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Delaware State University offers summer camps for youth in sports, business, aviation, robotics and more! 

Summer 2015 Aviation | Business and Finance | Science | Sports | Youth Enrichment Aviation Camps The Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy | Grades 9-12 | June 22-26 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The ACE Academy at Delaware State University is a program designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and aviation careers to middle and high school students. The goal is to provide an opportunity that will provide insight and hands-on experience for students to learn the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, the role of government in aviation, pioneers in aviation, and the many careers available in the aviation industry. Students will participate in many engaging activities: model aircraft building; introductory orientation flights; visits to aviation museums; FAA and air traffic control facilities; air shows (if available); aviation speaker forums; and field trips to military and commercial facilities. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals ACE Academy is a nationally recognized program co-sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees. Contact: Steve Speed | 302.857.6712 | Cost $20.00   Business and Finance Camps Camp Wall Street 101 Grades 9-12 | August 3-7 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Camp Wall Street 101 at Delaware State University is a day camp for students entering grades 9-12 with an interest in finance and the stock market. Students will learn the basics about financial management from financial professionals. Participants will compete in a stock market simulation game. The camp includes a field trip to enhance their learning experience. Teams will compete for prizes and awards.  Transportation may be provided. Some scholarships are available. Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily. *** Camp will be held at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location in Wilmington Contact: Celeste Holley | 302.857.6970 | Cost $100 (includes breakfast and lunch) | scholarships available Junior Entrepreneurs in Training (JET) program Grades 5-8 | July 20-31 |  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Does your young person have an idea but is not sure how to make it a reality? Does he or she want to know what it takes to operate a business? The JET Program at Delaware State University teaches entrepreneurship to youth in a fun and exciting summer camp. Students in the JET Program will participate in exercises to spark their creativity; participate in hands-on activities; act upon a dream and be their own boss; learn how to think like an entrepreneur; and create a business plan all while making new friends and having fun! Participants will also take part in a business plan competition with prizes and awards. *** Camp will be held at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location in Wilmington Contact: Celestine Holley | 302.857.6970 | Cost $150 (includes breakfast and lunch) | scholarships available   Science Camps OSCAR Summer High School Student Research Program  |  Grades 11-12 | June 8 – July 31  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The OSCAR Summer Research Program at Delaware State University is an eight-week program in which students are mentored by faculty, graduate and undergraduate student researchers from Physics and Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and Computer Science. During the program, students will conduct research in various OSCAR laboratories, and at the end of the program they will present their research at the Annual Delaware State University Summer Research Symposium. Participants in the summer program will receive a stipend of $1,500.00 for working 35 hours per week for the eight-week duration of the program. Accommodations will be made for students who are not out of school on June 8. Students applying to the program must have an interest in physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, information technology or chemistry, a 3.0 GPA or higher and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Application Deadline: March 22, 2015 | Jacquelyn Jones | 302.857.6650 |  Visit for more information (STARS) Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars Grade 10-12 | July 12 - July 25 The Science and Technology Academy for Residence Scholars is a two week residential enrichment program on the campus of Delaware State University for rising 10th-12th grade high school students. The STARS program is designed to stimulate and extend the interest of high school students with a GPA average of B or above in the fields of mathematics, science and information technology. The science labs, computer labs and classrooms at DSU will be the setting for small group, hands-on activities in Mathematics, Science, Information Technology, English and SAT preparation. The majority of STARS instructors are DSU professors. Application Deadline: April 3, 2015 | Dr. Mazen Shahin, | 302.857.7055 | Cost $500 (covers room, board and field trips) | More information and Application   DSU Summer Food Biotechnology Camp for High School Students |  Current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors  |  July 6-17 The Summer Food Biotechnology Camp is an exciting new STEM program available at DSU that is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to offer high school students the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience in the Food Science Program in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences.  