Honors Students in the News

McNair Scholar Vishva Patel ’21 spent the summer researching procrastination’s effect on grades
Udaily article here
Honors for reaching out: Nana Ohemaa Asante ’21 named the 2019 Seitz Award winner
Udaily article here
Summer Camp to Graduation: Shailja Gangrade ’19 reflects on her time at UD as she prepares for graduate school across country
UDaily article here 
Friday afternoons in the Cyber Range helped take UD’s undergrad cybersecurity team to the top 10 out of all U.S. undergrad teams
UDaily article here 
Matthew Heebner ’20 studies mechanical engineering and serves as a member of the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Co.
UDaily article on Matthew Heebner here 
Rachel O’Sullivan ’19 works with light-activated cancer treatments
UDaily article on Emily Day’s work with breast cancer therapy 
Rebekah Schrier ’19 interns for justice
UDaily article on School Offense Diversion Program 
Valerie Light ’22 takes top prize in Lab Girl essay contest
Living a meaningful life and transitioning from GA to DE
Olivia Mann ’19: summer with The Frick Collection 
Education, exploration and civic responsibility 
Natalie Zimmerman ’20 interns at NASA
Spending time at the Johnson Space Center
More from the end of the summer
Zachary Sexton ’18 awarded an NSF Grant
 Current Honors students and alumni awarded research grants
Laura Donahue and Zachary Sexton named 2018 Warner and Taylor Award winners
Congratulations Laura Donahue and Zachary Sexton!
Courtney Mainwaring ’18 named 2018 High Index Senior
Accounting major earns recognition for highest grade point index (4.0 + most credits earned as a full-time undergraduate student)

Taylor Pearlstein ’18 named outstanding college student of the year
AATCC is the world’s leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921.

Nikki Dombrowski ’18: honored for legacy of service
Leadership, education, research, and community service shaped her college career

Molly Fulton ’20: no limits to Anthropology
Unique experiences in the study of people 

Amy Ciminnisi ’21 discovers Museum Studies minor 
Amstel House experience as a first year student

Laura Donahue ’18 encourages students to follow their passions 
Delaware, Door to the World, UDaily

Thomas Hull ’20 launching a business through the First Step Grand Challenges program 
Backchanneling technology to enhance student understanding

Phoebe Balascio ’20 is studying tendons in vivo as part of a research team under Dr. Silbernagel on STAR Campus 
Using new technology to track and treat tendon injuries

Jack Ausmus ’21 hikes through Acadia National Park on the Honors Adventure Club fall excursion
Rediscovering Acadia

Michael Szczechowski ’21 wins second place in the Freshman Common Reader essay contest
Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad

Patrick Wise ’18 conducts research on the threat of mosquito-borne disease
Knoxville News Sentinel reports on students studying the spread of La Crosse virus in East Tennessee

PLASTINO SCHOLARS, Spring 2017
Five Honors students named in the 2017 cohort of Plastino Scholars

Congratulations to Honors Degree graduates Catherine Dolan, Victoria Longo, and Abigail Osborn!
Three of the top seven graduating seniors earned Honors Degrees

Congratulations to Honors Degree graduates Amy Fligor and Nicole Davidson!
Secondary education program honors outstanding student teachers

2017 FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS
Sajer, Nigro, and Halfacre named Fulbright Scholars

2017 SCHWARZMAN SCHOLARS
Graduating Honors students Micah Petersen and Matt Rojas selected for prestigious scholarship program

Catching Up with Engineers Without Borders-UD, Spring 2017
EWB-UD attracts many Honors students

Honors Adventure Club goes to Zion National Park
Led by Madi Gutekunst, ’17, students experience National Parks

Disaster Drill Make-up KATHLEEN BECKER, Class of 2018
Bridging the gap between arts and sciences through Healthcare Theatre
alex-karlesses2 ALEXANDRA KARLESSES, Class of 2017
Alex Karlesses covers Clinton campaign speech by Michelle Obama
emily-wunsch1 EMILY WUNSCH, Class of 2017
Student explores healthcare in Latino communities as part of the Plastino Scholars Program
TRUMAN SCHOLAR, Spring 2016
Honors student Sarah Hartman named a 2016 Truman Scholar 
GATES-CAMBRIDGE SCHOLAR, Spring 2016
Honors student Dan Charytonowicz wins Gates Cambridge Scholarship 
1-1wsupwq GOLDWATER SCHOLARS, Spring 2016
Honors students Hannah Wastyk and Victoria Muir named Goldwater Scholars
mf-2gjls62 PLASTINO SCHOLARS, Spring 2016
Annual dinner recognizes 2016 Plastino Scholars