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Delaware State is no longer a college for African ...
by Michael N. Castle

Delaware State is no longer a college for African Americans without other choices,
it is a university of choice.
- Michael N. Castle

Just the example Delaware State University graduates
set by the way they live their lives,
should be an inspiration to other high school students to go to Delaware State.
- Michael N. Castle

I could not agree more.
The students of Delaware State often looked to the school as their chance,
their hand up, their hope.
And they gave their all.
- Michael N. Castle

When Delaware State University was founded in 1890,
it was not by choice, but by social reality.
- Michael N. Castle

 

We have long honored those who gave their lives during
the unfortunate reality of war.
- Michael N. Castle

But all of this success came at the end of a long climb.
- Michael N. Castle

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly,
cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something,
you've got to go all the way.'
- Michael N. Castle

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I believe it is important for the university to always remember its roots.
- Michael N. Castle

Delaware State began as a school bent on service -
teaching education,
social services and nursing.
- Michael N. Castle

Working together we can strengthen Delaware State University
and the students who attend it.
- Michael N. Castle

Ensuring a bright future for all our children is the
responsibility of the community,
the schools, families and like it or not-
politicians as well.
- Michael N. Castle

Getting to where Delaware State is today was a challenge my friends -
a challenge proudly met by the people of this community
and the Delaware State family.
- Michael N. Castle

Repaying the debt of these ultimate sacrifices seems
nearly impossible but we must try.
- Michael N. Castle

I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school.
Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives,
they never forget their roots and the school that gave
them the chance they needed to improve their lives
and their families' lives.
- Michael N. Castle

We have to instill in them the skills they need to
succeed at a young age and open up their imaginations
to the very real opportunities they can be afforded
if they put their minds to it.
- Michael N. Castle

Maya Angelou, the famous African American poet,
historian, and civil rights activist who is hailed
be many as one of the great voices of contemporary literature,
believes a struggle only makes a person stronger.
- Michael N. Castle

These fallen heroes represent the character of a nation
who has a long history of patriotism and honor -
and a nation who has fought many battles to keep our
country free from threats of terror.
- Michael N. Castle

Their families helped them realize that there was more out there for them.
These students came to Delaware State because of its inexpensive tuition,
closeness to home, and solid reputation.
- Michael N. Castle

Typically, historical black colleges and universities like Delaware State,
attracted students who were raised in an environment
where going to college wasn't the next natural step after high school.
- Michael N. Castle

With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware,
recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout
the world and new master's and doctoral programs,
Delaware State University will continue to grow and
attract even more qualified students.
- Michael N. Castle

I remember coming to this college in the 1960s as a
new legislator when a road divided the campus -
and it was not fully paved at that -
and no wall defined the campus from the highway.
- Michael N. Castle

Through the years you, the Delaware State family and your predecessors,
have faced many challenges.
You worked through them with fierce determination and good will,
and you have made great progress.
- Michael N. Castle

And the university's reputation will only continue
to grow as stories like Elaine's are spread.
Delaware State University's motto 'a past to honor,
a future to insure,' couldn't be any more fitting for
this transitional period you are going through.
- Michael N. Castle

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes,
these students began to realize that their attendance
at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved,
but rather a dream being sewn - a first step,
if you will.
- Michael N. Castle

By climbing a steeper road, the value and appreciation
Delaware State students took and continue to take from
their education and their experiences is just as great,
if not greater, than students attending ivy league schools.
- Michael N. Castle

The teachers were focused on helping these students.
The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a
faculty who cared about them and their success in life
and soon the students began to believe in themselves
and the reality that they could make something of their lives.
- Michael N. Castle

After completing a Delaware State education,
they were afforded opportunities beyond anything they might have imagined -
and they opened doors for themselves that surely would
have remained closed if they only had a high school education.
- Michael N. Castle

Delaware State has established itself as an institution
of excellence in its own right and attracts a diversity
of students from various races,
socio-economic status and locations.
- Michael N. Castle

This is a value-added college education if I have heard one described.
And what is the most remarkable about Delaware State University graduates -
is they just keeping giving back.
- Michael N. Castle

