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

Some facts about our graduates:

  • There are currently 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.


  • Blue Hens of a Feather: Jobs for the Homeless - Lerner alums, with the support of UD Horn Entrepreneurship, created Lazarus Rising, a nonprofit that provides mentoring at homeless shelters, with many current UD students acting as mentors.
  • Blue Hens of a Feather: Building from the Ground Up - Two Lerner alums created a company with the support of UD Horn Entrepreneurship and now their startup, Wilminvest, is working to fix the existing model of providing housing and services to the needy.
  • Blue Hens of a Feather: The Rosewood Farms Family - University of Delaware hospitality alum Nick Liberatore partners with mechanical engineering alum Rick Biddle to create unforgettable wedding experiences at Rosewood Farms, an event venue that employs many Blue Hens.


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