Alex HegerAlex Heger

2014 Orientation Leader




Criminal Justice & Sociology


Braintree, Massachusetts


First Year Residence Hall:




Driving, skiing, biking, working out, singing, impromptu dancing.

UD Involvement:

UD Honors Program, Air Force ROTC, Arnold Air Society, Schola Cantorum.

Most exciting UD memory:

My most exciting UD memory has to be move-in day. Unpacking all of my belongings, taking a step back, and realizing that I had just moved into my new home for the next four years was such an outstanding feeling. I had never felt so independent, and never before had my future held so many opportunities to succeed.

Advice for a new student:

Whatever it is, go out there and do it. It may not be for you, but at least you can say you tried.

Advice for their parents:

Trust your new students to be who you taught them to be, and let them explore all the opportunities that UD has to offer. It may be hard to start them off on their journey, but you will be amazed at who they will become.

Why I chose Delaware:

Coming from a suburb of Boston, most of the schools I applied to were city schools that didn’t have that “college feel” that UD has…the wide-open campus, the enthusiastic student body, the Blue Hen. Those are all things that you can’t find in the city, so I ultimately knew UD was for me.

How I decided on my major:

Every kid wants to be a police officer at some point in their young life. I am just acting on that childish impulse and choosing to make a career out of it.

Favorite TV show:

Breaking Bad

Favorite song:

“Jump Right In” by the Zac Brown Band

Interesting fact:

I talk about my 2002 Ford F-150 XLT… a lot.