Alumni & Friends

Alumni & Friends

Fostering scholarship. Offering opportunity.

The Lerner College is the second largest of UD’s seven colleges, with a diverse community of 2,800 undergraduate students, 600 graduate students, 170 faculty and staff, and over 28,000 alumni.

Our unique programs offer dynamic, interactive learning experiences and emphasize statistical and quantitative thinking. From a state-of-the art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, and a student-managed restaurant, to an on-campus hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas, the Lerner College is leading the way in offering innovative learning opportunities for students. For the Lerner College to continue its pursuit of excellence and gain prominence as a business school, we must continue to provide unique and enriching educational experiences.

We want to stay connected with our alumni and friends. We invite you to get involved by sharing your time and energy through our various student career development programs, supporting curriculum efforts, and recognizing our outstanding students, alumni and faculty through award nominations and judging academic competitions. We also welcome gifts from individuals, companies and foundations. In all these ways, our alumni and friends will provide the Lerner College with the necessary resources to remain on the cutting-edge of business education. 

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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