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Students tour Discovery Channel headquarters A group of 10 Delaware Te c h n i c a l C o m m u n i t y College Communications Tech- nology students recently took a behind-the-scenes tour of the international headquarters of Discovery Communications in Silver Spring, Md., Discovery Communications is the parent company of such stations as The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC and Investigation Discovery, among others. Bert Collins, Discovery’s direc- tor of emerging technology, led the tour of the production fa- cility, which included stops at an HD editing suite, an audio editing suite and the 4K editing suite, and an overview of the company’s media operations. Then the students ventured to the main headquarters where they visited a research and de- velopment lab. They heard the company’s history and an over- view of daily operations. “When I first heard about the opportunity for Communica- tions students to go on a trip to Discovery Channel headquarters, I was excited, but I had no idea what exactly we would be doing,” said communications student Brennan Weber. “It turns out we were in for a fully immersive tour of the production and editing process, as well as the ability to meet the editors, audio techs, and staff behind the shows.” “We were grateful to have been given such access by the staff at Discovery,” said Rob Rector, chair of the Communi- cations Technology program. “They went above and beyond to provide students with hands-on demonstrations and invaluable insight, not only to the company, but the global state of mass me- dia.” “It was amazing to see what people who are former Com- munications majors can do after school, and it got me excited to see what the future holds for me and my fellow classmates,” Weber said. “We are fortunate to have such an established, well-respected media giant within our area,” Rector said. For information on the Communications Technology program, contact Rector at rrec- tor@dtcc.edu.   Are You Interested In Entering the Field of Nursing? Seats Available for Fall 2017 Call the Margaret H. Rollins School of NursingToday for More Information • Includes state-of-the art audiovisual equipment and high fidelity simulation labs. • Dedicated faculty who are experts in their field. • Remains the only hospital-based nursing program in Delaware. • Accredited by The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). • Beebe graduates consistently have high NCLEX pass rates. • Graduates can complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the University of Delaware or at Wilmington University through articulation agreements. For more information call (302) 645-3251 or beebehealthcare.org/school-nursing. “I chose the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing because of the outstanding reputation their graduates have. The location was extremely convenient for my commute and I immediately felt welcomed by the entire faculty.” —Megan VanSant, Middletown, DE • Class of 2016 “I chose the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing for the tradition and hands-on experience that I would receive unlike anywhere else. Because of the small class sizes, I connect with every teacher and learning is fun.” —Beth Willing, Georgetown, DE • Class of 2016 Lewes, Delaware Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing Be Educated Cape Gazette SCHOOL & EDUCATION FRIDAY, APRIL 28 - MONDAY, MAY 1, 2017 105 SUBMITTED PHOTO DELAWARE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY College Communications Technol- ogy students toured the headquarters of Discovery Communications. Shown are in back (l-r) Madison Griffin, Otis Smith, Brennan Weber, Caitlin Chaney, Marykate Bennett, Hannah Christ and Jacqueline Bailey. In front are Louise Whale, Colleen Carney and Emily Zimmerman. Georgetown student named to dean’s list Candice Bannister-Gibbs of Georgetown has been named to the dean’s list at Berkeley Col- lege in Woodland Park, N.J., for the fall 2016 semester. “I am so proud of these students for their hard work,” said Michael J. Smith, president of Berkeley College. “The contributions of these high achievers make Berkeley College shine.” Berkeley College stu- dents who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or better with a minimum of 12 academic credits qualify for the dean’s list. Local residents inducted into Honor Society The following local residents recently were initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Jackson Beckner of Long Neck was initiated at Ari- zona State University. Christina Mahaffie of Lewes was initiated at College of Charleston. Mem- bership is by invitation only and requires nomination and ap- proval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Registration open for DCS summer camps For a setting that is fun, safe, wholesome, and will help chil- dren grow in their walk with God, Delmarva Christian Schools is offering half-day, full-day and drop-in summer camps for chil- dren in preschool through sixth grade. Campers will enjoy crafts, an on-site pool, playground, com- puter lab, weekly field trips and much more with experienced and caring DCS staff. For parents interested in half-day camps, there are morning sessions from 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. or afternoon ses- sions from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Full-day camp hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Summer camps take place at the Delmarva Christian Milton Campus starting Monday, June 5 and run through Friday, Sept. 1. Registrations are being accepted now. For those who register by Monday, May 15, early-bird pric- ing is $180 for the full-day themed camp. Registrations made after May 15 increase in price. Half-day camps are also available at $100 per child per week. For those de- siring day care for their children, drop-in rates of $50 per day are offered. The DCS camps provide a summer filled with explorations, education, culture, travel, rela- tionship building and all-around fun. For more information or to register, go to www.dchs.me or call 302-856-4040. Briefly »