Moira Curtis and Sylvia Lee both joined the UD advising staff in 2017. Moira completed a B.A. in Human Relations
and an M.A. in Counseling with a concentration in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She began working as an advisor while still in graduate school. Sylvia received the B.A. in Theater, the B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Dance, and the M.Ed. in Counselor Education before becoming an academic and career advisor at JMU.


Academic advisors Adrian McCleary and Sharon Grayson both completed their undergraduate degrees in Communication.  Adrian worked as a radio station board operator and announcer before completing a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration and pursuing a career in advising. Sharon went on to complete a master’s degree in Communications and teach public speaking courses in addition to her advising work.



Teresa Miller is a native Delawarean who completed a Bachelor’s degree in General Studies and a Master’s degree in K-12 School Counseling at Wilmington University. She previously worked in the restaurant industry and more recently completed multiple long-term substitute assignments as a Guidance Counselor and 7th grade English teacher.

Lys Murray completed her undergraduate degree in Choral Music Education and her graduate degree in Individual & Family Studies. Her first job after college was as a middle school choir director.

Helpful Hints: Finish in Four

Data collected using the new Blue Hen Success Collaborative system reveal that students who complete at least 30 credits during their first year in college are significantly more likely to graduate in four years. Talk with your advisor about developing an academic plan that includes both the correct number and the appropriate type of credits needed for making progress toward degree completion. You may want to consider taking a course during the summer if you need additional credits.

Student Spotlight: Caitlin Werner

Sophomore Caitlin Werner told us that one of the main reasons she decided to attend UD is because “they offer a great undeclared student program. Working with her UST advisor, Sharon Grayson, Caitlin has been able to explore various interests while taking classes that meet general requirements. She intends to pursue a minor in Spanish and study abroad in the future.

Caitlin’s advice for other students is to join a club or sport when you arrive on campus, because it provides a good way to connect with others. She participates in the Blue Hen Leadership Program and is a member of the RSO, Women in Business.