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On October 30th, Delaware Technical and Community College held a meet and greet to introduce its new vice president and campus director, Dr. Lora Johnson. After a brief introduction by President Dr. Mark Brainard, Johnson shared her vision for Del Tech’s Wilmington Campus before opening the floor to questions from community partners and decision-makers. Johnson…

While completing a fellowship at the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia, attorney Erica Marshall learned about disparities in federal case outcomes. “Black men are likely to receive a sentence that is 20 percent longer than the sentences for their white counterparts—and that’s after controlling for the crime they committed, as well…

By Dan Metz Special to Delaware Business Times Helen Stimson is the president and CEO of Delaware BioScience Association, one of the host organizations of the 2019 BIO International Convention, which will take place in Philadelphia in June of 2019. Among the Delaware representatives, Dr. Eric Kmiec from Christiana Care has been chosen to chair…

By Ken Mammarella Special to Delaware Business Times Mike Davis, the late chief estimator for Diamond Materials, LLC, is the first posthumous winner of the Delaware Contractors Association Lifetime Achievement Award. The association announced the winner Wednesday night at its 49th annual meeting inside the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. He was honored…

Rockland Sports, the company that purchased the DuPont Country Club last spring, has named Robert A. Wirth as chief executive officer. Wirth will lead the renewal of the 500-acre property and 113,000-square foot clubhouse in northern Delaware. “I am honored to be placed in a position to lead the renewal of a club with the…

The Delaware Blue Coats has named Matt Lilly as the team’s interim general manager. Lilly previously served as the team’s director of basketball operations and scouting. The promotion follows the appointment of former Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand’s to general manager of the 76ers. “I’m very excited for Matt as he assumes the role…

Last night, Junior Achievement of Delaware hosted the induction ceremony of three new members into the Delaware Business Leaders Hall of Fame at the Wilmington Country Club. Founded in 1990, the initiative honors business and community leaders who impact the workforce and economic development of the region. Rob Martinelli, CEO and president of Today Media,…

(AP) — The president of Delaware’s teachers union has resigned in light of offensive blog posts from 2006 to 2009 that resurfaced this week. News outlets report the Delaware State Education Association convened an emergency meeting Wednesday during which Mike Matthews resigned. Matthews used to run a blog in which he used crude terms to…

Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki last week honored five city residents with the 2018 Wilmington Awards and two residents with Access Wilmington Awards. Former Mayor James M. Baker established the Wilmington Awards in 2001 to recognize local achievement in the arts, athletics, environment, business, education, health or science. The Access Wilmington Awards, given out by the…