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Student Stories

Taking Flight

UD is a mission in motion. By expanding access and affordability, students like DezaneƩ are able to achieve their dreams.

  • Igniting Innovation
  • A Caring Community
  • Engaging the World
  • One Good Idea Leads To Another. And Another. And Then More.

    An engineering capstone project was dubbed "a nearly impossible task" given the shortened on-campus semester and various project requirements. But that didn't stop Joe Vicario from developing an innovative design solution -- and overcoming obstacles along the way.

    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.

    Catalyst for Change

    As a peer adviser in the School of Business Administration, Dani Lewis helps first-year students transition to the college environment. Her biggest piece of advice? To get involved. UD offers countless opportunities for students to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world experiences, preparing them for success after graduation.

  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Service-Learning
  • Engineering a Great Story

    Christian Cubacub '20 is a computer engineering major who is passionate about creative storytelling and the power of mentoring.

    Handy Hats

    Danielle Ruffolo was not expecting to start her own business as a sophomore in college. But a class project turned into an opportunity.

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    Our ETHOS in Action

    Ellen Lucchesi and Michael Fornadel combined their technical skills with their desire to positively impact the lives of other people. And in the process, their own lives are changed, too.

    Watch Ellen and Michael's Story