Gifts can be given for general use or designated for one of the following awards:
Juan A. Villamarin Award for Opportunity and Excellence
award seeks to provide recognition for excellence as
well as financial aid for students from disadvantaged groups.
Juan A. Villamarin, Professor, and for many years Chair of
the Department of Anthropology, chose to work with students who were
under-represented in undergraduate education and needed his help. He
formed close relationships with generations of students who called
him Papa Juan. He had deep empathy for students, especially those who
were new to the academic environment, and he worked diligently to help
succeed at the University. Peter M. Weil Travel Award
This fund was established to support undergraduate
students' travel to engage in independent anthropological research
across the country and around the world.
Peter M. Weil,
Professor Emeritus, was instrumental in establishing the Department of
Anthropology and its foundational curriculum. While teaching at UD,
Professor Weil mentored undergraduate students on research training
projects, senior theses and study projects.