delgado landscape and culture. She is well respected by the students, the faculty and staff, and the community. She is a proven leader with a long and successful track record.”  

Lea currently serves as vice chancellor for academic affairs and college provost for Delgado Community College. She has also served Delgado in the positions of acting chancellor, vice chancellor for learning and student development, associate dean, director and faculty member. 

She earned a master’s degree from the University of New Orleans, a bachelor’s degree from William Carey College, an associate’s degree from Delgado Community College and a diploma from Charity School of Radiologic Technology.

During the meeting the board also announced a Chancellor Search Committee and tentative search timeline. 

The search committee is composed of:

LCTCS Board Members:

Bob Brown, Search Committee Chairman

Michael Murphy, Board Chairman

Woody Oge, Board 1st Vice Chairman

Tim Hardy, Board 2nd Vice Chairman

Business Community Representative:

Michael Hecht, Greater New Orleans Inc.

Delgado Community College Faculty Member:

To Be Determined

Delgado Community College Administration Representatives:

Dr. Arnel Cosey, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Ronnie Rodriguez, Vice Chancellor for Business and Administrative Affairs

Delgado SGA Representative:

Edward Leon, SGA President

Delgado Community College Foundation Representative:

Lee Giorgio

City of New Orleans Representative:

To Be Determined

Search Timeline for Delgado Community College Chancellor

Week of March 3, 2014

Advertising for position posting placed; actively begin recruiting process, promote position and respond to inquiries; Chancellor Search microsite launched on LCTCS website

Tuesday March 18, 2014

Facilitate public forums at Delgado

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Target date for applications

LCTCS Board of Supervisors meeting

April  9-15,  2014

Conduct initial background checks on qualified applicants

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 15-16, 2014

Qualified applicants interview with system president in Baton Rouge

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Campus forums and Search Committee interviews with finalists at Delgado

Week of April 28, 2014 

Perform comprehensive reference checks for finalist candidates

May 14 , 2014

LCTCS Board meeting

LCTCS Board nominates finalist at May board meeting

Week of May 18, 2014

System president negotiates contract and starting date with finalist

To Be Determined

New Delgado chancellor assumes position



The Delgado Community College fundraiser during the Endymion parade is this Saturday, March 1, at the City Park Campus.

It’s a great place to catch the parade.

Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Parking will be in the lot on City Park Avenue across from Burger King and the lot off of Navarre. The corner lot at City Park Avenue and Orleans Avenue is reserved for RVs.

The cost is $25 per car. Delgado faculty and staff may park free, as long as the car has a current, permanently affixed Delgado parking sticker. Donations are greatly appreciated. Student parking stickers are not valid during this event.

Deluxe portable restrooms staffed by an attendant will also be available. The cost is $10 for unlimited use or $1 per use. They will be located in the College’s parking lot on Orleans Avenue.

Happy Mardi Gras!

The Office of Student Life and the Student Success Center at Delgado Community College make the application, registration and financial aid process easier at the City Park and West Bank campuses for new and continuing students. D-FLOW, a new service ticketing system, allows students to avoid standing and waiting in long lines.

The ticketing system has many features that will allow Delgado’s dedicated staff of professionals to deliver a higher level of personalized support. In addition to avoiding standing in long lines, students also avoid having to repeat complicated situations to multiple staff members, because a student’s case notes can be reviewed  from previous interactions prior to the student’s arrival.

The system is effective for the Answer Center, Registrar, Admissions and Financial Aid Office at the City Park Campus; and the Answer Center, Registrar, Advising, Veteran Affairs, Disability Services and Career Services at the West Bank Campus.

“The project is about better, higher-quality service,” said Michelle Greco, Director of Student Life.

