Kent & Sussex Counties Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Kent & Sussex Blue Hens on Ice

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Centre Ice Arena | 18500 South Dupont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952

Hit the ice with fellow Kent and Sussex County Blue Hens at the Centre Ice Arena for winter skating fun. Whether it’s your first time or you’re an Olympic hopeful, all skill and experience levels are welcome! Tickets include skate rental, pizza and soft drinks. Bumper car rides are available for individual purchase on the day of the event.

Cost: $11

RSVP by Sunday, January 19.

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Dogfish Head Beer Pairing Dinner with Kent & Sussex Counties Alumni

Friday, February 7, 2020 | 6–9 p.m.

Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats | 320 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

If Dogfish Head beer and tasty bites sounds like a winning combination, we have the event for you. Join Kent and Sussex County Blue Hens and friends for an exclusive four course dinner paired with a selection of brews from one of America’s most popular craft breweries. UD alumni will be in the private upstairs dining room at Dogfish Head’s downtown Rehoboth Beach location, a perfect setting to beat the winter blues with some tasty brews!

Cost: $48
$5 of each ticket purchased will be donated as a gift on your behalf toward the Delaware Fund.

RSVP by Friday, January 31.

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Big Fish Grill Cooking Class

Saturday, March 14, 2020 | 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Big Fish Grill | 20298 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Test your seafood culinary skills and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting at this cooking class for Blue Hens! You’ll be given a tour of the restaurant, plus get to take home a collection of recipes at the end of the afternoon to grow your personal cookbook as well.

Cost: $55

$5 of each ticket purchased will be donated as a gift on your behalf toward the Delaware Fund.

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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, Carole Baker, EHD89
Vice President, Shanté Stargell-Hastings, EG00
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:

Pajama Party & Film Screening of "The Polar Express"
Dover Air Force Base Museum Tour and Lunch
Eating Rehoboth: Walking Food Tour
Pints and Paddles
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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