Category: Education

Wesley College president: Future success depends on finding efficiencies, building partnerships

Wesley College President Bob Clark is well aware of the challenges that colleges — from small private schools like his to larger university systems — are facing due in large part to declining enrollment.  He’s also heard the rumors swirling lately about his own Dover-based school, although he does point to a recent observation by…

Tony Allen vows to keep DSU on course, engaged with stakeholders

Provost Dr. Tony Allen will assume the presidency of Delaware State University on Jan. 1 following the departure of Wilma Mishoe, who announced Sept. 5 that she will retire after a 40-year career in education. Allen has a background in the corporate sector as the former head of corporate reputation for Bank of America, where…

The Delaware State Chamber of Commerce’s (DSCC) Small Business Alliance (SBA) has announced this year’s Superstars in Business award winners. The Marvin S. Gilman Superstars in Business awards program is named for one of Delaware’s most distinguished small business leaders. Marvin Gilman displayed the highest ethical standards, found innovative ways to improve the world around…

The Community Education Building (CEB) — the former MBNA headquarters turned home base for education nonprofits and charter schools — is building a playground that will serve the students of Kuumba Academy Charter and Great Oaks Charter School. The playground will open Tuesday, September 9 at the corner of Walnut and 13th streets in Wilmington.…

Delaware Technical Community College in August broke ground on the Automotive Center of Excellence in Georgetown. The 13,500-square-foot facility at the College’s Owens Campus is the home of the first diesel mechanic training program in the region. The new facility is designed to support a growing job market. A total of 3,000 automotive technicians and…

Delaware State University Provost Dr. Tony Allen will assume the presidency of the school on January 1 following the retirement of Wilma Mishoe after a 40-year career in education. In an interview Thursday evening, Allen expressed excitement about the job ahead. “I have been chasing Delaware State University for more than a decade so to…

Viewpoint: Why Delaware’s economy will remain constrained

By John Stapleford and Dave Stevenson Guest Columnists Editor’s Note: The authors participated in our first Delaware Dialogue, published in the July 23 issue, and offered to write the following on the state of Delaware’s economy. Over the past 10 years, using the standard measures — e.g., output, employment, personal income, annual wages and median…

Sussex Technical High School has announced a new work-based capstone experience for its incoming freshman class that is set to transform the school’s career and technical program. The upcoming freshman class will have the opportunity to work part-time for half of their senior year. The idea  is to give students more real-world experience, while supporting…

Delaware Dialogue: Data, Anecdotes and the  Benefit of “Cheerleaders”

We kicked off our first Delaware Dialogue with a robust discussion about whether many Delaware business and political leaders are paying enough attention to data that says Delaware’s economy is struggling in favor of pushing out a positive message. That discussion veered into a number of different areas, including the importance of focusing on public…

Goldey-Beacom College has partnered with the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District to donate more than 30 cafeteria tables and 100 chairs, coming from Goldey-Beacom’s own “Lightning Café”, to NCCVT’s “Academia Antonia Alonso” (also known as “La Academia”) which serves as a dual-language charter school in Wilmington, Delaware. “To know that this furniture will have…