Students will have a fun time for two weeks making fermented foods, extracting DNA and protein from foods and bacteria, and more. Through the camp, students will also learn about the food science major. Applicants should submit a Food Biotechnology application form including an essay of intentions and STEM interests. Participants will be provided with a meal, research materials, food-bio certificate, stipend, souvenir, etc. Application deadline: April 10, 2015 | Contact: Dr. Jung L. Lee  |  302.857.6448  |  |  Free |  More information and application   Sports Camps All-Sports Day Camp Ages 6-12 | Six weekly sessions June 8-July 17  |  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 302.857.8499 or 302.857.6030 |  One week: $120; all six weeks: $600 (water and lunch provided; each camper will receive a free T-shirt, water bottle and cinch sack) This camp covers fundamental aspects of sports; the camp is mostly comprised of NCAA Division I coaches, administrators and student athletes who provide instruction in state-of-the-art athletic and recreational facilities. Week 1 | June 8-12 | Football, cheerleading Week 2 | June 15-19 | Volleyball, tennis Week 3 | June 22-26 | Softball, equestrian,basketball (boys) Week 4 | June 29-July 3 | Lacrosse, golf,basketball (girls) Week 5 | July 6-10 | Track and field, bowling Week 6 | July 13-17 | Soccer, baseball Registration begins April 2 at   Boys’ Soccer for High School Athletes Camp 1: July 27 – 29  | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register for Camp 1 Camp 2: July 30 – August 1 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for Camp 2 The USFT Sports Boys’ Soccer Camp provides two camp dates to provide access to statewide competition from all over Delaware and the neighboring states. The athletes will experience an intense preseason training program from top Delaware coaching staff. An NCAA lecture is provided by USFT Sports CEO and Technical Director Joe Brown. The talk engages the athletes and allows them to participate and ask questions about their future careers in soccer. The talk offers help and tips with the recruitment process for college. It also covers topics such as preparing yourself for the college level and how to handle the stress of being a college athlete. Athletes will also take part in an Injury Prevention and Recovery informative session with special guest Dr. Mesa of Delaware Orthopedic Surgeons. The preseason training begins with three daily training sessions. Dynamic technical drills will take place in the morning for individual skill development. The afternoon session is composed of 8v8 World Cup structured matches focused around specific team tactics. Evening sessions include full-sided games for whole team competition.   Girls’ Soccer for High School Athletes Camp: July 20 – 22 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for the Camp The USFT Sports Girls’ Soccer Camp offers quality coaching and training to female soccer players to enhance their mental and physical soccer abilities. On the field, USFT Sports demonstrates a rigorous preseason training format to prepare female athletes for their upcoming seasons. In the classrooms, informative health and collegiate sessions help them prepare for their future soccer careers. The female student athletes will receive an NCAA lecture from USFT Sports CEO and Technical Director Joe Brown, as well as talk-around experiences from graduated college athletes. The lecture engages the athletes and allows them to participate and ask questions along the way. The talk offers help and tips with the college recruitment process, preparation for college level athletics and management of the college experience as a collegiate athlete. Along with the NCAA lecture, the athletes will take part in an Injury Prevention and Recovery session with special guest Dr. Mesa of Delaware Orthopedic Surgeons. Outside of these informative sessions, the athletes will be put to work on the soccer field. Morning sessions are structured as dynamic technical drills to help athletes develop the individual skills they need to prepare and succeed. In the afternoons, the girls will compete in 8v8, World Cup matches focused around specific team tactics. Later in the evening, full-sided games will take place for players to take what they have learned and execute it in live situations. Field Hockey for High School Athletes Camp: July 23-25 | Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. | Register for the Camp USFT Sports is offering its third year of field hockey in its Summer Sports Camp Program at Delaware State University. The athletes get to experience college-level training on college facilities to prepare them for their upcoming high school seasons. Volleyball for High School Athletes Camp 1: July 17-19  |  Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register for Camp 1                                                         Camp 2: July 20-22  |  Residential or Commuter: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. |  Register  for Camp 2 USFT Sports is going into its third year of hosting a Girls’ Volleyball Camp at Delaware State University. Experienced coaches bring top-level training to all high school volleyball players throughout the state of Delaware to prepare them for their upcoming seasons. With the expansion and development of a second camp for summer 2015, all student athletes will have the opportunity to be coached and trained with the best.   