Delaware Tech Honors DuPont Executive at African American History Celebration

STANTON - Delaware Technical Community College recently honored Hinton J. Lucas, Jr., vice president and assistant general counsel at DuPont, during its annual African American History Month celebration on Wednesday, February 15, 2012.  Mr. Lucas was selected by Delaware Tech’s African American History Month Committee for his outstanding professional and personal achievements during his 30-year career at DuPont, and within the community.

In the community, Lucas serves as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Blood Bank of Delmarva, the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Business Roundtable.  He is a member of the Board of Managers for A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children and is also a Trustee of Christiana Care Health System.  Furthermore, he is the sponsor of the DuPont Pipeline Project, a program that develops overall skills and interest in the legal profession in middle and high school students from the Wilmington area.

During the program, there were words of tribute from two of Lucas’s colleagues: Wayne R. Walker, Esq. of Walker Nell Consultants, Inc. and Janet Y. Bivins, Esq., corporate counsel with DuPont.  Delaware Tech President Dr. Orlando J. George, Jr., introduced Mr. Lucas, and he was also presented with several certificates of recognition from local government. A scholarship was established in honor of Mr. Lucas by James H. Gilliam, Sr., the 2005 African American History Month honoree.

Lucas is a graduate of Hampton Institute (University) and received a Masters in Business from Central Michigan University as well as a J.D. from the University of Dayton School Of Law. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Lucas was recognized for his demonstrated and sustained commitment to improving the hiring, retention and promotion of women and minority attorneys.

The theme of this year’s African American History Month program was Celebrating Our Legacy. The event was help at Delaware Technical Community College’s Stanton Campus.