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Jennifer Gunther (center), director of the Arts Center/Gallery, holds the 2014 Governor’s Award for the Arts, which was presented in honor of the VSA Delaware Program on Oct. 6 in Wilmington. Standing with Ms. Gunther are (l-r) Paul Weagraff, Del. Division of the Arts, director, Lise Monty, Del. State Arts Council chair, Gov. Jack Markell and his wife Carla.

Photo by Kathleen Buckalew

The University has announced several new leadership appointments in the areas of the newly established University College, as well as Financial Aid Services, Career Services, Development and Athletics.

Dr. Michael H. Casson Jr., director of the DSU Center for Economic Development and International Trade, will implement a geographical information system to assist the U.S. Virgin Island in mapping out its regional assets that will be critical in future economic development initiatives.

(L-r) Dr. Mukti M. Rana, principal investigator, along with co-PIs Dr. Wafa Amir, director of the DSU Imaging Facility, Dr. Theresa Szabo-Maas, assistant professor of biological sciences, and Dr. Hacene Boukari, associate professor of physics and engineering – all DSU faculty members – have been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant that will result in the University’s acquisition of a Scanning Electron Microscope. Not pictured is co-PI Dr. Dula Man.

Demitrius Bullock Jr. (r), under the direction, Jennifer Gunther, director of the DSU Arts Center/Gallery, hangs a work entitled Endangered, which was actually created by his father Demitruis Bullock Sr. of Townsend, Del. Mr. Bullock Sr. was one of 18 artists from all over the country to submit works for this Civil Right Movement-themed exhibition.

Jamila Mustafa, Miss DSU 2014-2015 (center), poses with other DSU supporters at the National Black Colleges Alumni Hall of Fame Queens Competition in Atlanta, Ga., where she finished as first runner-up.

DSU President Harry L. Williams shakes the hand of Celal Bayar University President Mehmet Pakdemirli during a recent trip to Turkey.

The  entire membership of the DSU Campus Lions Club was inducted during a ceremony on Sept. 21 in the MLK Jr. Student Center.

Dr. Stacy Downing brings 15 years of higher education experience – mostly in the Student Affairs area – to the vice president post.

Flanked Dr. Marsha Horton (l), dean of the College of Education, Health & Public Policy, and Dr. Sharon Mills-Wisneski, Nursing Dept. chair, the class of 2016 – the newest group to be admitted in the DSU Nursing Program – poses after receiving their white coats during the Sept. 20 ceremony.


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