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These are some of the graduating seniors who attended the combined First Lady's Tea/Gentlemen's Brunch at the President's Residence on Dec. 17.

Dr. Jalaal Hayes (center) made DSU history by becoming the youngest-ever doctoral graduate at age 22. Dr. Hayes of Philadelphia was conferred a Ph.D. in Applied Chemistry during the Dec. 20 Commencement. Standing with Dr. Hayes are his advisor Dr. Andrew Goudy, professor of chemistry, and Dr. Cherese Winstead, chair of the DSU Department of Chemistry.

Four doctoral graduates get together prior to the Dec. 20 Commencement: (l-r) Dr. Alissa Mezzacappa (Optics),Dr. Esosa Iriowen (Applied Chemistry), Dr. Jalaal A. Hayes (Applied Chemistry) and Dr. Eric Pugh (Educational Leadership). Dr. Hayes at age 22 is the youngest-ever doctoral graduate in DSU history.

Katie Ommanney, a DSU junior natural resources major, is shown at the Knysna Elephant Park in South Africa where she did research on elephant stress levels last summer.

(L-r) Provost Alton Thompson; Dr. Stacy Downing, VP of Student Affairs; Rep. Dave Wilson, Rep. Bobby Outten, Rep. Harvey Kenton, Rep. Jeff Spiegelman, Sen. Colin Bonini, DSU President Harry L. Williams, Sen. Gary Simpson, Rep. Trey Paradee, Rep. Lyndon Yearick; Victor Santos, DSU gov. relations director; Sen. Brian Bushweller; Vita Pickrum, VP of Institutional Advancement; David Sheppard, DSU General Counsel. (Sen. Dave Lawson is not pictured). 

Eric Hart (l) and his wife Erin Hill (r) join DSU President Harry L. Williams for a photo opp during the annual President's Holiday Open House for faculty and staff on Dec. 15-16.

Dr. L. Karuna Chintapenta, a DSU postdoctoral research associate, received the award at the recent Women of Color STEM Conference in Detroit, where she was recognized for research activities.

Dr. Mark Gooden, dean of the CASE College of  Agriculture and DSU President Harry L. Williams pose for a photo on the Nov. 25 Commencement Ceremony at that Jamaica institution.

During the fundraiser, DSU Community Partner Awards were presented to (l-r): DSU alumni Marion Gibbs, Dr. Reba Hollingsworth, Norman Oliver, and Bayhealth Medical Center CEO Terry Murphy, who are joined in the photo by DSU President Harry L. Williams.

Keith Wilson, Jahi Ross and Kevin Smith, officers in the Eminent student organization, stand with toys that the group donated Dec. 11 to go to the youths of the Boys and Girls Club of Simon Circle in Dover.


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