Delgado To Celebrate Fall Commencement Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS — Delgado Community College will confer approximately 1,000 degrees, diplomas and certificates to its graduating students on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. during Fall 2015 Commencement Exercises in the Sen. Nat G. Kiefer UNO Lakefront Arena.

         The new Delgado graduates include students from Delgado City Park, West Bank (Algiers), Charity School of Nursing, Northshore (Slidell), Jefferson (Metairie) and Sidney Collier.

         Dr. Kathleen Curphy, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Delgado Community College, will preside over the Commencement Exercises. She will be joined in presenting the graduates and faculty by Shelly Tyler, president of the Delgado Faculty Senate.

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         Kristopher LaMorte associate professor of theater, will announce the names of the graduates.

         Also addressing those assembled at Delgado’s Commencement: Joan Y. Davis, chancellor of Delgado Community College; Woody Oge’, chairman, Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors; and Ashton Ryan, chairman of the Delgado Foundation Board.

         Dr. Larry H. Hollier, chancellor of the LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans, will be the principal speaker. Hollier, a renowned vascular surgeon and teaching hospital administrator, has served in his present role at LSUHSC since 2005.

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         He earned his medical degree from LSUHSC in 1968 and became a faculty member at the school in 1975. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles and has developed and refined many surgical procedures.

         Hollier’s career includes teaching and administrative positions at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York; the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans; and Health Care International Medical Centre, Glasgow, UK.

         Hollier oversaw the recovery of LSUHSC in the months and years after Hurricane Katrina.

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         Delgado Community College provides instruction online and at nine locations in the New Orleans region, including Delgado Sidney Collier on Louisa Street—a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility offering transferable college credits as well as a variety of technical and workforce-oriented programs.

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