Speak Up: DSU Aviation Program signs agreement with United Airlines


The Delaware State University Aviation Program has had an affiliation with United Airlines since 2021. That relationship officially soared into a full-blown partnership Nov. 16, as university president Dr. Tony Allen and Capt. Mike Bonner, managing director of Aviate and pilot strategy for United, signed an agreement inside the Bank of America Building on campus. The agreement provides Delaware State aviation and aviation management students the opportunity to enter United Aviate — a pilot and career development program — at the end of their undergraduate studies.

  • It’s nice to see young men really getting the best that college has to offer and staying on the right path, and this is the reason they went. Congratulations. — Ramona Smith
  • So glad to see Delaware State University is continuing to lead the way. Proud to say my daughter graduates in a couple weeks. — Deborah Robinson Heaney
  • Let’s go! — Benjamin Rittenberg
  • Very good. — Eileen Cannon
  • Wonderful! — Marie Noelle Beugre
  • Awesome. — Diane Thornton
  • Outstanding. — Jackie McDonald
  • This program at Delaware State University is also supported by the local Tuskegee Airmen chapter in Philly! Fantastic legacy and a very bright future! — Janet Schukraft Zebleckes
  • Fills a definite need! So glad this is happening! — Erin Ahern
  • I pray my son gets a congrats letter for Delaware State. — Kim Brown
  • Why not a partnership with the only airline that actually flies to and from the state? — Maggie Thompson
  • Because Avelo, for example, is small, and United is big and has the resources. Be glad they retained the program. It is a unique program and adds to Delaware State University being a well-ranked school. — Jo Daneman
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