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Alicia Reed

  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

  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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About Alumni Relations

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: DSU needs you!About the Office of Alumni RelationsThe 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 upontheir 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 Martin Luther King Student Center, Suite 333, 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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Phone 302.857.6050
Fax 302.857.6052

Associate Vice President
Dr. Lisa A. Dunning '03/'07

Alumni Relations Technician
Tia L. Sams '14


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New Castle County Alumni Chapter
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New Castle County Alumni Chapter - DSU Alumni Association  33rd Annual Scholarship Luncheon "Thirty-three years of progress - still pursuing and achieving"All alumni and friends are cordially invited PLEASE JOIN US!Sunday, August 17, 2014, 2 p.m.Cavaliers Country Club100 Addison DriveNewark, DE 19712Tickets:  $50  (per person)Tickets must be purchased by August 8 For additional information please contact: Rev. Theressa "Tessie" Holmes, President and Chairperson302.229.5909Mr. Ned Brown, Jr., Immediate Past President and Co-Chair302.593.6203