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 2019 recipients:

  • Steven W. Dempsey, ’90, B.S., Business Administration
  • Nicole Jeter West, ’99, B.S., Business Administration
  • Chris Mauthe, ’91, B.S., Accounting
  • C. Taylor Pickett, Esq., ’84, B.S. Accounting

Rising Star Award:

  • Joseph Staab, ’08, B.S. Accounting

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.


  • Outstanding Lifelong Lerner: Megan O’Donnell - Megan O’Donnell, founder of The Loved Life Wellness, graduated from the Lerner College’s Hospitality and Sport Business Management program in 2006 with a B.S. degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management (HRIM).
  • 2021 Lerner Alumni Awards - Four outstanding UD alumni were honored virtually at the 30th Annual Lerner College Alumni Awards of Excellence.
  • UD Alum Rob Siegfried Leads by Example - Rob Siegfried, Class of ’81, CEO and founder of the Siegfried Group spoke with students, faculty, staff and alumni about his leadership vision during the spring 2021 Chaplin Tyler Executive Leadership Lecture Series.


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