Talented UD alumni and students are honored by the University of Delaware and the University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA) with several scholarships and awards. These awards recognize their contributions to society; success in their professions; mentorship of students; and service to the University, the state and the region.

Alumni Circle

Photograph of UDAA President, Steve Beattie at the dedication of Alumni Circle on the University of Delaware campus.

For decades, the UD Alumni Association (UDAA) has recognized its students and alumni. Now, there is a permanent and physical representation of these achievements on campus. In October 2019, the UDAA unveiled Alumni Circle, a space between Alumni Hall and the Carpenter Sports Building (or Little Bob), near Old College.

The shape of the Alumni Circle is meaningful and purposeful, representing the lifelong, never-ending relationship the association hopes all Blue Hens have with their alma mater. The stone walls of the Alumni Circle are engraved with names of past UDAA presidents and recipients of the Outstanding Alumni Award, Alumni Wall of Fame, Emalea Pusey Warner Award for Outstanding Senior Woman and the Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Award for Outstanding Senior Man.

ALUMNI AWARDS

Photograph of the dedication of the Alumni Circle on the University of Delaware campus.

UDAA Alumni Wall of Fame

In recognition of the many notable achievements of University of Delaware alumni, the UD Alumni Association and the University of Delaware established the Alumni Wall of Fame in 1984. The Wall of Fame recognizes outstanding professional and public service achievements by UD graduates. Those inducted into the Wall of Fame are recognized on campus with their name inscribed on the Alumni Circle wall.

2019

Mark P. Bendett, EG81M, EG85PhD
Carol Van Dyke Freer, M.D., AS68
Kirk D. Malloy, EOE90M, EOE93PhD

2018

Donna M. Fontana, BE85
Vance V. Kershner, EG79
Marie E. Pinizzotto, BE08M

2017

Ann Massey Badmus, EG84
Richard J. Gannon, AS87
Elizabeth Anthony Mattey, HS77
Paul M. McConnell, AS74

2016

Grace Thompson Leong, AS88
Tara J. Manal, AS91, 93M
Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr., AS85
Marna C. Whittington, AS68

2015

David G. DeWalt, EG86
Richard E. Emmert, EG52M, 54PhD
Charles W. Horn, AS75
Raymond A. Jacobsen Jr., AS71
Linda Laskowski Jones, HS83, 88M
Thomas F. Shumosic, AS06
Kenneth C. Whitney, BE80

2014

Anne M. Gaffney, AS82PhD
E. Thomas Harvey III, BE75
Terri Connor Kelly, EG83
Claire M. Renzetti, AS77, 79M, 82PhD
Leonard P. Stark, AS91, BE91M

2013

Barry J. Bentley, EG78
Keith A. Bentley, EG80
Elizabeth Casey Halley, HS81
Wayne R. Hanby, AS76
W. Edwin Kee Jr., AGAS73, 75M, 96M
Kathleen Kline Mangione, HS85
David A. Plouffe, AS10
James A. Sears, BE70
Timothy E. Shanahan, EH80PhD
Liz Ann Sonders, AS86

2012

The Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr., BE73
John R. Collins, BE80
Margaret Loew Craft, AS77
Scott K. Goodell, Esq., AS76
David R. Helwig, EG73
Dr. Evelyn Maurmeyer, EOE74M, '78PhD
Gordon A. Pfeiffer, BE56
Dr. Janet A. Smith, EHD95EdD

2011

Leon W. Adams, AG41
Douglas Blonsky, AG81
John E. Eckerson, BE87
Edgar N. Johnson, Jr., HS67, EHD70M
Nancy Lee Karibjanian, AS80
Rita Mariani Landgraf, EHD80
James H. Miller, EG77
John W. Morgan III, AS79
Patricia Orris Robertson, EOE72M
Suzanne McMahon Sears, EHD78

2010

Brian F. Atwater, EOE80PhD
David F. Butters, EHD79, 82M
Theodore H. Carski, ANR86PhD
Christopher J. Christie, AS84
Arthur J. Coury, AS62
Jo Anne Pryor Deshon, EHD80M, 00EdD
Michael S. Geltzeiler, BE80
Bangalore T. Lakshman, EG71M
Margaret van Heek, HS85
David F. Welch, EG81

2009

Robert D. Fleck, Jr., EG69
Francis E. "Skip" Gardiner, Jr, EG62
Dr. Spangler "Buzz" Klopp, ANR66, ANR68M
David A. Plastino, AS78

