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An Evening of Inspiration

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  Important Notice This event is sold out.  If you have questions, please contact the Office of Development at (302) 857-6055.                        

Green Steering Committee

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Planting the first seeds of DSU’s Sustainability Garden
(Kemal Atkins, Terrell Davis, Dr. Harry Williams, Kathleen Charlot, Carolyn Curry)

 

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Delaware State University “Think Green” Campaign Steering Committee Members*   Name Department Email Phone Dr. Harry Williams President hwilliams@desu.edu (302) 857-6001 Carolyn Curry Vice President of Institutional Advancement ccurry@desu.edu (302) 857-6055 Kemal M. Atkins Interim Vice President for Student Affairs katkins@desu.edu (302) 857-6300 Jeffrey A. DeMoss Student Affairs Office jdemoss@desu.edu (302) 857-7958 Anthony Patterson Office of University Operations apatterson@desu.edu (302) 857-7144 Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh Dean, College of Agriculture & Related Sciences dmarsh@desu.edu (302) 857-6400 Dr. Noureddine Melikechi Dean, College of Math, Natural Science & Technology mmelikechi@desu.edu (302) 857-6509 Dr. John Austin Interim Dean, College of health & Public Policy, Sponsored Programs & Research jaustin@desu.edu (302) 857-6810 Dr. Bradley Skelcher Provost & Academic Affairs bskelcher@desu.edu (302) 857-6100 Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay Professor & Extension Specialist in Natural Resources gozbay@desu.edu (302) 857-6476 Carlos Holmes Public Relations cholmes@desu.edu (302) 857-6062  
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

Career Corner

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Check out great jobs in sustainability and more. 

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  Green Jobs What exactly is the Green job craze that you may have heard about in recent years? Green jobs are those that require expertise or knowledge in the area of human and/or environmental conservation and sustainability. This goes beyond being a conscientious recycler but a steward of people and planet. A green-collar job is a blue-collar job upgraded to better respect the environment and living conditions on and surrounding our planet. Some additional technical skills and job training are often enough to ramp up workers for green-collar jobs. A few months of training may be enough to "green" your trade or you may not need to learn entirely new skills in an entirely new field. Better paying green-collar jobs require specific training; college degrees preferred. For a job seeker, this can be good news. A steel worker is working a green-collar job if he or she is building a wind turbine. A construction worker is working a green-collar job if he or she is fixing up buildings so that they leak less energy which helps homeowners save on energy bills and lowers the use of dirty energy.  Hot fields for green-collar workers include: Biologist   Alternative Energy Energy Efficiency   Biochemist Environmental Compliance   Biodiesel Green Building Audit   Clean Energy Recycling   Ecology Renewable Energy   Environmental Solar Energy   Interior Designer Waste Management   Wind Turbine Wind Power      
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP of Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative
 

