Houston Alumni Club

Upcoming Events:


BBQ Kick-Off of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Friday, February 22, 2019 | 5–11 p.m.

NRG Park | 1 NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054

Houston Blue Hens get ready for BBQ and music! It’s time for the annual BBQ Kick-Off at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Join fellow UD alumni at the LoneStar Cowboy Cookers tent at NRG Park for all-you-can eat food and drink—including award-winning BBQ—live music and dancing, while you mingle with fellow Blue Hens and Texans. Bring your cowboy boots and big appetite!

Tickets will go fast so get yours today! Tent location and instructions for how to obtain your pass will be emailed prior to the event.

Cost: $42; limit of four tickets per pary. $10 of every registration will support the Delaware Fund, directly benefiting students in need.

Note: The cost of parking is not covered with registration. Must be 21 or older to attend.

Refund deadline: February 15 at 4 p.m.

Registration deadline: February 19 at 4 p.m.

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Delaware to the World: Houston

Tuesday, April 9 | 5:30 p.m. | St. Regis Hotel

UD faculty is bringing to Texas a variety of intriguing, groundbreaking topics of interest to every Blue Hen! Join us for these TED Talk-style interactive sessions whose topics range from the impact of sports head injuries, oil and peace to how babies learn to talk. The cost is $20 and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.

Faculty and Topics:

  • IT'S YOUR BRAIN: FORCE OF HEAD IMPACTS IN SPORTS
    Thomas Kaminski
    Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology and Director, Athletic Training Education
    Sports-related concussions are common in many contact sports. By studying the effects of repetitive head impacts—in youth players through professionals—is it possible to make the sports safer?

  • THE EYES HAVE IT: HOW YOUR BABY LEARNS TO TALK
    Giovanna Morini
    Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Discover how eye-tracking and other methods give us insight into how infants learn language skills.

  • OIL, POWER AND PEACE
    Saleem Ali
    Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and The Environment
    In a world where petroleum often is perceived as a fuel of political conflict, Professor Ali will consider how to transform the global conversation on energy in more cooperative terms.

For more information about all Delaware to the World events, speakers and topics and to register, visit Delaware to the World.

Refund deadline: April 2 at 4:00 p.m.

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There are no additional events scheduled at this time; however we are busy planning more (see below for the list of our past events)!

If you have an idea for a great networking, social or sporting event or service project, please contact Sean Oakes.


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Get Involved

We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! We’ll promote them with Blue Hens in the area. If you are interested, email alumnet@udel.edu or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:

President, Open
Vice President, Kyle Niblo, BE09
Special Events Chair, Colleen O'Connor, HS11
Young Alumni Chair, Michael Kelly, EG12
Communication Chair, Danielle Cooper, EG06
Treasurer, Paul Brenzel, EG08
Member, Mary Paolantonio-Adler, BE10


Past Events Include:

Sushi Making Class
Houston Holiday Wine Night
Minnesota Twins vs Houston Astros Baseball Game
Tour of Saint Arnold Brewing Company
I Heart UD Giving Day Happy Hour
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo BBQ Kick Off
Welcome Reception for UD President
UD at the Houston Rodeo
Houston Brewery Tour & Games
Blue Hen Happy Hour in Spring, Texas
Breakfast with Houston Blue Hens
Houston Alumni Baseball: Red Sox @ Astros
Happy Hour at Royal Oak Bar & Grill, Houston


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