Our celebration of the 125th year continues with the annual Founder's Day ceremony. Join us on February 9th at 11:00 am as we gather in the theater of the Education and Humanities to remember the day the university first opened to students on February 2, 1892.
This year we will be preparing a new time capsule for burial at the conclusion of the 125th year. Guests will have the opportunity to view and touch the historically significant contents of the capsule as well as hear presentations by esteemed educators and administrators.
This event is free and open to the public! I hope to see you there!
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Monday, January 23, 2017
|Dr. Reba Hollingsworth '49|
I'm pleased to announce that the legacy committee and I have initiated an oral history program! We are on a mission to film some of our most respected and senior alumni in order to capture their memories and personal experiences at the State College for Colored Students, Delaware State College, and of course Delaware State University.
To date, we have filmed interviews with three individuals who graduated from SCCS in the 1940's. All three, Dr. Cora Selby '40, Mrs. Courtney Stevenson '44, and Dr. Reba Hollingsworth '49, are remarkable women who are so very generous, kindhearted, well-spoken and intelligent.
In sharing their stories, these women were able to look back on rich, full lives with pride and recall so many achievements. What I appreciated the most was that their accomplishments had nothing to do with fame, glory, or riches. Instead, they were proud of life lessons learned from hard work - how to use a household dryer instead of sending clothes to the dry cleaner, and being charitable with time and money even when you may not have much yourself.
If you'd like to gain some of this wisdom, hear funny stories, and learn about DSU history, come to the archives to view the oral histories. This is an ongoing project so we've got a long list of interviews still ahead. Do you or someone you know have stories to share about Delaware State University? Let us know!
Written by Joy Scherry