Kent & Sussex Blue Hen and friends can connect with each other through events and the Kent & Sussex 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 Kent or Sussex County? Get Involved & Volunteer

About the Kent & Sussex Counties Blue Hen Network

Kent & Sussex Ambassadors

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

Carole Baker, EHD89
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Fun fact:
My husband and I are both UD grads and so is our oldest daughter and her husband. They met on a UD study abroad trip. I am a HUGE UD football fan. We have been season ticket holders for many, many years. One item on my bucket list is to go to every home and away game in one season.

Shante Hastings, EG00
Millsboro, DE
Connect with me on LinkedIn
Favorite Memory:
My favorite UD memories revolve around freshman year on the 2nd Floor of Russell Hall D... I made lifelong friends and laughed a lot!

Deirdre McCartney, AS98
Georgetown, DE
Fun fact:
It was always fun to travel to away football games, getting to explore a new town and sometimes getting lost along the way.

Georgie Penny, ANR08
Lewes, DE
Favorite UD memory:
Some of my most fond memories at UD were from spending time on the farm and studying abroad in New Zealand.

Katherine M. Townsend, AS08
Lewes, DE
Fun fact:
Connect with me on LinkedIn

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