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The Delaware State Archives has opened an exhibit that celebrates the rich history of Delaware State University -- the First State’s only historically black institution of higher education.
The DSU Concert Choir made its annual appearance March 22 at Delaware’s Legislative Hall to perform before the state’s House of Representatives and Senate. See and hear the choir perform at Leg Hall, click on the below video  
Bill Gates, Delaware State University
Bill Gates has posted a video on his GatesNotes.com website in which he shares his thoughts about the work of Delaware State University to achieve student success for low-income and first-generation students. To view the video, click on the below link:
Roy Roper, president and CEO of the Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD), has been appointed by Gov. Jack Markell as a new member of Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Roper was officially sworn in by DSU Board of Trustees Chairman David Turner during the board’s March 24 public meeting. He has been appointed to a six-year term.
DSU student Kyle Sheppard
Kyle Sheppard, a DSU student who recently visited the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle, Wash, has been recently featured in an article in Black Enterprise.
Mass Comm alums
DSU’s Department of Mass Communications held is annual symposium, this year entitled “Cracking the Color Code: Increasing Minority Presence and Opportunity in the Media.” To view images from the daylong event, click on the below link.
Delaware State University’s Inspire Scholarship recipients refused to let the rain damper their core value spirits of “community” and “outreach” as they pressed on to take part in the University’s 5th annual “Inspired Day of Service” on Saturday, April 2.
Students in class
In 2014 Delaware State University (DSU) began a Program Prioritization Initiative (PPI). The evaluation process examined all academic and administrative programs and services, focusing on their efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and centrality to the University’s mission and strategic plan goals relating to intellectual climate as well as institutional and operational effectiveness.
DSU recently held its 5th Annual Speech Tournament and has announced the winners of this year’s competition:
Delaware Senior U.S. Sen. Thomas R. Carper paid an April 8 visit to DSU@Wilmington to be updated by DSU officials on the Kirkwood Highway location.
SGA
DSU students casted their votes on April 7 and elected their Student Government Association leaders for the 2016-2017 school year. For images of the election day campaigning in the MLK Jr. Student Center, click on the below link:
Lt Col Michael Hayes with Plane
DSU recently announced new appointments in its Aviation Program and the Division of Institutional Advancement:
Arbor, trees, Tree Campus USA
DSU held its annual Earth Day observance on April 22 and celebrated the University’s reaffirmed designation as a Tree Campus USA. Joining DSU President Harry L. Williams for the observance program were Shawn Garvin, administrator of the EPA Region III, and Dr. Michael A. Valenti, forestry administrator, Delaware Forest Service of the Delaware Department of Agriculture.
Delaware State University, Anniversary
DSU has gotten an early start in celebrating its 125th anniversary by holding a kickoff event on April 22 in the MLK Student Center and then by forming a human “125” formation on the Alumni Stadium football field the following week. For images from those two events, click on the below link.
DSU President, Harry L. Williams, Degree program deactivations
DSU President Harry L. Williams recently appeared on a segment of DSU to discuss the University’s Program Prioritization Initiative, which led the institution to deactivate 22 degree program: To see the interview with the DSU president, click on the below link: https://youtu.be/VNi5MO5nVOU