Youth Enrichment Camps (Last day to register for camp is the Wednesday before the camp starts) Release the Inner Artist for Juniors | Grades 5-8 | July 27-31  | 8 am - 5 pm Campers will explore creative expression through a variety of visual exercises, figure drawing, still lifes and abstraction. Projects will encourage experimentation in a variety of mediums including found objects, photography, mixed media, graphics and traditional paints. Inspiration will be drawn from song analysis, poetry, nature and everyday life. Art history topics will broaden knowledge scope and foster an appreciation for the arts. Campers are expected to bring some supplies; only basic art materials will be on hand. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Actors in the Attic | Grades 6-8 | July 27 – 31  | 8am- 5pm  Calling all artistic expressions! Actors in the Attic is a camp that will channel your child’s excitement and entertaining abilities into the pathways of dramatic performance. The basic elements of acting will be explored and campers can enjoy expressing themselves through the art of movement and through being vocal by putting on an acting performance at the end of the camp. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry | Grades 6-8 | August 10-15 | 8am-5pm Culinary Arts in the Hospitality Industry is a Hospitality and Tourism Management summer program at Delaware State University for middle school students. The goal is to expose middle school students through hands-on activities to careers in culinary arts and hospitality management. Participants will develop, plan and prepare food items, based on restaurant themes; design and set up specified place settings using china ware, based on restaurant themes; explore back of house restaurant operations, to include design, equipment and setup; conduct cost analysis of food pricing; and design and set up a culinary cuisine for a family of four. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Computer Graphics for Juniors Grade 5-8 | June 22 – 26  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Learn the basics or hone your existing skills using PhotoShop, Illustrator and Painter. The full-day Computer Graphics for Juniors camp at Delaware State University will have your youngster begging for more time to show off  his or her design skills. Sample projects include mock Web page design, photo restoration, digital landscape painting, CD cover design, character building and much more. Click on the “more info”  link below to download the application. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Chemistry for Kids | Grades 2-5 | August 3 – 7 CLOSED  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. At “Chemistry for Kids,” children will learn about chemistry with a twist of fun and a dose of discovery! This weeklong camp will have campers participate in laboratory activities and learn about how chemistry is connected with real-world situations. Campers will spend their days working in a laboratory in the chemistry department at the Delaware State University. A staff of experienced chemistry instructors will supervise campers in small groups. Campers will have opportunities to learn about chemical elements, periodic table, kitchen chemistry and even chemistry related to crime scene investigation. Don't miss this charming opportunity to introduce your kids to the fantastic world of chemistry! Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   “KUAI-LE Chinese” (Happy Chinese!) | Grades 1-4  | July 27  -31  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. “KUAI-LE Chinese” Is a Chinese immersion educational camp. Taught by an experienced local Chinese school teacher, the unique camp is designed to bring the Chinese language, culture and math learning together. Students will have an opportunity to experience Chinese calligraphy, origami, songs and traditional dances. Activities will also include basic number sense and operations in the Chinese immersion setting. This exciting camp will definitely kindle your child’s enthusiasm for further studies in Chinese language and culture. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Legos! Legos! Legos! Grades K-3  |  June 8 – 12, June 22 – 26, July 6 – 10, July 20 – 24 and August 3 – 7 CLOSED  |  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Are you looking for a program that will help your child learn how science, technology, engineering and math impact our everyday lives? Look no further! Come join us as we learn to design and build solutions using LEGO elements. This is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them, and features a real-world challenge to be solved by research, critical thinking and imagination. Your child will build simple machines using gears, pulleys, levers, switches and cranks. Each week he or she will tackle a different problem or challenge. Children will display their creativity as they work together as a team to research and build models that solve problems engineers and scientists face every day. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp MindStorm Robotics | Grades 4 – 8  Do you want to give your child a jump-start on a high-paying, fun career in the future, all while they are having fun?  The LEGO Mindstorm Camps at Delaware State University are a perfect way to do just that. The LEGO Mindstorms series kits contain software and hardware to create small, customizable and programmable robots. This program will allow students to develop skills in science, mathematics, technology and engineering.  Students will develop basic trouble-shooting, problem-solving and critical thinking, while promoting teamwork, cooperative learning and computer programming skills. *Beginner  | June 8-12, July 6-10 (CLOSED)and 27-31 (CLOSED) | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Getting started, the Mindstorm Beginners Camp takes students through the fundamental content of the NXT and the new EV3 Mindstorm robotic kits. Students will learn about the basic parts of a robot (motors, gears, sensors and framework LEGO pieces), elementary movement, and beginner building and programming concepts needed in order to build their very own robot. **Intermediate |  July 13-17 CLOSED and August 3 – 7 CLOSED | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  The Mindstorm Intermediate Camp allows students with the fundamental understanding of the Mindstorm robotics kits to demonstrate their skills and knowledge by creating more advanced and challenging robots and programs. They will learn all about sensors, which are the essential component of the MINDSTORMS robots, and how to program robots with sensors. Students will also explore how to create advanced programs and they will learn about data wires, how to process sensor values and do math on the EV3/NXT programming software, and how to make the robot remember things with variables. Finally, they will combine all of these programming techniques to create a robot that has multiple functions. ***Expert | June 22-26 | July 20 – 24  | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   The MINDSTORM Expert Camp offers students unlimited possibilities to build and program robots, exploring beyond the instructions included in the Mindstorm set.  Students will be able to challenge themselves and have the freedom to invent, build and program robots of their very own. They will lay out the body and framework design of the robot, construct attachment pieces (arm, claws, bumpers, etc.), add sensors and develop complex programs allowing their robots to do multiple tasks at a time. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 each | Register for the Camp MindStorm Robotics Classified  Shhh…Top Secret!!!!!!  | August 10-14 CLOSED | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. This is the final week of Mindstorm Summer Camp and it’s top secret … Shhh! Students who have participated in the prior Mindstorm camps will build the FIRST LEGO League field missions for the upcoming competition season. They will try to predict the placement of the field’s components, how they function and the possible names of the different missions. Students will also learn about the FIRST LEGO League competition and the FLL Core Values.  Finally, the students will build and program robots that will attempt perform the various tasks on the field like at an actual robotics competition. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   Minds on the Move | Grade 5-8 | Aug 3-7 CANCELLED | 8am-5pm From categories such as Animals, Media Communications, Geography, Great Philosophers, to American Art, students involved in this camp will learn just as much in the summer as they do during the school year. Children will be split into two teams and will be quizzed on the things they learn by preparing for a knowledge bowl competition at the end of the camp. Your child will learn the benefits of working in groups, building trust between others, and know that they can go far and beyond what they imagined when they put forth the effort. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp   Music & Me | Grade 3-5 | July 20-24 CANCELLED | 8am-5pm Music & Me engages children into the world of music and dancing. No expertise is required for this summer program, just the willingness of your child to have a blast! Youth will sing children's songs and have the chance to show their fun and cool dance moves to other peers.  Campers will also learn a choreographed dance and song to present. Your child won't forget this opportunity of having fun through dance and song! Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Writing on the Walls | Grade 4-6 | August 10 - 14 CANCELLED| 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Writing on the Walls is a skill-building camp that will have your child surprised to see that having imagination in productive work can actually happen! With specifically teaching basic skills in writing, children will learn how to feel comfortable writing their own stories and sharing them with others. Participants will tap into a power they didn’t know they had. No story is too big and no dream is too small with Writing on the Walls! Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Introduction to 3D Modeling with Blender  Grade 4-8 | Jul 20-24 | 8 am - 5 pm Blender is an amazingly versatile piece of free and open-source 3D computer graphics software. It is very popular and is used by professionals, amateurs and hobbyists to create animated films, visual effects, 2D art, 3D printed models, simulations, interactive 3D applications and video games. This hands-on workshop is designed to teach kids the theory and techniques of 3D mesh modeling, rendering, and animation. In a short one week students will go from manipulating primitive mesh geometry, such as cube, and work their way up to constructing more complex 3D modes, applying textures, setting up lights, animating objects, and rendering scenes. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Learning to Code by Playing Games  Grade 4-8 | Jul 6-10 | 8 am - 5 pm Even if your kids don’t go on to code for living, a basic understanding of programming concepts improves problem-solving and thinking skills which are both transferable and empowering. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates says that: “Learning to write programs stretches your mind and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“ Not all kids can or want to jump straight into the traditional programming environments. For them, there are plenty of games around that will teach the basics of programming in a fun and accessible way. This hands-on workshop is designed to make kids love programming. The instructor will expose students to fun games and puzzle designed to teach kids the concepts of programming. By the end of the course, students will be able to understand and demonstrate concepts like conditions, loops, and functions. Contact: Teshenia Hughes | 302.857.6824 | Cost $125 | Register for the Camp Progressive 3 week Summer Robotics Camp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FIRST Tech Challenge “Sport of the Mind”  |  Grades 7-12  |  July 13-17, July 20-24 , July 27-31 CANCELLED|  8 a.m.-5 p.m. *** Camp will be held at DSU’s Kirkwood Highway location in Wilmington During this PROGRESSIVE 3 week camp, students will be placed into teams and will be responsible for designing, building and programming robots with parts from the Textrix and Lego Mindstorms Kits to complete missions on a 12’ by 12’ FTC field. Each week will build from the previos week. They will apply real-world math, science and engineering concepts and develop problem-solving, organizational and team-building skills all while having fun!  This camp will use the new hardware and programming in Java. The camp will be a  progressive 3 week camp. Week 1: Basic introduction to hardware and software.  Weeks 2 and 3 are project oriented, each  containing one or two projects to enable continued learning of principles from  week 1. It is possible to take weeks 1 alone, 1&2  or 1&3, though taking all 3 weeks 1&2&3 is preferred.   Contact: Teshenia Hughes  |  302.857.6824  |  Cost $150 per week| Register for the Camp Alternate information contact:  Betsy McCord  302-695-4679 days  

Getting Connected Symposium

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DuPont Highway 2nd Floor Dover, DE 19901 Cost: $150 person, discount of 20% for three or more registrants from the same agency. $100 for IAAP members, DSU faculty, staff and students. Registration will be open until Tuesday, September 22, 2015. Agenda Top 7:00 – 8:00 Speaker and Vendor Set Up (including Office of the Future) 8:00 – 8:45 Registration and Vendor area open 8:45 Welcome Dr. Amystique Harris Church 9:00 -   10:30 "Influential Leadership Skills for the Administrative Professional" Morning Keynote:  Lucy Brazier Founder and CEO, Executive Secretary Magazine 10:45 – 11:45  "Career Development and the Keys to Advancement" Steffanie Easter Executive Director, F-35 Lightening II, Joint Program Office 11:45 – 12:45 Lunch and Learn with the @OfficeRenegade/Twitter "Social Media in the Workplace", Kemetia Foley, CAP-OM (Lunch selection made at time of registration) 1:00 – 2:30 Afternoon Keynote:  Nat Measley The Fun Dept. 2:45 – 3:45 Concurrent Workshops The Glass Room – QuickBooks, Dr. Daniel Young Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University Room A – Microsoft: The Cloud, Caryn Rosica Microsoft Community Development Specialist Vendor Room (tabletop presentations) - Emerging Technology "PC Maintenance for the Average Admin" 3:45 – 4:45 Concurrent Workshops The Glass Room – QuickBooks, Dr. Daniel Young Adjunct Professor, Wilmington University Room A – Microsoft: The Cloud, Caryn Rosica Microsoft Community Development Specialist Vendor Room (tabletop presentations) - Emerging Technology "PC Maintenance for the Average Admin"   Vendor Tables remain open until 5:30 p.m. Speakers Top Lucy Brazier