2008

Alex T. Bourdon, EG81
Arthur L. Goldstein, EG59M
Elizabeth McCloy Morris, HS73
Carol A. Post, AS91M
Lisa C. Rowen, AS82, HS82

2007

Charles Allmond III, ANR53, 57M
Doris Hamburg, AS81M
Mary Ann Hitchens, AS67, AS71M
Michael Lancellot, BE78
Thomas Taylor, ANR68, 70M

2006

Charles C. Allen III, ANR71
T.W. Fraser Russell, EG64PhD
Phyllis Williams Sharps, HS76M
David Sincoskie, EG75, 77M, 80PhD

2005

Charles A. Genuardi, Jr. BE70
J. Patrick Kelly, AS67
Sandra K. Morris, EHD76, 81M
Terry F. Neimeyer, EG77
Karen A. Stout, AS82, 95EdD

2004

Jo Anne Bryant Barnhart, AS75
Chester "Chet" T. Dickerson, Jr., ANR62, 64M
Joan Mastrangelo Marter, AS70M, 74PhD
Dr. Donald R. McCoy, EG75

2003

T. Elbert Chance, AS52, 59M
Allan Ferguson, EG65
Rakesh Jain, EG74M, 76 PhD
Jacqueline Jones, AS70
Anthony A. Kossiakoff, AS72PhD
Stephen Mockbee, BE73
Ruth Arak Toor, AS53

2002

Rev. Alexander W. Boyer, AS40
Richard E. Hangen, EG63
Debra Hess Norris, AS77, 80M
Robert L. Siegfried, Jr., BE81

2001

E. Paul Catts '52, 57M AG
The Late Raymond F. Eid, ANR59M
Thomas L. Gutshall, EG60
Carol E. Hoffecker, AS60
Richard J. Hutton, ANR48
Charles R.E. Lewis III, AS75
Larry R. Pike, BE74M

2000

Dr. Amelia Augustus, AS59
Henri L. Bertuch, BE54
Thomas D. Campbell, BE72
Frederick E. Roberts, ANR71M

1999

Paul J. Andrisani, AS68, BE70M
Karen Emas Borbee, HS85
Leon DeValinger, Jr., AS30, 35M
Wayne J. Pollari, AS50, 51M
Harold R. Raymond, HS65M
H. Albert Young, AS26

1998

William C. Allen, AS72
Edward J. Bennett, BE59
Paula Lance Gavin, AS67
Robert V.A. Harra, Jr., BE71
Everett C. Johnson, AS1899
Jane Watson Mitchell, AS63

1997

Donald R. Brunner, BE66
Richard T. Collins, AS71
Jeanne Watson Driscoll, HS71
James L. Ford, Jr., AS73
Julie Moyer Knowles, AS82

1996

M. Jane Brady, AS73
Edward E. Butler, ANR43
Yvette L. Freeman, AS72
Ronald H. Haines, EG56
David R. Hoyer, EG53

1995

William B. Chandler, AS73
Donald F. Crossan, ANR50
Jack L. Messman, EG62
Lorraine Waxman Pearce, AS58
Jane G. Pepper, ANR76, 78M

1994

Howard E. Cosgrove, BE70M
John N. McDowell, AS31
Jane Margaret O’Brien, AS81PhD
Reed E. Pyeritz, AS68
Sue Lewis Robinson, AS74

1993

John L. Anderson, EG67
William R. Baldt, AS57, HS67M
Edward Legates, ANR43
LaVera Lyn Leonard, HS71, 78M
Susan P. Stroman, AS76

1992

Januar D. Bove, Jr., AS41
Wayne Callaway, AS63
Robert W. Gore, EG59
Peyton Blanche Hudson, HS57
Bruce E. Jarrell, EG69

1991

Thurman G. Adams, Jr., ANR50
Lozelle Jenkins DeLuz, HS85PhD
William L. Friend, EG58M
Carol O'Neill Mayhew, HS64, 71M, 78M, 84Ed.D.
Joseph E. McDade, AS65M, 67PhD
Mary Patterson McPherson, AS60M
Leonard W. Quill, BE58, 66M
Nancy Churchman Sawin, AS40M

1990

Thomas R. Carper, BE75, 75M
Paul Megginson Hodgson, Sr., ANR27
Calvert A. Morgan Jr., BE70
Michael Plumb, ANR71
Janet M. Rzewnicki, BE77

