WHAT: Delgado Community College is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Marvin E. Thames Sr. Learning Resources Center at the Delgado City Park Campus. The late Dr. Marvin E. Thames Sr. was a Delgado president who served the college for more than 30 years.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 615 City Park Avenue, New Orleans, 70119. Enter the campus from Navarre Avenue and park between the baseball stadium and the Student Life Center. Thames Hall is the new building beside the Student Life Center.
WHO: The event is open to the public. Among those scheduled to address attendees are: Joan Y. Davis, Delgado Community College Chancellor; Thomas Womack, FEMA Louisiana Recovery Office Executive Director; relatives of the late Dr. Marvin E. Thames Sr.; Susan G. Guidry, City of New Orleans District A Councilmember.
WHY: The 60,000-square-foot, $14 million facility houses the Moss Memorial Library, and replaces a building destroyed by Hurricane Katrina’s floodwaters in August 2005. The library has operated from temporary quarters since Katrina. Moss Memorial Library is the hub for the network of libraries in the Delgado Community College system. FEMA recovery funds paid for the new facility.