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Alicia Reed

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  Alicia Reed   Staff Development Coordinator, Pinnacle Rehabilitation Nursing, 2007   DSU: Can you talk a little bit about your experience in the Nursing Program? ALICIA: The biggest thing I enjoyed about the program is that it’s designed to give students a lot of real-world experience. I started clinicals my sophomore year, working directly with the nurses and patients in different facilities. That’s when everything I was learning in class really started to click. The simulators in the nursing lab are also a big help – they are about as close to the real thing as you can get. But for me, being able to apply my class work in the clinical setting and see the difference I’d be making firsthand is what made me excited to continue in the program and become a nurse.   DSU: Do you have any specific memories from that? ALICIA: One of my favorite experiences was actually a health fair that we held on campus. It was a way for the nursing students to educate our peers about issues that could affect them. We did blood pressure screenings and shared health information that’s relevant to college students. A lot of the students who came through the fair seemed to appreciate what we were doing, and, since we were all peers, it was easier for them to ask us questions and get the health answers they were looking for. That was when I realized that I was interested in the education side of nursing. Now, I’m the educator for the staff in my building.   DSU: How about the rest of your time at DSU? Did you live on campus? ALICIA: I did. Even though I’m from Dover, I wanted to have the experience of living at school. I’m really glad I did, because that made it easier to get involved in campus life.  From concerts and social events put on by the Student Government Association to football games and job fairs, there was a lot happening on campus that I wanted to be a part of. Plus, I made some wonderful friends during my time at DSU that I still keep in touch with. So it was definitely a great experience for me, living on campus.    DSU: What advice would you give to a future Hornet? ALICIA: The best advice that I received was to get involved. Whether you live on campus or are a commuter student, there are countless resources at DSU. Go to a concert, play on a sports team or try out something completely different. Also, for nursing students specifically, I would encourage them to take advantage of all the real-world opportunities that are available. I learned so much about the profession from being out in the community. On campus, as well, there are so many professors who are knowledgeable and eager to help you understand the material. Don’t be afraid to reach out for a little extra help; in my experience, professors are more than happy to lend a hand!

Christina Collins

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  Christina Collins   District Sales Manager, Monsanto Agri-Business, 2008   DSU: What made you decide to major in Agri-Business? CHRISTINA: I actually started as a Marketing major, but switched after speaking with a few people in the College of Agriculture. I met the program leader of DSU’s Cooperative Extension, which helps urban youth get involved in agriculture, who got me thinking about Agri-Business. The college’s dean also encouraged me to give it a try. I grew up in a farm-focused area of southern Delaware, so I was familiar with agriculture and really ended up enjoying it.     DSU: What was your experience like once you started in the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences? CHRISTINA: I really liked the small concentration of students in my department. We were able to have a lot of one-on-one interaction with the faculty, who were all very knowledgeable and wanted to help us grow as students and as adults. Additionally, with Delaware State being an 1890 land-grant institution founded on the basis of agriculture, there is a lot of history in the school.   DSU: What other activities were you involved in outside of class? CHRISTINA: I was involved in the NAACP Unit on campus and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, and I was the secretary of the DSU chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Each of those played an important role for me, especially MANRRS. We traveled to career fairs and other events and volunteered for different organizations. We also invited agriculture companies and vendors to come speak to us, to tell us about opportunities within the company and how our education could tie into those positions.           That’s how I learned about the 1890s Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference that Monsanto was holding in St. Louis. Myself and a few other Del State students were invited to attend. Thanks to contacts I made at the conference, I was offered an internship with Monsanto for the summer after my junior year.        DSU: How would you describe your overall experience at DSU? CHRISTINA: My time at Delaware State was really full of new experiences -- from living on campus and learning to be on my own, to all of the activities I was involved in. There are so many resources for students who are looking to try new things. There were always forums for students to speak with professionals, and the school seemed to have a large variety of contacts for students interested in internships and other opportunities.  The faculty and staff are passionate about helping students find their passions in life, which was really a great environment to be in.

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Questions?   Contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 302.857.6050 or alumni@desu.edu.

* The Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows the University to release to third parties “directory information” e.g. name, address, telephone, date and place of birth, school activities and other non-invasive data.   It is your right to restrict the disclosure of “directory information.”  To do so you must notify the University in writing that you do not want disclosed your "directory information."  Completion and return of this form will serve as your written notice.

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Consent Form for Release of Information to the DSU Alumni Association

As a member of the DSU Class of 2016, you are given a free, complimentary membership for one year to the DSU Alumni Association (DSUAA) effective on the day you graduate. In order for the University to release information about you to the DSUAA, you must grant permission, or you may decline, by choosing one of the options below. Thank you. 

