When the Delgado Dolphins take the baseball field or basketball court, we are 100 percent behind them and wish them the best of luck. But today, none of us are Dolphin fans. The Miami Dolphins are taking on the New Orleans Saints tonight in the Mercedez Benz Superdome and it’s perfectly ok for the Who Dat Nation to root against the Dolphins. Check out some of the Delgado Community College staff members wearing their Saints gear today.
Major: “Performance and media arts with a concentration in theatre.”
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? “An attorney.”
When you are not in class, what are you doing? “Doing real estate work, spending time with family and church activities.”
What is your favorite place to study or eat around campus? “Student Life Center.”
Who is your favorite teacher/mentor? “Deb Kohler because she kept me focused on my education when my mother passed recently.”
What is your favorite class? “Acting class.”
If you were a superhero what would be your superpower name and power? “My nickname just happens to be Star, so my superhero’s name would be Star Power and my superhero’s power would be to uplift and encourage others and to help them become stars.”
What is one thing that you like about yourself? “My refusal to give up, my determination and my drive.”
What are you most proud of? “My children, I have two daughters that are students in the EMT program here at Delgado Community College and one daughter graduating from nursing school in Baton Rouge.”
Where do you see yourself in five years? “Hosting a talk show, owning a real estate company and travelling across the country.”
Bonus: What advice would you give to prospective and current students? “I would say that you should never give up on your dreams, it’s never too late to return to school, and rise above any obstacles that stand in the way of you reaching your goals. I am 49 years old and I was faced with the same goals to pursue my education. I was a 9th grade dropout, a teenage mother, cancer survivor and I struggled financially most of my life. However today, I am a full-time student, an aspiring actress, a real estate broker, a published poet and a motivational speaker.”
On this September 11th anniversary we are all thankful for the many sacrifices our military has made for our country. The National WWII Museum in our community is a tribute to the many heroes of an era 70 years ago. The museum celebrates the achievements of “the greatest generation” by retelling their stories through words, images and videos.
But in the “Big Easy” we also like to throw in a little music whenever there is a celebration. Delgado’s music department often contributes to the many musical performances that take place at the museum. The faculty performs regularly with the various bands that are housed in the WWII Museum, including the 18-piece Victory Big Band, Victory 6, Victory Trio and Victory Duo.
The Victory Big Band recently performed last at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the Tulane football game halftime show:
Some of the Delgado faculty who perform regularly for the museum include:
Dr. Peter L. Cho, Lead Department chair of Arts and Humanities
Jay Hagan, adjunct instructor of Brass/WWII Museum Musical Director
Dr. David Phy, adjunct instructor of Trombone
Corinne Walters, adjunct instructor of Percussion
Raymond Moore III, adjunct instructor of Woodwinds