Green Sub-Committees

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Delaware State University “Think Green” Campaign Subcommittees’ Members* Green Building and Facilities Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone Kemal M. Atkins Interim Vice President for Student Affairs katkins@desu.edu (302) 857-6300 Grant Blank College of Agriculture & Related Sciences gblank@desu.edu (302) 857-6405 Roy C. Brower Information Technology rbrower@desu.edu (302) 857-7005 Jeffrey A. DeMoss Office of Student Affairs jdemoss@desu.edu (302) 857-7958 Karen Fair Custodial Services/ Facilities Management kfair@desu.edu (302) 857-6235 Christopher D. Garland College of Business cgarland@desu.edu (302) 857-6909 Brigid McCrea College of Agriculture & Related Sciences bmccrea@desu.edu (302) 857-6432 Anthony Patterson Office of University Operations apatterson@desu.edu (302) 857-7144 John Rich College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences jrich@desu.edu (302) 857-6667 Gil Russell Information Technology grussell@desu.edu (302) 857-7003   Green Climate Action Plan Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone Dr. Padmini Banerjee College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences pbanerjee@desu.edu (302) 857-7040 Dr. Sathyanarayana Elavarthi College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences selavarthi@desu.edu (405) 612-3818 Christopher D. Garland College of Business cgarland@desu.edu (302) 857-6909 Dr. Christopher Heckscher College of Agriculture & Related Sciences checkscher@desu.edu (302) 857-6412 Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh Dean, College of Agriculture & Relates Sciences dmarsh@desu.edu (302) 857-6400 Dr. Noureddine Melikechi Dean, College of Math, Natural Science & Technology mmelikechi@desu.edu (302) 857-6509 Vanessa Nesbit Office of the Provost vnesbit@desu.edu (302) 857-6502   Green Procurement Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone Jeffrey A. DeMoss Office of Student Affairs jdemoss@desu.edu (302) 857-7958 Anthony Patterson Office of University Operations apatterson@desu.edu (302) 857-7144   Green Curriculum Name Department Email Phone Dr. Chandra Aleong College of Education caleong@desu.edu (302) 857-7690 Dr. John Austin Interim Dean, College of health & Public Policy, Sponsored Programs & Research jaustin@desu.edu (302) 857-6810 Rebecca Batson Reference & Library Services rbatson@desu.edu (302) 857-7887 Phyllis Collins Academic Enrichment pcollins@desu.edu (302) 423-0998 Lillie Crawford Delaware Center for Entrepreneurial Development lcrawford@desu.edu (302) 857-6954 Dr. Leonard Davis College of Math, Natural Science and Technology ledavis@desu.edu (302) 857-7370 Dr. David Falvo College of Education dfalvo@desu.edu (302) 857-6743 Ilona M. Figat Delaware Center for Entrepreneurial Development ifigat@desu.edu (302) 857-6953 Claudia Johnson College of Health & Public Policy cljohnson@desu.edu (302) 670-6241 Dr. Gulnihal Ozbay Professor & Extension Specialist in Natural Resources gozbay@desu.edu (302) 857-6476 Dr. Rayton Sianjina College of Education rsianjina@desu.edu (302) 857-7170 Dr. Bradley Skelcher Provost & Academic Affairs bskelcher@desu.edu (302) 857-6100 Dr. Marshall Stevenson Dean, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences mstevenson@desu.edu (302) 857-6628 Lifang Zhang College of Health & Public Policy lzhang@desu.edu (302) 857-6600   Green Fundraising Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone Dr. John N. Austin Sponsored Programs & Research jaustin@desu.edu (302) 857-6810 Brigid McCrea College of Agriculture & Related Sciences bmccrea@desu.edu (302) 857-6432 Renee Jones Sponsored Programs rjones@desu.edu (302) 857-6819   Green Public Relations and Marketing Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone Lori Crawford Department of Visual Arts lcrawford@desu.edu (302) 857-6683 Erin Hill Office of Admissions ehill@desu.edu (302) 857-6348 Carlos Holmes Public Relations cholmes@desu.edu (302) 857-6062 Ana Marie Reid Office of the Provost areid@desu.edu (302) 857-7174 (302) 677-5889 John Rich College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences jrich@desu.edu (302) 857-6667 Lorene Robinson Office of Alumni Relations lrobinson@desu.edu (302) 857-6050   Green Athletics Subcommittee Name Department Email Phone George Robinson Athletics Development/Marketing grobinson@desu.edu (302) 857-7087 Mike Rogers Athletics mrogers@desu.edu (302) 857-6067 Dennis Jones Athletics djones@desu.edu (302) 857-6068 Trenita Shields Athletics tshields@desu.edu (302) 857-6047 Edna Piper Athletics epiper@desu.edu (302) 857-7447 Nigel Brown Athletics nbrown@desu.edu (302) 857-7415 Karen Fair Custodial Services kfair@desu.edu (302) 857-6235  
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Vita Pickrum
Associate VP for Development
Chair of DSU Green Initiative

 

