Mia Campanelli

Honors Degree, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Points of Pride: I will take with me lifelong memories of my time at UD, including taking challenging courses with great faculty and getting to study abroad in Spain. 

What’s Next? I’ll be attending UC Davis for veterinary school. 

Lorraine Capenos

Honors Degree, Environmental Studies

Points of Pride: I am proud of getting out of my comfort zone and experiencing as much of college as I could, while graduating a year early and in Honors. I joined a social sorority, honors co-ed fraternity, and joined groups like 186 South College (Honors blog) and DENIN Ambassadors. I am grateful for all the friends and connections I made along the way, and the experiences that have helped me learn and grow.

Isabel Carulli

Honors Degree with Distinction, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: Finishing my senior thesis this month after four years of undergraduate research!

Jillian Celatka

Honors Degree, Agriculture and Natural Resources & Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Point of Pride: I am most proud of my role on the UD Club Softball team. I made so many memories with the group and built valuable leadership skills. I was also the treasurer for two years.

What’s Next? I will be attending the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. 

Michael Cerri

Honors Degree, Chemical Engineering

Point of Pride: Creating the REACH mentorship program.

What’s Next?  I’ll be an Automation Validation Engineer for Panacea Technologies.

Nicolette Chahalis

Honors Degree with Distinction, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: My proudest accomplishment at the University of Delaware was successfully defending my senior thesis after two years of research and all the amazing relationships I’ve made over the years. 

What’s Next? Finding my place somewhere in the healthcare industry! 

Alexa Chronister

Honors Degree with Distinction, Public Policy

Points of Pride: During my time at UD, I founded a non-profit organization called Fight Like A Warrior, which aims to unite, empower, and advocate for those with chronic health conditions. My health policy and social entrepreneurship courses, peers, professors, and mentors at UD all helped support my work. I am so thankful for the opportunity to channel my passion into this effort while I was a Blue Hen!

What’s Next? I graduated a semester early, and am working in public engagement at United States of Care, a non-profit health care advocacy organization working to achieve long-lasting solutions to improve health care for all Americans.

Paige Crandall

Honors Degree, Finance

Point of Pride: Being on the executive board of the Women in Business Club all four years of college. I got involved on the executive board after my first semester at UD and it taught me many valuable leadership lessons.

What’s Next? I will be working for JPMorgan Chase in NYC. 

Catherine Crawley

Honors Degree, Pre-Veterinary Medicine & Agriculture and Natural Resources

Point of Pride: Working as an animal anatomy TA and watching as students learned and understood the concepts we were teaching.

What’s Next? I’ll be working with animals.

Chaitanya (Chad) Daksha

Honors Degree with Distinction, Chemical Engineering


Gabriella daPonte

Honors Degree, Nursing

Points of Pride: I have learned so much and made so many amazing friends at UD! Some of proudest moments are when I could combine my passions for nursing and my Christian faith through medical missions trips or explore and serve others on a Nursing study abroad to St. Croix!

What’s Next? This summer I will begin working as a Nurse in the Pediatric ICU at Nemours AI DuPont Children’s Hospital, I am getting married to my UD freshman year crush (also a UD Honors student), and we are moving into our new house!

Madeline Davidson

Honors Degree, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Points of Pride: I was one of the first two students at the University of Delaware to graduate with the Community Engagement Scholars designation, a program that started the year I entered UD. Through it, I have found ways to tie service into my academic field. I worked in two undergraduate research laboratories (Dr. Kung’s Animal Science Lab and the Dr. Martens’s Neurovascular Aging Lab) which both contributed to my learning experiences. I also participated in a One Health internship in Wilmington that offered free veterinary care to residents of low-income neighborhoods. Some people there never had the opportunity to take their pet to a veterinarian due to financial reasons, which was eye-opening. I hope to use what I have learned at UD to reverse this trend.

What’s Next? I’ll be attending Long Island University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Marissa DelVecchio

Honors Degree, International Business

Points of Pride: I am most proud of my involvement in service through UDaB and buildOn during my time at UD. I have served as the Awareness Chair and Secretary for buildOn, a non-profit organization in the realm of education accessibility. As a member of the UDaB community, I have served as Continuing Education Chair, Site Leader, and returning participant. I had the privilege to travel to Mobile, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan during my time with UDaB.

Samantha Diaz

Honors Degree, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Point of Pride: During my time at UD, I raised two Seeing Eye puppies as part of PROUD. I am also grateful for the opportunity I had to perform research under Dr. Amy Biddle on the Equine Microbiome. UD prepared me for meaningful experiences like my internship with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center.

What’s Next? I’ll be working at a veterinary hospital in NYC while applying to veterinary school.

Jake DiCuffa

Honors Degree, Marketing & Sport Management

Point of Pride: I was on the Dean’s List every semester. 

What’s Next? I will be working as a Technical Recruiter for TEKsystems in NYC. 

Jamie DiMario

Honors Degree, Criminal Justice & Psychology

Point of Pride: I served as the Vice President of Administration for my sorority, Pi Beta Phi. I never really saw myself as a leader before college, but my experiences at UD have made me into a stronger and more confident version of myself. I’m excited to take what I’ve learned here these past 4 years and apply it in law school and the real world.

What’s Next: Seton Hall University School of Law

Molly Doyle

Honors Degree, Actuarial Science

Points of Pride: Freshman year I joined the women’s club soccer team. Not only did I give myself the opportunity to continue playing competitive soccer, but this is also where I met my best friends. Most of my favorite memories from my time at UD can be brought back to this team. One of my all-time favorites was when we got to travel to Arizona to compete in the National Club Soccer Tournament.

What’s Next? I have accepted a position at Willis Towers Watson as an actuarial analyst in the retirement division. I am excited to join the Boston office and start my career!

Laura Durkee

Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training

Point of Pride: My role as a senior Athletic Training Student with the University of Delaware Men’s Lacrosse team. Through this role, I was able to cultivate my clinical knowledge and collaborate with adept preceptors, faculty, and fellow students in order to deliver preventative treatments, immediate care, and rehabilitative services to student athletes.

Madeleine Dugan

Honors Degree, Biomedical Engineering

Point of Pride: I joined the new Ambassadors of Biomedical Engineering organization as a freshman, and I ended up being on executive board for two and a half years and growing the club to twice the original size. I am really proud of what it has become!

What’s Next? I am going to work at Deloitte in Arlington, VA.