"My English degree is the foundation of my career. If you can write, you can do anything."
~ Jimmy Daly
"My professors taught me how to think creatively, read analytically and write persuasively. "
~ Michael A. Iannucci
"My studies provided a solid background in literature and honed my critical skills for my own writing."
~ Catherine Carter
"I made lifelong friends and I got my butt kicked intellectually. I’m eternally grateful for both."
~ Alexander Long
"The friendship and support of my mentors helped me to grow tremendously as a writer."
~ Erinn Batykefer
"I became an Assistant Editor in less than two years with my English degree."
~ Rachel A. Gearhart
"I use my English degree to advocate for my clients. The program helped me become a better writer & thinker."
~ Mary Akhimien
"I honed my writing & research on diverse issues of the human condition, focusing on ethics and civic justice."
~ Brian Byrd
"An education in the humanities helps to render the world into a language that is profound, mysterious & complex."
~ Rachel Eliza Griffiths
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~ Wallace McKelvey
"My job demands perfection when it comes to grammar, accuracy and objectivity, and it needs to happen fast."
~ Matt O'Donnell
"I found my passion for counseling students and helping them stay on track to attend college."
~ Sara Linton
"I got a great job teaching 9th grade English and film studies and will soon pursue my master's degree."
~ Kelly Emery
"Taking a variety of English courses allowed me to master and teach the modes of discourse to my own students."
~ Danielle Allen
"I secured my job prior to graduation at a UD teacher job fair. "
~ Melissa Paparozzi
Your big day is almost here! Mark your calendar for English Convocation on May 26 and University Commencement on May 27.
Friday, May 26, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Place: North Tent across from Mitchell Hall
The faculty and staff of the English Department are proud to celebrate the achievements of our graduating students. We invite families and friends to join us on this special day! Tickets are not necessary; students may bring as many guests as they like. This event is separate from the University Commencement held on Saturday.
The English Department Convocation is one of several ceremonies scheduled in the North Tent, on Friday. Time between the ceremonies is tight and the schedule will not be delayed to accommodate late arrivals. Procession will begin in Gore Hall (lobby). Students should plan to arrive promptly between 2:45pm and 3:15pm, to line up for the procession. Guests should proceed into NorthTent and seat themselves. There will be a section of seats roped off for graduates but all other seating will be open on a first-come, first-served basis (Tickets are NOT required). Ushers will be on hand to direct students and guests to their correct locations, bathrooms, and concession areas. There will be a reception immediately following the ceremony in the Trabant Multipurpose Rooms (A, B and C).
The English Department Convocation is expected to last about one hour. Names of students attending the ceremony will be announced as they cross the stage. Before the ceremony, students will fill out a card with their name and degree details. As students approach the stage, a GradImages photographer will take individual portraits and students will hand their cards to a department representative to read aloud. Another photograph will be taken as each student crosses the stage. Photo proofs will be emailed to students within a few days but there is no obligation to purchase the photographs. The stage is handicap accessible and a set of seats will be reserved for handicapped guests. Please notify the Department by May 1 if you will require other special accommodations such as a sign language interpreter.
Information about the University of Delaware Commencement on Saturday, May 27th can be found on UD's Commencement website. Questions regarding the University Commencement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-831-GRAD (4723).
Parking - You are strongly encouraged to use the Star Campus Parking lot and have the UD Parking shuttle bring you to the North Tent on the North Green. There is very limited parking at the venue.
Questions about the English Department Convocation should be directed to Nina Warren at email@example.com or 302-831-2362.
We look forward to seeing you on May 26th and celebrating your achievements!
The English and English Education Classes of 2013 celebrate on the steps of Memorial Hall.
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