Dr. Peter L. Cho recently was named interim executive dean of the Delgado Community College West Bank campus, which serves about 3,000 students.

A Delgado faculty member since 1995, Cho recently served as lead department chairman of the Arts and Humanities Division and humanities coordinator for the West Bank campus. He also serves as chairman of the Delgado Internal Giving Campaign and of the Multiculturalism and Diversity Committee.

Cho has served as coordinator of the Music and Music Business Department and director of the Delgado Jazz Ensemble. He holds a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of New Orleans and a master’s degree in music and a bachelor’s degree in jazz studies from Loyola University.

He is a graduate of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System Leadership Development Institute and of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, with a certificate in entrepreneurship. He sits on the executive board of the American Federation of Musicians Local 174-496 and is a faculty member of the Satchmo Louis Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.

“Besides his many contributions to the New Orleans music scene as a performer and bandleader, Dr. Cho has a strong record of success as an instructor and administrator at Delgado Community College, including the West Bank Campus,” Delgado chancellor Joan Y. Davis said. “We are confident that his leadership as interim executive dean will contribute to the legacy of community service and academic excellence at Delgado West Bank.”

Teddy bears for kids

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and his deputy chiefs and commanders will be presented with hundreds of teddy bears at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at NOPD headquarters, 715 S. Broad St. The stuffed animals were collected during the Teddy Bear Program conducted by Arnaud’s Restaurant, the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation and the New Orleans Police Department.

Officers will carry the bears in their patrol cars and give them to children who are victims of crime and other tragedies.

Pruning properly

Learn to prune trees and shrubs at Parkway Partner’s Second Saturday with Lee Rouse of the LSU’s AgCenter at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Parkway Partners Greenhouse, 1137 Baronne St., at Clio Street.

Gates open at 9 a.m., and plants for sale include citrus and fig trees, native trees for landscaping, winter vegetables and bedding plants, including Swan Columbine and Amazon Dianthus.

Founded in 1982, Parkway Partners is a nonprofit organization that fosters a partnership between New Orleans residents and their green spaces, including neutral grounds, community gardens and schoolyards. For information visit www.parkwaypartnersnola.org.

Trees for life

Tree Nola Project, formerly Hike for KaTREEna, is holding a tree giveaway and a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 9, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 6249 Canal Blvd., at Harrison Avenue.

The tree giveaway will include one free tree per household, with 400 trees to choose from. The blood drive is on behalf of the Tubre family’s two children, who have medical problems requiring blood. Those who donate will receive an extra free tree or $15 toward the purchase of a fruit tree.

An activities tent for children will include the opportunity to pot acorns from historic City Park oaks.

The mission of Nola Tree Project is to replant 100,000 trees lost during and after Hurricane Katrina. For information visit www.nolatreeproject.org.

Longue Vue happenings

Educators are invited to explore ways to include Longue Vue’s collections, architecture and history in their classrooms from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at Long Vue House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road.

Funded by the Keller Foundation and facilitated by Food for Thought Creative Learning specialists, the interactive workshop is the first of two. A light breakfast will be served. For information or to register, contact Edna Lanieri at (504) 293-4724 or elanieri@longvue.com.

Also, contact Lanieri about the documentary screening “Rosenwald” from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at Longue Vue. The film, provided by the National Center for Jewish Film, presents the story of philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.

The viewing is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Reservations are required, and light refreshments will be served. For information about these and other Longue Vue events, visit www.longuevue.com.

Lynne Jensen writes about New Orleans community events and people. Contact her at jensencolumn@gmail.com.