What do you like to eat for Thanksgiving?

Dee Shedrick

Dee Shedrick

 

Q: What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

 

 

 

Daryl-H-A: Mississippi mud pie and pho soup (traditional Vietnamese soup)

Dr. Daryl Hippensteel

Criminal justice professor, West Bank Campus

 

Renee-E-A: Seafood cornflake dressing

Renee Edwards

Psychology student, West Bank Campus

 

 
Duriel-H-A: Macaroni and cheese, and gumbo

Duriel Hayes

Accounts payable manager, City Park Campus

 

Angel-V-A: Mashed potatoes

Angel Vu

Web design, student City Park Campus

 

 

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Student Success Snapshot-Tremayne Ashley Bailey

10-THINGS-U-SHOULD-KNOWtremayneMajor at Delgado: “LPN program.”

Are you working as a LPN now? “I finished the P.N. program at Delgado in December 2012.”

Where do you work currently and position? “DaVita, as an LPN.”

You mentioned that you are going to Excelsior College; that’s in Albany, N.Y., Do you know anyone else who attends school or lives there? “I have some co-workers and former classmates that attended Excelsior, as well.”

Have you ever lived anywhere else besides New Orleans/Louisiana? “Yes, Mobile, AL., Folsom, LA., Covington, LA., Laplace, LA., Lacombe, LA., and Amite, LA. I get around.”

What will your degree be in at Excelsior? “R.N.”

What’s the best advice you received? “Trust God.”

What are your hobbies? “Sleeping, eating, working out, and bowling.”

What was your favorite food when you were a child? “Pizza.”

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you like to meet? “Jesus.”

Remembering Isaac Delgado on the eve of his birthday

Tyler Scheuermann

Tyler Scheuermann

Each November, the College reserves a small place on its hectic schedule to remember the man who made it all possible. Isaac Delgado was born on November 23, 1839 in Kingston, Jamaica. His grandfather, whose name he shared, was one of the “great merchant princes” on Kingston’s famed Port Royal Street. His family was prominent in the Jewish community, where his father worked as president of the local synagogue. Isaac emigrated to New Orleans at age fourteen to help ease the financial strain on his parents, who by this point had eleven other children to care for.

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Isaac Delgado

In New Orleans, Isaac moved in with his uncle, Samuel, who worked as a banker. Isaac’s first job was as a clerk in a local steamboat agency. Samuel later established Delgado and Company, which went on to become a successful sugar and molasses trading firm in the then-bustling Sugar Row alongside the wharfs of the Mississippi River. Following his uncle’s death in 1905, Isaac inherited the business, which he continued to expand, slowly becoming a self-made millionaire and a prominent figure in Crescent City society.

Isaac slowly began to share his wealth among his favorite causes and charities he felt could benefit. Some of his larger donations funded the Delgado Memorial at Charity Hospital in honor of his uncle, and the Isaac Delgado Museum of Art in City Park (now the New Orleans Museum of Art). His most lasting legacy was an idea born shortly before his death, when his friend and confidant, Elenora Moss, suggested possibly establishing a trade school to educate boys. His reply:  “I’d love to give a boy a trade.”

Upon Isaac Delgado’s death in 1912, a codicil to his last will and testament bequeathed a portion of his estate to the City of New Orleans for the establishment of a central trades school. After years of planning, Delgado opened its doors in September 1921 and was formally dedicated on November 23, 1921 – a date remembered by generations since as Founder’s Day.

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Students place wreath at tomb of Isaac Delgado

Though much has changed over the decades, Delgado is stronger than ever. Ninety-two years later, Delgado Community College has the second-largest enrollment among all the institutions of higher education in the state of Louisiana, serving over 19,000 students each semester on multiple campuses. The College is embarking on an ambitious plan for improvement and expansion of the physical plant, which will increase the capacity to serve the regional community. The school’s population represents men and women from diverse backgrounds who attend Delgado for academic pre-baccalaureate education, professional and advanced technology career education, and occupational training.

Isaac Delgado Hall, the school’s original building, stands as a landmark on City Park Avenue, still bustling with students, faculty, and staff ninety-two years after its dedication. Adjacent to the building, pilings have been driven for Delgado’s new Learning Resource Center Annex. The new building will mirror Isaac Delgado Hall’s signature architecture, and it will provide state-of-the-art resources to serve Delgado’s students — a full-circle movement that echoes Delgado Hall’s genesis over nine decades ago.

In a survey conducted during the school’s early planning stages, the closing statement sums up the mission that Delgado Community College continues to carry on today: “It will forever be a living tribute to the life of Isaac Delgado that the people will remember him as the first giver to them, in the largest city of the South, of a considerable sum for the establishment of a school for boys. It is evident that he perceived the great needs of thousands.”