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Month: December 2016

Student Spotlight: Vincent Moore

student-spotlight-pic-blog-dec-15Delawarean Vincent Moore is a first-year undeclared student. He told his academic advisor, Adrian McCleary, that he chose to attend UD because of its prestigious academic reputation and its proximity to home. Although Vincent didn’t know about University Studies at first, he became aware of it when he decided to participate in the UD Scholars program. When asked about being undeclared, he said, “You could say UST chose me in a way, but I feel that it is a great place for me to start. Everyone in UST has made me feel welcome and have been a big help easing my transition from high school to college. I’ve received help in choosing classes, finding resources and meeting new people.”

Vincent has also had a positive experience with the UD Scholars program, where he “gained a plethora of skills” during his first semester at the university. “The UD scholars has contributed to my success academically, socially, and personally, and I greatly appreciate the efforts of those who organize and fund the program.”blog-pic-2-dec-15

Although he hasn’t decided on a major yet, Vincent is considering Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation. He is spending his freshman year “exploring the career options that will open up” if he majors in ETI.

Vincent’s advice for other students is to “work hard and take advantage of your resources. Go to class every day, sit in the front row, go to office hours, develop relationships with your professors, seek out help if you need it, use your time wisely, and develop good study habits. Don’t be afraid to fail; develop good values and trust the process, I think it’s important to remember that every day is an opportunity to be better than you were yesterday.” He is eager to be a resource for other students by sharing what he has learned, and encourages his peers to contact him at



Student-to-Student Advice

dec-7-pic-blog“Keep an agenda and stay on top of your assignments–no one is going to remind you when you have something due.” Sophomore International Relations major

“Take advantage of all of the resources that UST has to offer – the tutoring and advising are so helpful!” Senior Public Policy major

“Be daring- try new classes and clubs. You never know what hidden interests and talents you might have!” Sophomore English major/Theater minor

“Eat breakfast.”  smiley-2 Freshman Public Policy major



Major Spotlight: Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education 4+1 program can earn both a bachelors and a master’s degree in 5 ½ years by following a specially-coordinated curriculum that integrates graduate coursework into the junior and senior years. The 4+1 Program will prepare graduates for accelerated growth as direct service providers and for advancemendec-5-blog-pict to administrative, policy, and research positions in early childhood development and education and related fields.

If you are interested in this field of study, you may call (302) 831-6500 or email for additional information, or visit the HDFS Advisement Center in 111 Alison Hall West from 10 am to 3 pm, Monday through Friday, to further discuss the program with an advisor.

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