University of Delaware

Hens making headlines

UD to send student accomplishments to hometown newspapers


3:36 p.m., Nov. 2, 2011--The University of Delaware has partnered with readMedia to help share the news of UD's impressive students with the ‘Hometown Newsmaker’ service.  

Every day, there are stories on UDaily, department websites and various other UD outlets about the achievements of students at the University. Through UD's Office of Communications and Marketing, select stories as well as graduation announcements and Dean's List will be sent to local newspapers to highlight the accomplishments of students in their hometowns. This service gives local papers the opportunity to publish the article -- enabling neighbors, friends and family to read about the achievements of UD students from their hometown.

Campus Stories

From graduates, faculty

As it neared time for the processional to open the University of Delaware Commencement ceremonies, graduating students and faculty members shared their feelings about what the event means to them.

Doctoral hooding

It was a day of triumph, cheers and collective relief as more than 160 students from 21 nations participated in the University of Delaware's Doctoral Hooding Convocation held Friday morning on The Green.

An online copy of the article is also e-mailed to the student and his or her parents when an address is on file, which they are able to sent to others or even ‘Like’ and share on Facebook or Twitter.  

The stories are also posted to the student’s profile, another social media aspect of Hometown Newsmaker. Each student can log into using his or her Facebook account. On their profile, every story the University sends via Hometown Newsmaker about the student is on display. In addition to the articles, students earn achievement “badges” as their collections of accomplishments grow.  

readMedia encourages students to think of it as an online resume. It provides students with a profile that highlights verified academic achievements and a positive online presence -- two attributes today’s employers value greatly.   

Students are encouraged to set up their free profile at 

Students or parents who want a specific UD accomplishment to be sent to their hometown should email with subject line ‘Hometown Newsmaker’ along with details and a link to the story of the achievement.

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