Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Delaware State University ~ College Tour

Hello Friends and Happy Monday

The weekend’s weather definitely made it officially Fall with frost blanketing the grass and the sun’s rays piercing through the colorful Autumn leaves. Saturday morning we were up early to drive 30 minutes south down to Dover…my shortest commute of the week! Our youngest, a senior in High School who just shrugs his shoulders when asked where he wants to attend college, knows that it will be somewhere so we decided to start close to home.

Delaware State University

I graduated from Del State with a BS degree in Elementary Education in 1983, and hubby with the same in 1981, (after transferring from the University of Delaware, so we would love for him to attend our Alma Mater.

Delaware State University open house

Early before the 9:00 am start time, Memorial Hall Gymnasium was packed with parents, their sons and daughters attending the Fall Open House, all talking or listening to the faculty reps about the various programs offered at Delaware State University. Our son hasn’t decided on a major but was interested in Health & Public Policy as well as Hospitality & Tourism Management but we ended up taking the tour with the “Undecided” group.

Thinking that both his parents have a degree in Education, and neither one of us still teaches, he thinks he has plenty of time to declare a major, reminding me of the sitcom “A Different World“.

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The opening program began with the singing of the National Anthem, followed by performances by the DSU Approaching Storm Marching Band and Cheerleaders.  Welcome addresses from DSU President, Dr. Harry Williams, Dr. Alton Thompson and Mr. Atkins and finally by Mr. and Miss DSU.

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We broke into groups according to Majors to walk the campus and to visit the Departmental buildings starting at the Library, then on to the EH Building, the gym, Radio Station, a Co-Ed Dormitory, and ending with lunch in the Dining Hall.

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There were so many memories that came flooding back as hubby and I walked and talked about our days at Del State.  We were pointing out various locations to our son, but you know he didn’t appear overly interested and just wanted to leave, but overall I think he enjoyed it. Once we got home he was very interested in checking his SAT scores, so, all in all, it was definitely worth it because he is at least thinking about attending DSU.

Delaware State University is an HBCU that was once named The State College for Colored Students.  DSU was established on May 15, 1891, and is rich in African American history as evidenced throughout the campus.

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Loockerman Hall was a stop on the Underground Railroad

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Of course we couldn’t leave without a stop at my Sorority’s Plot – Sigma Gamma Rho

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Our next college tour will be at Wesley College also in Dover on the 19th of November.



  • GoodLooknOut says:

    I wish I had parents to take me on college tours when I was applying for college. My parents loved me and all but they didn’t see the importance of such activities! Great job mom!

    • DeDivahDeals says:

      I know what you mean, my grandmother didn’t understand the procedure and I didn’t have parents. I tried to explain that to my son as he walked around seeming disinterested, but being of the “it’s expected” generation he won’t fully appreciate it until it’s his turn with his own kids! Thank you lovely lady, enjoy your day.

  • Sounds like a great trip down memory lane for you guys! 🙂

  • Christina says:

    Smart thinking to start looking close to home. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Following you everywhere now. Good Luck with the search! I’ve got 4 in college now… WHEW! One word: Scholarships!

    • DeDivahDeals says:

      oh my, I know you must be proud of yourself but if not, know that I AM – brava mama for having 4 in college. I know, scholarships, grants, work study whatever works because higher education is not cheap! Now time to run over and follow you everywhere. Enjoy the rest of the day – and again, brava mama!

  • First time I have seen you with a coat on here on your blog…burr! You show such an amazing love for your Alma mater…it comes through lovely.

    • DeDivahDeals says:

      Thank you my dear. You must have missed it from last year during that winter cold snap, but I like the fact that you mentioned it because I am not a “coat wearer”. Blow some kisses at ‘lil man for me and enjoy the rest of the day.

  • How lucky for you and your son to have your alma mater so close to home!
    And how fabulous is that coat?!?!?
    Hot mama award on campus goes to you!

    • DeDivahDeals says:

      Thank you Thank you Thank you (taking a deep bow). Hubby had that coat made for me years ago and always complains that I never wear it, but I don’t like driving in a coat so since I was a passenger, it was the perfect time. Enjoy the rest of the day!

  • BJacques says:

    A) You have a very handsome son! B) Delaware is putting Penn State’s open house to shame! My daughter is a junior and we’ve been touring quite a few schools, but not a single one has brought out their band. Good luck with the searching. I suspect whatever he chooses, he’s going to have a great support system behind him!

    • DeDivahDeals says:

      Thank you, yes, I was surprised and took a short video with my camera phone – now if I only knew how to transfer and embed it!!! Wishing you success as well with your search. Have a wonderful afternoon.

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