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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.

  • Igniting Innovation
  • Cultivating Creativity
  • 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.

    Free Bird

    Lydia Kladitis has tables filled with colorful, miniature sets for her stop-motion comedy about a quirky bird named Daryl who is afraid of everything. This stop-motion film – Kladitis's second – was the result of a class project, and she recently finished a 2D animation film for her senior thesis.

    Read Lydia's Story

    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.

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  • Affordability
  • A Caring Community
  • Service-Learning
  • 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.

    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