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36 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, March 24 - March 30, 2000 Interest-free loan fund established at Del Tech A new option is available to stu- dents who need financial aid to help pay for college: The Hallett Vinyard Memorial Fund will pro- Vide interest-free loans to quali- fied students to help cover the cost of educational expenses at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College, Owens campus. The fund was established this year with a $10,000 donation by Mildred Vinyard of Milford in memory of her late husband, who was a self-made businessman and the owner of Vinyard Fuel Com- pany. "He regretted that he never attended college," said Vinyard, "and he was able to help certain people achieve that goal by loan- ing them the money they needed. He thought there was too much money just 'given away' - that making them a loan would help them develop a sense of responsi- bility." The memorial fund is a way to continue her husband's Submitted photo Mildred Vinyard, left, donates $10,000 to Del Tech Campus Director Tim Kavel to establish the Hallet Vinyard Memorial Fund to provide interest-free loans to college students. legacy of helping students suc- ceed, she said. The loans from the memorial fund will be interest-free, noted Vinyard, to make it easy for stu- dents of limited means to repay them. In order to qualify, students must be United States citizens, have a minimum grade point aver- age of 2.0, apply for financial aid or otherwise document their spe- cial circumstances, and be making satisfactory progress in school. Repayment of the loan begins after the student graduates or stops attending at least half time. The principal will be" paid month- ly with a minimum payment of $30 and a maximum of $75. Stu- dents must complete and sign the Hallett Vinyard Memorial Loan Fund promissory note and meet all its conditions. Interested parties can obtain more information by calling the Owens campus Financial Aid Of- fice at 855-1693. Delaware Tech honored by national Bellwether Award For the second time in sixth months, Delaware Technical & Community College has received national recognition for its achievement in educational tech- nology. The college was presented the 2000 Bellwether Award for in- structional programs and services for its educational technology cer- tificate program. This national award annually recognizes out- standing and innovative practices that are successfully leading com- munity colleges into the 21st cen- tury. The college, one of 10 final- ists, was selected by a consortium of national organizations related to community colleges and higher education, including the Educa- tion Commission of the States, League for Innovation, and Insti- tute for Higher Education. Delaware Tech's educational technology certificate program helps teachers, kindergarten through college levels, become adept at integrating technology in- to their curriculum and using computers as a teaching tool. De- veloped in June 1988 by a statewide advisory committee of college faculty and school district representatives, the program has been identified as a national mod- el by the American Association of Community Colleges, and helped the college earn the 1999 Com- munity College of the Year Award from the National Alliance of Business. Over 550 public school teachers and college faculty have partici- pated in the program with more than 200 completing the introduc- tory certificate and an additional 22 expected to complete the ad- vanced certificate this spring. Mentoring Council seeks delegates The Delaware Mentoring Coun- cil is seeking community leaders with an interest in youth issues and mentoring to attend a statewide summit in the spring. The deadline for nominating a delegate is April 1. The summit is designed to ac- cess the need for and availability of mentors in Delaware and to ral- ly community leaders to increase mentoring opportunities in their communities. Delaware Mentoring Council Summit 2000: Your Community Making a Difference, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 5, at Delaware Technical & Communi- ty College's Terry campus in Dover. Ministers or youth leaders of lo- cal churches, retired business peo- ple, service club presidents or members, community activists for children, educators or town offi- cials could all make strong dele- gates. To nominate a delegate or to learn more about Summit 2000, contact Trish Flatley at 302-831- 0520. The one-day conference is sponsored by Gov. Thomas Carp- er, the Delaware Mentoring Coun- cil and the State Office of Volun- teerism. Young Achievers Jim Creuon photo Five Cape Henlopen High School seniors and two Sus- sex Tech seniors will com- plete months of volunteer service work and extra cur- ricular education in March and earn the prestige of be- ing alumni of the Delaware State University's Young Mi- nority Male Achievers' Pro- gram. All the young men are college bound, and their graduation from the Young Achievers Program will en- able them to qualify for any of seven DSU scholarships. Shown above are Cape's Young Achievers (I-r): Tavon Biles, Ronald Bull, Tres Clark, Chris Jackson, Ryan Winstead and Branden Streett, with program spon- sor and Cape business teacher Hattie Bull. Not shown are Sussex Tech sen- iors James Artis and Court- ney Wilmer. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is pleased to present "Internet Outlook for 2000" Learn Mary Meeker's insights into the future of the lnternet! With the introduction of/choice, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter is leveraging the awesome power of the lnternet. 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To confirm your attendance & reserve your seat, please call us now: Jennifer Giffels (302) 226-5100 Financial Advisor - MSDW Please feel free to call anytime if you have any questions or need additional information. Sussex Academy of Arts Sciences A charter school offering acleratea[ cooperaave learning opportuniaes for   The Charter School Choice in Georgetown, DE Now hiring: -Teachers Grades 6 to 8 to start fall 2000 Applications still being accepted for: -Students for the 2000-2001 school year Join Sussex County's first charter school that gives your child smaller classes, an innovative, project-based curriculum and accelerated instruction. For applications or further information Contact Allen Stafford at 645-6640 Or Email l I