Boston Blue Hens and friends can connect with each other through events and the Boston Blue Hen Network Facebook Group for camaraderie, networking, local advice and recommendations and sharing their mutual love for the University of Delaware. 


Join local events, organized by UD Blue Hen ambassadors in your region, that range from happy hours to family-friendly ice cream gatherings and museum tours to cheering on your favorite sports teams at the stadium. Many events are sponsored by the UD Alumni Association (UDAA), which allows them to be offered at discounted rates.


Want to be sure you're receiving email invites to local events? Make sure your contact information is up to date!

UPCOMING ALumni Events


In the Boston Area? Get Involved & Volunteer

About the Boston Blue Hen Network

Regional Ambassadors

Molly Sullivan Donnelly, BSPA12

Molly Sullivan Donnelly, BSPA12
Canton, MA
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Fun fact:
I am a Double Del! I met my husband, Neil while we were both juniors in college on the UD Sailing team!

Leslie Hirshberg, HS17

Leslie Hirshberg, HS17
Brookline, MA
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Favorite UD memory:
Jumping in the fountain the night before graduation

Amanda Jett LeBlanc, EG11

Amanda Jett LeBlanc, EG11
Burlington, MA
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Fun Fact:
I'm one half of a Double Del couple that met in the Engineering program at UD! #bluehengineersforever

Alex Sawyer, BE13

Alex Sawyer, BE13 

Boston, MA 
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UD fun fact: 
As a son of a UD professor, I grew up on campus, going to UD football games and participating in all sorts of UD camps. My Blue Hen life started playing hockey at the UD Rust Arena and ended on the Rugby pitch behind the Little Bob.  

All of my siblings are Blue Hens and my wife and I are Double Dels. Raised a Blue Hen, forever a Blue Hen, I’m as Blue Hen as it gets.

Stephanie Sawyer, BE13

Stephanie Sawyer, BE13
South Boston, MA
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Regional Blue Hen Ambassador Volunteer Description

Plan events.

Arrange details such as event location, date/time, venues, vendors, speakers, etc. Work as a team to meet deadlines in submitting proposals and funding requests.

Connect online.

Utilize Facebook groups to interact with your community, market events, and encourage Blue Hens to engage with the University of Delaware.

Participate in volunteer meetings.

Attend regular meetings with other ambassadors in your region to brainstorm and plan events. Hear from DAR staff to learn about upcoming programs and initiatives, UD news, and events.

Serve as a point of contact.

Provide your photo, email, or LinkedIn to be featured on the UD Alumni webpage, so alumni in your area can connect with you or ask questions.

DAR staff will provide support in planning and marketing your event.

The University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA) funding assistance will be available for select regional events, reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Time is dependent upon the number of events you and your fellow ambassadors plan. We recommend meeting on a monthly basis to discuss events and roles. You may participate as your schedule allows.

Resume building. Gain new experiences and skills while serving as a volunteer.

Network. Connect with Blue Hens alumni, friends, parents, students, and faculty and staff.

Invitations to participate in unique opportunities are offered exclusively to ambassadors.

Fun! You’ll socialize with other Blue Hens while enjoying an array of events!

Resources for Network Ambassadors:


  • Use the event request form to request the assistance of the DAR Alumni Engagement team to register attendees and promote your alumni event.
  • Submit a Satellite Assistance Program (SAP) form for financial assistance from the Alumni Outreach Committee of the University of Delaware Alumni Association (UDAA).
  • Use this projected budget template for planning



Get In Touch: 

  Leslie Lundgaard, Regional Alumni Programs