Influential Leadership Skills for the Administrative Professional Lucy Brazier is the founder of the leading global publication for Administrative Professionals - Executive Secretary Magazine. Lucy is an avid promoter of training, personal development and mentoring for Assistants globally. She focuses on nurturing and advancing the careers of our subscribers and the magazine carries no advertising. This ensures that our readers get value from every one of the magazines' 48 pages. The purpose of the magazine is to give administrative professionals worldwide - whatever their title or level within their company - an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. Lucy's ethos comes from a desire to want to help administrative professionals to be the best in their roles that they can possibly be by sharing ideas, practical advice and supportive suggestions that will empower those in the profession not only to succeed, but to excel. In 2013, Executive Secretary Magazine’s work for the profession was recognized when it was nominated as one of only six finalists in the prestigious 'Business Magazine of the Year' Awards. As a Publisher, Speaker, and Chairperson, Lucy has transformed the way that thousands of Assistants think about themselves. In 2014, she spoke in 26 countries, the International Year of the Secretary and Assistant, for which she is the Global Brand Ambassador. She campaigns tirelessly to change the perception of the Assistant role within companies all over the world and to promote the career progression for Administrative Professionals that they deserve. Steffanie B. Easter Career Development and the Keys to Advancement Ms. Steffanie B. Easter is currently the Executive Director for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office, Arlington, VA. The F-35 Lightning II Program is the Department of Defense’s initiative for defining affordable and sustainable fifth-generation strike aircraft. Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Easter was Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, where she was the civilian executive advisor for the planning and programming of all manpower, personnel, training, and education resources, budgeting for Navy personnel and for developing the information systems and tools to effectively manage the Navy Total Force. Ms. Easter is a 1985 graduate of North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in engineering management from the Catholic University of America and is a graduate of both the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC) and the NAVAIR Senior Executive Management Development Program. Ms. Easter was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in December 2002, has 29 years of Federal Service. She was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2007, the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award in 2009, and the Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Award in 2013. She is also the recipient of the 2009 National Women of Color Award for Managerial Leadership, and the 2010 recipient of the Black Engineer of the Year Award for Professional Achievement. Ms. Easter previously served as the Assistant Commander for Acquisition for Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and executed acquisition responsibilities and management accountability for six program management offices and served as the leader of the NAVAIR Acquisition/ Program Management Competency, managing approximately 720 civilian and military personnel. Ms. Easter served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Tactical Aircraft Programs (PEO-T) from December 2002 through January 2007. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing acquisition, engineering and technical services to the Navy for the F/A-18, EA-6B, EA-18G, E-2, C-2, Aircraft Protection Systems, Air Traffic Control Systems and Combat Kemetia Foley, CAP-OM @OfficeRenegade/Twitter Social Media in the Workplace - Keys to Establishing Your Credentials as a Workplace Leader Kemetia has more than twenty-five years of administrative experience.  She is the finance and customer service coordinator for the American Staffing Association, and currently serves as an instructor for Northern Virginia Community College - Workforce Development Division, where she develops and teaches course related to the Administrative Assistant certificate program. She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogger for All Things Admin®, Office Dynam­ics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). She’s a frequent guest participant for “AdminChat” a weekly Executive Secretary Magazine - hosted twitterchat and sponsored by PA_Assist (@OfficeRenegade). Kemetia is a contributing author of the recently-published, Complete Office Companion digital administrative resource from International Association of Administrative Professionals®, and a sought after public speaker. She has presented at Executive Secretary LIVE conference in London, England, the Administrative Professionals Conference and the Educational Forum and Annual Meeting for IAAP, and a representative of the administrative career field for network television and national magazine stories. She is a frequent presenter