Photos by: Dominique Selby
On Saturday, April 6th, 2019 Delaware State University made its mark once again with its annual spring open house. This annual event is held for both parents and prospective hornets so that they would be able to get a chance to see how the illustrious university lives up to its motto: “Making our Mark on the World”.
People from various States in the United States were in attendance at this event. Students and their parents were able to take departmental tours of their choice, take a tour of the entire campus, as well as receive on-site admission into the university.
The day began with the crowd getting pumped up by the band along with the D’elegance band and the flag dancers, which gave the crowd a lot of energy. Following the band, there were words and remarks from our current Mister DSU, Raphael Jason-Morgan, and the president of our university, Dr. Wilma Mishoe. Following the remarks, there was a brief overview given on the day’s schedule of events.
Mass Communications students London Keemer, Dominique Selby, and Quincee Tellis were given the opportunity to be tour guides and represent the Mass Communications department. The three young ladies were in charge of answering questions, sharing information about the academics of the school, the social climate of the school, as well as sharing information about the mass communications department as a whole.
During the departmental tour, the students and their parents were able to meet the faculty of the department which consists of Dr. Daniel Awodiya, Mr. Zachary Kimball, Mrs. Renee Marine, MS, and Mrs. Ava Perrine, MS. The four faculty members gave a briefing of what they do within the department as well as told the audience a little about their personal journeys of how they achieved their success.
The parents and students also heard from three of the department’s notable graduating seniors. The three young ladies gave very inspiring and encouraging words to the prospective students. Following those remarks given by the seniors, the students and parents were separated so that they would be able to get the real “tea” on what to expect when entering the university as a freshman. Following this, the parents were able to participate in a tour of the university, where they learned the ins and outs on things such as which buildings belong to what specific school, where to live, where to eat, etc.
Overall, the open house was a success and it opened the eyes of the prospective students on what choice to make for college.