Category: Education

Crystal Martin, a former registrar for Delaware State University, has plead guilty to taking over $70,000 in bribes in exchange for giving in-state tuition to out-of-state students. “We are aware of the guilty plea of Crystal Martin, a former registrar for Delaware State University, and have been working in close cooperation with the U.S. Attorney’s…

The Sussex Technical School District’s Adult Division recently received a vehicle donation from Boulevard Ford Lewes, a division of the Preston Automotive Group, to help with its automotive technician apprenticeship program. “This gift will give our trainees a new tool to practice their skills and get first-hand experience in this dynamic, ever-expanding field,” said Lynn…

What will it take to be successful at Year Up

In the past few issues, we’ve written about local programs that help young people — many of them minorities — break the cycle of unemployment and find meaningful work. We’ve written about programs that work with Zip Code Wilmington, ProStart and Pathways of Delaware. And we wrote about Year Up, which recruits students from underserved…

The National Geographic Society has selected two Delaware educators for the 13th group of the Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellows. The 2019 Fellows will embark on expeditions to the High Arctic, Alaska, Central America, Antarctica and the Galápagos Islands. The goal is to enhance their geographic knowledge with hands-on, field-based experiences that…

Update: Hen Hatch fills out its bracket with three more finalists

Three teams made up of UD faculty, staff, and alumni were selected Friday afternoon to advance to the April 30 finals of the University of Delaware’s 2019 Hen Hatch startup funding competition.. More than 70 teams from all seven UD colleges submitted applications for one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest venture competitions. Winners are awarded $100,000 in…

Year Up training/internship program to double next class of students

By Peter Osborne Year Up Wilmington will nearly double the size of its next class of students this September, recruiting 80 mostly minority students from underserved communities to a program that combines a college education with six-month internships at local companies. Year Up Wilmington launched its fifth “cohort” last week with 45 students who will…

First State Community Loan Fund (CLF) and Wilmington University have teamed up to offer a new training program for current and aspiring restaurant managers. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Wilmington University on this educational program,” said Van Hampton, CEO of First State CLF. “Our hope is that this program will prove to…