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Student Stories

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.

  • Service-Learning
  • Creativity
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Providing Hope

    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 Part II and Part III of Ellen and Michael's Story

    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.

    Explore Entrepreneurship Program

    Top Scores

    Three premed majors scored in the 99th percentile of the Medical College Admission Test. The trio also gain real-world experience through research, the Rescue Squad, and a medical and dental brigade to Jamaica.

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    Dayton's Darkest Summer

    In summer 2019, Dayton faced multiple tornadoes and a mass shooting in the span of 68 days. UD students created a documentary that shares the impact of these events and highlights the city's resilience.

    Learn More and Watch Documentary

    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.

    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.