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CEHD student helping in India

Students enroll in our College because they want to make a difference in the lives of people–some in their local community, and others around the world. See how our students have had an impact this year:

  • Christy Mannering was named one of Delaware’s Top 10 Movers and Shakers by North DelaWHERE Happening for her work with 3B Brae’s Brown Bags–a charity created by her 5th grader to feed the hungry–and her support of raising awareness about domestic abuse and sexual assault.
  • Alison Hooper was awarded a national dissertation grant to identify strategies that better prepare underprivileged children for kindergarten. She is conducting research to help home-care providers improve their quality of care.
  • Marisa Kofke received a grant for UD’s Center for the Study of Diversity to study the effect curriculum has on UD students within the disabilities studies minor, and how different teaching methods impact their understanding of disability.
  • Olivia Blythe served an internship in India, helping women and children who were pulled into the world of sex trade (see photo above).
  • Clement Coulson became an Inclusive Youth Leadership Development Intern for Project UNIFY at Special Olympics International in Washington, D.C. in 2013. He continues to serve as an advocate, looking to increase inclusiveness in the classroom and beyond.
  • Lara Andrews developed a class as part of her master’s program to bring together Special Olympic athletes and UD students interested in disabilities studies to foster inclusiveness through soccer.

Check out our News page for information on our faculty, students and staff.