Later that day on the lawn of Old College, Double Dels — married
couples who are both UD alumni — celebrated their unique love with a
UDairy ice cream social.
Music majors from the class of 2013, AJ and Emily Reitter shared their story of falling in love at UD.
“We’re Double Dels. We met our
freshman year of college as music majors,” Emily Reitter said. “We were
18 years old and we dated all throughout college. We got married a
couple of years after. So we’ve been together eight years total.”
Love was also in the air for Monica Sterk, a 2013 graduate from the
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Her boyfriend proposed to
her during the weekend in front of the fountain near the Morris Library.
Saturday also included reunions for the classes of 2017, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983, 1978, 1973 and 1968.
Alumni Weekend’s festivities concluded Sunday morning with a kids'
fun run and a Blue Hen 5k on Laird Campus. The College of Engineering
won the Dean’s Cup for having the most alumni in the 5k race. Jonathan
Robb (Class of 2005, Business and Economics) was the fastest male and
Holly Reynolds (Class of 2004, Health Sciences) was the fastest female
among alumni running in the race.
A gallery of photos from Alumni Weekend can be found on the UD in Photos galleries page.
Blue Hens are encouraged to start planning for Alumni Weekend 2019, which will take place June 7-9.
About the Office of Development and Alumni Relations
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) engages donors,
alumni, friends, parents, faculty, staff and students in a lifelong
relationship and fosters a tradition of philanthropy to strengthen the
University of Delaware’s legacy as one of the great public institutions
of higher education in America. For more information about DAR, visit the website.
Article by Carlett Spike and College of Arts and Sciences communications; photos by Evan Krape, Wenbo Fan and Carlett Spike