Kent & Sussex Counties Alumni Club

Upcoming Events


Eating Rehoboth: Walking Food Tour

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 1–4 p.m.

Bellmoor Inn and Spa | 6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Join Blue Hens and friends for a gastronomic tour of Rehoboth Beach, featuring food and beverage tastings at five different eateries and a stop at a local specialty shop. As you sip, eat and stroll your way through town, you’ll have the opportunity to chat with owners and chefs, while also learning about Rehoboth's rich restaurant lore. Among the highlights is a visit to a(Muse.), home to Chef Hari Cameron who was named a James Beard “Rising Star Chef” semifinalist in 2013 and a semifinalist for “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” in both 2015 and 2016.

Hungry yet? Book your spot today!

Cost: $55

Note: Restaurants participating in the Eating Rehoboth event cannot accommodate food allergies, sensitivities or dietary preferences.

Registration deadline is Thursday, October 17. Refund deadline is Friday, October 11. Limit four tickets per party. No walk-ups permitted.

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Dover Air Force Base Museum Tour and Lunch

Saturday, November 16 | 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Air Mobility Command Museum, Dover Air Force Base | 1301 Heritage Road, Dover, DE 19902

Mission BBQ | 365 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, DE 19901

Is your weekend in need of a feast for the mind and the stomach? Then we have the perfect pairing for you! Join fellow Blue Hens for a day in Dover exploring military aviation history and loading up on delicious barbecue.

Our morning starts with a tour of the Air Mobility Command Museum, dedicated to military aircraft and the men and women who flew them. This facility, located on the Dover Air Force base, houses more than 30 military aircraft from helicopters, to fighters and even presidential aircraft. From there, it’s a short drive to Mission BBQ where a delicious buffet lunch will be waiting.

We hope you can join us for this day of food, fun and history!

Cost: $15

Note: Registration deadline is Wednesday, November 13. Refund deadline is Wednesday, November 6. No walk-ups permitted. Limit six tickets per party. Additional cost for beer at Mission BBQ.

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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 a service project, please contact Kate Bailey.


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Get Involved

The Kent & Sussex Alumni Club is very active and averages 9-10 events annually. 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, Shanté Stargell-Hastings, EG00
Vice President, Carole Baker, EHD89
Special Events Chair, Deirdre McCartney, AS98
Young Alumni Chair, Katie Townsend, AS08
Communications Chair, Karen Wright, EG82
Treasurer, Treasurer, Georgie Penny, ANR08
Regional Giving Chair, Ashlee Upp, EHD09

Applications for Board Positions

To be considered for any of the club's board positions, email your resume and a statement of interest to applications@UDconnection.com. The statement should touch on your potential contribution to the club, volunteer experience and how you have stayed involved with the UD community since graduation.


Past Events Include:

Delaware to the World: Bridgeville
An Afternoon of Bowling at Lefty's
Nassau Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting with Food Parings
Bluegrass Nutcracker at the Milton Theatre
Sushi Making Class & Dinner
Grotto Beach Bash with UD Athletics
Sunset Cruise
I Heart UD Giving Day Happy Hour
Cooking Class at Big Fish Grill
Holiday Tea & Show at the Milton Theater
Georgetown Historical Tour
A Day in Kent & Sussex: Botanical Gardens, Beach Clean-up and Brews
Pints & Paddles
Sushi 101 Class
Beach Time Distilling Tour and Tasting
Wind Turbine Tour at UD's Lewes Campus
All-You-Can-Eat Crabs
UD Athletics Beach Party
Cape Water Taxi
Dare to Care: Beach Cleanup & Reception
Dewey Day
A Day in UD's Master Garden Demonstration Garden
Zwaanendael Museum & Irish Eyes Reception
Dinner and a Movie: Polar Express
Tourists @ Shorebirds
Blue Hen Happy Hour and Trivia
U-Pick & Family Picnic at T.S. Smith & Sons Farms & Orchard
Shorebirds Baseball Game
Blue Hens at Hopkins Farm
Blue Hen Concert at Savannah Inn, Lewes
Poetry Reading and Wine Tasting at Nassau Valley Vineyards
"AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race
Networking Happy Hour at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill
Volunteering at Whatcoat Shelter
Trivia Night at Doc Magrogan's, Dover Downs
Bus Trip to Washington, DC and The White House Holiday Tour
Nassau Valley Vineyards Tour and Tasting
Holiday Reception at Dover Downs with UD President Pat Harker


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