The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) has named Delaware State University as the 1890 Land-Grant Institution of the Year, and also presented DSU with the 1890 Land-Grant Research Award.
The university received the awards during the 126th APLU annual meeting Nov. 11 in Washington, D.C., during which the organization held its inaugural 1890 Land-Grant Universities Teaching, Research and Innovation Awards ceremony.
The 14 award categories included: retention, degree completion, agriculture degree completion, education degree completion, STEM degree completion, intellectual property, innovation, research, international research, experiential student learning, international students, international student development, alumni engagement, and exemplary alumni.
“We have a lot of people here – administrators, faculty, staff and students – who have embraced the vision that we can become the No. 1 HBCU in the country and are expressing that belief through their hard work day in and day out,” Dr. Williams said. “As long as we continue to put our best institutional foot forward, DSU will continue to receive honors like this.”