In 2021 Delaware State University will celebrate its 130th Anniversary.
Letter from Dr. Tony Allen
Hornet Family, do you recognize any of these names?
|John Boykin Aikin||Maurice Jackson Beamer||Jeremiah M. Conoway||Joseph Emelin Fields|
|Alfred Gibbs||Herbert Postles Gibbs||Isaac Gibbs||William P. Graham|
|West Rufus Graham||Alfred Thessolian Guy||Enoch W. Hubert||John Edward Mitchell|
|William Henry Patten||David Purnell||Edward Reed||Peter Rias|
|Melsey Corsa Sammons||Charles Franklin Tharpe||Lea Andrew Watson||John Benjamin Weston|
|Thomas F. Woodward||Howard Day Young|
Those are your ancestors in spirit - our student roster from 1892-1893 - the twenty-two young black Delawareans who became the pioneers of Delaware State's first, full class, taking their courses in a handful of rickety, wood-framed buildings on our Dover campus.
130th Anniversary Tour
Trustee John Ridgeway ‘75 tours the Delaware State University Campus with Alumnus and Athletics Hall of Famer, Robert Vanderhost ‘72
“ In every race, in every nation, and in every clime in every period of history there is always an eager-eyed group of youthful patriots who seriously set themselves to right the wrongs done to their race or nation or ... art or self-expression.” Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1873-1935) Poet, Educator, Activist and DSC Professor/Administrator