Students engaged in a variety of fun and cultural activities at the annual Roady Fest Carnival on April 14 and International Day Celebration on April 15 at Delaware Technical & Community College, Owens Campus in recognition of National Community College Month.
Community colleges provide affordable access to a postsecondary education, prepare students for transfer to four-year universities, supply workforce development and skills training, and offer noncredit programs to the community.
During the carnival, student services counselors, student ambassadors and student clubs hosted activities including a baseball throw, basketball hoops, games and karaoke.
Communications student Carrie Mullen, of Laurel, drew caricatures; students in automotive technologys East Coast Performance Club applied airbrush tattoos; and members of the Performing Arts Club performed skits.
Other clubs participating in the event included Alpha Beta Gamma, Campus Crusade for Christ, Education, Phi Theta Kappa, Future Farmers of America, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Outdoor Adventures, and Students in Services to Others.
More than 100 students won Roady Dollars by collecting them in a money machine. Roady Dollars can be used in the campus bookstore and dining hall.
The money machine was fantastic; it gave me money for lunch, said Clovis Mutombo, a nursing student from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who is currently living in Milton.
I think this event was a great way for students to interact with each other outside of class and meet other students they wouldnt normally meet, said Mary Hines, an English student from Milton.
During the International Day celebration, Delaware Tech students from around the world performed traditional songs and dances, wore traditional and modern clothing from their countries and shared delicious food with each other and the college community.
We are very proud to have approximately 320 international students from 52 different countries studying at the Owens Campus this year, said Allison Burris-Castellanos, English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor and International Club advisor.
My favorite part of International Day is the singing; I like hearing the different singing styles from countries around the world, said Ping Chen, an ESL student from China.
Caption 1: (l to r) Delaware Tech international students Emmanel Edmond, Haiti; Karla Cedillo, Mexico; Mi Keong Sung, South Korea; Jorge Duran Sanchez, Mexico; and Samuel Senatus, Haiti pose for a photo during the International Day celebration at the Owens Campus.