1989

Henry R. Folsom, Jr., EG36
Bryan J. Gordon, AS69
Otis A. Herring, AS69
Joseph A. Mendenhall, AS40
Miles Powell, Jr., EG50
Lodewijk Van Den Berg, AS72M, 75PhD
Stephanie Gerjovich Wright, AS70, HS76M

1988

T. Alan Bennett, EG32
Fenton Carey Jr., EG67, 70M
Ann B. Catts, AS52
Arthur W. Colbourn, AS69
Morton Collins, EG58
Eugene D. DiSabatino, EG43
Ira T. Ellis, HS27
Orlando J. George, Jr., AS67, 69M, 90Ed.D.
Carl-Olaf Homen, AS60
Charles S. Joanedis, EG50
James F. Kearns, EG50M
Jean King, AS50
Robert S. Rowe, EG42
Alexander Sesonske, EG50PhD
Howard H. Simon, BE63
Arthur W. Warner Jr., AS40
Elbert C. Wisner, ANR52

1987

Joseph H. Harper, ANR22

1986

J. Caleb Boggs, AS31
Michael G. Heinecken, HS61, 66M
William B. Keene, AS55, 65M
Cynthia A. LaCourse, EG60
Clark P. Lattin Jr., EG38
Lucile Petry Leone, AS24
Alfred R. Max, BE33
Sarah E. McCubbin, AS29
Bart A. Milano, HS51, 56M
John W. "Iron Mike" O’Daniel, ANR1917
Russell Pippin, BE27
Robert Pittard, Jr., HS72
John F. Porter III, BE65M
Joseph J. Purzycki, HS71, 77M
M.G. Quimby, AS61, 63M
James F. Quirk, HS63
Cornelius V. Robbins Jr., AS53, EHD61M
Rodney Sharp, AS1900.
Henry Smith, AS30
Dent Smith, EG22
James C. Stewart, BE38
Robert L. Sumwalt, EG1918
John E. Wallace Jr., AS64
Margaretmary Torelli Weidert, EG72
Leonard L. Williams, AS56
Ralph O. Williams, BE61
Linda Fitzgerald Winfield, AS75, 80M, 82PhD

1985

Virginia Arnold, AS30
Suzanne Loewenstein Bush, AS69
Norman L. Cannon, AS33
Gabriel D. Chuchani, AS50, 51M
William M. Duffy, Jr., BE40
William H. Duncan, AS51
Allen Frear Jr., ANR24
Mary Woodmansee Green, HS68
Daniel L. Herrmann, AS35
Richard C. Kiddoo, EG47
Herbert H. Lank, AS25
Joseph M. Lank, HS52
Randi Jagel Marrazzo, HS71
James H. McNeal Jr., BE51
Thomas E. Mees, AS72
John A. Munroe, AS36, 41M
Daniel Nathans, AS50
Charles C. Parks, AS50
John M. Thompson, Jr., BE52

1984

D. Hayes Agnew, AS36, 49H
Eleanor J. Bader, HS43
George W. Bagby, AS47
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., AS65
Naomi R. Bluestone, AS58
Murray Campbell, EG50
Dennis C. Carey, AS71, 73M
Rocco J. Carzo, HS54, 56M
Lloyd S. Casson, AS61
John R. Eagle, EG56
John Ewing
Robert A. Fischer, Jr., BE70
Berwyn N. Fragner, AS50
Jane Nuckols Garrett, AS57
G. Dallas Green, BE56
John W. Greiner, EG80, 84H, 17H
William W. Harrington, AS95, 50H
Frederick W. Hartmann, AS51
Robert Kirkwood
Nathaniel T. Lupton, AS50
John G. McCullough, AS55, AS58M
James McHenry
Thomas McKean
Louis McLane
Hugh H. Morris, AS98, 28H
William H. Purnell, AS81, AS84M
George Read
Percival R. Roberts III, AS57, 62M
Nina Matheny Roscher, AS60
Fred R. Rullo, Jr., AS64
Gove Saulsbery, AS42
Willard Saulsbery, AS43
Collins J. Seitz, AS37
James E. Shelton, AS57
Samuel M. Silver, AS33
W. Owen Sypherd, AS96, 47H
Samuel J. Talucci, ANR51
Charles Thompson
Lawrence Washington, AS73
Andrew J. Wiley, AS82, 30H
Walter F. Williams, EG51
Hugh Williamson
Matthew Wilson

Nomination Guidelines

  • The nominee must be a University of Delaware alumnus/na (defined as completing at least 30 credit hours).
  • The nominee may hold (or have held) a senior leadership position within a corporation or other institution.
  • The nominee has made a significant contribution to further his/her profession and has been honored for his/her excellence and service through professional/civic awards and commendations.
  • The nominee should have maintained a relationship with the University of Delaware.
  • The nominee is involved in his/her community. Supporting documentation, such as newspaper and magazine articles as well as press releases, are encouraged.
UD Outstanding Alumni Award winners Traci S. Boddy and John F. Knarr.

