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Dr. Ladji Sacko, associate professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages, is DSU’s latest recipient of the J. William Fulbright Award. It is the second time that Dr. Sacko has been named as a Fulbright scholar. He previously received the award during the 2001-2002 school year, leading to his work in teaching English in Senegal that year.
Dr. Venugopal "Kal" Kalavacharla, director of CIBER (Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research) and associate professor of plant molecular genetics and genomics, has been recognized by the Delaware BioScience Association as the 2014 Educator of the Year for Higher Education.
More than 550 graduates walked across the stage to celebrate the completion of their degrees during the May 11 Commencement Ceremony at Delaware State University’s Alumni Stadium. To see images from the 2014 May Commencement, click on the below photo slideshow, followed by more information about the graduation.
The Greater Detroit Michigan Alumni of Delaware State University have donated $25,000 to the DSU Foundation. The donation establishes the Greater Detroit Michigan Alumni Scholarship, which will provide an annual $5,000 to full-time DSU students in need, with out-of-state students from Detroit given priority.
Delaware State University has named four faculty members as the institution’s 2014 Faculty Excellence Award recipients.   The University has selected the below faculty members in the following categories of Teaching, Research/Creative Activities, University/Community Service and Advising:  
Delaware State University honored its President’s Society-level donors – who contribute $1,000 or more annually to the University for scholarships – during a May 29 reception in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center. For images from the President’s Society Reception, click on the below photo slideshow:
Dr. Hacene Boukari, an associate professor of physics and a scientist in Delaware State University’s Optical Science Center for Applied Research (OSCAR), has been awarded a $175,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Defense that will fund the acquisition of a world-class fluorescence correlation spectrometer.  
Delaware State University has named Donna T. Covington as its new dean of the College of Business.
Dr. Murali Temburni, DSU assistant professor of biological sciences, was recently awarded a two-year, $200,000 Research Initiation Grant by the National Science Foundation HBCU-UP for his neuroscience research on understanding “The Role of Astrocytes in Neuronal Synchronous Activity in the Brain.”  
DSU President Harry L. Williams held his annual Banquet for Retirees on June 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center. Nine of this year's 21 retiring DSU employees participated in the program, as supervisors, colleagues, family and friends honored them and celebrated their years of service.
DSU honored Kemal Atkins, vice president of Student Affairs, during a June 26 farewell reception in recognition of his four-year leadership tenure at the institution.