Kent & Sussex Counties Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Delaware to the World: Dover & Bridgeville

UD faculty is bringing to you 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 for each evening is $20 and includes heavy hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine.

Faculty and Topics:

Dover: Tuesday, April 16 | 5:30 p.m. | Maple Dale Country Club

  • NANOMEDICINE: TINY TOOLS FOR BIG CHANGES IN CANCER CARE
    Emily Day
    Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
    From the lab to the clinic, research of the smallest materials is having a big impact on the way we study and treat cancer.
  • TRUE OR FALSE: WHAT IS FAKE NEWS?
    Lindsay Hoffman
    Associate Professor, Communication, Associate Director, Center for Political Communication, and Director, National Agenda Series
    How to tell if online news is fake, ways to stop spreading it and what effects it has on the public.
  • BIG SENTENCES FOR LITTLE KIDS: STRETCHING VOCABULARY
    Amanda Owen Van Horne
    Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
    Changing the way teachers speak to children can lead to improvements in children’s language learning and skills.

Bridgeville: Tuesday, April 30 | 5:30 p.m. | Heritage Shores Club

  • SHINING A LIGHT ON BREAST CANCER
    April Kloxin
    Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science Engineering
    Light responsive materials shed a light on how changes in the body influence the dormancy and re-activation of breast cancer cells, ultimately uncovering signs that lead to recurrence.
  • SEASONS OF CHANGE
    Daniel Leathers
    Professor, Department of Geology, and Director, Meteorology & Climatology
    Spring, summer, winter and fall. The Northeast is a land of all seasons—what does that tell us in terms of climate change…today and tomorrow?
  • LITERACY FOR ALL: HOW DO ALL KIDS BECOME READERS?
    Steve Amendum
    DCTE Faculty Scholar in Literacy and Associate Professor, Literacy Education
    Although some young students struggle with reading, there is clear evidence about effective reading instruction. Working to bridge the gap between research and practice is vital to ensure literacy for all.

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

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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 Steve Dexter.


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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:

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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