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
  • 2022 UD Holiday Gift Guide features several CANR products

    November 25, 2022 | Written by UD Staff
    Visit the UD Holiday Gift Guide to explore unique gift ideas from around the University, including UDairy Creamery and UD Botanic Gardens.
  • Early growth in plant science

    September 21, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone and Dante LaPenta
    Thanks to the generosity of University of Delaware alumnus Ron Ferriss, Delaware high school students receive early plant science research experience much like Ferriss received a half century ago. Ferriss has no doubt that his first UD internship was the single most meaningful step in setting his career direction.
  • 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.

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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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