UDAA Outstanding Alumni Awards

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented annually at an awards ceremony during Alumni Weekend to an alumnus and alumna in recognition of their exemplary volunteer work on behalf of the University of Delaware and/or the University of Delaware Alumni Association. For over 50 years, the University of Delaware Alumni Association has honored University graduates with this award.

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2019

Traci S. Boddy, BE01
John F. Knarr, HS77, HS81M, AS90

2018

Mary Ann Hangen Blair, AS66, 82M
Kenneth C. Jones, BE80

2017

Alan L. Brayman, BE73
Darelle Lake Riabov, AS73

2015

Fred Cottrell, AS85 Patricia Novack Drake, HS75, 80M
Marian Bergan Cottrell, AS85

2014

Shawn Duff, BE08
Shanté Stargell Hastings, EG00

2013

Grace Thompson Leong, AS88
Steven E. Linberg, AS73

2012

Claire M. DeMatteis, AS87
Terrance Bowman, EG95

2011

Greg Lamoreaux, BE72
Kerri Pike, AS03

2010

Vance Funk, BE65
John Gooden, EG87

2009

Julie Moyer Knowles, HS82
Leonard Stark, AS91

2008

Charlotte Waterbury Brown, AS81
Scott Somerville, BE76

2007

Peggy Moeckel, AS76
Thorpe Moeckel, AS79

2006

James A. Sears, BE70
Suzanne McMahon Sears, EHD78

2005

Marilyn Smith Horne, EHD55
Robert B. Horne, EG55

2004

Barbara Smith, EHD64
Harold Smith, BE64

2003

Ellen Harris, EHD52
Richard H. Harris, BE52

2002

Ann B. Catts, AS52
Fred P. Rullo Jr., AS63

2001

Linda Brinton Harra, HS71
Donald J. Lowe Jr., ANR66

2000

Robert L. Richards, EG50

1999

Donald F. Crossan, ANR50

1998

Joyce Hilty Richards, EHD51
William Murray Jr., ANR50

1997

Lillian Marshall Burris, AS41
Joan Marshall Thompson, AS49

1996

Samuel J. Talucci, ANR51

1995

William Clements, EG44, EG50M
Barbara Ebaugh Mouring, EHD58

1994

Anthony DePetris, AS86M
Sally Heinel Higgins, AS48, EHD72M

1993

JoAnne Collier Shaw, AS60, AS75M
H. Wesley Towers Jr., ANR64

1991

Barbara Jenkinson Owens, HS58
Charles S. Joanedis, EG50

1990

Robert Siemen, AS43, AS55M, BE64M
Eleanor Vandegrift Spangler, AS45

1989

Barbra Andrisani, EHD68
Eugene D. DiSabatino, EG43

1988

M. Elizabeth Cloud, AS33
Paul C. Seitz, BE71

1987

Anne Clayton Nesbitt, EHD42
William W. Swayze III, BE38

1986

Anne Swain Levis, AS46
C. Jackson Levis, EG50

1985

Frederic G. Krapf Jr., AS44
Shirley Riley Tarrant, EHD57

1984

T. Elbert Chance, AS52, AS59M
Jeanette Rust McDonnal, AS31

1983

J. Allen Frear, ANR24, 92H
Elizabeth Snedeker Phillips, EHD33,

1982

Dorothy E. Markert, AS37
Preston C. Townsend, ANR32

1981

William L. Gerow, AS41
Mildred Heite Snowberger, EHD32, 53, 60M

1980

Herbert H. Lank AS25, 59H
Dorothy M. Welsh, AS44

1979

Catherine Burke Flickinger, EHD40
Herbert H. Flickinger, ANR38

1978

Benjamin R. Phillips, EG31
Alice Sheldon Taylor, AS37

1977

Helen Swain Fox, AS31
Thomas Muncy Keith, AS1922

1976

Knowles R. Bowen, EG1918
Marian Hatfield McCaughan, EHD1922

1975

Catharine Dougherty Gause, AS25
W. Dent Smith, EG1922, 57H

1974

Edwin G. Crocker, ANR36
Alice Pepper Gallagher, AS36

1973

Joseph A. Thielman EG23, 30M

1972

Helen Layton Thompson, EHD35
George W. Thompson, BE34

1971

Walter J. Coppock, EG28
Marjorie Johnson Squire, AS28

1970

Milton L. Draper, EG1922

1969

Frances Malcom Patnovic AS28
Alexander J. Taylor Jr., EG30

1968

Florence Phillips Loose AS1923
Harry W. Loose, EG1920

1967

Karl L. Herrmann, EG07, 59H

1966

Mina Press Thompson, AS41, 57M

1965

Clarence E. Taylor, EG1911, EG1916M

1964

Mary C. Dennison, AS1919
Charles E. Grubb, EG1914, 30H

1963

John A. Munroe, AS36, AS41M

1962

Richard S. Rodney, AS04, 50H

1961

Ernest S. Wilson, EG1918, 63H

1960

Warren C. Newton, ANR1916, 55H

1959

Mary Collison Fraim, 54H
Charles P. Messick, AS1907, 1909M, 33H

1958

Charles W. Bush, AS1903

1957

William Watson Harrington, AS95, 50H

1956

John J. DeLuca, AS1922

1955

Samuel M.D. Marshall, AS1905

1954

Hugh M. Morris, AS1898, 1828H

1953

H. Rodney Sharp, AS1900, 1948H

1952

W. Owen Sypherd, AS1896, 1925H, 47H

Student Awards & Scholarships

Shane McNamara, AS19, in Peru recipient of an Academic Enrichment Awards.

Academic Enrichment Awards

Academic Enrichment Awards were created in 2001 by the University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA) to provide opportunities for legacy students to enrich their education at the University through financial assistance.

