College Remembers Founder Isaac Delgado on Eve of 178th Birthday
November 22, 2017
The granite tomb of New Orleans businessman and philanthropist Isaac Delgado sits beside Metairie Road about half a mile from the City Park Campus of the thriving community college he founded, and about a mile from his other lasting legacy to the city, the New Orleans Museum of Art.
In keeping with Founder’s Day tradition, this morning a memorial wreath was placed at the Delgado family tomb in Lake Lawn Metairie Cemetery. Mr. Delgado, whose fortune was devoted to philanthropy before and after his death in 1912, was born in Jamaica, Nov. 23, 1839.
Officials from the Delgado Community College administration and the Delgado Community College Alumni Association placed the wreath at the tomb today, on the eve of Isaac Delgado’s 178th birthday.
The Delgado family tomb, Nov. 22, 2017.
Pictured, from left, Delgado alumni Michael Toups, Tyler Scheuermann, Jeannie Brown and Kenya Jackson.
Pictured, from left, Delgado Institutional Advancement staff members Tyler Scheuermann, Leslie Salinero, Elaine Broussard and Tony Cook.