Delgado 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration Scheduled for Friday, September 23

September 06, 2022

Delgado Community College will celebrate a century of service to the greater New Orleans community at its 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Friday, September 23 at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans.

The evening will feature a Chancellor’s VIP Reception from 6-7 p.m. followed by the gala from 7-10 p.m. featuring dinner, music and presentations. Entertainment will be provided by the National WWII Museum’s Victory Belles and Victory Swing Orchestra. Prominent local and state officials, community partners and friends, alumni and college retirees, as well as faculty and staff, are expected to attend the milestone event.

Tickets and sponsorships for the Delgado Community College 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration are now being offered through the Delgado website, or by calling 504-671-5412.

Delgado’s Centennial celebration began in 2021 and was extended due to the pandemic. The celebration will culminate this fall on Founder’s Day, November 23, which is the birthday of the philanthropist businessman Isaac Delgado, who made a gift that established the institution.

Opened in 1921, the college began as a trades school and over the decades grew to become a junior college and then the nationally recognized comprehensive community college that it is today.

Delgado is one of the state’s largest higher education institutions. At its seven locations and online, Delgado serves a diverse population, providing career training, academic education, and programs to improve the lives of students and support the New Orleans region.

In 2021, Delgado was ranked one of the nation’s top 50 community colleges by Delgado’s science and mathematics and hospitality management programs were ranked as the best at any community college in the nation, and the business administration associate degree ranked second nationwide and best in the Southeast region. Delgado’s registered nursing program ranks among the top 10 in the country.

Several new locations and ungraded facilities are coming into service. In August 2021 Delgado cut the ribbon on a new Advanced Technology building at the West Bank Campus in Algiers. In early 2023, Nursing and Allied Health programs will move into a new building at the City Park Campus that is funded through a partnership between Delgado and Ochsner Health, a leading healthcare provider and educator in the Gulf South. Planning is underway for a new workforce education building at the City Park Campus as well.

Delgado Community College celebrates 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021-22. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. As well as offering degrees and transferable college credits, Delgado provides diplomas and certificates in many professional and technical areas. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”