"Legacy" is defined as a student who has a verifiable parent or step-parent who is a UD graduate. Up to $2,000 per individual may be awarded to allow students to take part in opportunities outside of the traditional classroom in which the student may not otherwise be able to participate. These opportunities may include, but are not limited to, academic competitions, research or program-related presentations, leadership conferences, research, service-learning, such as UDaB, or other academic endeavors.

  • All applicants must be Legacy students, which means the applicant's mother, father, or step-parent graduated from UD. Legacy status will be verified prior to any funding allocation.
  • Preference is given to:
    • First-time applicants
    • Undergraduate students
    • Programs with a higher likelihood of bringing positive attention to UD, the UDAA or the applicant
    • Students who are sharing the cost of the program or are utilizing other funding sources
  • Retroactive applications will not be considered. All programs must be completed prior to a student’s graduation from UD.
  • Registered Student Organizations are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications will be considered in November and March, according to the following schedule: Apply by November 01, 2020 and notified via email on December 1, 2020; apply by March 1, 2021 and notified via email on March 31, 2021.
  • Please answer the following questions before completing an AEA application. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements or that include requests for items not included in the funding guidelines will not be forwarded to the review committee for consideration. If you answer 'Yes' to any of these statements or questions, you are not eligible to apply:
    • Neither of my parents (or step parents) are graduates of the University.
    • Is your overall GPA lower than a 3.0?
    • Does your request take place after your graduation from UD?
    • Is your request a traditional study abroad program without additional service learning or undergraduate research?
    • Will you earn credit for the program you are requesting funding for?
    • Are you asking to be reimbursed or will the program take place prior to the notification date of the round in which you applied?
    • Is the destination you are traveling to listed on the US State Department’s travel warning page?
    • Does your request include any of the following expenses: food, tuition costs, salaries or any payments to individuals, alcohol, hardware or equipment such as computers, musical instruments or camcorders?
  • The UDAA carefully reviews every application for an Academic Enrichment Award in accordance with the criteria listed on this website. As funding is limited, all eligible individuals may not receive an award. The decision of the AEA Committee as to whether to grant an award is final. The UDAA reserves the right to determine the criteria for awarding AEA funding. For additional information please email alumni-association@udel.edu.
  1. Download and complete the Individual Application
  2. Attach an essay, not to exceed two pages, explaining why you are a good candidate for the award and how the program relates to your program of study, educational and long-term goals. Also include details on your legacy connection and why your legacy connection to UD means so much to you.
  3. Include, in essay or otherwise, a detailed description of the program, conference, competition, etc., for which you are requesting funding. If you are presenting at a conference or symposium or are receiving an award please include a copy of the agenda or some other form of verification.
  4. Download and complete the Expense Form to help you calculate the amount of your request. Include documentation that verifies the cost of the program (i.e. website printouts, quotes from travel agents, mileage estimates for gas costs from website, etc). The committee needs to see how your costs are calculated and where the estimates came from. Rent or hotel charges will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Attach one letter of reference from your faculty advisor or a member of the UD community who endorses your proposal and how you would use the award. Reference letters from outside UD may be submitted as additional support.
  6. Attach an unofficial or official copy of your transcript.
Photograph of Memorial Hall on the University of Delaware campus.

