Enrolling NOW for January classes!

The cut-off date for enrolling for the next class start is fast approaching for those interested in Business Office Administration, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, and Medical Office Assistant.  To enroll or schedule a visit, contact admissions today at 225-928-7770!  Next Deadline is January 7, 2015!

Delta College Participates in College and Career Night

Delta College of Baton Rouge At The Fair

Delta College admissions representative Bob Goodrich represented Delta College at the annual East Ascension High SchoolDonaldsonville High School College and Career Night on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The fair saw high attendance from their student bodies and a large number of parent participants. Delta College of Baton Rouge was proud to be able to participate in this.

The administration of East Ascension Parish schools expressed appreciation in Delta College’s participation in the event, recognizing that many high school graduates will choose to seek training for a career from colleges such as Delta College, rather than attending a four year institution.

Students showed a high level of interest in the higher education programs offered by Delta College, including practical nursing, graphic design, dental assistant and business office assistant.

Delta College hopes to participate in the annual college and career night again next year!

The Sheila Watts Barrow “Butterfly” Scholarship

The  Sheila Watts Barrow “Butterfly” Scholarship has been established to honor the memory of Sheila Watts Barrow, Class of ’95, the president of the Charter Practical Nursing Class at Delta College.  Sheila was a talented and dedicated nurse, a wife, mother, and wonderful friend, and to keep her memory alive, the scholarship has been established by her faculty and friends at Delta College.

Each year a student who has reached the mid-point of their nursing program at Delta and completed the application process will be selected as the recipient of this award.  The first scholarship will be presented in November of 2014.   The award selection committee is comprised of the four women who were Sheila’s nursing instructors and four of her classmates, Class of ’95.  Sheila’s daughter also sits on the committee.

Donations to the Scholarship Fund are always welcome.  For further information contact Barbara Demarest at 225-756-8948.

Ms. Demarest, representing the scholarship committee, met with our day & night students on last Wednesday & Thursday to present the Butterfly Scholarship.  It was well received by the students.  Students must submit the requested information (a letter of recommendation from a classroom & clinical instructor, a personal essay & a transcript) no later than September 12, 2014 to be considered for the scholarship.

Congratulations to All the Graduates Who Were Hired in August!

Medical Assistant Graduates: Nikeidra Adams, Kayla Brim, Kimberlyn Cole, Tireka Duncan, Adaceia Starwood, Bertha Smith, Uleashi Smith, Melissa Rogers, Bren’ta Stacy, Latesha Davis, Alaycia Singleton, Whitney Gaines, LaSindra Mccoy

Medical Office Assistant Graduates: Laclasha Alexander, Crystal Jospeh

Dental Assistant Graduates: Chelsy Oubre, Shonderia Davis, Nakia Smith, Aykirra McKinley

Practical Nurse Graduates: Alisha Batiste, Brianne Brock, Tracey Bergeron

Staff Take Part in Back to School Extravaganza

On Sunday, August 24, 2014, Delta College staff members, Bob Goodrich and Tina Purvis, represented the college at the first annual Rip the Runway – Kids Kouture Style Fashion and Back to School Extravaganza. The event, put on by the St. Mary African Methodist Episcopal Church of Addis, Louisiana, spotlighted dance and fashion and allowed students of all ages to participate.

Delta College offers higher education programs, but cares deeply for students of all ages. Goodrich and Purvis took the opportunity to discuss student post-highschool options with parents and distribute material.

Good luck to all students this school year!

Delta College Practical Nursing Students Wow Community with Professionalism and Helpful Attitudes

Practical nursing students of Delta College participated in the Martin Luther King Community Center’sBack to School Event on Saturday, August 2, 2014.  The practical nursing students served the community by taking blood pressure for hundreds of attendees and directed adults and children to various organizations throughout the center.

Students impressed Our Lady of the Lake Special Events Coordinator, Maxine Watts, with their professional appearance, attitude and performance.   Watts praised their performance, noting she always hopes for Delta College students’ participation when she organizes events because of their professionalism, promptness and cooperative attitudes.   Delta College admissions representative, Bob Goodrich, touted students’ service and noted students treated each individual with respect and patience.

Delta College Practical Nursing Students Wow Community with Professionalism and Helpful Attitudes

I want to take time to tell you how impressed and proud I was of our practical nursing students that represented Delta College on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at the Martin Luther King Community Center Back to School Event. They were very professional in their appearance, attitude and performance.  They all took blood pressure, etc. for hundreds of people and were very patient with each person they helped. They also helped in directing adults and children to the various organizations throughout the Center.  Ms. Maxine Watts, Our Lady Of the Lake Special Events Coordinator, told me that when she organizes such events as this one, she always asks for student practical nurses from Delta College because of their professionalism, promptness and their cooperative attitudes…This event was a very important event held in the Gus Young area of our city.  I had numerous people come up to me and tell me they either graduated from Delta or a Family member is presently attending or graduated from our school.  This event…was well worth our participation.

Sincerely,

Bob Goodrich
Admissions Representative

Delta College President Billy Clark and Family Go “Over the Edge for Adoption” with Louisiana Family Forum by Rappelling down a 24-Story Building

Delta College President Billy Clark and three of his children rappelled down One American Place in downtown Baton Rouge in support of adoption during an event hosted by Louisiana Family Forum on Friday, May 9, 2014.  Delta College partnered with Louisiana Family Forum by sponsoring the “Over the Edge for Adoption” event aimed at spotlighting foster care children needing permanent homes.  Currently over 300 foster care children are awaiting adoption.

First Lady Supriya Jindal and Duck Dynasty’s Korie Robertson also participated by rappelling down the 308 feet of wall.

The Wait No More conference followed the event where 22 families began the foster care/adoption process.

Additional Information can be found on Louisiana Family Forum webpage and The Washington Times and The Christian Post.  See a list of corporate sponsors here.

Former Delta College Graduate Addressed Students

Delta College Graduate Addresses Medical Assistant and Medical Office Assistant Student Body

Delta College Graduate Sandra James spoke to Delta College’s current Medical Assistant and Medical Office Assistant student body on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

James explained how she used the knowledge and skills she learned at Delta College during her job search and how she continues to use the knowledge and skills while on the job, stressing the importance professional behaviors and appearance.

James’ Experience with Delta College

James graduated the Medical Assistant  program in the fall of 2011.  She did her externship at Ochsner Clinic in Baton Rouge.  Upon completion of her externship, James applied with the Ochsner system and was hired at the Ochsner Clinic in Kenner, La, in the Primary Care Department.

James said she “drove back and forth to Kenner, LA, for $9.00 an hour and some change!”  She stayed at Ochsner Clinic in Kenner to add experience to her résumé.

James recently took a job, and a substantial pay increase, as a dialysis technician.  She will begin training for her new job on June 2, 2014.

James encouraged Delta College Students to strive for excellence in the classroom and on the job.

Academic Year Retention Rate Hits 80%

For the Academic Year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending June 30, 2013, the Delta, Baton Rouge campus served 782 students, graduated 248 and had 377 still in school pursuing graduation – resulting in a retention rate of 80%.  Congrats to all faculty, staff, and students for jobs well done!

Letters from the President