Delta College (Michigan)

Delta College is a community college southwest of Bay City, Michigan. Delta College's district had its beginning in 1955 with Saginaw, Midland, and Bay counties making up the district. In 1957, the voters of the tri-counties approved the construction of the college, and it opened for classes in 1961. Delta College replaced Bay City Junior College, established in 1922, because the junior college could no longer support the growing enrollment. With Saginaw Valley College established in 1964, later renamed Saginaw Valley State College in 1975, and finally named Saginaw Valley State University in 1987, both Delta College and Saginaw Valley State University form University Center, Michigan.

Delta College
TypeCommunity college
Endowment$18 million[1]
PresidentJean Goodnow
Academic staff
Administrative staff
ColorsEvergreen and white          
Delta Health Professions Building
Delta College Health Professions Building


In 1967, the college opened two residence halls on the campus.[4] Occupancy of the dorms peaked in 1980 at 178 students.[4]

85 students were in the residence halls in 1990. The following year one of the halls was closed with the second dorm closing in 1993..[4]


Delta Community College is a community college with its district consisting of Saginaw, Midland and Bay counties. The Board of Trustees is made up of nine trustees, three from each county.[5]

Learning centers

Delta College has learning centers in each of its three neighboring counties: Delta College Planetarium and Learning Center in Bay City; Delta College Midland Center in Midland; and the Ricker Center in Saginaw.


Delta College offers six varsity sports competing in the NJCAA, and is in the MCCAA's conference. The Pioneers compete in men's basketball and women's basketball, baseball, softball, women's soccer and men's golf. Delta has won three national championships, in men's basketball in 1989, softball in 1999 and baseball in 2017. The women's soccer team and baseball teams were added as varsity sports during the 2011-2012 academic year.[6] Try outs for their state recognized team will begin the first weekend of July in 2017.


The college owns and operates WDCQ-TV (Q-TV), the region's PBS station; and WUCX-FM (Q-90.1), the NPR affiliate, owned by Central Michigan University (CMU) and co-operated by Delta College and CMU. Collectively, these stations are known as Delta College Quality Public Broadcasting and they serve an audience of 1.2 million people in mid-Michigan.[7]

The college's student-run newspaper is the Delta Collegiate and has been published since the college opened in 1961. The newspaper prints a new issue every two weeks during the fall and winter semester.[8] The Library Learning Information Center (LLLC) now has an online archive of the first 50 years of the Delta Collegiate.[9]

See also


  1. ^ As of June 30, 2014. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2011 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2010 to FY 2011" (PDF). National Association of College and University Business Officers. January 17, 2012. p. 21. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-29. Retrieved March 22, 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-07-07.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c Dodson, Andrew (November 12, 2010). "Delta College demolishing 43-year-old dorms by year's end". The Bay City Times. MLive Media Group. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  5. ^ Dodson, Andrew (April 6, 2010). "Delta College Trustee Thomas Lane resigns from board after 10 years of service". The Bay City Times. MLive Media Group. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  6. ^
  7. ^ DeltaBroadcasting - About Us Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Delta Collegiate
  9. ^ Delta Collegiate Archive

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Coordinates: 43°33′32.3″N 83°59′10.1″W / 43.558972°N 83.986139°W

Delta College

Delta College may refer to:

Delta College (Michigan), near Bay City

Delta Technical College, Horn Lake, Mississippi

Louisiana Delta Community College, Monroe, Louisiana

Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, Mississippi

San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, California

Donald J. Albosta

Donald Joseph Albosta (December 5, 1925 – December 18, 2014) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

Albosta was born in Saginaw, Michigan and attended Saginaw and Chesaning public schools. He graduated from Chesaning Agricultural School, and attended Delta College in Bay City.

He served in the United States Navy, was a farmer, owner, and developer of Misteguay Creek Farms. He served as Albee Township Trustee and was associate director of the Saginaw County Soil Conservation District. A Democrat, he was Saginaw County Commissioner from 1970 to 1974 and served in the Michigan State House of Representatives from 1974 to 1976, representing the 86th District. In 1976, he first ran for the United States House of Representatives in Michigan's 10th congressional district losing to longtime incumbent Al Cederberg.