Ways to Give

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     Please click here to donate online. Contributions are payable to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc., and may be mailed with the Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format)  to the address below. Contributions are Non-Refundable. Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu Online Giving  The DSU Foundation is pleased to offer 24/7 online giving as a convenient option for donors. Donors may simply go to our secure web site to make a gift by donating online. By making a donation online, the gift will be processed within 24 hours, upon which a receipt will promptly be emailed to you, followed by an acknowledgement letter. In addition to the convenience of online giving, you may also earn miles and other rewards, if offered by your credit card company for using their card. Debit cards may be used for contributions, as well as credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. Credit Card A credit card gift utilizing Visa, MasterCard, or Discover is one of the easiest, most efficient ways of giving to DSU. If concerned about contributing online, you may make a donation over the phone, by calling 302.857.6056. The gift will be processed within 24 hours. Checks/Money Orders If a check or money order is your preferred method of giving, you may download, print, and complete a  Contribution Form (Acrobat PDF format) and mail the Contribution Form with your check or money order, made payable to the Delaware State University Foundation to: Delaware State University Foundation 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 Matching Gifts Employers provide important financial support through their employee matching gift programs.  Check with your Human Resources office to determine whether your employer offers such a program.  If eligible, simply fill out the appropriate matching gift form and send it to the Office of Development.  Matching gifts are included as part of the individual’s total gifts for giving society level memberships.  If your employer provides matching gifts, they will supply you with the appropriate form or online link. EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer Another easy and efficient way to make a gift to DSU is through Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT).  Using EFT, you may give to DSU in weekly, monthly, or annual increments in the amount that you choose.  Contact the Office of Development (Phone 302.857.6055 or email dsufoundation@desu.edu) if you prefer to give to EFT; we will promptly forward the appropriate form to begin using this convenient giving tool. Life Income Gifts Donors may transfer cash or stock to Delaware State University and establish charitable gift annuities that provide them with an annual return greater than most bank Certificates of Deposit.  This income is paid to the donors for life, after which the assets are distributed to the University.  This type of gift has the dual advantages of increasing donor income and making a significant and deductible gift. Contact us to make such transfers and to establish charitable gift annuities. Bequests The federal estate tax can still take 40% – 50% of one’s estate at the time of death.  A charitable bequest to the Delaware State University Foundation, Inc. in a donor’s will can benefit the University and reduce estate taxes.  Your legal counsel will assist you in this matter. Giving appreciated securities (Stocks) Gifts of securities offer significant tax advantages and are easy to transact. All donors should contact the Office of the Development to receive specific transaction transfer instructions: Phone: 302.857.6056, Email: dsufoundation@desu.edu Giving by Telephone The Annual Giving staff is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., to process your credit card or debit card gift to DSU and may be reached by calling 302.857.6056.  You may also contact this number to renew your support with a gift or for the following service requests: Make a pledge payment Update your work/home mailing addresses Obtain information about capital gifts, gifts of securities, bequests and more Special Funds In addition to the DSU general scholarship fund, you also have the opportunity to designate your contribution to a specific fund that you feel most passionate about.  If you choose one of the special funds, check the other box on your pledge/contribution form and write in your selected fund.   List of available funds Be Counted Today!  
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"It is an honor and a privilege to have been awarded a scholarship. Attending DSU has been and is continuing to be an enriching and life-changing experience.  I look forward to another successful year.  Again, I say, thank you very much for helping to make my college dreams a reality."

-Ashley, pre-nursing major

The Annual Alumni Phone-a-thon Program

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  Click here to give online. In the fall and spring, the Office of Development comes alive each evening with the energy and excitement of students. Their mission is to increase Annual Giving participation among alumni, while also establishing ties with those who are not able to come back to campus. As a matter of fact, these students are the key element to increasing Annual Giving participation and to DSU's overall success. When you are contacted, the student will first make sure that your mailing address (including e-mail) and employment information are correct, and then update you on any recent news or upcoming events on campus. The student will then ask for your support of this year’s Annual Giving Drive. Your gifts help to support academic needs at the University, such as scholarships and special needs that benefit students, as well as provide support for DSU athletics. When you make a pledge by phone, you will receive confirmation by mail. You may designate the pledge to a particular program or fund if you so desire. Upon request, we will send you additional information. We hope that you will be able to participate and to ensure that DSU will maintain its reputation for academic excellence – now, and for future generations! Our callers are committed to assisting us with maintaining and improving the DSU experience for current and future students. These students value the quality education that they receive at DSU, and they realize the life-long advantages that it provides. For this reason, our Phone-a-thon callers are not only contacting alumni to ask for support, but they are also calling to thank them for the great opportunities and experiences that they are receiving at DSU! For more information contact: Office of Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu      
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"This [scholarship support] is exactly what I need for my last two semesters of college.  I work very hard at keeping a GPA of 3.2 and it feels good to be rewarded.  My experience at DSU has been a beautiful one and something I will cherish for the rest of my life.  Thank you for making life a little easier with the scholarship."
-Alonzo, sport sciences major

