The University of Delaware will utilize a program called Merit to spread the word of students' achievements.

Student merit

UD student achievements celebrated and shared on social, local media


11:07 a.m., Sept. 6, 2013--The University of Delaware continues its partnership with readMedia by offering a new version of the accomplishment-sharing service, called Merit. 

Merit — previously known as Hometown Newsmaker — provides students with a forum to track and share their experiences, achievements, awards, memberships and projects.

Honors Stories

Goldwater Scholars

Two University of Delaware students, Victoria Muir and Hannah Wastyk, have earned scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Chemical engineering honors

Melissa Gordon, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won an Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award from the American Chemical Society.

UD’s Office of Communications and Marketing will administer the University’s Merit account, granting students virtual achievement badges for a range of activities including making the Dean’s List, graduation and participating in study abroad programs. 

Students will be notified via email every time they are granted an achievement and can subsequently share the news of their achievement on social media and on their own personal Merit pages. 

Additionally, news of student accomplishments will be distributed to students’ hometown newspapers. 

Students can visit UD’s Merit page to see accomplishments from their peers and learn more about how the program works. Once students are granted an achievement, they will be notified and can log on to Merit to establish their individual Merit pages. 

Students are not required to maintain their own Merit pages. Achievements will automatically be posted to their page once they are administered by the University.

Merit pages provide employers who search for applicants online with a snapshot of students’ achievements and experiences. 

Students, parents, faculty or staff who wish to submit news of a specific UD accomplishment can fill out a submission form here or email with the subject line “Merit Submission.” 

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