Cape Gazette

Education Briefs

Aug 26, 2014

The Ark offers free back to school supplies and open house Aug. 30

The Ark Educational Resource Center will host its first Back to School Supply Giveaway and Open House from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 30, while supplies last.  The center is at 208 East Front St., Laureltowne, Laurel. Middle and high school students, parents, and community leaders are invited to the Ark Educational Resource Center to  meet staff and volunteers.

The open house is an  opportunity to learn about the services and resources that are provided to help  students achieve greater academic performance. Information is also available for students  who are interested in learning more about college and career choices.  All are welcome for a fun tour and light refreshments.

Contact Ark Director Joyce Sessoms at 302-715-5318 for more information. The Ark Educational Resource Center is a nonprofit 501c3 organization.

Sussex Tech Adult Division announces fall 2014 schedule

Sussex Tech Adult Division has recently announced its fall 2014 course schedule. This year’s course catalog can be found at a variety of locations throughout the county or can be viewed at Classes are forming now and will begin soon.

This year’s courses include the traditional health professions courses including certified nursing assistant, phlebotomy technician and certified medical billing and coding specialist, just to name a few. Courses are also being offered in the trades including welding, automotive, heating, air conditioning and ventilation, and electrical.

The James H. Groves Adult High School offers an opportunity to earn a high school diploma in its evening classes at various locations throughout Sussex County.

For more information on these courses and many more, call 302-856-9035.

UD Marine Science in Lewes offers free tours

Free tours of the University of Delaware Marine Science campus on Pilottown Road in Lewes will be offered this summer. August tours will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with the last tour scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5. All tours start at 10 a.m. Participants will study life from the coastal marshes to deep ocean floors via satellites, ships and underwater vehicles. Fisheries, horseshoe crabs, alien invaders, coral reefs, wind resources and much more are on the agenda. The tours are intended for those age 10 and older. Attendees should register at least the day before or on the Friday preceding a Monday tour. For more information, call  302-645-4234.

Cape class of 1984 to hold reunion Nov. 8

The Cape Henlopen High School class of 1984 plans to hold its 30-year class reunion from 6:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at Irish Eyes in Lewes. Alumni are asked to spread the word and have classmates send their contact information (including maiden name and address) to and follow on Facebook at 30 Year Cape Henlopen Class of 1984 Reunion.

Milton resident earns master's degree

Ryan McDonough, a Milton resident, recently received a master of science degree in library science from the Graduate School of Library & Information Science at Simmons College.

Simmons College ( is a nationally recognized private university in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and a focus on leadership and social responsibility. Simmons is the only undergraduate women's college in Boston and offers the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, library and information science, and social work.

Millsboro residents graduate from Salisbury University

Two Millsboro-area residents recently graduated from Salisbury University. Amanda Cordrey, MSW, and Brooke Mitchell, BASW, who graduated magna cum laude, were among 23 Sussex County students who received diplomas. In total, 1,638 students received 1,465 bachelor’s degrees and 173 master’s degrees during a ceremony at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.







Comments (1)
Posted by: Dave Frederick | Jan 02, 2012 11:59

A great choice for a major way to go Amber Jo!

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