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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 $1.5 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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