Delaware Tech to host commencement ceremonies May 14

Delaware Technical Community College will hold its 51st annual commencement ceremonies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13, 14 and 15, for its campuses in Dover, Georgetown and Wilmington, respectively.

On May 14, Del Tech’s Jack F. Owens Campus in Georgetown will hold its ceremonies at 6 p.m. on the campus grounds. Fay M. Blake, founder and executive director of Pathways to Success, will serve as speaker at the event.

Pathways to Success was established in 2006 and provides in-school and after-school mentoring to at-risk youth, as well as community outreach to their families. The Pathways mission is to prepare youth, adults and their families for successful lives.

“Pathways uses innovative and creative approaches to mentoring, education, and community outreach to inform, educate and empower people. Blake’s work as executive director is her calling and passion. It embodies her need to give back to the community, especially in Sussex County, where she was born and raised.

“She comes from humble beginnings and understands the devastation of poverty. Fueled by that knowledge, Blake works with her Pathways team to make a positive difference in the lives of the people they serve in Sussex County.”

Members of the first class of Delaware Tech graduates, the Class of 1969, will lead the procession into graduation to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their commencement. They will be hosted at a reception in the Pondside Lounge of the Carter Partnership Center on campus prior to the ceremony.

The speaker for the Charles L. Terry Campus ceremony in Dover on May 13 will be Terence M. Murphy, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Bayhealth Inc. The speaker for the Stanton Campus and Orlando J. George Campus ceremony in Wilmington on May 15, to be held at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Sports Center, will be state Sen. Nicole Poore.