As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2022, Kyle Natter, a finance and international business studies double major from Warrington, Pennsylvania, has not had the typical student experience at UD due to the coronavirus pandemic. Natter, and his entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered as students. Each installment of this series will profile an outstanding member of this class, showcasing their achievements, experiences at UD and what it means to be a Blue Hen.
Natter was nominated for this series by UD Communications Specialist Dena Hillison, who said, “Kyle has stood out among his peers through his dedication to improving diversity, equity and inclusion at the Lerner College, UD and the larger Blue Hen community. Kyle is the diversity chair of the business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and has volunteered as a student member of the Lerner Diversity Council. Over the past two years, Kyle has spearheaded an effort to create a DEI promise at the Lerner College to bring the community together in support of DEI initiatives and dedication. Kyle plans to continue to volunteer with the LDC as an alumnus and to work to complete the DEI Promise project.”
In this profile, Natter shared his favorite UD memories, how he has changed during his time at UD and his plans following graduation.
Lerner: How have you grown from your freshman year at UD to now?
Natter: In my four years at UD, I have built more confidence and drive. I have learned that I am capable of almost anything and the people I’ve met at UD helped me understand that.
Lerner: Were you involved in any extracurricular activities? If so, how did they shape your experience at UD?
Natter: I was the Community Council President for George Read, played club volleyball, was a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and a member of the Lerner Diversity Council. Overall, these organizations taught me how to work with a team and be successful. Whether it was winning a game or working on a new project, I learned how to better communicate with people and bring out our best.
Lerner: What does being a “Lifelong Lerner” mean to you?
Natter: Being a Lifelong Lerner means that I can adapt to any situation and find success anywhere I go. The Lerner community ensures that everyone is well prepared for whatever they may encounter next.
Lerner: What was the most memorable course that you took at Lerner?
Natter: The most memorable course I took at Lerner was Corporate Governance with Charles Elson. I am extremely grateful to have had a professor who truly pioneered the field of corporate governance and I learned so much because of it.
Lerner: What was your favorite UD experience?
Natter: My favorite UD experience was going to the men’s basketball CAA Championship that punched our ticket into March Madness. I am so happy I got to experience that with all my friends before I graduated.
Lerner: What are your plans following graduation?
Natter: Following graduation, I will be working in the Corporate Analyst Development program at J.P. Morgan Chase. I am thrilled for the opportunity, and I know that it was only made possible because of the people that have helped me throughout my time at Lerner.