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T Leonardo receiving her DE SHRM Scholarship
Toni Leonardo HRA Major

  When Toni Leonardo became a student at the University of Delaware, she was looking to combine her passion for meeting new people with an interest in business. She found that the newly launched Human Resources Administration major aligned perfect …

Erica Komp poses with German students who are holding their self portrait drawings
ETE Prepared Grad to Teach in Germany

Erika Komp, 2018 graduate of the University of Delaware, had always wanted to visit Germany, where her family originated. When she learned of a summer position teaching English as a foreign language at the Wust Summer School for English Language, Theat …

Emily Halliday sits in her classroom
Emily Halliday: Value of AA in Georgetown

Dover native Emily Halliday wasn’t planning to begin her University of Delaware career in Georgetown, but inadvertently she discovered the Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education program while college hunting and decided it was the best fit f …



Nicole Mejia speaks to a woman next to her Summer Scholars research poster
McNair Scholar explores developing culturally-sensitive lessons

Nicole Mejia first heard of the McNair Scholars Program from a University of Delaware classmate. She’d told Mejia about the opportunities it opened up by preparing her for graduate school. A nationally-sponsored program, the Ronald E. McNair Post Bacca …

Cristina Ahrendt works with a student in the Education Resource Center
Education undergraduate evaluated automated essay-scoring software

Cristina Ahrendt, majoring in elementary teacher education, has been working with a faculty member in the School of Education’s literacy department to evaluate whether automated essay-scoring software positively affects writing instruction and achievem …

Taylor Ryan giving a talk at the Steele Symposium
Suicide prevention research led to a career

Taylor Ryan, a graduate of the HDFS 4+1 program, conducted and presented her research every year as a student at UD. As a master’s student, she began to research a topic very close to her heart, which she presented during the 2018 Steele Symposium “Ope …



Katie Manta and Josh Lewis smile on the UD campus
Two CEHD students show the way

Future elementary school teacher Katie Manta ’19 finds the opportunity to give, serve and learn in everything she does. Human Services major Josh Lewis ‘20 is drawn to helping others. Both combined their interests with their passion for UD by becoming …

Gillian Williams, AAUW club president and Laura Cutler, HDFS doctoral student, club member
New RSO Seeks to Advance Gender Equality

Recent findings by the Pew Research Center indicate that while women have made advances in workforce participation over the last half century, large gender gaps remain at the top levels of leadership in business and government. In addition, the America …

Nikki Dombrowski speaks at the 2016 Twilight Induction Ceremony
Human Services major named UD Woman of Promise

Nikki Dombrowski, a student in UD’s Honors Program majoring in human services was recognized by UD as a Women of Promise in March 2018. Her time at the University has been marked by a genuine passion for making a difference. During her human services i …