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,it. ~.-,~,~,~t ~. ~lLIl~ATIl[~lldl Cape Gazette [um " Sally Broadhurst of Lew- es and Rodney M. Layfield of Georgetown will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award for the Jack E Owens Campus of Delaware Technical Commu- nity College Wednesday, Sept. 25. The award is presented each year to graduates in recognition excellence and outstanding achievements in their profes- sional careers. Both of their names will be the William A. Carter Partner- ship Center. Since graduating in 1994 from Delaware Tech's Occupation- al Therapy Assistant program and receiving her certification, Broadhurst has made significant professional strides in her career while maintaining service to her community and the college. Currently a pediatrics occupa- tional therapist for the Cape Henlopen School District, she added to the college's Walk of has obtained experience in re- ' Success, which recognizes Ow- ens Campus graduates who have made significant contributions to their communities through their academic and career achieve- ments, community service and personal accomplishments. ronze plaques bearing each raduate's name, date of gradu- ation and date of induction are placed in the walkway between the Stephen J. Betze Library and habilitation, worked in research in orthopaedic and neurosur- gery services, and served as the lead interviewer for the South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Follow-up Registry. Broadhurst continued her edu- cation and achieved a master of science degree in occupational therapy from Misericordia Uni- versity in Dallas, Pa. Throughout her career she has maintained a consistent relationship with Del- aware Tech, providing invaluable service to the OTA program by taking students for part-time and full-time clinical experiences. She has also served as a field- work educator and a Delaware Tech advisory board member since 1996. According to Joanne C. Cas- sidy, chair of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, "Whenever the program has needed a friend in the commu- nity, Sally has been there. "She has mentored many, many graduates over the years and continues to reach out to younger therapists today." Capt. Rodney M. Layfield, a 19-year veteran of the Delaware State Police, will also be honored. Throughout his career, Layfield has received multiple awards, such as the Troop 5 Trooper of the Year Award, the Mothers Fifth-graders encouraged to enter Coast Day essay contest Against Drunk Driving Award man/Exper Rifle and Expert and the Exceptional Performance Pistol Marksman, and a member Award three times, of the Special Response Team. In addition, he holds mukiple In addition to his professional certifications for continuing to achievements, Layfield has reL train in various areas of law mained active in his community, enforcement, including the serving in leadership roles in the DEA Basic Drug Investigator's Boy Scouts, a variety of youtla school and the DEA Drug Unit athletic programs and his church. Commander's Course. He also He is also vice president of the graduated from Wilmington Uni- Indian River School District versity, receiving his bachelor Board of Education and chair- of science degree in human re- man of the Indian River Building sources management, and from and Grounds Committee. the FBI National Academy in The event will begin at 6 p.rrk Quantico, Va. with dinner in the dining hall of Prior to joining the Delaware the Student Services Center, fol State Police, Layfield was a staff lowed by the award ceremony at sergeant in the United States 6:45 p.m. Marine Corps. He was a Dis- The cost is $25 per person. tinguished Honor Graduate of To make reservations, call the USMC Occupational School, a Office of Alumni Affairs at 302- USMC Company High Marks- 259-6086 by Monday, Sept. 16. STUDENTS ATTEND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE Fifth-grade Delaware students cialist with Delaware Sea Grant. Initiative. Ships in the collec- can enter the University of Dela- "The contest enhances students' tion are up to six feet long and ware's Coast Day essay contest knowledge and writing skills in a represent seafaring vessels from with compositions that relate to fun and different way than what tugboats to aircraft carriers. this year's theme, Building Resil- they might be used to." Other kid-friendly favorites at ent Coastal Communities.Essay contest entries, which Coast Day will include a chemi- Entrants are asked to describe will be considered only