CONTACT: Janine G. Sorbello, Dir. of Ext. Affairs DATE: May 18, 2023
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Wilmington, DE – Goldey-Beacom College (GBC) held its 136th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 5, 2023, on the GBC campus in one ceremony with undergraduate students commencing first, followed by graduate and doctoral students next. A combined total of 365 students received degrees.
Dorrell Green, superintendent of Red Clay Consolidated School District delivered the commencement address to students, family, friends, faculty and staff.
Mr. Green addressed the class of 2023 saying, “Graduates, you should be proud of your achievement but recognize your journey is only beginning. Your degree solidifies your membership in this small private college in Pike Creek, with its storied history that traces its origins to September 1, 1886, when H.S. Goldey opened Wilmington Commercial College with only five students. Like the distinguished alumni that have gone before you here at GBC, there is an expectation to “Lead”! Serve as leaders in your organizations, communities, state and globally as GBC graduates represent over 45 nations. Class of 2023, your network is global, and you can shape the present and the future.”
Green currently serves as superintendent of the Red Clay Consolidated School District, the state’s largest public/charter school system, serving 16,000 students and home to 30 outstanding schools and programs. He has been a member of the GBC Board of Trustees since 2021.
Green earned his degree in elementary teaching education from the University of Delaware
(UD) in 1998 and his master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from UD in 2004. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Goldey-Beacom College President Colleen Perry Keith concluded the days’ ceremonies by offering a few words of wisdom to students. “You have earned this accomplishment while navigating a new world. Yours has been a challenging experience with the changes you experienced due to the pandemic. That you managed those changes and earned your degree demonstrates to all of us that you have the skills, abilities, knowledge and determination to succeed. Now is your chance to fly high having proven to yourself and those around you that you can achieve even greater.”
Founded in 1886, Goldey-Beacom College has approximately 1,300 students enrolled from 22 states and 65 nations. The College offers 46 degree options in its graduate and undergraduate programs with majors in psychology, economics, criminal justice, communication & media, human services, English, and all areas of business, including accounting, business administration, entrepreneurship, and finance.
The College began accepting students into two new degree programs in fall 2022: B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies; B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Analytics. Also new in fall 2022, the College is offering five new undergraduate certificate programs including marketing, human resource management, health care management, entrepreneurship and information technology.
In fall 2023, the College plans to offer two additional degrees: Bachelor of Science in Marketing; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Digital Marketing.
The College is committed to connecting its graduates with careers in their respective fields. For over a decade, the College has achieved a 90% placement rate for graduates. Goldey-Beacom College is located in Pike Creek Valley, a suburb of Wilmington, Delaware. The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
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