Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

Save the Date: College's 50th Anniversary Celebration September 23

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA • August 21, 2017)—Save the date for Delaware County Community College’s golden anniversary! All are invited to the College’s 50th anniversary celebration featuring a community day event, open to the public, followed by a homecoming for alumni and friends on Saturday, September 23. Activities will be offered for people of all ages, including campus tours, games, refreshments, a time capsule burial, faculty demonstrations and more. The event will be held rain or shine on the Marple Campus (901 Media Line Road, Media, PA).

To mark 50 years of providing educational opportunities to residents of Delaware and Chester Counties, the College is hosting a two-part celebration on September 23, beginning with community day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community day is free and open to the public and will include campus tours; a chance to meet the College’s new president Dr. L. Joy Gates Black; food and refreshments, games, face painting and balloon animals; an appearance by the Phillie Phanatic between 12 and 1 p.m.; and a 1:30 p.m. performance by alumna Audra McLaughlin, Season 6 finalist on The Voice. A variety of faculty demonstrations and exhibits will also be offered, including free vision screenings, an interactive display of World War I artifacts, mathematical magic tricks and more. Faculty artwork will be on view in the Art Gallery and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the College’s programs and services. Visit for a full schedule of events. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP. at Those who register will be entered to win a free gift card. Multiple drawings will be held, must be present to win.

The second part of the day consists of homecoming for alumni and friends. Homecoming actually kicks off the night before, Friday, September 22, with an alumni basketball game at 6 p.m. at the Marple Newtown Recreation Center. On Saturday, former student-athletes will continue the friendly competition with a soccer match at 11:30 a.m. and a baseball game at 2 p.m. on the fields at the Marple Campus. The Homecoming events continue at 2 p.m. with food and fun, including 50 years of music, an alumni awards ceremony and a time capsule burial hosted by Dr. Gates Black. Alumni will have the chance to write a message to future graduates of the class of 2067, which will be included in the time capsule. Playing in the athletic games requires preregistration and costs $25 (includes a T-shirt), all other activities are free. Visit for more information or email [email protected].

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