The Great Depression was a dark time forever remembered for widespread unemployment, failing banks, and poverty worldwide. But Elizabeth “Libby” Scheuerman, EHD33, persevered through the struggles to achieve her academic dream at the University of Delaware, earned her education degree and went on to shape young minds as an educator and a leader.
The seeds for Marguerite “Marty” Marston’s interest in OLLI were planted long before she stepped foot on the Arsht Hall campus. Back when OLLI was the Academy of Lifelong Learning (ALL), Marty vividly recalls her retired Aunt Nancy raving about the programs and how much she was getting from them, particularly after the loss of her husband.
Jim Faller and Katy (Eliades) Faller survived childhoods in war-torn Greece during the 1940s. Through the sacrifices of others, namely their parents, they returned safely to America and went on to achieve their educational and professional goals.
The lifetime of memories and UD activities inspired Chip and Doris Bixler to include the University in their estate plans.
Thanks to such meaningful connections and memorable experiences on UD’s campus, Dr. Jay L. Halio and his wife, Dr. Diane Isaacs, decided to establish several charitable gift annuities with UD.
As the daughter of an architect and the granddaughter of an MIT-educated chemist/pharmacist, Cynthia Jones-Hundley had always been prepared for a future career in engineering.
Renee O’Leary’s love of UD’s Fightin’ Blue Hens and passion for education fueled her commitment to support the future of UD.