Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Delgado Community College

615 City Park Avenue

Building 1   Room 212W1

New Orleans, Louisiana 70119-4399


Melanie Deffendall

Director of the Irma Thomas WISE Women Center

Phone Number: (504) 671-6325 

Email: mdeffe@dcc.edu 

Mission Statement:

The Irma Thomas Center for W.I.S.E. Women exists to empower women to help fulfill their academic, personal and professional potential.

Vision Statement:

The Center strives to provide

  • a supportive environment for all students

  • the latest health information

  • informative lectures/workshops

  • women’s exchange of information

  • a quiet place to study, relax and network

  • referrals for women’s issues 

  • resources and information on educational and career opportunities

  • computer lab with internet connection