Charles C. Allen III, AG ’71

"What else can I say except that I have been a very fortunate man to have received a sound education at the University of Delaware, which has given me the basis to be successful in life."

Charles C. "Chick" Allen III is the president of Allen Family Foods Inc., which was founded by his grandfather in 1919. The company, based in Seaford, Del., is an industry leader and a global exporter of premium poultry products. Allen Family Foods packs about 12 million pounds of finished products per week and employs more than 3,000 people. The Allen family, including three generations of alumni, has long supported the University in such areas as scholarship programs and research facilities, including the Charles C. Allen Jr. Biotechnology Laboratory for poultry disease research. Chick Allen, a former member of the UD Board of Trustees, was inducted into the Alumni Wall of Fame in 2006.

published 1995 in UD Messenger