Kent & Sussex Counties Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

A Day in Kent & Sussex: Botanical Gardens, Beach Clean-up and Brews

Saturday, September 23
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Delaware Botanical Gardens (30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro, DE 19939)
Beach Clean-up (Key Box Road, Route 1, Dewey Beach, DE 19971)
The Starboard Restaurant (2009 Highway One, Dewey Beach, DE 19971)

Cost: $5; cash bar at the Starboard

Join us for an exciting day in Sussex County!

Our day will start with an hour-long tour of Delaware’s newest hidden gem – The Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens. The Gardens are being built in Dagsboro on Pepper Creek. We will be given a private tour of the grounds by the Executive Director, Sheryl Swed. Please check out this video created by WRDE on the gardens.

Following the tour, we will head over to the coast for our annual beach clean-up. Once again, we will be cleaning up the beach at Key Box Road on Route 1 just south of Dewey Beach. We will spend time making sure our beach is clean for all who visit.

Our final stop of the day will be to gather for food and fun at The Starboard. We can catch up with old friends and meet new ones as we enjoy appetizers. A cash bar will be available.

All of this fun for only $5 per person. Sure hope you can join us!


10:00–11:00 a.m. Garden Tour
11:30–12:30 p.m. Beach Clean-up
12:30–1:30 p.m. Happy Hour

Rain date is October 7.

Refund deadline is September 16, 2017.

Registration closes September 22, 2017. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Georgetown Historical Tour

Saturday, October 14
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Old Courthouse (10 S. Bedford Street, Georgetown, DE 19947)

Cost: $10; plus cash bar

Have you ever wondered how justice worked in the early 1800's? Have you heard rumors that ghosts haunt the Brick Hotel? Are you interested in local history and meeting local alums? Then this event is for you!

Join us as we take a historical tour of both buildings and then relax in Brick Hotel's lounge for some fabulous light appetizers and conversation.

Refund deadline is October 1, 2017.

Registration closes October 13, 2017. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Get Involved

Do you want to help plan an event for Blue Hens in the area? 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 or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:
President, Shanté Stargell-Hastings, EG00
Vice President, Carole Baker, EHD89
Special Events Chair, Open
Young Alumni Chair, Open
Communications Co-Chair, Deidre McCartney, AS98
Communications Co-Chair, Karen Wright, EG82
Treasurer, Paige Rubino, BE07
Regional Giving Chair, Open

Applications Being Accepted for Board Positions

To be considered for any of the club's board positions, email your resume and a statement of interest to 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 have included:

  • Pints & Paddles with Kent and Sussex Alumni Club
  • 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
  • Big Fish Grill Cooking Demo & Class
  • Dewey Day
  • Semi-Annual Beach Cleanup & Starboard Fun
  • A Day in UD's Master Garden Demonstration Garden
  • Dare to Care Service Project: Beach Cleanup & Starboard Reception
  • Zwaanendael Museum & Irish Eyes Reception
  • Dinner and a Movie: Polar Express
  • Big Fish Grill Cooking Class
  • Tourists @ Shorebirds
  • Pints and Paddles
  • Blue Hen Happy Hour and Trivia
  • U-Pick & Family Picnic at T.S. Smith & Sons Farms & Orchard
  • UD Day of Service: DE Seashore State Park Beach Clean-up
  • UD Alumni Day in Dewey Beach
  • Shorebirds Baseball Game
  • Blue Hens at Hopkins Farm
  • Private cooking class at Big Fish Grill, Rehoboth Beach
  • Blue Hen concert at Savannah Inn, Lewes
  • Poetry reading and wine tasting at Nassau Valley Vineyards
  • Day at T.S. Smith and Sons Farm, Bridgeville
  • "AAA 400” NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race
  • UD Day of Service, various service events county-wide
  • UD Alumni at Delmarva Shorebirds Baseball
  • Networking Happy Hour at Gary's Dewey Beach Grill
  • Southern Delaware Beach Cleanup
  • Private cooking class at Big Fish 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
  • Alumni gathering at Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth
  • Holiday reception at Dover Downs with UD President Pat Harker

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