Commentary: Modest investment will enhance Delaware’s future

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During these times of tumultuous policy debates and discussions, people often resort to abandoning facts and distorting truths to incite fear. They then use that fear to garner support for their arguments. Unfortunately, a prime target of this tactic in Delaware is Senate Bill 50, Delaware’s community college solution to a $100 million deferred maintenance […]

Ex-Eagle Reilly visits DelTech students

DOVER — On Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Wednesday, Oct. 24, former Philadelphia Eagle, Wilmington native, and cancer survivor Kevin Reilly spoke to Delaware Tech students at each campus location about “consistent persistence” and tackling life obstacles during Commit to Complete Week. Mr. Reily took students through his early years after being drafted by the Miami […]

Ridgelys to chair annual Delaware Tech Terry Campus Gourmet Gala

DOVER — Hank and Barbara Ridgely, ardent friends and proponents of Delaware Technical Community College, have been named chairs of this year’s Gourmet Gala, the premier fundraising event for student success on the college’s Terry Campus in Dover. The gala is Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10:30 p.m. in the on-campus Del-One Conference Center. The Gourmet […]

DelTech receives $1.97M grant for automotive training center

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GEORGETOWN — On Friday, officials announced a $1.97 million grant awarded to Delaware Technical Community College to build a new automotive training center on its Georgetown campus. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., top Democrat on the Environment and Public Works Committee, made the announcement with Delaware Tech President Dr. Mark Brainard and Sussex County Economic Development […]

Delaware Tech student showcase starts Thursday

DOVER — The Delaware Tech visual communications program will hold its annual student showcase, comprised of approximately 400 student works of art, photography, multimedia and design, Thursday-June 1 in the Science and Engineering Technology Center on the Terry Campus. The showcase is open to the public. An opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on […]

DelTech stumps for more money to repair facilities

  DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College continues to stress the need for funding to allow it to fix facilities that officials describe as increasingly decrepit. DelTech, which has been pushing for more money for deferred maintenance since 2006, has $98 million in capital needs, according to President Mark Brainard. Leaking roofs are just one […]

COMMENTARY: Local investment critical to local economy

Community colleges have had their fair share of publicity in the past few years. I, for one, have been very pleased to see this oft-maligned sector of higher education be recognized for the contributions community colleges make to the local, regional, and national economy. Nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States attend community […]

Delaware Tech unveils Veterans Resource Center

  DOVER — At first glance it might appear to be just a small room on Delaware Technical Community College’s Charles L. Terry Campus in north Dover. However, it is a space that promises to bring some big-time support to the student veterans who are enrolled at the college. Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard […]

COMMENTARY: Averting an impending crisis at Delaware Tech

As the General Assembly gathers this year, they have a lot of thinking to do. They must decide, by voting with dollars, where their priorities lie. Their investments should be wise and beneficial to our collective futures. And they’ve got to get a bang for their buck! There are few investments that have as much […]

Brainard inaugurated as DelTech’s 5th president

WILMINGTON — On Thursday morning, Delaware Technical Community College officially inaugurated its fifth president, Dr. Mark Brainard, at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. “I’ve been blessed to serve in many challenging and meaningful positions in my career,” Dr. Brainard said. “They have all been personally and professionally gratifying experiences but I’m especially proud to […]