Delgado Community College Recognizes 180th Birthday of Founder Isaac Delgado

November 22, 2019

Delgado Community College recognized the 180th birthday of its founder, Isaac Delgado, with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Delgado family tomb in Metairie Cemetery on Friday, November 22. The placing of the memorial wreath at Delgado’s tomb for his birthday is a tradition observed by generations of Delgado students, faculty and staff. This year, the wreath was placed by members of the Delgado Centennial Celebration Committee. Isaac Delgado, the businessman and philanthropist whose gift established the college in 1921, was born in Jamaica on November 23, 1839.

Delgado Wreath 2019
Pictured, from left, bottom row: Nikki Dingle (Enrollment Services), Beth Nolan (Library Services/Academic Affairs), Leslie Salinero (Institutional Advancement), Vice Chancellor Arlanda Williams (Workforce Development/Institutional Advancement), Krystal James (Workforce Development), Dean Emily Cosper (Communications Division) Top row: Tony Cook (Institutional Advancement), Melanie Deffendall (Arts and Humanities), Dee Shedrick (Arts and Humanities), Kim Tubre (Workforce Development), Roxanne Ponson (Enrollment Services), Tyler Scheuermann (Institutional Advancement). Photo by Todd Taylor, Delgado Communications and Marketing