Alumni & Friends Stories.

Alumni & Friends Stories

The story of engagement and philanthropy is best told from those who embody it – the Blue Hens who make it their mission to help advance UD and its students.


Here, we feature alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and students who have a story to tell about how UD has motivated them to give back.


Connecting Passions

Samantha Lampert, HS18, 20M, was seeking to help fellow students on a path to holistic personal and spiritual wellbeing. Philanthropy made that possible.

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Samantha Lampert.
ChaCha Hudson.


ChaCha Hudson, AS19M

It’s WeWork meets fashion forward. This newly minted Blue Hen grad is giving Philly fashion designers room to grow.

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Alumni Spotlights

Charles Bergquist, AS96.

Charles Bergquist, AS96

UD grad Bergquist discusses his life producing and directing the popular radio show Science Friday.

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Courtney Campbell, ANR01.

Courtney Campbell, ANR01

Veterinarian to the stars Courtney Campbell got his start at UD's Webb Farm, an experience that changed his life.

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Morgan Young, AS18 and Greg Harder, BE18.

Morgan Young, AS18 and Greg Harder, BE18

Find out how two recent UD grads are ready to give old jeans new life at major retailors across the country.

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DONOR Impact Stories

Steve Beattie, BE87.

Swimming Success

As a UD swimmer, Steve Beattie, BE87, learned teamwork, time management and drive—skills he hopes to help cultivate in today’s Blue Hens.

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Seth Rickey, ANR19.

Investing in Solutions

Produce recalls and health scares due to bacterial contamination pepper the headlines. But how do we stop them? Seth Rickey, ANR19, might just know.

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The Mentor.

The Mentor

Georgina Class-Peters was a UD graduate student looking for direction. Her mentor, UD alumna Mary Ellen Payne, gave her just that and so much more.

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