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.

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Alumni in the news
  • Rudy Nayga's headshot and an illustration of a cafeteria lunch tray with a global plate.

    What people eat

    July 19, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    University of Delaware alumnus Rodolfo Nayga Jr. is one of the world’s most prominent authorities on critical issues related to the economics of poverty, nutrition, obesity and novel food technologies.
  • The real spider man

    May 16, 2022 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    UD alumnus George Uetz details his illustrious career in spider biology. With more than 40 years of research experience and nearly 200 publications to his name, George Uetz is an expert in arachnology — the study of spiders.
  • Horticulture champion

    May 10, 2022 | Written by Michele Walfred
    Sue Barton’s role at the University of Delaware is the perfect embodiment of the University’s land-grant mission. She teaches. She conducts research. And she takes UD’s knowledge to the public.

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A video of Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Shem Msabila, Marcia & Jim Borel: youtube.com/watch?v=FvfcsQJw8Sw

Shem Msabila, ANR24, from Tanzania, Africa never even imagined the possibility of researching plants in the United States. He had heard “no” too many times to have hope in pursuing research that will make a difference in his home country. But funding from Marcia and Jim Borel helped Shem experience more that he could have ever dreamed.

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