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40 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, October 31 - November 6, 1997 SCHOOL & EDUCATION Rel oboth's Lingo family donates funds for UD lecture room University of Delaware President David P. Roselle presents a plaque to Jack and Peggy Lingo of Rehoboth Beach in cere- monies held Oct. 17 in Newark. A gift from the Lingo family funded a lecture room in the new MBNA America Hall on the Newark LID campus, which was dedicated that day. \\;rlSTA members needed in three counties Delaware Technical & Commu- lenge," a new reading initiative to nity College, through a collabora- enable all students in kindergarten tive partnership with the Corpora- through grade six in Delaware to tion for National Service and read at or above grade level. Americorps VIS_TTA, is seeking Volunteers are placed in posi- qualified individuals to serve full---:=tions that will provide maximum time for one year in the Ameri- impact"onc0fnmu'nity develop- ment. Individuals must be at least 18, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States. VIS- TAs receive a monthly living allowance to be used toward hous- ing, food, and incidentals; health and are eligible for either a post-service stipend or an educa- tion award. Individuals serving in VISTA may defer Stafford and Perkins student loans during service and will receive noncompetitive eligi- bility for federal employment upon completion of service. There are seven VISTA posi- tions available in Delaware's three counties. The program is under the coordination, of Delaware Techni- cal & Community College. For more information or applications, contact VISTA leader Elise Fergu- son at the Owens Campus, 855- 1664. corps VISTA program. The VISTA (Volunteers in Ser- vice to America) program is made up of of men and women who commit to one year of living and working in areas where they can help improve the lives of others. VISTAs are needed in both the urban and rural areas of Delaware and across the country. The volunteers live and work in communities in need, sharing their skills and experience through activities relating to students, community and business needs. VISTA volunteers help address the problems and needs of single parents, displaced homemakers, high school students, senior citi- zens, and English as a Second Language/Adult Basic Education. VISTAs will also be coordinating with Delaware Tech to create a statewide prototype for President Clinton's "America Reads Chal- The dedication of the University of Delaware's newest building, MBNA America Hall, on the Newark campus, was held Friday, Oct. 17. The total project cost is $15 mil- lion, with $11 million from the state and $4 million in private gifts, including a generous gift from the Jack Lingo family of Rehoboth Beach, which funded a lecture room in the new building. Echoing the Georgian architec- ture of the mall, the brick and con- crete building includes white accents, with details similar to those on the main Campus. The 46,000-square-foot build- ing is three stories high and fea- tures a glass-walled atrium with skylights and four 70-seat case study classrooms. In addition, the building houses the dean's office, space for the Small Business Development Center, the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, the M.B.A. Program and the Department of Business Adminis- tration, 39 faculty offices and three conference rooms. A glass bridge across Orchard Road connects the atrium of MBNA America Hall with the main entry level of Purnell Hall, which also was extensively reno- vated as part of this project. Architect for the project was Stubbins Associates Inc., of Cam- bridge, Mass. The construction manager was Wohlsen Construction Company of New Castle. The ceremony included the pre- sentation of the UD Medal of Dis- tinction to Donald J. Puglisi, MBNA America Business Profes- sor of Finance, as well as tours of the new building. Other contributors included Chaplin Tyler of Hockessin, who gave $1 million; Henri and Rhoda Bertuch of Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y.; Delmarva Power; the DuPont Co.; J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc.; PNC Bank; and Wilmington Trust. UD Parallel Program offers success stories engrossed in the science of com- puters that he decided to continue in the Parallel Program on the Ter- ry Campus in Dover. A little less than a year ago, the Air Force released him from active duty so he could complete his education. He transferred to UD's Newark campus and received his degree in engineering technology in May. As a result, the Air Force has sent him to officer training school so that he can continue his military career as a commissioned officer. Bruce Jester, Hockessin, is a vice president for taxes for Her- cules, Inc. After graduating from Harrington High School (now Lake Forest), he began taking courses in accounting from DTCC. When he decided to pur- sue a four-year degree, he enrolled in the Parallel Program. He gradu- ated from the University of Delaware in 1974 with a degree in accounting. Shortly after that, he began working for Hercules and was eventually promoted. Dawn Stitzel, Annapolis, is the manager of library services and photo archives for the United States Naval Institute at the U.S. Naval Academy. Originally from Georgetown, she decided to enter the Parallel Program in 1984, and This month, the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) are celebrating the 30th anniver- sary of the Parallel Program, an outreach partnership that has helped bring higher education to people throughout the state. With classes in Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington, the Parallel Program enables students throughout Delaware to begin their college experience in small classes in a supportive environment. Because the program makes it possible for thousands of Delawareans to start a four-year degree program at a reduced cost and while living at home, it has been the starting point for a num- ber of success stories. The follow- ing are just a few: J. Everett Moore, Georgetown, is an attorney with the firm of Moore & Rutt. He entered the Parallel Pro- gram in 1968 and graduated from the Uni- versity of Delaware in 1972. While a student in the MOORE Parallel Pro- gram, he discovered a love for pol- itics that inspired him to enroll in law school and eventually, to serve as chairman of the Sussex County Republican Party for nine years and as vicechair of the State Republican Party for four. He now heads the Jack F. Owens Campus Educational Foundation Develop- ment Council at DTCC and chairs Delaware Sportsmen Against Hunger, an organization that has provided 48,000 meals to hungry Delawareans during the past five years. James Bishop, Dover, was a noncommissioned officer, sta- tioned at Dover Air Force base working in communications, when he enrolled in a DTCC computer technology course. He became so graduated from the University of Delaware in 1987. In her sopho- more year, she won a $20,000 Harry Truman Scholarship that paid for her next two years at the university and for graduate school. Immediately after college, she joined the peace corps and served in Thailand. When she returned, she went on to get a master's degree in international affairs from Drew University and another from the University of Maryland at College Park in library science. William Wade, Wilmington, is an attorney with the firm of Richards, Layton & Finger. He joined the U.S. Navy immediately after high school but soon decided he wanted to go to college. After receiving an associate's degree from the Parallel Program, Wade went on to major in history at UD. He graduated with distinction in 1973. He received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School In addition to private practice, he serves as general counsel to the Christina Care Health System, chairs the Delaware Theater Company's board of directors and is director of the Delaware Community Foundation. Cape Henl0 )en School District menus The Cape Henlopen School District Menu for the week of Nov. 3-7 includes: Elementary and middle schools: Monday, Nov. 3 - Wafer steak on bun, pizza or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including broccoli soup, tomato/lettuce cup, fresh fruit, juice bar, orange or apple juice. Tuesday, Nov. 4 - chicken patty on bun; smokeshack barbecue, or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including green beans, steamed rice, diced pears, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Wednesday, Nov. 5 - Spaghetti with meat sauce, pizza or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including tossed salad with lite dressing, golden corn, apple cobbler, chilled fruit, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice. Thursday, Nov. 6 - Chicken nuggets, Italian sub or sandwich choice; choice of two sides, including vegetable soup, french fries, tomato/let- tuce cup, orange or apple juice. Friday, Nov. 7 - Pizza, cheeseburger on bun, or sandwich choice; choice o-T two sides, including peas, carrot sticks, fresh fruit, orange or apple juice, brownie cube with topping.