Los Angeles Blue Hen Network
Los Angeles Blue Hens and friends can connect with each other through events and the Los Angeles 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!
In the Los Angeles Area? Get Involved & Volunteer
About the Los Angeles Blue Hen Network
Los Angeles Ambassadors
Meet the regional ambassadors who organize events and regularly post to the Facebook page about opportunities and events:
Hilary Chattler, BE10
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Favorite UD memory:
My favorite UD memory actually took place before I was even accepted to the University. In the summer of 2005 my mother and I toured about 15 college campuses all along the East Coast. UD was the last one on the tour. It was probably the hottest day in the summer and I was definitely not used to the Delaware humidity. We walked past Raub Hall (hospitality program building) and decided to pop in. We were greeted by air conditioning and Donna Laws, who was the Chair to president of the program at the time. In full hospitable fashion, Donna offered us lemonade while she informed us about the program. This was my decision-making moment—
I wanted to be a Blue Hen! Donna was my guiding light for the next four years. I am forever grateful for her mentorship.
Andrea Stehman, AS07
Los Angeles, CA
Since I was a science major when leaving the library instead of rubbing the Morris statue for good luck my friends and I would touch a poster of Steven Hawking that was near our standard study spot.
Anastasia McGregor, BE18
Long Beach, CA
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Favorite UD Memory:
My time at the University of Delaware was amazing and rushing Gamma Phi Beta played a pivotal role in shaping my experience. Through the sisterhood, I forged connections with incredible individuals, some of whom became lifelong friends. Beyond the bonds formed, joining the sorority provided me with opportunities to assume leadership roles, fostering personal growth and making the big campus feel like a close-knit community. UD, you were a blast!
Regional Blue Hen Ambassador Volunteer Description
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.
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