Delaware State University Awards Its First Doctorates

At commencement ceremonies last month, Delaware State University, the historically black educational institution in Dover, awarded the first doctorates in university history. Ben Kamau, a native of Kenya, received a Ph.D. in physics. Paul Gibson of Dover, Delaware, was awarded a doctorate in mathematics. Gibson, now 65 years old, has been a member of the Delaware State faculty since 1976. There are an additional 22 students in the mathematics and physics doctoral program at Delaware State. The only other doctoral program at the university is in educational leadership. This program, established in 2004, has not yet turned out any graduates.