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Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Wilmington’s Celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Month Continues

Post Date:09/15/2017 4:31 PM

 

HBCU campus experience comes to Helen Chambers Park on Sunday, September 17; Mayor Purzycki to sign proclamation

The City of Wilmington and HBCU Delaware Coalition, Inc., have a special weeklong series of events planned throughout the City as the celebration of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Month continues. The events promote awareness among local students and their families about HBCUs, as well recognize the significance of these historic institutions.

 

A Mayoral Proclamation signing ceremony with Mayor Mike Purzycki will take place at HBCU Community Day on Sunday, September 17, as HBCU alumni, admissions representatives, Greek organizations, and special invited guests come together to recreate an authentic HBCU campus experience in the heart of West Center City. The event, from 3 to 6 p.m. in Helen Chambers Park on Madison Street, will feature entertainment by DJ Big Ant as well as the DSU Drum Line, Dancers and Cheerleaders. Food will also be provided.

 

Sunday’s community day will also include remarks from Louise Ballard, widow of State police Corporal Stephen J. Ballard, who was killed in the line of duty in April. Ms. Ballard is a graduate of Howard Law School; her late husband graduated from Delaware State University. Also scheduled to speak are Dr. Harry L. Williams, president of Delaware State University; Steve Washington, president of HBCU Delaware Coalition, Inc.; and Valerie Dinkins, Executive Director of DSU Wilmington. Mayor Purzycki will present Dr. Williams with the HBCU Month Proclamation around 4 p.m.

 

Other upcoming HBCU events include a Happy Hour Fundraiser for black professionals, a beautification project at Nativity Preparatory School, a live hour-long program on LAPA Public Access TV28 and a College Fair and Financial Aid Seminar in the City County Building lobby. Various members of the Mayor’s staff have also visited area schools to talk about their HBCU experience and encourage the students to enroll at an HBCU.


A summary of the upcoming HBCU events include:

Proclamation Signing/Community Day Ceremony

Where: Helen Chambers Park, 600 N. Madison St.

When: Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  

Nativity Prep Beautification Project

Where: Nativity Preparatory School, 1515 Linden St. 

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Local Public Access TV 28 HBCU program – Live Taping

Where: LAPA Public Access TV28, 2801 Lancaster Avenue 

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

College Fair and Financial Aid Seminar*

Where: Louis L. Redding City County Building Lobby 

When: Friday, September 22, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

*Schools attending thus far include Delaware State University, Bowie State University, Lincoln University, Coppin State University, Virginia State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Cheney University, Norfolk State University and Morgan State University  

Happy Hour Fundraiser for Black Professionals

Where: Ernest & Scott Taproom, 902 N. Market St. 

When: Friday, September 22, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 

About Steven Washington, M.Ed.

Posted on October 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

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About Steven Washington, M.Ed.

Steven Washington is a solid member of our community

Steven Washington is an active member of the Wilmington Community. He is a homeowner who works and attends church in Wilmington and his children attend our public schools.

He is the Founder and President of the Norfolk State University Alumni Association, Delaware Chapter Inc. (NSUAA-DE) and the Founder and Chair of the HBCU Delaware Coalition Inc. (HBCUDE). Steven is concerned about the issues that affect us, our neighbors and our city. He needs your help to represent our city as the Mayor of Wilmington.

“Leadership isn’t something you just decide to take up one day. It takes skill. It takes commitment. It takes caring. But most important, leadership takes practice. You can’t learn it by watching. You have to do it yourself.”

Proven leadership, Steven Washington has done it. As President of the NSUAA-DE, he has called meetings when issues & problems arose in the field of education. Washington has made the plans and organized the HBCUDE in his city to increase the awareness of HBCU’s to youth and families throughout the state of Delaware. He has been in contact and negotiation with numerous city and state officials with the request of them to help build awareness of the HBCU college community. As Founder of NSUAA-DE and the HBCUDE, he started HBCU Delaware Talks, a talk show which is the only HBCU live television talk show in the country. His leadership has made these two organizations a strong team!

Washington has fought to keep his community strong and healthy in spite of the increasing crime rate. Committed to community service, Washington has been a volunteer and a youth mentor, coaching youth in the Stormins Classic Basketball Summer League for 12 years and has been influential to thousands as educator for over 24 years. He is concerned about low-income families, youth, and seniors. His plan as Mayor is to enhance education for the uneducated, work to provide a safe environment for raising families and provide more job training and resources of individual looking to be active and productive members of our city.

Vote Steven Washington, M.Ed.

Mayor 2016

 

 

HBCU Meet and Greet

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

HBCU Delaware Coalition Inc and Delaware Black Meet Up

Friday, October 16, 2015 @ Timothy's

Time: 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

HBCU's

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (1)

Alabama State University

Albany State University

Alcorn State University

American Baptist College

Atlanta University Center

Barber-Scotia College

Benedict College

Bennett College

Bethune-Cookman College

Bowie State University

Central State University

Cheyney University

Claflin University

Clark Atlanta University

Coppin State University

Defunct Black Colleges

Dillard University

Edward Waters College

Elizabeth City State University

Fisk University

Florida A & M University

Grambling State University

Hampton University

Howard University

Jackson State University

Johnson C. Smith University

Kentucky State University

Knoxville College

Lane College

Langston University

LeMoyne-Owen College

Lincoln University

Lincoln University of PA

Mary Holmes Seminary

Meharry Medical College

Mississippi Valley State University

Morehouse College

Morgan State University

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A & T State University

North Carolina Central University

Paine View A & M University

Shaw University

South Carolina State University

Southern University

Spelman College

St. Augustine's College

Talladega College

Tennessee State University

Texas Southern University

Tougaloo College

Tuskegee University

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of the District of Columbia

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University

West Virginia State University

White House Initiative on HBCUs

Wilberforce University

Wiley College

Winston-Salem State University

Xavier University of Louisiana


HBCU Delaware Talks

Posted on January 11, 2015 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Tune in to HBCU Delaware Talk show on October 15, 2015 @ 8:00 pm.  Guest : Delaware

State University. A must see show for the community.  Live on LAPA Channel 28. 

Thank you for your support!!!   ;)    



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