Alumni Scholars Program

The University of Delaware Alumni Association sponsors this merit-based scholarship program aimed at attracting academically talented students to the University.

The Alumni Scholars scholarship subsidizes half of tuition costs for several students a year for each of their four years at the University. Students are also awarded a one-time grant of $3,000 for Study Abroad and up to $2,000 toward a qualifying Academic Enrichment Award. Alumni Scholars are selected from the pool of applicants that complete the University of Delaware application for admission. The process is highly selective and includes factors such as strength of academics, community and high school involvement, as well as an interview.

Class of 2020

Evan Carswell, EG20

Class of 2019

Megan Harley, BE19
Owen Oesterling, EG19

Class of 2018

Matthew Beauchamp, EG18
Camille Mapua, AS18
Brittany Wiebe, EG18

Class of 2017

Madison Gutekunst, EG17
Jason Hammond, EG17
Samuel Katz, AS17
Patricia Lewis, HS17

Class of 2016

Rebecca Jaeger, AS16

Class of 2015

Andre Marianiello, EG15
Arjun Patel, AS15

Class of 2014

Alexander Stachnik, EG15

Class of 2013

Rebecca Godwin, EHD12

Class of 2012

Meghan Fitzpatrick, ANR12, AS12

Class of 2011

Theresa Brock, AS11
Justin Field, AS11, HS11
Steven Foltz, AS11
David Hilgart, EG11

Class of 2010

Kelly Ambrose, EG10, AS10, 12M Rita Chang, AS10
David Meninger, AS10
Meredith Miller, BE10, AS10
Glen Saunders, BE10
Mfon-Valencia Umoren, AS10

Class of 2009

Richard E. Berl, AS09
Sean Aidan Casey, BE09
Jonathan Michael Coe '09
Colin Alexander Craft, AS09
Katherine Leah Gibson, AS09
Blair Louis Jones, EG09, AS09
Linda S. Levinson, HS09
Philip John Margiotta, BE09

Class of 2008

Stephanie Oman, AS08, 12M
Reza Rock, EG08
Peter Park, AS08, EG08

Class of 2007

Zachary Schafer, AS08, 12M
Dusti Vanderwende, AS07, ANR07

Class of 2006

Andrew Strite, AS06

Class of 2005

Lindsay McConnell, AS05, EHDM
Frank Reidy, AS06
Beth Sandy, AS07, HS07

Class of 2004

Amy Cunningham, AS03
Barbara Hill, AS04

Class of 2003

Michael Cacciapaglia, ANR03
Peter Dean, EG03

T. Muncy Keith Spirit Award winners.

T. Muncy Keith Spirit Award

The T. Muncy Keith Spirit Award is presented by the UD Alumni Association (UDAA) each fall to a UD Student Alumni Ambassador who has made the greatest contribution to the organization.

UD Student Alumni Ambassadors encourage school spirit through events such as Homecoming Spirit Day and I Heart UD Giving Day and through participation in the UD Bucket List; foster connections among alumni and students; support the Office of Development and Alumni Relations; serve as advisory members to the University community and the UDAA; educate UD peers on the importance of alumni impact through philanthropy at UD; and aspire to active alumni engagement upon graduation.