of side-splitting administrative stories, social media addict and an overzealous sports fan with divided team loyalties between her hometown of Boston and her adopted hometown of Washington, DC. She hopes a great sense of humor, a belief in karma, and love of sports keep her centered as she preps to survive her daughter’s senior year of high school. In the meantime, she’ll feed her insomnia with her addiction to social media and her love of coffee. Her motto is #KeepLearningKeepGrowing. W. Daniel Young, PhD, MBA QuickBooks Dr. W. Daniel Young is the co-founder and managing principal of Civitas Partners, LLC, a wealth management financial services firm in Wilmington. Dan received his Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in Marketing from the University of Delaware's Honors Program and his Ph.D. in Marketing from Temple University. He is an Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Business Administration program at Wilmington University, and teaches Entrepreneurial Marketing as an adjunct professor at the University of Delaware. Dan served on the Boards of many local organizations, including the Delaware Theatre Company, the Maurice J. Moyer Charter School, the Western Family YMCA, the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, The First Tee of Delaware, and the Gamma Theta Lambda Education Foundation. Dan is also Chairman, and a founding member of the African-American Empowerment Fund of Delaware (AAEFD) and the New Castle Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. On a weekly basis, Dan is a member of the Wilmington Rotary Club and has chaired their Community Service Project and Membership Committees. Dr. Young is the Chair of the local advisory council to the Jefferson Awards, and past President and CEO of Trustees of Color, Inc., a non-profit organization that seeks to increase diversity on non-profit Boards of Directors. Dan Young is a fourth-generation Wilmingtonian who prides himself being committed to education and empowerment in his community. He lives with his wife and four children in Middletown, Delaware. Nat Measley, MPA Experienced Public Speaker, Facilitator, HR Consultant, Trainer, CEO, Published Author The Science of Fun Nat Measley is the CEO & Managing Partner for the Employee Engagement, Team Building and Corporate Events consulting firm, The Fun Dept. He is an experienced and exceptional public speaker, facilitator and teacher with a strong background in leadership in higher education, business and entertainment. He received his MPA from The University of Delaware with a focus on Organizational Leadership and is currently working with a large American University's HR Department – researching fun’s effects on leadership process and design principles at a Ph.D level. Nat works directly with CEO’s, leaders, managers, HR professionals and administrators to develop plans and paths for fun, tied directly to specific business-outcomes and goals. 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Master of Public Administration (MPA) The Master of Public Administration program in Wilmington prepares students for positions as administrators, managers, and analysts in a variety of public sector and non-profit settings; city and county administrators, human resource professionals, and a wide range of other leadership and management positions in health care, education, non-profit and non-governmental organizations.   The highly-flexible, accelerated program: Offers students an affordably priced, high quality degree Offers an accelerated schedule so that program completion can be achieved in 12-18 months Is Practitioner-focused Class Schedule Accelerated (12-18 months)  Session Dates  Fall 2014 Session II: 10/20/14 through 12/12/14  Program Director Dr. Michael Boone 302.857.7124   Requirements  3-5 years of work experience with two years at the supervisory or management level (military experience qualifies as work experience) GRE or GMAT (scores may be waived for applicants with supervisory or managerial experience) An interview with program administrators 2 letters of recommendation Transfer students: acceptance of up to 9 credit hours from an accredited university with at least a B grade Non-degree seeking students: may take up to 9 credit hours and need not apply for the program

Division of Adult & Continuing Education

Welcome to the Division of Adult & Continuing Education Contact our office for more information.  Office of Adult & Continuing Education Maurice Thomasson Building Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 302.857.6820 tel 302.857.6823 fax    



Wilmington Programs

Evening Accelerated Graduate Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Social Work* Master of Sports Administration * The Master of Social Work is offered in the evenings in a full-term format. Students entering the Master of Social Work Program with a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, can apply for advanced standing and complete the program in one year.    

Site Staff

    Director Serena Y. Parker Phone: 302.254.5334 Fax: 302.254.5350 Administrative Secretary Theresa Bullock Phone: 302.254.5340 Fax: 302.254.5350 Site Coordinator Donald Evans Phone: 302-2540 Fax: 302-254-5340