The Early College High School at Delaware State University recently took time out to honor Reba Hollingsworth, an alumna of both the former DSC Laboratory High School and Delaware State College.

More than 200 people showed up for the ECHS’s Honoring Our Legacy Luncheon on July 29 to celebrate Hollingsworth’s life as well as raise money for DSU’s college preparatory high school.

Hollingsworth, a native of Milford and a longtime resident of Dover, graduated from the DSC Laboratory High School in 1945. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in home economics in 1949 from what was then Delaware State College. She later earned a 1970 Master of Education in guidance and counseling from the University of Delaware, as well as a 2001 Ph.D. in Counseling from Pacific Western University in Los Angeles, California.

She began her teaching career in 1954 at William C. Jason Comprehensive High School in Georgetown, where she taught home economics and science.

After 12 years at Jason High, Hollingsworth became a guidance counselor at Dover High School. Among her diverse pursuits, Hollingsworth has been an overseas travel study counselor, an adjunct professor, a counseling practicum supervisor and, along with her late husband, Dr. Berlin Hollingsworth, was co-owner of Hollingsworth & Hollingsworth Consultant Services. The business specialized in pre-marriage counseling and parliamentary procedure workshops and training sessions.