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Abby Gonzales Wins Leadership Award

Abby Gonzales, a junior Elementary Teacher Education major and Blue Hens basketball player, has been named the Dean Ehler’s Leadership Award winner by the Colonial Athletic Association. The annual award is given to a men’s and women’s basketball studen …

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 …



oshua Wilson, assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education, with undergraduate research assistants Mckenna Winnie and Ally Raiche.
From Students to Scholars

Undergraduate research enhances UD experience As an assistant professor in the University of Delaware’s School of Education (SOE), Joshua Wilson frequently employs undergraduate assistants to provide support for grant-funded research projects. For some …

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 …



UD senior Rebekah Schrier speaks with a high school student enrolled in the School Offense Diversion Program at the Delaware Center for Justice
UD student spent senior year helping at-risk youths

On the first day of her 400-hour internship with the School Offense Diversion Program (SoDP) at the Delaware Center for Justice, University of Delaware senior Rebekah Schrier got a cup of coffee with her site supervisor, Cindy McDaniel, before setting …

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 …