Corporations and Foundations

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  Please click here to donate online. As one of the nation’s premier universities, Delaware State University is a great investment opportunity for corporations and foundations. Corporations and foundations are driving forces behind much of the research and many of the programs that take place on campuses today, and this is especially true at Delaware State University.  The Office of Development staff members identify opportunities — programs, research activities, capital projects, endowed chairs and professorships, fellowship needs and other elements of University life — that parallel corporation and foundation giving opportunities. From recruiting and mentoring students, to funding world-changing research and education programs, corporations investing in Delaware State University have many opportunities to make a difference in the world we live in. For more information, contact: Vita Pickrum Associate Vice President for Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 vpickrum@desu.edu Charity Shockley Grants Manager Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 cshockley@desu.edu  

Establishing Scholarships

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  Establishing A Named DSU Scholarship To establish a named scholarship fund, a minimum of $3,000 is required. A named fund can be established with a down payment of $1,000 and a pledge commitment for the remainder. Pledges to the fund should be completed within three years. At the time of completion, awards can be made in increments as agreed upon by the donor. If $3,000 minimum has not been donated by the donor or others within three years, the amount raised for the Scholarship Fund will revert to the Delaware State University Foundation general scholarship fund and will be awarded based on the criteria given within the signed Scholarship Agreement. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the university’s Scholarship Committee based on criteria established by the donor in conjunction with staff of the Office of Development and University Relations. Donors are apprised of the recipients of the scholarship. Establishing A Named Endowed Fund or DSU Endowed Scholarship There is a consistent need for endowed funds contributed by the various constituencies of the University to be awarded to students on the basis of either scholarly merit and/or financial need. One vehicle to address this need is through the establishment of scholarship funds to honor or memorialize individuals/groups. The minimum to establish an endowed scholarship is $10,000, payable in installments up to a three year period.  Until the scholarship balance reaches $10,000, DSU will not publish the scholarship.  After the minimum is received, online giving may be utilized as a convenient option for further support of the endowed scholarship. Additional contributions may be made by the Donor and the Donor shall permit others to contribute to this Fund, but all such gifts shall be subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the Scholarship Agreement. The minimum for an endowed scholarship is $10,000 and the donor has three years from the pledge date to make installments towards the required amount. If $10,000 has not been donated by the donor or others within three years, the amount raised for the Endowed Scholarship Fund will revert to the Delaware State University Foundation general scholarship fund and will be awarded based on the criteria given within the signed Scholarship Agreement. The endowment will be managed by the Board of Directors of the Foundation in accordance with the Foundation's investment and disbursement policies which have been provided to the Donor. The Fund may be combined with the Foundation's other assets for investment purposes. The total return earned by the Fund, in excess of the payout amount provided for expenditure, will be retained to protect the corpus principal from the effects of inflation. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the university’s Scholarship Committee based on criteria established by the donor in conjunction with staff of the Office of Development. Donors are apprised of the recipients of the scholarship. For more information contact: Office of Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 dsufoundation@desu.edu        
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"Thank you for providing funding for this scholarship. I really want to graduate from college, but getting a college degree is both mentally and financially difficult.  By providing funds for this scholarship, you help me because I no longer need to stress about paying for college and I can focus on school work.  Thank you for helping make my school career possible."
-Kendra, pre-nursing major

Naming Opportunities

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  Please click here to donate online. An array of possibilities exists at Delaware State University for donors interested in naming opportunities. The financial requirements for naming opportunities differ, and donors are encouraged to discuss their ideas with the Office of Development.  We invite you to consider a wide variety of opportunities and help DSU address current needs and prepare for the challenges of the next century. All facility naming opportunities are subject to DSU Board approval and while these are guidelines; we welcome the opportunity to work with you directly to meet your particular interests. Please give us a call at 302.857.6055 if you have an interest in reviewing the options in greater detail or planning your gift to partner with DSU. Current naming opportunities exist with for facilities such as the Wellness & Recreation Center and the DSU Strength and Conditioning Center. For more information contact: Vita Pickrum Associate Vice President for Development Delaware State University 1200 North DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 vpickrum@desu.edu  Wellness & Recreation Center       DSU Strength and Conditioning Center        

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