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Student Stories

Taking Flight

At UD, you’ll leave the classroom and enter the world’s workshop. Through hands-on learning, you’ll gain important knowledge and skills – while also developing a critical mind and a compassionate heart.

  • Inspiring Dreams
  • Sparking Success
  • Igniting Innovation
  • Coming Full Circle

    Morgan Cox's journey to UD began at age six in Salyersville, KY when she attended a day camp run by UD's Summer Appalachia Program. With the encouragement and support of UD students, Morgan made her dreams come true.

    Explore UD's Summer Appalachia Program

    Paving a New Path

    At UD, you'll be challenged to open yourself to the world and learn from firsthand experience. Through hands-on learning opportunities at IACT, Amari Spears discovered innovative ways to use his degree.

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    Turning Trash into Treasure

    Through hands-on research, Peter Fabe has learned to make mistakes — and make a real difference. His goal? Turning plastic waste — like old spoons — into 3D printing material.

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  • Service-Learning
  • Affordability
  • A Caring Community
  • Engineering That Matters

    A local man with cerebral palsy received the gift of going on family bike rides again — just in time for his 27th birthday — thanks to a group of engineering students who designed an electric bike with a trailer that can be easily transported and pulled by his family.

    A Promise Fulfilled

    Even though Dezaneé Bluthenthal attended high school only steps from the heart of UD’s campus, attending UD felt out of reach. But through the Flyer Promise Scholars program, Dezaneé was able to achieve her dreams.

    Read About the Flyer Promise Scholars

    This One's For You, Momma

    Senior year of college can be a challenge, but few face a year like Mara Shaneyfelt encountered. With determination and the support of her professors, she persevered and gave her mom one last gift.