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.