if they cal magic show, treasure hunt, what they have learned in the are postmarked by Sept. 20, critter touch tanks and tours of months since Hurricane Sandy. conform to contest rules and UD's research ships. and how they can best prepare are under 400 words in length, Coast Day is supported by for future coastal hazards such should be sent to: Coast Day DuPont - Clear into the Fu- as hurricanes, flooding and sea Essay Contest, Chris Petrone, ture, WMDT-CW-3, DNREC, level rise. Delaware Sea Grant - Marine NOAA, Dover Rent=All Tents & The contest encourages stu- Advisory Service, 700 Pilottown Events, Gamesa, OSG, Port of dents to improve their writing Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Wilmington, UTEC, Weston So- and research skills while leaming Coast Day, an annual educa- lutions Inc Center for the Inland about important environmental tional festival about Delaware's Bays, Environmental Resources and coastal issues, rich marine resources, is held Management, Partnership for Finalists will be recognized on the first Sunday in Octo- the Delaware Estuary, Statoil at Coast Day, held Sunday, Oct. bet. Sponsored by UD's College Marketing & Trading, Survice 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UD's of Earth, Ocean and Environ- Engineering, WDDE 91.1 FM, ugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. ment and Delaware Sea Grant, Brownfield Science & Technol- The top three winning essayists Coast Day attracts thousands of ogy, Envirotech Environmental will receive bookstore gift cards visitors and has won state and Consulting and Water Resources valued at $100 for first place, $75 national awards for promoting Agency. %r second and $50 for third, environmental education and For a complete list of con- "The essay contest not only stewardship, test rules and to learn more creates a friendly competition New this year, families can about Coast Day, go to www. for students, but it also engag- view ships built out of LEGO For more infor- es them to learn more about blocks from the world's largest mation about the contest, contact the coastal issues," said Chris collection, made by the TEACH Chris Petrone at 302-645-4308 or Petrone, marine education spe- FLEET" Community Abigail Gaunt Isabella NicoldttiSam Seibert THREE SUSSEX TECH 11TH-GRADERS recently attended the Gover-' .nor's School for Excellence. Chosen through acompetitive nomination, ! application and assessment or audition process, students participated in i activities designed to empower and motivate them to strive for person- i al excellence. Sussex Tech Students Abigail Gaunt of Greenwood, Isabella Nicolet- ~, ti of Lewes, and Sam Seibert of Milford spent one week livingin a college I dorm and participating in academic or artistic development at the Uni- i versity of Delaware. Cultural experiences included an Introduction to Chinese Culture and. i teamwork activities sUch as Odyssey of the Mind. Academic students explored ideas and philosophies in economics and i humanities and participated inan interdisciplinary field trip. i The Office of the Governor and the Delaware Department of Educa~ ! tion sponsored the program, Faceb0ok page for Cape Hen- SUSSEX Tech offers b : )) lopen Class of 1973. Spread the Cape class of '73 to hold word. Contact Nancy Joseph, codillg course Gerald Allen, Linda Beebe or Sussex Tech Adult Division 0th reuniofl 0ct. 19 Helena Dove. will offer a 36-hour course for Cape Henlopen High School current medical professionals class of 1973 will be holding its NOV. 2 reullioll for Cape preparing to meet the 2014 ICD- 10 medical coding requirements. 40th Class Reunion from 7 to 10 class of '83 The course will be held from 8:30 p.m Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lewes Yacht Club. The Cape Henlopen High a.m. to 3 p.m. on five Saturdays The discounted cost will be School class of 1983 will hold a from Sept. 21 to Oct. 26. $51 per person, which includes 30-year reunion starting at 7 p.m Students should have some heavy hors d'oeuvres, a meat- Saturday, Nov. 2, in the banquet knowledge of anatomy, physiol- arving station and a band, 331/3, room at Irish Eyes in Lewes. ogy and experience in the coding as well as a cash bar. For more information, email profession. Those who plan to attend The cost of the course is $499, ould RSVP by Monday, Sept. or look on Facebook under Cape which includes all required text- 30. Details are available on a Henlopen Class of 1983. books. Call ford FREE Consultation 698-5201 Licensed & Insured * Free estimates