During the days of segregation, there was not a place
of higher learning for African Americans.
They were simply not welcome in many of the traditional schools.
And from this backward policy grew the network of historical
black colleges and universities.
- Michael N. Castle

These ivy league students are in the upper echelon
of the college boards and had great opportunity in
front of them regardless of where they go to college.
Its in their very nature and it is something they expect.
- Michael N. Castle

They were often the first students in their family
to go to college and the very idea of higher education
was still foreign to them.
They had to make a conscious and often difficult decision to come to college.
- Michael N. Castle

On the evening of December 25, General Washington in
a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army,
then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole.
- Mercy Otis Warren

The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills
itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69.
- Jonathan Carroll

Delaware's firefighters put their lives in jeopardy
every day in an effort to keep families safe.
- Thomas Carper

Our financial services and insurance cluster is one
of Delaware's key economic drivers in the state.
- Ruth Ann Minner

Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and,
if put off, may not come again.
- Ruth Ann Minner

Mr. Speaker, Delaware River's regional ports handle
approximately 58 million tons of cargo yearly.
- Robert Brady

Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable
natural resource is certainly encouraging,
and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in
the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country.
- Jim Gerlach

Mr. Speaker, the Delaware River deepening project is
important for my constituents,
for our region and for the entire nation.
I trust that, when they examine the facts about it,
every one of my colleagues will join me in supporting it.
- Robert Brady

The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years,
but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population
and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed.
- Jim Gerlach

Delaware River Power Squadron is dedicated to boating
safety through education and civic activities in several
locations in Philadelphia while also serving the boating
public throughout southern Pennsylvania,
the Delaware River, and the Chesapeake Bay.
- Robert Brady

My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my
mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of
Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops
when they crossed the Delaware,
and my own father was a slave.
- Paul Robeson

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

Consistent happiness is found through
living in a state of constant gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A consistent state of Serenity and Compassion
is living an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature.
By and by love becomes not a relationship,
it becomes a state of your being.
Not that you are in love - now you are love.
- Osho

Success is a state of mind.
If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Joyce Brothers

Love is the total absence of fear.
Love asks no questions.
Its natural state is one of extension and expansion,
not comparison and measurement.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Without health, life is not life;
it is only a state of languor and suffering -
an image of death.
- The Buddha

Soar - it's your natural state.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To discover joy is to return to
a state of oneness with the universe.
- Peggy Jenkins

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

We are by nature observers, and thereby learners.
That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A state of expectancy is a great asset;
a state of uncertainty -
one moment thinking "perhaps"
and the next moment thinking "I don't know" -
will never get desired results.
- Ernest Holmes

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is a state of mind.
- Anonymous

Praying without ceasing is not ritualized,
nor are there even words.
It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
- Peace Pilgrim

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Christmas ... is not a date. It is a state of mind.
- Mary Ellen Chase

I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
- Albert Einstein

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence,
and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
- Helen Keller

When you are alone you are not alone,
you are simply lonely -
and there is a tremendous difference
between loneliness and aloneness.
When you are lonely you are thinking of the other,
you are missing the other.
Loneliness is a negative state.
You are feeling that it would have been
better if the other were there -
your friend, your wife, your mother,
your beloved, your husband.
It would have been good if the other
were there, but the other is not.
Loneliness is absence of the other.
Aloneness is the presence of oneself.
Aloneness is very positive.
It is a presence, overflowing presence.
You are so full of presence
that you can fill the whole universe
with your presence and there is no need for anybody.
- Osho

Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible
only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens.
- Plato

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

A newborn does not have worry, or stress, or anger,
because they have not yet learned those things.
Consider what life would be like if you could
forget all the past resentments and perceived offenses
that color your thinking and your emotions.
Buddhists call that state "beginner mind" -
an opening to experience life
without the jaundiced filter of past disappointments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greater the state, the more wrong and cruel its patriotism,
and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.
- Leo Tolstoy

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being
and walk away from every illness.
I have walked myself into my best thoughts,
and I know of no thought so burdensome
that one cannot walk away from it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil;
in its worst state,
an intolerable one.
- Thomas Paine

The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness.
When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe.
You relinquish that position to your children.
- Jessica Lange


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