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Delta College puts together time capsule to mark 100th year in 2063

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POSTED December 8, 2013 4:49 p.m.

STOCKTON — Delta College’s 100-year Time Capsule has been cleared for its voyage through time.

It’s been 50 years since Stockton Junior College separated from the Stockton Unified School District in 1963. San Joaquin Delta College was born.

In celebration of Delta’s 50th, the college recently completed filling a new “100th Anniversary” time capsule which will be opened in 2063. The contents include: videos, Delta magazines, campus information, photos and numerous items reflecting Delta’s vibrant roll in the community. The capsule has been sealed. As for exact specifics of the contents, well...you’ll need to wait 50 years.

The Time Capsule Committee consisted of retired Delta Social Science instructors Chuck Bloch, Del McComb and Superintendent/President, Kathy Hart. Bloch and McComb are noted Delta College historians and debated many items for inclusion.

“There were hundreds of worthy items considered for the capsule,” said McComb. “You hate to leave anything out.” Chuck Block agreed. “There is only so much room in the capsule. When push came to shove, I think the committee made excellent choices.”

McComb warned with a grin, “A curse on anyone who opens this capsule before 2063.”

“50 years is almost two generations,” mused Hart. “The person who opens this time capsule probably hasn’t been born yet.”

The beautiful black and gold capsule, created by Delta’s welding shop, will be displayed in a niche in the foyer of Goleman Library along with our 50th Anniversary capsule. Both capsules were exhibited at Hart’s Holiday Reception in the Horton Gallery, Dec. 5. The reception also highlighted walking tours of the new Science and Mathematics building. The new building will officially open for the Spring Semester that starts Jan. 21.

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