27 February 2014
Tyrone (Ty) Jones, Director of Delaware External Affairs for AstraZeneca, was recognized by Delaware Technical Community College (Delaware Tech) as the annual Black History Month Honoree at a special celebration on Wednesday, February 26, 2014. Ty, who has played an active role in driving positive change in communities state-wide for decades, joins other notable Delawareans – such as Mayor Dennis Williams, Jocelyn E. Scott and Dr. James E. Newton – in receiving this honor.
For more than 15 years, Delaware Tech’s Stanton/Wilmington Campus has been celebrating Black History Month by honoring a member of the community for his or her outstanding personal and professional achievements. The College selects individuals who have made significant contributions to the community and have made an impact on improving the quality of life throughout the state.
Ty has a wealth of experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors in the state of Delaware, with a career that spans more than 20 years.
In his roles at AstraZeneca, the Urban League, U.S. Senator Tom Carper’s office, and the City of Wilmington, Ty has engaged stakeholders across these sectors to work to address healthcare policy and program development, adolescent health and development, and strategic philanthropy and advocacy. Ty also started “Project Stay Free,” a community-based intervention program aimed at helping youth who come in contact with the juvenile justice system to reconnect to their families and their communities.