January 2010


Gov. Markell appoints DSU alumnus to Board of Trustees

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  Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has appointed Leroy A. Tice, a Wilmington attorney, to serve as a member of the Delaware State University Board of Trustees. Mr. Tice, who is also an alumnus of DSU, has been appointed to finish the six-year term of Dr. Lillian A. Lowery, who resigned from the board earlier this month. In completing Dr. Lowery’s term, Mr. Tice’s current appointment lasts until Oct. 17, 2014.   A native of Milford and a 1987 graduate of Milford High School, Mr. Tice is a member of both the Delaware State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. Mr. Tice is currently an attorney with the Wilmington firm of Aber, Goldlust, Baker & Over, where he focuses on workmen compensation matters, employment discrimination, civil rights and personal injury claims. Leroy A. Tice, Esquire, DSU's newest Board of Trustees member.    He is a member of the Delaware Bar Association’s Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section, the Delaware Trial Lawyers, as well as the National Employment Lawyers Association. He also serves as an outside counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and as a special hearing officer for the Prestige Academy, a Wilmington charter school.   He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Delaware State University and later earned a Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law.    

DSU Bookstore Opens in New MLK Student Center

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Emmanuel Lalande, assistant to the vice president of Student Affairs, and JoAnn Holmes, bookstore manager, stand in the new DSU Bookstore that opened on Jan. 7 in the MLK Student Center.

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  The DSU Bookstore opened its doors Jan. 7 at its new location in the almost completed Martin Luther King Student Center on campus. While workmen are putting the final touches on the new student center, the DSU Bookstore began selling books and merchandise from its new location as students begin preparing for the spring 2010 semester.   Bookstore students workers Brianna Swanston (l) and Tanisha Wilson do a final inventory of books in preparation for the Jan. 7 opening. The 7,000 square foot bookstore – located on the first floor east side of the student center, is much larger than the previous ones.   “The additional space allows us to grow in all of our departments,” said JoAnn Holmes, bookstore manager. “For instance, we can now offer more nursing apparel and supplies.”   In addition to more room for textbooks, the larger facility also allows for growth in supplies, clothing, gifts, health and beauty, campus living items, snacks and beverage offerings.   Ms. Holmes said the new facility will permit the store to have more cash registers to serve the customer. She added that in comparison to the previous two locations that had no windows, the new location has natural light from outside that enhance the atmosphere on the inside.   “The natural lighting is good for the morale of the bookstore workers,” she said.   The store will also be equipped with a 52-inch flat screen television and a DMX music system to make shopping more enjoyable.    “It’s all about serving the needs of our students,” Ms. Holmes said.   On Jan. 11 the bookstore commenced its regulars semester hours:   Monday         8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday         8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday    8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday        8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday            8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday        10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday          Closed   Purchases can also be made online 24 hours a day and 365 days a year at www.dsu.bkstr.com .  

DSU Establishes MBA Program at Vietnam National University

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DSU and VNU officials gather to sign accord. (Back l-r) Binh Song Nguyen, head of VNU International Relations, Dr. Nanda Viswanathan, DSU assoc. professor, Dr. Nhuan Trong Mai, VNU president, Amir Mohammadi, DSU vice president of Finance & Admin., Mr. Minh Ngoc Vu, vice director of Hanoi Television, Mr. Thuat Quang Nguyen, VNU Head of Student Services; (seated l-r) Kishor Sheth, DSU MBA director and Dr. Binh Quang Hoa Nguyen, VNU Ed. Technology & Career Development director.

 

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  A delegation from Delaware State University recently returned from Vietnam where an agreement was finalized to establish a DSU Master of Business (MBA) Degree Program in that country. Amir Mohammed, DSU Vice president of Business and Administration, traveled to the country with Kishor C. Sheth, Director of the DSU MBA Program and Dr. Nanda Viswanathan Associate Professor of Marketing to meet with officials of Vietnam National University (VNU) and sign the new accord with them.   The agreement signing and the launch of the MBA program were highlighted by a major press conference in Hanoi.   The joint academic collaboration between DSU and VNU will involve DSU faculty members who will travel to Vietnam to teach MBA courses there in an accelerated format. While most of the work will involve classroom instruction, some parts of individual courses will be taught online.   Dr. Viswanathan will be the first faculty member to teach at VNU, as he will conduct courses at that institution’s Center for Education Technology and Career Development in Hanoi in August. Other DSU professors will travel to Vietnam to teach MBA courses during subsequent semesters.   In addition, plans have been developed to expand the DSU MBA Program to the VNU campus in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh in May later this year.   “We are excited to extend DSU’s academic impact to Vietnam through the offering of our MBA Degree Program at the Vietnamese National University,” said DSU President Harry L. Williams. “The establishment of this program gives DSU the privilege of helping Vietnam to expand its sector of middle and senior management professionals, and strengthens the global presence of our institution’s academic and research partnerships in higher education to over 30 countries.”    

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