Meet the Nineteens!

The Nineteens showing their excitement at the end of the first day of orientation.Founding Dean Norm Christensen gives the history of the world via Duke Forest walk. A lasting memory for every DEL-MEM student.Students observed the 8/21/17 solar eclipse from Environment Hall’s rooftop garden.DEL-MEM students board the biodiesel Greenway Transit bus on their way to the Duke University Marine Lab!Work hard, play hard: Orientation stop at Mother Earth in Kinston, NC, the nation's first LEED Gold certified brewery. Orientation at Duke Marine Lab includes a look at barrier island wildlife management with National Park Service biologist Dr. Sue Stuska.

The Duke Environmental Leadership program recently welcomed the DEL-MEM Class of 2019!  The cohort, informally known as The Nineteens, consists of environmental professionals working in roles such as policy analyst, K-12 science teacher, environmental consultant, corporate executive, and NGO program manager.  They hail from across America and throughout the world.   Scroll through our captioned photo gallery (above) to see what they experienced when they met face-to-face during orientation week in North Carolina in August 2017.  Since then, it’s been full-time work-life-school balance and communicating via webconference, discussion board, and oh-so-many emails.  Faculty Director Dr. Rebecca Vidra and Leadership Advisor Maria Kingery will guide the Nineteens through the next two years of their academic pursuits.

Learn more about the DEL-MEM program here.

Application deadlines for the 2020 cohort are just around the corner.

Attend a virtual information session – choose from several dates/times in December 2017 and January 2018.  Schedule and registration here

DEC. 15, 2017 – Merit-Based Aid Priority Deadline

JAN. 15, 2018 –  Regular Deadline

Check out this video to hear directly from DEL-MEM alums, Laura and Dika, about their experiences in the program.