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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.
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.
Three DSU students recently received firsthand accounts of what it was like to be a part of the dangerous Freedom Riders’ journeys through the country’s Deep South during the early 1960s.
DSU President Harry L. Williams recently traveled to China and Ghana, where he signed new agreements with five different institutions that will facilitate cooperative degree programs, faculty/student exchanges and other collaborations.
DSU's Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS) Program offers middle students the opportunity to explore new pursuits in Crime Scene Investigation and expand upon their current interests with unique hands-on experiences. For images from the GEMS program that took place from July 14-18, click on the below photo slideshow, followed by additional information:
Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars (STARS) is a summer enrichment program at DSU designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students in the fields of mathematics, science, and information technology. Its purpose is to encourage them to investigate careers in these disciplines.
A group of incoming DSU freshmen – who have already started their academic journey through participation in the University’s Jumpstart Program – are already getting hands-on experience in Delaware State’s core value tradition of community service by working on a project with local museums.