DCCC Receives $25K Gift from Endless Pools® to support Chester Trades Education Project

The Chester Trades Education Project is a tuition-free program that offers Chester residents post-secondary education and training in carpentry at DCCC. Courtesy DCCC. Delaware County Community College is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from Endless™ Pools, a locally based business unit of Masco Corporation, to support the Chester Trades Education Project (CTEP) at the College. The...

11 Area HS students earn Associate Degrees prior to receiving high school diplomas

In an era of escalating four-year college costs, 11 local high school students have a lot to celebrate this spring. They have earned Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts degrees from Delaware County Community College prior to completing their high school graduation requirements. Nine students from Coatesville Area School District and two students from Downingtown Area School District took advantage of Delaware...

DCCC to hold handbag fundraiser, March 21

If you love Bingo and designer handbags, and would like to support a great cause, don’t miss Designer Bag Bingo, a fundraiser to benefit Delaware County Community College’s New Choices Career Development Program. The event will be held on Thursday, 3/21 on the Marple Campus (910 S. Media Line Road, Media, Pa.). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6 p.m. Designer Bag Bingo includes a light...

DCCC Baseball opens season March 2

The DCCC Phantoms men’s baseball team opens its season March 2. The Delaware County Community College Phantoms baseball team is ready to return to the diamond and showcase their skills in what promises to be an exciting season. The team faces a challenging 36-game schedule against seasoned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II and III opponents, along with some tough opponents...

Op/Ed: Legislators must end funding delay for community colleges

By Marta Yera Cronin, Ed.D., President, Delaware County Community College Marta Yera Cronin Nearly six months into the fiscal year, Delaware County Community College and Pennsylvania’s 14 other community colleges have yet to receive operating funds authorized in July as part of the state’s FY 2023-24 budget. Community colleges are the only public higher education institutions in Pennsylvania still...

Cronin takes helm at DCCC

Marta Yera Cronin, Ed.D On July 1, Marta Yera Cronin, Ed.D., formerly president of Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon, began her role as president of Delaware County Community College. She is the College’s fifth president since its founding 56 years ago. After an extensive national search, in January 2023 Dr. Cronin was chosen by Delaware County Community College’s Board of...

DCCC to merge Exton campus into Downingtown site

Delaware County Community College announced Tuesday that it will close the College’s Exton Center location and consolidate the staff and resources with the Downingtown Center, located at 100 Bond Drive in Downingtown. The Exton Center is closing effective June 30, 2023. All staff are being reassigned to the Downingtown Center.   “The College enjoyed 26 successful years in Exton, and the decision...

Cronin named new DCCC president

Dr. Marta Yera Cronin Marta Yera Cronin, EdD, currently president of Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon, has been selected by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the College’s next president. Dr. Cronin will succeed L. Joy Gates Black, EdD, who will retire on June 30 of this year after six years of service to the College. Dr. Cronin will be the College’s...

DCCC mourns the death of head basketball coach Larry Yarbray, Sr.

Larry Yarbray Jr. seen coaching his players during the 2021-22 season. Larry Yarbray, Sr., head coach of Delaware County Community College’s men’s basketball team, passed away on Saturday, September 10 after being struck by a vehicle during an organized, morning, bike ride in Dover, Delaware. Delaware State Police are investigating the incident. The 51-year-old Yarbray, the former boys basketball...

DCCC staff cheers police cadets on final run

Municipal Police Academy cadets finish their last run at the Marple Campus as College staff cheer and celebrate their accomplishment. Staff at Delaware County Community College enthusiastically cheered on soon-to-be graduates of the College’s Municipal Police Academy (MPA) yesterday as the cadets ran the last part of their training at the College’s Marple Campus. The cadets will graduate at 7 p.m.,...