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DSU's improvements in its retention and graduations rates figured greatly in the University's rise in the latest U.S. News & World Report's HBCU rankings.

This work entitled "Ice" is one of the paintings by Diane Lorio on exhibition currently in the DSU Arts Center/Gallery. The works will be on display until Sept. 23.

(L-r) Dr. Susan West, DSU associate professor and Del. Humanities Forum (DHS) chair; DSU President Harry L. Williams; National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William Adams, Marilyn Whittington, DHS executive director, Theresa Del Tufo widow of the DHS founder and former DSU professor Joseph Del Tufo, and Dr. Akwasi Osei, chair of the DSU Dept. of History, Pol. Sci. & Philosophy.

Dr. Kevina Vulinec, who was first named a Fulbright Scholar in 2011, recently was selected to represent the program as a Fulbright Ambassador. In that capacity she will travel to other universities and colleges to talk about her Fulbright research experiences and share information about the program. She is shown here on a recent research trip in Honduras.

The Opportunity Scholarship "Dreamers" got to meet the people that made it happen -- Don Graham, the founder of The.Dream.US, Gov. Jack Markell and DSU President Harry L. Williams. Joined by U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and others, the meeting was culminated with a large group photo with the new DSU students.

Dr. Harry L. Williams (far left), with his 2016 TRIO Achievers Award, stands with fellow recipients: (l-r) Victor Woolridge, Univ. of Massachusetts Board of Trustees chairman; Jacquelyn Elliott, President of Central Arizona College; Marco Davila, professor of oncologic sciences at Morsani College of Medicine, Univ. of S. Florida; and Josè Cruz, exec. director of Barrio Logan College Institute.

Washington National's skipper Dusty Baker shares his experience with the Hornets baseball team during an Aug. 29 visit to the DSU campus.

(L-r) DSU's Dr. Constant Beugré, DSU President Harry L. Williams, and Guy Beugré, founder/president of the Groupe Scolaire Les Benoits -- a leading high school in the Ivory Coast -- pose for a photo after meeting to discuss a future possible partnership.

The grateful and excited group of 34 DREAMers are ready to begin their academic journey at DSU. The students are the beneficiaries of the Opportunity Scholarship provided by TheDream.US.

Edgar Ortiz has been selected along with 72 other students nationwide as an HBCU All-Star in recognition of his academic excellence, leadership and civic engagement. Mr. Ortiz is a junior Aviation Management major with currently a 4.0 GPA.


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