New Castle County Alumni Club

Upcoming Events

Saturday Symposium - Presented by UD College of Arts & Sciences

Saturday, October 7
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Roselle Center for the Arts (110 Orchard Road, Newark, DE 19711)

Cost: $35

Join UD alumni and friends for a day of exploration focused on the Civil Rights Movement and the relationship between theatre and political life and social justice. Engage with UD faculty on issues surrounding the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King and the 1960s, the role of charismatic leaders in our culture, and social change and the arts.

The day will culminate in a matinee performance of the University of Delaware Resident Ensemble Players production of The Mountaintop, a fictional reimagining of Martin Luther King’s last night on earth. A talk-back session with the actors after the play gives you the opportunity to further explore the themes of the play and ask questions about the production in an informal setting.

Refund deadline is September 25, 2017.

Registration closes September 21, 2017. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be permitted.

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Fall Wreath-Making Class

Thursday, October 19
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Fischer Greenhouse (531 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716)

Cost: $10

Sorry, this event is now sold out.

Join UD's Master Gardeners Ruth Mayer and Miriam Reed for a lively wreath-making class at the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (Fischer Greenhouse). Participants will be provided with materials to create a stunning fall wreath they can hang on their door, use on their table or give as a gift. It is recommended that you bring gloves and either pruning shears or strong scissors. Light refreshments will be provided.

Refund deadline is October 12, 2017.

Thanks to the UDAA for their generous support of this event!

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 New Castle County Alumni Club averages 10 events a year. We are always looking for ideas for events and volunteers to help plan them! If you are interested, email alumnet@udel.edu or call (302) 831-2341.

Your club volunteer leaders are:
President, Megan Pettingill, AS10
Vice President, Open
Special Events Chair, Eileen Brown, EG07
Young Alumni Chair, Gary Ulrich, BE15
Communications Chair, Open
Treasurer, Clay Rowe, BE11
Regional Giving Chair, Erica Kleiman, EHD15


Past events have included:

  • Delaware Taco Festival with New Castle County Blue Hens
  • Blue Hen Spin Class and Little Bob Tour
  • Life After UD: Navigating Life as a Young Alum in the Real World
  • UD New Castle County Young Alumni Happy Hour
  • Sushi Making 101
  • Service Happy Hour and Raffle
  • Family Farm Day
  • Blue Hens on the Bay
  • Phillies Game & Reception
  • Pasta Making and Dinner at CaffĂ© Gelato
  • A Day at the Delaware Children's Museum
  • Blue Hens Happy Hour and Pajama Drive
  • Dare to Care Brandywine Creek Cleanup
  • Dewey Day
  • Philadelphia Union Soccer Game and Tailgate
  • Design with a Splash of Wine at the Chesapeake Inn
  • World Rowing Championships - UD Men's Crew Send-off and Fundraiser
  • "Clay Date" at the Delaware Art Museum
  • Valentine's Day Ice Skating
  • Family Bowling
  • Tailgate Food and Beer Pairing
  • Happy Hour at Two Stones Pub Naamans
  • Paint Class at Timothy's
  • New Castle County Alumni Soccer: Rapids @ Union
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood Crab Cruise
  • Dare to Care at the Food Bank of Delaware
  • BYOB Painting Class
  • Quizzo
  • Tailgate Foods Cooking Demonstration
  • Chicago Sky vs. Washington Mystics WNBA Game & Reception
  • Philly Union Game & Tailgate
  • Happy Hour at Tyler Fitzgerald's, Wilmington
  • Alumni volunteer at UDance
  • Cooking Class with Chef Dana Herbert ('98 BE)
  • UDAA Pre-game Event at Women's Basketball Home Game
  • Holiday Decorating Party at St. Michael's School, Wilmington
  • UD Football Watch Party at Grotto's Wilmington
  • UD Day of Service - NCC Alumni at Castle Hills Park
  • The Making of the Philadelphia Int'l Flower Show Presentation
  • UD Alumni at the Blue Rocks
  • Philadelphia Union v. D.C. United Game & Tailgate
  • Sweet & Savory Dough Class at Vita Nova
  • Pasta and Sauces Cooking Demo at Vita Nova
  • College Day at AT&T National Golf Tournament
  • Tailgate Food Demonstration Class

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