Alumni & Friends

Cultivating a legacy


Our community is strong. Our relationships sustain us. Alumni, friends, families and students of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources work together to create a lasting legacy and fulfill our land-grant mission of teaching, research and extension.

Alumni have gone on to become successful growers, agribusiness leaders, scientists and policy makers. They've conducted pioneering research that has shaped our food and our planet.

Supporters have provided the resources to get them there. With new state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities on the horizon, your gift today will impact student success for decades to come.

Be a part of our story.

Alumni in the news
  • UD Professor Don Sparks smiles, enjoying the celebration of his career attended by many of his former students.

    Scientific mentorship

    June 14, 2024 | Written by Katie Peikes | Photos by Evan Krape and Kathy F. Atkinson and courtesy of University Archives
    UD plant and soil sciences alumni say mentorship was a hallmark of Don Sparks’ illustrious UD career.
  • Leveraging landscape architecture for conservation

    May 30, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    University of Delaware alumna Juliahna Mistretta is leveraging her landscape architecture degree for conservation. This summer, Mistretta will complete a master’s degree in global biodiversity conservation at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. As part of an effort to record the park's biodiversity, Mistretta collected and identified bats and beetles in Africa’s Kasanka National Park. Mistretta will combine her master's degree with her BLA from UD to create sustainable spaces that foster biodiversity and give back to the community.
  • UD’s non-thesis M.S. in Animal Science prepares Kayla Pettiford for veterinary school

    May 02, 2024 | Written by Molly Schafer
    As a graduate of UD’s non-thesis M.S. in Animal Science, alumna Kayla Pettiford attributes her UD master's degree in preparing her for veterinary school success. Pettiford graduated with an undergraduate degree in pre-veterinary science from Delaware State University in 2021. Pettiford took her time researching master’s programs. UD's concentration in Veterinary Biosciences, Biotechnology, and One Health (VBBOH) stood out.

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The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) engages donors, alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the University of Delaware's legacy as one of the great public institutions of higher education in America.

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