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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.
|Posted on October 21, 2015 at 8:00 PM||comments (0)|
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.
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HBCU Delaware Coalition Inc and Delaware Black Meet Up
Friday, October 16, 2015 @ Timothy's
Time: 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
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Alabama State University
Albany State University
Alcorn State University
American Baptist College
Atlanta University Center
Bowie State University
Central State University
Clark Atlanta University
Coppin State University
Defunct Black Colleges
Edward Waters College
Elizabeth City State University
Florida A & M University
Grambling State University
Jackson State University
Johnson C. Smith University
Kentucky State University
Lincoln University of PA
Mary Holmes Seminary
Meharry Medical College
Mississippi Valley State University
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A & T State University
North Carolina Central University
Paine View A & M University
South Carolina State University
St. Augustine's College
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern 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
Winston-Salem State University
Xavier University of Louisiana
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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!!!