Seventy-nine members of the University of
Delaware’s Class of 2014 were recognized at a special year-end ceremony
celebrating graduating seniors in the NUCLEUS program.
The May 14 Senior Recognition Event marked a record number of new
graduates for NUCLEUS, an academic support services program created to
help UD retain and graduate academically talented students.
The program, which is part of the College of Arts and Sciences
(CAS), expanded significantly in 2011. This year’s graduates include
students in a variety of majors and colleges, from biological sciences
and English education to exercise science and human services.
Students and guests were welcomed to the luncheon celebration by CAS
Dean George Watson.
John Jungck, director of the Interdisciplinary
Science Learning Laboratories at UD’s ISE Lab and professor of
biological sciences and of mathematical sciences, addressed the students
and urged them to view life as an adventure and not to fear failure.
Four graduating seniors also spoke at the event, reflecting on their
experiences at UD and on the impact NUCLEUS had on their academic lives.
Selected to speak were:
, who is graduating with a triple major in art history,
foreign languages and literatures, and Latin American and Iberian
studies, will begin graduate school in the fall at Columbia University,
pursing a doctorate in Latin American and Iberian cultures;Alexandra Davis
, with a double major in international relations
and public policy and a minor in economics, will continue her education
at UD, in the master’s degree program in urban affairs and public
, who has a major in biological sciences and minors in
biochemistry and Spanish, plans to enroll in medical school in fall
2015; andZara Chaudhary
, with a major in biological sciences and a minor in
psychology, will enroll this fall in the Kornberg School of Dentistry
at Temple University.
Class of 2014 NUCLEUS seniors
Assem Abd El Khalik, Janet Akinola, Elnaz Arabian, Tyler Azevedo,
Alex Bahary, Currine Brown, Monconjay Brown, Zara Chaudhary, Enoch
Cheung, Steven Choi, Chelsea Cimino, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Alexandra
Davis, Matthew Diamond, Neraliz Diaz, Shylah Duchicela, Omar Duran,
Jenny Fei, Morgan Frechie, Katarina Garced, Lisa George, Brielle Gerry,
Emily Gessman, Justina Girgis, Case Gregory, Logan Hayes, Shreya
Jammula, John Jannelli, De’Jon Johnson, Zakkiyah Johnson, Dylan Kahler,
Christopher Kaiser, Fanta Kalle, John Kieler, Maria Kim, Rebecca Krain,
Christine Kurian, Arooj Latif;
Hannah Lightcap, Kevin Locke, Breann Luff, Michelle Luta, Saleena
Malik, Arpita Mandal, Irene Marwa, Crystal Mazarire, Courtney Mick,
Kaitlin Mitchell, Nidhi Mody, Chelsea Mondock, Arianna Morton, Kavita
Narang, Awet Negusse, Kristine Nguyen, Kaela Norman, N’Kosi Oates, Edna
Ofori, Akash Patel, Rohan Patel, Gabrielle Perrotti, Stefanie Pierce,
Dominic Prestipino, Md Rahman, Ayana Randolph, Alyssa Reyes, Alaina
Robey, Shaky’Ra Robinson, Sergio Rodriguez, Kathleen Seip, Nicole
Seymour, Tyler Sharp, Elizabeth Sobel, Ramya Sridharan, Kylee Stahlin,
Justin Tennant, Stephy Thomas, Chauncey Watson, Chanel Weekes and Ashley