Albosta sought a rematch against Cederberg in 1978. In a major upset, he defeated Cederberg to become the first Democrat to represent this district in 84 years. He was reelected twice, serving from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1985.

As a member of the Public Works and Transportation Committee, among others, Rep. Albosta offered amendments that improved the Comprehansive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, popularly known as "Superfund" including a provision requiring the Center for Disease Control to study the health histories of victims of exposure to hazardous substances in an effort to determine the effects of that exposure or the epidemiology of diseases related to exposures such as those that had inspired Albosta to run for Congress after he led the successful investigation and redress efforts in the wake of the spill of PBBs in cattle feed in Michigan.

Albosta was also chair of the House Post Office and Civil Service Committee's Subcommittee on Human Resources which conducted an investigation into the Unauthorized Transfers of Nonpublic Information During the 1980 Presidential Election which published its findings in May 1984 in Committee Print 98-12. The investigation revealed that the Reagan Campaign included three committees or groups devoted to monitoring and addressing the situation of the hostages held by Iran during the period preceding the 1980 Presidential election, which collectively referred to the potential release of the hostages before the November election as the "October Surprise". Some observers and later investigations by others concluded after the release of the hostages shortly after President Reagan's inauguration that the presidential campaign of Ronald Reagan orchestrated delaying the release of U.S. hostages held by Iran until after the election. The Albosta Subcommittee Report also confirmed that the Reagan campaign received, copied and used "a pilfered copy" of President Carter's debate briefing book, and related materials from the National Security Council, the term "pilfered" being used by Michigan Republican Congressman David Stockman in a statement on October 28, 1980 describing how he had used the book to prepare candidate Reagan for the debate with President Carter, to a group of about 65 people, according to newspaper reports of Rep. Stockman's speech printed in the Elkhart Truth and Dowagiac Daily News on Wednesday, October 29. The controversy became known as Debategate. During the investigation, William Casey, then-director of the CIA who had been Reagan's campaign director, said that the person who delivered the leaked briefing books to him was Paul Corbin, a former aide to Robert Kennedy and a disgruntled Ted Kennedy supporter. The subcommittee's final report in 1984 reported on scores of interviews with Reagan's former campaign staff and others. It did not conclusively identify the specific individuals within the Carter White House who may have provided the briefing books, but did interview several who may have done so, reported that some witness statements were not entirely candid and seconded the finding of United States District Court Judge Harold Green that the Reagan Administration was required by the Ethics in Government Act to appoint an independent counsel or special prosecutor to conduct an investigation and determine whether to seek an indictment against any of the high-level presidential appointees who had knowingly received and used the stolen White House briefing book in violation of the law. Attorney General Ed Meese declined to appoint an independent counsel.

In the late summer of 1984 Rep. Albosta cosponsored a bill introduced by Rep. John LaFalce to provide compensation for victims of hazardous substances. This did not play well with the Dow Chemical Company, headquartered in Albosta's district in Midland, Michigan. Executives and board members of Dow Chemical urged their employees and retirees to oppose Rep. Albosta and he was defeated in November by future state Attorney General Bill Schuette.

Albosta sought a rematch against Schuette in 1986; he won the Democratic primary, but lost the general election and retired from politics. He was a resident of St. Charles, Michigan. His daughter, Christine C. White, was appointed in March 2003 as the Director of Agriculture Policy for the Michigan Department of Agriculture. Albosta died on December 18, 2014 in St. Charles, Michigan, where he lived.

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Jim Stamas (born February 17, 1965) is a member of the Michigan State Senate and former Majority Floor Leader of the Michigan House of Representatives. He was inaugurated in the Michigan Senate on January 1, 2015. A Republican, he represents District 36 in the Senate and represented District 98 in the House, and is from Midland.

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Roger Kahn (politician)

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