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Sharnada Martin was selected as Allstate Quotes for Education Ambassador because of her academic excellence and her constructive extracurricular pursuits. Through the Allstate's QDF program -- which Ms. Martin is helping to promote -- the insurance provider donates $10 toward scholarships for HBCU students every time someone calls for a quote estimate.

(Seated l-r) Dr. Lazarus Angbazo, president of GE International, Nigeria, and DSU President Harry Williams sign a partnership accord. Standing (l-r): Donna Covington, College of Bus. dean; Dr. Dyremple Marsh, College of Ag dean, Dr. Marsha Horton, College of Ed., Health & Publ. Policy dean; Provost Alton Thompson; Pamela Hall, managing dir., GE Healthcare, Nigeria; Vita Pickrum, Instit. Adv. VP, Dr. Clytrice Watson, College of Math. Nat. Sci. & Techn. dean; and Dr. Teresa Hardee, DSU COO.

DSU Police Chief Harry Downes Jr. shares his perspective on risk and safety at DSU, while Dr. Stacey Downing, vice president of Student Affairs, listens. Both were among the panelists that participated in the "State of Risk Summit," one of a number of sessions that took place during Risky Business Week.

(L-r) Dr. Devdeep Maity, asst. professor of business admin.; Jim Waddington, Kent County Economic Dev. executive director; Judy Diogo, Central Del. Chamber of Commerce president; Leah Williams, DSU MBA graduate student; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Julian Vanderhost, DSU alumnus and SAP Product Specialist; Donna Covington, dean of the College of Business; Dr. Teresa Hardee, chief operating officer; and Vita Pickrum, vice president of Institutional Advancement.

(L-r) Dr. Melissa Harrington, principal investigator, and Dr. Murali Temburni, co-principle investigator, will use the five-year grant to establish an undergraduate summer research program in neuroscience.

DSU President Harry L. Williams and Dr. Yang Huamin, president of Changchun University of Science and Technology (seated l-r), pose after signing an accord that will facilitate students of the Chinese institution to study at DSU and then continue those studies online while working in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Disney Theme Parks and Resorts College Program. Officials from both institutions stand behind the two university presidents.

Participating in the Jerome Holland Statue Groundbreaking Ceremony are (l-r with shovels) Vita Pickrum, vice president of DSU Institutional Advancement; J.C. Boggs, grandson on the late Gov. J. Caleb Boggs; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Dr. Donald A. Blakey, DSU alumnus and co-chair of the Jerome Holland Statue Committee, DSU Provost Alton Thompson and Reba Hollingsworth, DSU alumna and statue committee member.

(L-r) Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, OSCAR director, talks about the research that will be done as a result of the NASA grant while Gov. Jack Markell and DSU President Harry L. Williams listen.

(L-r) DSU President Harry L. Williams announces the $1.2 million grant awarded to the University by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Gov. Jack Markell, Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. John Carney listen during a Oct. 26 media event.



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