D-FLOW is not the only improvement to be made by Student Life. Other improvements include:

  • The Answer Center expansion to the West Bank and Northshore campuses
  • Operation Clear Goggles , a College-wide alcohol prevention program
  • An online internal function request for Student Life Center reservations
  • The launch of a resource website,

Student Life is a division of Student Affairs, which helps to ensure that all services are responsive to students’ needs. Student Life offers over 50 student organizations and student-driven activities that can enhance students’ life skills, as well as provide networking opportunities to contribute to students’ academic growth and success.

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors today nominated Dr. Monty Sullivan for the position of System President effective Thursday, February 27. Dr. Sullivan currently serves as chancellor of Delgado Community College in New Orleans. The Board of Supervisors also voted to have Chairman Michael Murphy enter into contract negotiations with Dr. Sullivan.

Dr. Sullivan currently serves as the Chancellor of Delgado Community College. He previously served as the Executive Vice President for the Louisiana Community and Technical College System in Baton Rouge, LA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master of Education in English Education and a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA.

Delgado Community College announces a special Black History Month event:  “Along the Pathway to Prosperity: A Look at African-American Entrepreneurship in New Orleans.”

Members of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s NOLA for Life team will be at the Delgado City Park Campus, 615 City Park Avenue, on Wednesday, February 12, from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center (Building 23), second floor, Lac Maurepas Room, for a discussion about African-American business and workforce development and the civil rights history of New Orleans.

A panel of local African-American entrepreneurs will discuss how African-American entrepreneurship can build a pathway to prosperity.

Information and check-in tables will open at 5 p.m. To learn more about the event, call 504-658-4947.

Delgado’s DOVE Program—Delgado Vocational Early Exploration—will have its 2nd annual DOVE Day on April 11, 2014 at the City Park Campus. Last year, over 300 elementary students from schools throughout the New Orleans metro area experienced hands-on activities provided by various departments at Delgado. With the assistance of faculty, staff and students from American Sign Language, Care and Development of Young Children, Horticulture, Intramural Sports, Interior Design, Science and Theatre, the children explored creative, fun-filled learning activities.

Organizers are seeking faculty, staff and students to donate their time and talents to make this event a success. Students may use the event as service learning credit. Activities should be educational crafts, songs, dances or demonstrations, and they should be interactive. The activities should also showcase the instructor’s curriculum or the student’s knowledge; for example, an activity could use musical notes to teach counting or fractions.

If you would like to participate in this exciting event or if you have any questions, please contact Brittney Rixner at, (504) 345-3275.

The Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery on the City Park Campus of Delgado Community College announces a new exhibition scheduled February 27 – March 13, 2014.

The annual Visual Communications-Graphic Design Student Exhibit features student work ranging from freshman to senior levels of education from a variety of the program’s class offerings. Students select their own work to present from actual projects they’ve done in class and then hang the work in the gallery themselves. Their work covers a variety of mediums: hand illustration, digital illustration, photography, typography and graphic design layout.

The opening reception is Thursday, February 27, 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,

Delgado Community College will partner with UNO and Tulane University to provide culinary and hospitality educational programs at the former ArtWorks building in downtown New Orleans. The announcement of the purchase of the building by the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI), which includes restaurateurs Ti Martin, Dickie Brennan, John Besh and Edgar Chase III, was made late yesterday afternoon and is receiving sustained attention by the news media.

More information from the College and the NOCHI partners will be shared as it becomes available. Be sure to like Delgado Community College on Facebook and follow Delgado on Twitter: @DELGADOCC. Please re-Tweet using the #delgadopride hashtag.

Dr. Monty Sullivan, chancellor of Delgado Community College, will appear live with Ti Martin today from 1 to 2 p.m. on the WWL radio show hosted by Angela Hill. The broadcast will be available at AM 870, FM 105.3 and online at Follow the show in real time on Twitter: @WWLAMFM.

Here are links to online stories about the ArtWorks sale and Delgado’s participation in the partnership:

The Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Advocate




NOLA Defender

Silicon Bayou News

NOLA Eater

Bayou Buzz