Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Class of 1966

The Delaware State University Archives would like to welcome the Class of 1966 back to campus! Congratulations on your 50th anniversary!  We wish you many happy returns!  Here's your senior year in review:

Delaware State College in 1966:
            College President: Dr. Luna I. Mishoe
            Number of Faculty: 66
            Student Enrollment: Approx. 900
Number of Student Organizations: 20 clubs, 7 Greek organizations
Tuition: Approx.  $1,125.00 including room and board
            Number of Academic Departments: 17


Popular Culture in 1966:
Top songs:
We Can Work It Out by The Beatles
Ballad of the Green Beret by Sgt. Barry Sadler
Monday, Monday by The Mamas & The Papas

Top TV Series:
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
The Lucy Show

Major International events that occurred during your senior year:
September 6, 1965 – India invades West Pakistan marking the official beginning of the Indo-Pakistani War

November 11, 1965 –  The Unilateral Declaration of Independence is signed in Rhodesia. The UN deemed the government behind the declaration an “illegal racist minority regime,” and enforces an arms embargo - a first for the UN Security Council.

February 3, 1966 –215,000 US soldiers were present in Vietnam

March 2, 1966 – First soft landing on the moon is achieved by Soviet Luna 9.

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