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Delgado, Six Years Later


August 29 will long be a solemn day at our college, because we are reminded of the pain caused by the Katrina catastrophe that began on this date in 2005. As we remember and honor the beloved people and things that were lost forever, we should be encouraged and brightened by our ability to recover and rebuild our lives. Delgado Community College now has more students than we had on that day six years ago, our facilities are coming back, and our programs and people are recognized for achievements among peers who have been fortunate never to experience a calamity like the one that befell our city and region. August 29, 2011, is a day to count blessings and keep working toward our dreams. 

Katrina Chronicles... 

Delgado Proud  

Alumni & Students

The Delgado Culinary Arts team won first place at the Seafood Soiree competition held at the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Foodservice EXPO in New Orleans Aug. 6-8.  The team prepared an appetizer and entrée consisting of Louisiana seafood within a two-hour time limit. The team members are Travis Obiol, Jeremy Pritchett , Steven Waddell , Erin Williams and Joshua Williams. The team was coached by Chef Nancy Burback and Chef Eric Mark. 
Architecture Students Build Unique Structure for National Convention

CANstructionDuring the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention, held in New Orleans May 12-14, students from the Delgado architecture program built an unusual structure for display at the Riverwalk shopping center.  


Constructed entirely of canned food-more than 2,500 cans standing over seven feet high-the structure was displayed for more than two weeks before its components were donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank of New Orleans and Acadiana.  


The five Delgado students who designed and built the structure are: Valerie Vaughan, Christine Simpkin, Howard Taylor, Brian Hughes and Joshua Gramlich.  


The students' creation was a special effort to promote the annual CANstruction competition, an initiative to design and build creative structures of canned food items that are then donated to the needy. The Delgado architecture program has won awards in six CANstruction competitions since 2001.


"These students took on this massive service-learning project on short notice and completed it on time during the last week of the spring semester and their final exams," said Professor P. Victor Mirzai, the Delgado faculty adviser to the students. CANstruction teams must do fundraising to acquire the canned food prior to the competition and must build their structure in less than one day, noted Mirzai.

In This Issue: August 2011
First Place Win for Culinary Arts Team
Architecture Students Build Unique CANstruction
Jefferson Technical Division Scores
2011 LANREMT Instructor of the Year
Jefferson Technical Division Hosts SCORE Program Activity Day


Delgado's Jefferson Technical Division hosted its SCORE (Summer Career ORientation Experience) Activity Day on July 22. The SCORE program serves students ages 14-16 from public and private schools in Orleans Parish, including O. Perry Walker, McDonogh 35, Warren Easton, St. Augustine and Xavier Preparatory.


This event showcases the activities of students and faculty involved with C-Tech Broadband Academy training. Participants receive an industry-based certification upon successful completion of the SCORE program, which can be applied later to the C-Tech broadband professional certification offered at Delgado.


Great career opportunities are waiting for students with industry-recognized certifications from C-Tech in communication, security, life safety, entertainment and building control technology. Leading telecommunications companies have reviewed the C-Tech curriculum for content and applicability and are promoting the hiring of C-Tech graduates to their networks of dealers.

Pride Inside

Faculty & Staff 

Delgado's Myrlon Scott has been named 2011 Instructor of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (LANREMT). The award is presented for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and the community.
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