Janis and Jay Beach, Crystal Mintzer, Mark and Charlotte Brainard, and Leslie Mergner all standing closely together in front of an outdoor tent
Pictured from left to right: Janis and Jay Beach, Crystal Mintzer, President Mark Brainard and Charlotte Brainard, and Leslie Mergner pose outside of the tent at the Starry, Starry Night Gala.

"Starry, Starry Night" Gala at Owens Campus Benefits Student Success

April 30, 2024

Delaware Tech’s Owens campus hosted its annual “Starry, Starry Night” Gala on April 27 to raise money to support the purchase of high-tech classroom equipment and scholarship opportunities for workforce training certificate programs and international education.

“The high-tech classroom equipment provides hands-on learning opportunities for our students, while the workforce training certificate programs prepare students for high-demand jobs that lead to long-term employment,” said Dr. Bobbi Barends, vice president and campus director of the Owens Campus.

The live entertainment for the night was Amsterdam, a band that offered a variety of music selections for the 350 guests to enjoy. And the night would not have been successful without the hard work of many volunteers, including students and alumni, as well as the College’s talented culinary team.

The College is grateful for the support of all of its alumni and donors, including Bayhealth, Beebee Healthcare, Carl M. Freeman Foundation, and Massey’s Landing Park, Inc., who helped raise over $160,000 for student success and scholarships. 

“We sincerely appreciate our donors, sponsors, and friends from the community whose generosity and support helps us deliver on our mission of keeping students at the center of everything we do,” said Delaware Tech President Mark Brainard.

View photos of the 2024 Starry, Starry Night gala.

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