North Carolina Blue Hens and friends can connect with each other through events in the Asheville, Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham areas and through the North Carolina Blue Hen Network Facebook Group. Share in camaraderie, networking, local advice and recommendations and your 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 North Carolina? Get Involved & Volunteer

About the North Carolina Blue Hen Network

North Carolina Ambassadors

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

Liza MacFadyen, BE15, BE18M, BSPA22M

Liza MacFadyen, BE15, BE18M, BSPA22M

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UD Fun Fact:
My husband and I are Double Dels and the Deputy Dean of Lerner, Sheryl Kline, was our wedding officiant.

Melanie Mitchell, BSPA05

Melanie Mitchell, BSPA05

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UD Fun Fact:
My college years were transformative in a multitude of ways, including studying abroad three times. I had the pleasure of traveling to Paris, France, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and South Africa.

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