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

About the South Central PA Blue Hen Network

South Central PA Ambassadors

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

Gregory A. Beaudoin, EG83

Gregory A. Beaudoin, EG83
Mount Joy, PA
UD fun fact:
I served in the Resident Student Government Association (RSA) as Treasurer, Vice-President and President.

Rich Bourque, EOE75

Etters, PA

Favorite Memory:
- Meeting my wife, Judi (Zanzinger).
- Representing / competing for UD on Pershing Rifles Drill Team, Color Guard at various events including parades, Phillies and Eagles games. Also, competing for UD’s .22 caliber rifle team against other colleges and universities in the northeast.


Susan L McMullen, AS72

Lancaster, PA

Connect with me on LinkedIn
Favorite Memory:
Loved living on campus in Harrington D. So many activities going on, met so many friends. Walking to the football games. Chicago concert on campus. Going to the beach on nice weekends.

Howard W. Trout, BE71

Howard W. Trout, BE71
Wyomissing, PA
Favorite UD memory:
It's hard to single out one, but perhaps the celebration after the NCAA football championship game in 2003.


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