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I l i, i L ...... Cape Gazette :" .-,,-...e.t r- tLIATIIkl Delaware Tech to award two distinguished alumni 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 bf excellence and outstanding achievements in their profes - sional careers. Both of their names will be added to the college's Walk of 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 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 has obtained experience in re- 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 Fifth-grade Delaware students can enter the University of Dela- ware's Coast Day essay contest with compositions that relate to this year's theme, Building Resil- ient Coastal Communities. Entrants are asked to describe what they have learned in the months since Hurricane Sandy. and how they can best prepare for future coastal hazards such as hurricanes, flooding and sea level rise. The contest encourages stu- dents to improve their writing and research skills while leaming about important environmental and coastal issues. Finalists will be recognized at Coast Day, held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UD's ugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes. The top three winning essayists will receive bookstore gift cards valued at $100 for first place, $75 %r second and $50 for third. "The essay contest not only creates a friendly competition for students, but it also engag- es them to learn more about the coastal issues," said Chris Petrone, marine education spe- cialist with Delaware Sea Grant. "The contest enhances students' knowledge and writing skills in a fun and different way than what they might be used to." Essay contest entries, which will be considered only if they are postmarked by Sept. 20, conform to contest rules and are under 400 words in length, should be sent to: Coast Day Essay Contest, Chris Petrone, Delaware Sea Grant - Marine Advisory Service, 700 Pilottown Road, Lewes, DE 19958. Coast Day, an annual educa- tional festival about Delaware's rich marine resources, is held on the first Sunday in Octo- ber. Sponsored by UD's College of Earth, Ocean and Environ- ment and Delaware Sea Grant, Coast Day attracts thousands of visitors and has won state and national awards for promoting environmental education and stewardship. New this year, families can view ships built out of LEGO blocks from the world's largest collection, made by the TEACH FLEET  Community Lightship Day essay contest Initiative. Ships in the collec- tion are up to six feet long and represent seafaring vessels from tugboats to aircraft carriers. Other kid-friendly favorites at Coast Day will include a chemi- cal magic show, treasure hunt, critter touch tanks and tours of UD's research ships. Coast Day is supported by DuPont - Clear into the Fu- ture, WMDT-CW-3, DNREC, NOAA, Dover Rent,All Tents & Events, Gamesa, OSG, Port of Wilmington, UTEC, Weston So- lutions Inc., Center for the Inland Bays, Environmental Resources Management, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Statoil Marketing & Trading, Survice Engineering, WDDE 91.1 FM, Brownfield Science & Technol- ogy, Envirotech Environmental Consulting and Water Resources Agency. For a complete list of con- test rules and to learn more about Coast Day, go to www. For more infor- mation about the contest, contact Chris Petrone at 302-645-4308 or Briefly )) Cape class of'73 to hold 00Oth reunion Oct. 19 Cape Henlopen High School class of 1973 will be holding its 40th Class Reunion from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at Lewes Yacht Club. The discounted cost will be $51 per person, which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, a meat- arving station and a band, 331/3, as well as a cash bar. Those who plan to attend ould RSVP by Monday, Sept. 30. Details are available on a Faceb0ok page for Cape Hen- lopen Class of 1973. Spread the word. Contact Nancy Joseph, Gerald Allen, Linda Beebe or Helena Dove. Nov. 2 reunion for Cape class of '83 The Cape Henlopen High School class of 1983 will hold a 30-year reunion starting at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, in the banquet room at Irish Eyes in Lewes. For more information, email or look on Facebook under Cape Henlopen Class of 1983. Sussex Tech offers coding course Sussex Tech Adult Division will offer a 36-hour course for current medical professionals preparing to meet the 2014 ICD- 10 medical coding requirements. The course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on five Saturdays from Sept. 21 to Oct. 26. Students should have some knowledge of anatomy, physiol- ogy and experience in the coding profession. The cost of the course is $499, which includes all required text- books. 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 re L 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 Commander's Course. He also graduated from Wilmington Uni- versity, receiving his bachelor of science degree in human re- sources management, and from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. Prior to joining the Delaware State Police, Layfield was a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He was a Dis- tinguished Honor Graduate of USMC Occupational School, a USMC Company High Marks- athletic programs and his church. He is also vice president of the Indian River School District Board of Education and chair- man of the Indian River Building and Grounds Committee. The event will begin at 6 p.rr with dinner in the dining hall of the Student Services Center, fol lowed by the award ceremony at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. To make reservations, call the Office of Alumni Affairs at 302- 259-6086 by Monday, Sept. 16. STUDENTS ATTEND GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL FOR EXCELLENCE Abigail Gaunt Isabella Nicoltti Sam 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 dorm and participating in academic or artistic development at the Uni- ] versify 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. ; The Office of the Governor and the Delaware Department of Educa  ] tion sponsored the program, Q PILATES Only full Apparatus Studio in Sus, ex County Group Mat & Reformer Classes ine Highly Qualified Instructors Ho/Hnr Call for a FREE Consultation 698-5201 Licensed & Insured * Free estimates