Alumni & Friends

Alumni Awards of Excellence Nominations


The Lerner College Alumni Awards of Excellence are presented to alumni who have made outstanding contributions in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Exceptional accomplishment in a chosen field in business, government, non-profit or professional career
  • Exceptional service in local, state or national affairs
  • Exceptional service and contribution in support of the advancement and mission of the Lerner College

Please list the nominee's accomplishments for each category on this form together with any attachments, such as a resume or brief bio and submit the nomination through this site. You may also download the form here and email the form and attachments to Roger Coffin,, Dean's Office, Lerner College of Business & Economics, Newark, DE 19716. 

Applications must be received in the Lerner College Dean’s Office, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716 no later than April 29, 2016.

Award recommendations will be made by the Alumni Awards of Excellence Committee comprised of three members of the Lerner College Alumni Board, the Associate Director of Corporate Outreach and the Lerner College Director of Development. Recommendations will be made by the Committee to the Lerner College Dean and Deputy Dean for final selection. The recipient will be informed officially by the Lerner College Dean’s Office and will be contingent upon the recipient’s availability to receive the award in person during the University’s Alumni Weekend.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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