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.


Lawrence Cunningham speech at NACD A Lifetime of Achievement - Lerner alumnus Lawrence Cunningham receives NACD Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lerner mentor, Mike Jason, with student mentee, Alexis Holiday, in Perkins Student Center Rodney Room on December 11, 2018. Business executives mentor UD students - Lerner’s executive mentor program has seen significant growth – serving more students, using new analytics capabilities to match students with professional mentors and adding staff to assist in facilitating mentor/mentee relationships.
Romina Kasmas speaks enthusiastically to a group at UD Q&A with Romina Kasman: UD Alumna and program coordinator for UNESCO - When we first wrote about Romina Kasman in 2014, she was a passionate student of our Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE)’s master of arts in economics and entrepreneurship for educators (MAEEE) program. In the 2014 article, Kasman discussed her project, “Improving Global Citizenship Education,” which sought to improve financial literacy resources throughout Peru. Then, […]


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