The Delgado Ambassador’s Jacket (green wool jacket with Delgado seal on breast pocket)
The Delgado Ambassadors public relations concept was launched in 1990 by C.B. “Lum” Ellis, Ph.D., Dean of Student Affairs (1990), Vice President for Student Affairs (retired, 1996), and Vice President Emeritus. There were approximately fifty Delgado Ambassadors including all Directors, Vice Presidents, recruiters, and student P.A.L.S. (Peer Advisors and Leaders) who wore these jackets for recruitment events, special occasions, Board of Regents meetings, and all manner of internal and external affairs where administrators wanted Delgado Community College to have “a presence” with representation of the college’s colors and official seal in evidence. Even the Delgado Jazz Ensemble wore these jackets while performing at Delgado men’s and women’s basketball games, and other special events. The President of the college at the time was Dr. James Caillier, who served in his capacity from 1988 until 1992.
This jacket was donated to the college courtesy of Mr. Ed “Eddie” Curry, (retired), Delgado Building Services and Property Control, 1979 – 2009. Mr. Curry remembers wearing this jacket on many occasions, including to a legislative session in Baton Rouge one Sunday roughly 25 years ago with a large group of Delgado Ambassadors. “I can’t tell you why we were there but the administration wanted us to be seen by the members of legislature that day,” said Curry. “All I know is that it was a Sunday, we sat in the balcony galley, and the Saints were playing the Rams and I was [not happy] I couldn’t see the game” he offered.
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