Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Awards are presented annually at an awards ceremony during Alumni Weekend to an alumnus and alumna in recognition of their exemplary volunteer work on behalf of the University of Delaware and/or the University of Delaware Alumni Association. For over 50 years, the University of Delaware Alumni Association has honored University graduates with this award.

Past recipients have been honored for their Alumni Association activities and programs, leadership roles and dedication to reunions, college or department alumni activities, university steering committees and department steering committees, to name a few.

Information regarding deadlines for 2018 UDAA award nominations will be posted later this year.

2017 Outstanding Alumni Award Recipients Honored

Alan L. Brayman, BE73, and Darelle Lake Riabov, AS73, are the 2017 recipients of the UDAA Outstanding Alumni Award.

Alan Brayman received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UD in 1973 and went on to earn his master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University. After a term as a member of the UD Alumni Association Board of Directors, Brayman became the UDAA’s 27th president. He remains engaged with UD as a member of the Lerner College Alumni Association. He and his wife, Joann, also volunteered with the UD Parent and Family Leadership Council while their children attended UD.

Darelle Lake Riabov earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics education from UD in 1973. The quintessential UD cheerleader, Riabov has always made time to give back to her alma mater. She served as the 28th president of the UD Alumni Association and remains involved as a member of the nominating committee. She currently serves as a VAST team member and Hen Hatch judge and is the vice chair of the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.


To nominate a UD alumnus for the Outstanding Alumni Award please submit an online nomination. Nomination forms may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations via e-mail at alumnet@udel.edu or by phone: (302) 831-2341.

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