"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
"My internships & editorial work at UD prepared me for a challenging but ever-rewarding career as a reporter."
~ 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
Many generous alumni designate their annual University giving to the English Department. We are grateful for your donations, which support undergraduate student research projects, class field trips, travel expenses for graduate students to attend conferences and present papers, and other English Department programs.
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If you would like to support the Department, you can designate your giving when responding to any of the University fundraising efforts, or you can send a check (payable to the University of Delaware) to the Office of University Development, 83 E. Main St., 3rd Floor, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. When mailing checks, please note the department and program (e.g. English Dept undergraduate student research) on the check's memo line.
You may also donate online by visiting the University of Delaware Make a Gift page. We appreciate all donations – from the $1000-levels to the smallest amounts. Since there are over 7,000 English alumni, the $10 and $25 gifts do add up.
Thank you for your support and continued interest in the University of Delaware Department of English!
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