Mikhail JamesLouis Brooks

2014 Orientation Leader




Communication Interest


Nutley, New Jersey



First Year Residence Hall:



Lacrosse, hockey, skiing, singing, playing guitar, avid and abstract movie quoting

UD Involvement:

Greek Life, A Capella.

Most exciting UD memory:

There is definitely more than one! Without a doubt, receiving my acceptance letter to UD is by far the most exciting and memorable moment I’ve had thus far in my UD career.

Advice for a new student:

Keep an open mind! You are at the very beginning of a life changing journey where you will meet new people, expand your academic horizons, conquer new challenges, and begin to discover who you are as an individual. The best part is that you’re not alone! Don’t be afraid to ask questions, experience new things, and step out of your comfort zone. You are going to do great things!

Advice for their parents:

College is a crucial time in a student’s life where they transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. It is when they develop their sense of self, values, goals, autonomy and other crucial elements that allow them to be more in-tune with who they are and who they would like to become. Be the foundation that your student can always rely upon when they are in need of some solid ground. Growing pains are natural and a necessary part of the process, but are much easier to handle knowing you have a loving, caring support system.

Why I chose Delaware:

My father graduated from the University of Delaware, so growing up UD always held a special place in my heart. Whether it be cheering the Blue Hens on from the stands at a football game or having dinner at the Deer Park, UD was always a place my family went to spend quality time together. When the time came to apply to schools, UD was in a league of its own and a natural choice!

Favorite song:

“Go the Distance” by Michael Bolton

Favorite spot on Main Street:

Caffé Gelato

Plans after college:

I’d like to say that I am never leaving UD! But for now all I can say is that I am going to follow my heart, continue to learn, and strive to do things that I am passionate about. What that is, I don’t know! But that’s the beauty of it – life is a journey and I’m going to enjoy the ride.

Interesting fact:

I have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City on 4 separate occasions! Also, my nickname is Roger.