About Alumni Relations

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Delaware State University needs your help in several areas of outreach, including student recruitment and student mentoring. Several events are planned and many are available right now where you can make a positive impact. Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 302.857.6050 and sign up, or may also email us: alumni@desu.edu. DSU needs you! About the Office of Alumni Relations The Office of Alumni Relations is a unit of the Division of Institutional Advancement. The Associate Vice President reports to the Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The Office of Alumni Relations exists to forge, foster and facilitate strong, positive relationships between the university and its graduates, and to bolster the natural camaraderie which exists among them. To this end, the office is involved in the organization of meetings, reunions, and social activities among alumni groups. It also works in collaboration with other university offices and staff to engage alumni in positive, value added initiatives, projects and programs that broadly enhance mission-based outcomes. The Office of Alumni Relations is also responsible for leading production of the alumni newsletter, The ECHO, and other publications which promote university and alumni activities. The office aids alumni in establishing, maintaining, and building upon their DSU connections. The Office of Alumni Relations also serves as the clearinghouse for events, activities and the collection of membership dues of the DSU Alumni Association.  The Office of Alumni Relations is located in the Administration Building 2nd floor, Room 206, on the front end of the campus. Alumni are always welcome and are encouraged to visit whenever they are in the area.
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MEAC 2013

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Look for the 2013 tournament schedule and a listing of activities, events and hotels in the coming months.

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  RETURN TO THIS SITE FOR DETAILS AND UPDATES AROUND JANUARY   Periodically visit the MEAC website       
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CITY OF NORFOLK (VA) SELECTED AS HOST OF THE

2013-2015 MEAC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference announced in February that the City of Norfolk has been awarded the MEAC Basketball Tournament.  Games will be played at the Norfolk Scope Arena, March 11-16.

 

 

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Dover, DE  19901

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Do you have something exciting to report to your fellow alumni? Have you changed careers, been promoted, retired or expanded your family?

Let your classmates and friends know in The Echo magazine. Email your news (up to 100 words) for Class Notes, along with your high-resolution photo (300 or more dpi) to alumni@desu.edu. You can also share your news online through this web form.

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Quick access to key forms and documents requested by alumni.

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Below are quick links to frequently requested forms or documents: Request a transcript DSUAA Membership Form Submit stories for The Echo Bookstore I plan to host a scholarship fundraiser for DSU.  What are the guidelines?  

DSUAA Elected National Officers/President's Cabinet

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Delaware State University Alumni Association Elected Officers' Terms: June 2014-July 2016 (except where noted) Elected National Officers/President’s Cabinet   President: Mrs. Sheila M. Davis '01 dsuaapres2014@yahoo.com   Alumni Representative: 2014-2016 Mr. Clarence Davis '94 DSUAAAlumniRep2014@gmail.com Vice President: Ms. Joy C. Hopkins-Keita '99 dsuaavp1967@gmail.com Chaplain: Rev. Theressa Holmes '78 tesswholmes@gmail.com Recording Secretary: Ms. Theadora White '98 dsuaars@gmail.com Parliamentarian: Dr. Reba Hollingsworth '49 rebe_rh_19904@yahoo.com Assistant Recording Secretary: Ms. LaKisha Thompson ’01/‘02 dsuaaasstrec@hotmail.com Chairman of Nominating Committee: Mr. Albert S. Weal, Jr. '74 Mastercook3@cox.net Treasurer: Ms. Veronica Hopkins '96 vhop655194@aol.com Immediate Past President: Dr. K. Bernard Chase '72 drkchase1@verizon.net Assistant Treasurer: Mr. Troy Ashley '96 tashley76@hotmail.com Assistant Vice President Alumni Relations: Vacant alumni@desu.edu Alumni Representative: 2015-2017 Mr. Herman L. Wood, Jr '73 dsuaalumni2015rep@gmail.com          

Happy Anniversary 5s and 0s!

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The Class of 1962 celebrated their Golden Anniversary in 2012.  The class has contributed the largest golden anniversary class gift to date. 

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Your class anniversary is a very special time - a time to remember your earlier years and reflect on all the things that you have gained from your time spent in the classrooms, on the playing fields and in the residence halls of the University. It is a time to look back and, most importantly, an opportunity to give back!   If you graduated in a year ending in a 5 or 0, it's your anniversary--a time to celebrate and a time to commemorate.   In honor of your class anniversary, please consider making a contribution of $5 or $10 for each year you are celebrating in tribute to the role DSU has had in preparing you for success.  However, every dollar counts.  Whatever you are most comfortable giving will go toward a class gift to be used to help DSU students meet the financial challenges of starting and staying in school.   If you would like to make incremental contributions over several weeks or months, you may wish to make a pledge or arrange automatic payments through your bank. Be sure to indicate your class year in the comment section where indicated on the form. Once your contribution has been received, you will get a letter from the DSU Foundation, Inc. that you may use for tax purposes.   On behalf of DSU students, we thank you for your response and for your contribution. Again, Happy Anniversary! For more information contact: Dr. Lisa Dunning Interim Asst. Vice President of Alumni Relations Office of Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover DE 19901 ldunning@desu.edu  

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