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 alumna studies contaminated sites vulnerable to sea level rise

    March 07, 2023 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    UD alumna Fatemeh Izaditame visits an EPA Superfund-adjacent site in Wilmington to study heavy metal contamination. Collected soil samples showed high levels of arsenic, underscoring the need for the remediation of sites vulnerable to flooding and sea level rise.
  • An advocate for Black microbiologists

    February 24, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Kishana Taylor notes that she often was one of few — and in some cases the only — Black microbiology students in her classes, and she earned three degrees without ever having had a Black professor. Through the Black Microbiologists Association, she has built a network that allows young Black professionals to engage with a diverse group of educators and scientists.
  • Capturing the moment

    February 17, 2023 | Written by Kate Zincone
    A 2020 graduate of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Patrick Carney double majored in wildlife ecology and conservation and insect ecology and conservation. He now works as an outdoor environmental educator and naturalist at Westmoreland Sanctuary in Mount Kisco, New York.

Featured video

A video of Transforming Lives with Scholarships: Shem Msabila, Marcia & Jim Borel:

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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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.

Development & Alumni Relations

Each year the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) selects outstanding faculty, staff and alumni whose achievements and commitment represent the very best of our storied college and its mission to feed the world and protect the planet.

CANR Excellence Awards