Alumni Wall of Fame


In recognition of the many notable achievements of its alumni, the UD Alumni Association and the University established the Alumni Wall of Fame in 1984. The Wall of Fame recognizes outstanding professional and public service achievements by UD graduates.

The 2013 ceremony was held during Alumni Weekend on Saturday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. at the Roselle Center for the Arts.


2013 Wall of Fame Inductees

Barry J. Bentley '78
Executive Vice President & Director, Bentley Systems Inc.

Keith A. Bentley '80
Chief Technology Officer & Director, Bentley Systems Inc.

Elizabeth Casey Halley '81
Principal, Center for Transforming Health, The MITRE Corporation

Wayne R. Hanby '76
Retired Justice of the Peace, State of Delaware

W. Edwin Kee Jr. '73 '75M '96M
Secretary of Agriculture, State of Delaware

Kathleen Kline Mangione '85
Professor of Physical Therapy, Arcadia University

David A. Plouffe '10
Senior Advisor, AKP&D

James A. Sears '70
Retired Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, CIGNA Corp.

Timothy E. Shanahan '80PhD
Professor of Education & Director of the UIC Center for Literacy, University of Illinois

Liz Ann Sonders '86
Senior Vice President & Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab and Company, Inc.


In June 2012, eight University of Delaware alumni were honored for their exceptional achievements by being inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame.

Held during Alumni Weekend 2012, the ceremony honored The Honorable William C. Carpenter, Jr., BE73; John R. Collins, BE80; Margaret Loew Craft, AS77M; Scott K. Goodell, Esq., AS76; David R. Helwig, EG73; Dr. Evelyn Maurmeyer, CEOE74M, 78PhD; Gordon A. Pfeiffer, BE56; Dr. Janet A. Smith, CEHD95EdD. Click here for more information.


Nomination Guidelines

The nominee must be a University of Delaware alumnus/na (defined as completing at least 30 credit hours).

The nominee may hold (or have held) a senior leadership position within a corporation or other institution.

The nominee has made a significant contribution to further his/her profession and has been honored for his/her excellence and service through professional/civic awards and commendations.

The nominee should have maintained a relationship with the University of Delaware.

The nominee is involved in his/her community.

Supporting documentation, such as newspaper and magazine articles as well as press releases, are encouraged.

Individuals not selected the first year of nomination are automatically reconsidered the following year.

Nomination forms may also be obtained by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations via e-mail or by phone at (302) 831-2341.

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