Lerner alumni represent generations of talented, engaged graduates from across the globe.

Some facts about our graduates:

  • Currently there are over 34,400 active Lerner alumni.
  • Lerner alumni can be found in 73 different countries.
  • Financial services is the most popular career area for Lerner alumni.
  • Other popular fields of work include education, information services, insurance, government, health services, human resources, hotel/restaurant services, law, manufacturing. real estate and sales.
  • 81% of Lerner alumni hold an undergraduate degree, while 16% hold a graduate degree. 3% hold both an undergraduate and graduate degree.

How to Get Involved

Through networking and volunteer opportunities, mentorships and employment, Lerner alumni share a lifelong commitment to the present and future of the University. Here are some of the ways you can stay connected to your alma mater:

Alumni Awards

One of the many ways Lerner College fosters alumni engagement is by recognizing excellence. The prestigious Alumni Award of Excellence is presented each year to a select few alumni who have exhibited exceptional accomplishments. Nominations are solicited from alumni and the University community, and selection is based on professional accomplishments, contribution to the community and commitment to excellence.

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients:

  • Jeffrey L. Herbert, Esq., ’01, B.S., Business Administration
  • Michael J. McCaffrey, ’11, M.A., Economics and Entrepreneurship Education
  • Matthew C. Cohen, ’89, B.S., Accounting
  • Dennis J. Purcell, ’77, B.S., Accounting
  • Cameron E. Rice, ’96, B.S. Business Administration

Lerner’s newest alumni accolade, the Rising Star Alumni Award, recognizes recent alumni who exemplify the qualities and spirit of our Alumni Awards of Excellence.  The first Rising Star Award was presented to Esther Sportello, ‘12.


UD MBA Class of 2019 and Engine Captain for the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company Alex Ciolek will be commissioning as an officer in the Air Force after graduation. Firefighter, Air Force Officer and Blue Hen - MBA graduate Alex Ciolek reflects on his time at UD and the Aetna Hose, Hook and Ladder Company as he prepares to commission into the Air Force.
Lerner alumnus Everet Zicarelli teaches a lesson in personal finance to fourth graders Aliyah Jackson, Kayla Otto and Shane Bradley at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School for Teach Children to Save Day Week. Teaching children to save early - Lerner alumnus Everet Zicarelli, Class of 2012, joined hundreds of his fellow Delaware bankers teaching financial literacy in elementary schools for Teach Children to Save Day week.
Baseball by the numbers - Delaware teachers joined the CEEE for dinner and the movie Moneyball accompanied by a post-viewing presentation and discussion led by Lerner alumnus Eddie Epstein.


For more information on Lerner alumni relations, email rcoffin@udel.edu.