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Dr. Claibourne Smith, who during the Jan. 15 board meeting announced that he is stepping down immediately as board chair, receives a standing ovation after it was announced that the University’s Administration Building is being renamed after him. Dr. Smith will continue to serve as a board member until his term expires in 2016.

(From l-r) Vita Pickrum, associate vice president of Development; Dr. Alton Thompson, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs; Pamela Hall, managing director of GE Healthcare (Nigeria) and DSU alumna; DSU President Harry L. Williams; Dr. Lazarus A. Angbazo, president and CEO of GE Nigeria; Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, dean of the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology; and Dr. Dyremple Marsh, dean of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.

Dr. John Austin, associate vice president of Research and Sponsored Programs, is greeted by DSU President Harry L. Williams and his wife Dr. Robin Williams during their annual Holiday Open House, held Dec. 16-17.

DSU’s First Family and a legendary international singing star at the President’s Scholarship Ball – (l-r) Gavin and Austin Williams, Dionne Warwick, Dr. Robin Williams and DSU President Harry L. Williams.

Some 2014 December Commencement graduates take the Alumni Pledge after receiving their diplomas.

Dr. Robin Williams (center, seated) takes a photo moment with the guests of her 1st Lady's Tea, which celebrated their December graduation from DSU.

DSU with Kent County’s state legislators: (l-r) Valerie Dinkins, DSU special asst. to President; Dr. Noureddine Melikechi, VP of Research; Sen. Brian Bushweller;  Rep. Sean Lynn; Rep. Trey Paradee; Rep. Lyndon Yearick; DSU President Harry Williams; Rep. Bobby Outten; Rep. Bill Carson; Sen. Colin Bonini; Dr. Teresa Hardee, DSU VP of Finance; Rep. Harvey Kenton; Dr. Alton Thompson, DSU provost; and Victor Santos, DSU gov. rel. liaison. Rep. Jeff Spiegelman was in attendance, but not pictured.

The DSU Graduates Student Association celebrated the most recent master’s and doctoral students to complete their degrees during an event Nov. 21 at the Maple Dale Country Club in Dover.

Pltm. Kerry Bowman makes a little girl’s day with a gift during the Dec. 9 Christmas Party thrown by the DSU Police Department for the kids of the DSU Early Childhood Development Lab.

Dr. Noureddine Melikechi receives the Excellence Award for Youth Empowerment and Development in Africa at the Conference of the African Society for Engineering Management. Pictured are (l-r)  Bashir Garba Ibrahim, president of the African Society for Engineering Management; Obumneme Nwafor of the Center for Educational Development in Africa; DSU’s Dr. Noureddine Melikechi; and Mustapha Ozkaya, director of programs, Aljazeera Media Network Center.


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