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Alumni Spotlight

Elevating entrepreneurship: UD unveils creative details of Horn Program in Entrepreneurship

Nearly 200 students, faculty, entrepreneurs and guests gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, made possible by a recent $3 million commitment from 1975 alumnus Charles W. Horn and his wife, Patricia.


Alumnus Dana Herbert talks about 'Next Great Baker' win

Life just got a little sweeter for Dana Herbert. The University of Delaware alumnus, whose work as owner and pastry chef of Desserts by Dana and head chef of the Delaware River and Bay Authority earned him the nickname “Sugar Daddy,” was recently named the winner of the TLC reality show Next Great Baker.


Rob Van Etten, BE '03

Rob Van Etten is the president of Brighton Cromwell and a graduate of the University of Delaware's Class of 2003 with a degree in Finance and Marketing. In September 2008 named Rob one of their "30 Under 30: America's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs" and Entrepreneur magazine listed Brighton Cromwell as the 21st fastest-growing entrepreneurial company in America.


Alex Brown, BE '92 MBA

A pioneering teacher, a horse welfare advocate and a UD MBA alumnus, Alex Brown has led an exciting career that has spanned continents, industries and species. A native of Cheshire, England, Brown was an assistant trainer of race horses in Fair Hill, Maryland before joining the UD Lerner MBA Program.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, 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 Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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