"My PhD studies at UD 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 become 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
"My professors helped me develop a compassionate teaching style and establish professional connections."
~ Staci Edwards
"I attribute much of my success to the English Education program at Delaware."
~ Samantha Draper
Many generous alumni designate their annual University giving to the English Department. We are grateful for your donations, which support student research projects and other English Department programs, such as stipends and travel expenses for graduate students to attend conferences and present papers. What's on our wish list right now?
The publication of Caesura, the University's only literary magazine, and the annual Caesura reading (a guest poet or novelist reads from his/her own works and also announces the Department's annual writing awards), is funded by alumni and also supported by the Elda Wolleager Gregory family. In addition, alumni funds support Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society) events, class trips to plays, and many other projects and programs.
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 Gifts Processing Office, 122 Hullihen Hall,
University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716. When mailing checks, please
make them payable to the "UD Department of English" and note the program
(e.g. 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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