2019

Nicole Lehner, BE20

2018

Amanda Flores, AS19
Jenna Tomovich, AS19

2017

Brendan Hickey, EG18

2016

Hannah Schur, EG18

2015

Julia Perez, HS17

2014

Jessi Gerowitz, AS16

2013

Michael Smyth, BE14

2012

Jaclyn Weisberg, AS13

2011

Kevin Collins, BE12

2010

Christa Cariddi, AS11

2009

Daniel Gerber, BE11

2008

Chris Gale, EG09

2007

Natalie Gempesaw-Pangan, AS07

2006

Laura Mae Milazzo, AS08

2005

Elizabeth Wong, BE06

2004

Kristen M. Baldyga, AS05

2003

Jessica Thompson Sturgis, AS04

2001

Courtney Wilczynski Corrin, AS02

Warner & Taylor Awards for Outstanding Seniors

Warner & Taylor Awards for Outstanding Seniors

The University of Delaware Alumni Association's Emalea Pusey Warner and Alexander J. Taylor Sr. Awards annually honor an outstanding woman and man, respectively, of the senior class. Recipients must demonstrate leadership, academic success and community service with preference given to impact the University, as exemplified by Mrs. Warner and Mr. Taylor. The Warner Award was first given in 1950 while the Taylor Award debuted in 1968. Students must also have a cumulative index of 3.5 or better at the end of the first semester of his/her senior year.

The recipients are honored at a luncheon, each receive a cash award, lead the alumni delegates’ procession at spring Commencement and are recognized at the annual UDAA Awards Celebration held during Alumni Weekend.

Nomination Form

Emalea Pusey Warner

Emalea Pusey Warner (1853–1948) is best remembered on the University of Delaware campus as a champion of education. In 1911, she became chairperson of the State Federation of Women's Clubs' Committee on Education and worked diligently toward the specific goal of establishing a state-supported women's college. When the Women's College Bill was passed by the General Assembly of Delaware, Mrs. Warner served as a member of the Commission. In 1914, she was appointed chairperson of the Advisory Council of the Women's College and later became the first woman member of the Delaware College Board of Trustees. On the occasion of the Delaware College Centenary Anniversary, May 12, 1934, she was awarded a Medal of Honor in recognition of her many accomplishments in the field of education. Both Warner Hall on the University campus and Warner Elementary School in Wilmington are named in her honor.

Alexander J. Taylor Sr., EG93, EG96M

Alexander J. Taylor Sr. (1875–1940) has been described as "a man who was never unwilling to try to solve any problem." It was his custom to devote himself energetically to each task until it was done satisfactorily. He entered Delaware College in 1889 and was one of 13 who graduated four years later. Class valedictorian, with a baccalaureate degree in civil engineering, Mr. Taylor always remained faithful to the University. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1927, reelected in 1932 and again in 1938. He served on the Grounds and Buildings Committee and Executive Committee and was chairman of the Finance Committee. Taylor Gymnasium was named in his honor.

2020

Bianca Mers, AS20
Arnav N. Prasad, COE20

2019

Bailey A. T. Weatherbee, AS19
Nicholas J. Konzelman, BE19, AS19, AS19M

2018

Laura K. Donohue, ANR18
Zachary A. Sexton, AS18

2017

Linda E. Halfacre, AS17
Micah D. Petersen, AS17, EOE17M

2016

Rebecca K. Jaeger, AS16
Jonathan H. Galarraga, EG16

2015

Elizabeth Quartararo, AS15
Mark A. Rucci, AS14, AS15M

2014

Brielle Gerry, AS14
Ryan S. Leonard, AS14

2013

Melanie R. Allen, ANR13
Max L. Kramer, BE13

2012

Gealina O. Dun-Melli, AS12
Robert F. Pagels, EG12

2011

Sarah E. LaFave, HS11
Matthew T. Watters, AS11

2010

Alyson M. Cavanaugh, EHD10
Christopher O. Lang, BE10

2009

Cassandra Patriarco Styons, AS09
Teagan J. Gregory, AS06

2008

Carol Cipriani Kangas, EHD08
Zachary B. Schafer, AS08, AS12M

2007

Kathryn S. LaPrad, AS07, AS10M
Joseph A. D'Agostino, BE07

2006

Dalit Gulak Wolfe, AS06
Thomas W. Isherwood, AS06, AS06M

2005

Samantha Foy Bordonaro, HS05
William A. Tisdale III, EG05

2004

Patricia Cordes McClain, BE04
Charles T. Collins-Chase, EG04

2003

Julia I. Kohen, AS03, AS03M
Michael Bogucki, AS03

2002

Monica L. Marchetta, EHD02
Natalie J. Miller, ANR02
David A. Kovara, AS02, AS02M

2001

Sherri Freeman Fentress, ANR01
Thomas M. Pellathy, AS00, AS00M
Matthew T. Schwartz, BE01

