Florida Blue Hens and friends can connect with each other through events and the Florida 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 South Florida Area? Get Involved & Volunteer

About the South Florida Blue Hen Network

South Florida Ambassadors

Meet the regional ambassadors who organize events and regularly post to the Facebook page about opportunities and events:

Cindy Buniski, AS79

Cindy Buniski, AS79
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Favorite Memory:
I loved walking past the Deer Park Inn on my way to the record store. The Deer Park had a history of its own and while I didn't visit often, it was fun to think of all those who had visited over the years—U of D alums or not.

Jennifer Falcone, AS93

Jennifer Falcone, AS93
Hollywood, FL
Favorite Memory:
My favorite experience at UD was when I did winter session in France! I have such wonderful memories from that trip, and it sparked a lifelong passion for travel.

Lalena Luna, AS00 
North Miami Beach 
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UD Fun Fact: 
As a Blue Hen Ambassador, I got to be one of 3 featured students in the orientation video (1997 or 1998!)

Allison Schactel, EHD11 
Deerfield Beach 
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Favorite UD Memory: 
My favorite UD memory is living on Choate Street with my best friends for two years (and still friends to this day!)

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