October 8, 1992 |
An open house and community fair at Delaware County Community College's main campus in Marple Township Saturday marked its 25th anniversary. Events included a magic show and theater production for children and an arts and crafts exhibit by DCCC staff and faculty.
September 8, 1995 |
An Exton developer and Delaware County Community College (DCCC) have joined forces with a proposal that could give Chester County its first community college campus. Builder Jack Loew and DCCC have approached East Brandywine Township about putting a community college on 30 acres of the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School site on Route 322. Chester County is the only county in the Philadelphia area without a community college. Many plans to establish one have arisen over the last 30 years, but all fell through for lack of funding.
September 3, 1996 |
Delaware County Community College is still committed to constructing a branch campus in Chester County at the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School on Route 322. But confusion involving state financing has held up the proposal, which was first announced a year ago. According to Robert Slough, DCCC's director of finance, the college applied for financing from the state Department of Education. But instead of applying for consideration as a branch campus, the application was submitted for a "temporary facility," Slough said in an interview Thursday.
May 25, 1994 |
The 11,000 students at Delaware County Community College will return to classes next year, courtesy of the Garnet Valley School District, which became the eighth school district to approve the college's budget at its board meeting last night. DCCC needed eight of the 11 sponsoring school districts - or two-thirds - to approve its $36 million budget for the coming school year by June 30. Several weeks ago, when four districts had turned down the budget, DCCC officials said that without eight yes votes, the college would close.
March 19, 1997 |
Delaware County Community College received conditional approval from the state yesterday to build a branch campus for 5,000 students in East Brandywine Township, Chester County. The Department of Education will finance half of $9 million in construction and renovation costs. This year, $155 million was budgeted for the state's 15 community colleges, said Michael Poliakoff, deputy secretary for post-secondary and higher education. "The region is seeing an increase in population and interest in higher education," said Poliakoff.
November 27, 1995 |
Justin Knewstub came back, and the Delaware County Community College basketball star is glad he did. Knewstub spent a year at Indiana University after graduating from Harriton High in 1993. He was not about to make Bobby Knight's Hoosiers lineup, so he returned to Delaware County to play for DCCC. The move has paid off. Knewstub made the Eastern Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Conference all-star team last season, and he has been a factor in DCCC's 5-1 start this season. "I wanted to play basketball and figured my best chance to get noticed was here," Knewstub said.
March 4, 1998 |
The state Department of Education is on the verge of approving its half of the $6.75 million cost of opening a branch of Delaware County Community College here, officials said yesterday. DCCC president Richard D. DeCosmo said state budget approval had been slower than expected, but added: "I think we have crossed all the hurdles. We are expecting budget approval today or tomorrow. " DeCosmo spoke yesterday as college officials updated the commissioners at a meeting in West Chester on DCCC's proposal to open the branch on 30 acres of the former Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School site off Route 322. DCCC also asked the Chester County commissioners to contribute $50,000 this year toward college-sponsored job training, placement programs, and additional classroom space for DCCC's existing facility in Exton.
April 19, 1992 |
John Truitt of Darby Borough signed up for classes on France, investing, women's studies and Quaker history. Jean Woolf of Havertown enrolled in a memory course, and Kingsley Weest of Havertown studied the recent political changes in Europe and Asia. All three were students at Delaware County Community College's 10th Annual Elder Education Week. "I've been coming for four years," said Woolf, 75. "It gives me a wonderful lift and I get to see what other people are doing. " More than 220 county residents ages 60 and older attended the special week of classes held Monday through Thursday on DCCC's campus.
September 15, 1991 |
More than 1,600 Chester County residents are crossing the line to attend Delaware County Community College, and some people believe it is time for Chester County to have a community college of its own. A committee made up of educators, executives and a representative from the League of Women Voters was formed Wednesday to determine the need for a community college in Chester County. Chairman Stephen Marvin, Coatesville library director, expects to present the committee's findings to the county by 1993.
October 25, 1992 |
Ever so quietly, Chester County commissioners have taken a first step in evaluating the county's interest in a community college. Joseph Kenna, chairman of the county commissioners, sent a letter to many of the county's townships and boroughs asking whether the local governments believe there is a need for a community college. The letter also asked whether local governments would be willing to pay one-third of the tuition costs for students from their area. Kenna explained in the letter that according to state law, there must be local sponsors before a community college can be formed.