2000

Jillian M. Licata, ANR00
Daniel R. Dries, AS00
Michael A. Pegues, AS00

1999

Traci Feit Love, AS99
Katherine Wong Kaukeinen, AS99, HS19M, HS20DPT
Philip J. Torina Jr., AS99

1998

Nicole DeSanctis Forry, EHD98
Mauro De Lorenzo, AS98, AS99M

1997

Katherine W. Lee, EHD97
Larry Boehm, AS97

1996

Gretchen Kohl Shahan, HS96, AS01M
Emily Rome Welter, BE96
Guillermo A. Navarro, AS96

1995

Heather Patton-Graham, AS95
Eric A. Nauman, EG95
Joseph M. Salvatore Jr., AS95

1994

Jennifer A. Johnson, AS94
Joseph D. Thompson Jr., AS94

1993

Kathleen P. Makowski, AS93
Travis R. Longcore, EOE93

1992

Kieran Gorgonne Poquette, AS92
Diane Swartwood Griffiths, EHD92
Brian E. Thorpe, HS92, HS94M

1991

April M. Jackson-James, AS91
Leonard P. Stark, BE91, AS91, AS91M

1990

Colleen O'Neill Van Dyke, HS90
Theodore D. Spiker, AS90

1989

Heather Bell Margolin, BE89
Jonathan H. Buzby, HS89, HS91M

1988

Anne E. Beall, AS88
Joseph C. Schoell, AS88

1987

Carol Lanning Crispin, HS87
Steven C. Beattie, BE87

1986

Alison Farrance Del Rossi, AS86
David C. Beaudoin, BE86

1985

Suzanne S. McGovern, AS85
Steven J. Morris, EG85

1984

Carol Renfrew Haft, AS84
Robert M. Budlow, AS84

1983

Sheila McLoughlin Lam, HS83
John M. Abel, AS83

1982

Allyson Blaine Haenlein, AS82
William H. Clark Jr., AS82, EHD94M

1981

Margaret M. Phelan, AS81
Andrew A. Williamson, BE81

1980

Susan Scott Ashman, EHD80, EHD81M
Peter J. Morton, BE80

1979

Stephanie Bonino Weidman, BE79
Michael T. Gamel-McCormick, EHD79

1978

Lynn Frankel Thompson, AS78
Mark S. Stewart, AS78

1977

Margaret Lee Pickering, BE77
Thomas F. Bongiorno, BE77

1976

Amy Gier Bland, BE76, AS82, AS92M
John C. Siegle Jr., AS76

1975

Barbara E. Verble, AS75
R. Paul Grossmann, BE76, BE78M

1974

Catharine Marshall Lemieux, ANR74
James J. Skedzielewski, BE74

1973

Charis Dunlap Dike, EHD73
Robert A. Depew, AS72

1972

Renee Rochelle Weer, HS72
John L. Digges, AS72

1971

Susan Ross Cover, EG71
David W. Baldt, AS71

1970

M. Kathleen Trickey, AS70
Robert J. Halstead, AS70

1969

Dee Lafferty Pugh, AS69
David H. Bent, HS69

1968

Patricia Tate Quinn, EHD68
Reed E. Pyeritz, AS68

1967

Paula Lance Gavin, AS67

1966

Patricia Macky Fisher, EHD66

1965

Patricia Bedwell Kuswa, AS65

1964

Carol McNamara Bartlett, AS64

1963

Jacqueline Harding Van Grofski, BE63

1962

Thelma Baldwin Zener, EHD62

1961

Patricia A. Craven, EHD61

1960

Amy McNulty Hiller, AS60, AS65M

1959

Katherine Hammond Lewis, EHD59

1958

Jean Ashe Crompton, AS58

1957

Loretta Wagner Smith, AS57, AS68M

1956

Joan Russell Metz, HS56

1955

Virginia Larson Appleby, EHD55

1954

Mary Ann Lindale Hall, AS54, EHD94M

1953

Doris Simon Ritchie, EHD53
Sabina Fawcett Sanderson, AS53

1952

Ann B. Catts, AS52

1951

Lois Deiss Davidheiser, BE51
M. Jane Kitchen Tynan, AS51

1950

Margaret Brosius Jones, AS50, EHD70M, EHD74PhD

 

 

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