So much is happening on campus – the forsythia is blooming, the new building is rising, and the students are preparing for A-Day (and soon, finals). As the new alumni director, I am still learning amazing things about Delaware Valley College and its history. Thank you for welcoming me so warmly, and I hope to meet you at A-Day!
Director of Alumni Engagement
Delaware Valley College
Connect with DelVal!
Thank you, Alumni Association leaders!
The Alumni Association supports DelVal in many ways. One of the most critical efforts is through our three Alumni Association scholarships, which put the cost of attending DelVal within reach for deserving students. If you know a student who might benefit from one of these scholarships, send the young person our way! Deadline is May 1, 2013.
One of our 2012 scholarship recipients, Alexandra “Alex” Heigh ’13 (pictured with Ray Funkhouser ’72), expressed her appreciation to the alumni who donated to DelVal. “I am very appreciative of the award I received. This semester I became the president of EDGE, the design club on campus, and look forward to being a senior next semester and continuing my education in Environmental Design.” Alex worked with another student, Logan Hall ’13, to produce a presentation for her “Soils Class” with Prof. Larry Hepner ’74. Check out a video on YouTube.
Want to help DelVal while adding a leadership credential to your resume? Run for a spot on the Alumni Executive Committee! Contact Lynn Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the great work accomplished by these dedicated alumni, or to get a nomination form to recommend another alumnus.
Nominate your favorite alumnus for an award! To be eligible for an alumni award, an individual must be a graduate or attendee of Delaware Valley College or it predecessors, have demonstrated loyalty to the College, have made a significant contribution in his/her chosen field, participated actively in the community and professional organizations, and must be a consistent DelVal supporter. To recognize someone you admire, email email@example.com for a nomination form. Award recipients must be present at Homecoming.
…to lacrosse alumni! On March 23rd, about 20 DelVal lacrosse alumni come out for the first-ever alumni vs. student lacrosse game. Thanks to John Schaffer ’09 and current players for organizing the event - and nice stick work, guys!
…to the Delaware Valley College Dairy Society for a successful Green & Gold Sale on April 6. Special thanks to Josh Sanders ’03 who helped prepare for the sale, Matt Puskas ’10 who donated breakfast, and Stephanie Brewer ’13 whose family at Brewer Farms donated all the hay for the animals!
…to DelVal’s hunt seat equestrian team, which clinched a spot in the team competition at Nationals!
…to Dr. Josh Feldstein, who turned 92 years young on April 12.
Dates to remember
April 18, 2013: Bringing Awesome to Your Garden, presentation by Lloyd Traven ‘79
DelVal alumnus Lloyd Traven ’79 of Peace Tree Farm is speaking as part of the Schmeider Arboretum’s lecture series. Join us at 7:30 pm in Mandell Science Building Room 114.
April 26-28, 2013: A-Day Weekend
There is still time to volunteer, and the students would really appreciate the extra hands. They need volunteers to collect money, work cash registers, sell tickets, and assist in other areas. Contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org with your available day/time. Put on your boots and get back to your roots!
April 27, 2013: Women’s Soccer Alumni Game
Come one, come all to the 7th annual Women’s Soccer Alumni Game! We welcome back all of our former players and their families with a game against the current team followed by lunch. The game is scheduled for A-Day Saturday, April 27th, at 10:30 AM on the Soccer Field located across the train tracks from the stadium. Register online at www.delval.edu/alumnievents. Email Coach Kev at Kevin.Doherty@delval.edu with questions.
May 4, 2013: Derby Dash 5K run & 1 mile walk
Join us for the Inaugural Derby Dash 5K run and 1 mile walk, a fun event that will help support the equine studies program’s student professional development grants. Stephanie Barberra ’93 and other Equine Studies alumni invite you to form a team with friends and help support this terrific program.
May 6, 2013: DelVal Football’s annual golf outing at Westover Country Club. Contact Linda Feldstein at Linda.Feldstein@delval.edu if you would like details.
May 16, 2013: Meet graduating seniors at the Senior/Alumni Picnic! This casual event will be held at the Market at DelVal in the evening; email Lynn for details.
May 18, 2013: Commencement! A special welcome to the Class of 1963 on the 50th Anniversary of their graduation.
August 13-15, 2013: Ag Progress Days with Penn State. Lynn welcomes alumni volunteers to help!
September 7, 2013: Reunion for students of Professor Dave Benner, Ornamental Horticulture from 1966-1989. Watch for details by email and mail!
September 27-28, 2013: Homecoming Weekend
Reunions for any classes ending in ‘3’ or ‘8’ which choose to organize a gathering will celebrate this weekend. Contact Lynn if you’re interested in getting a reunion together!
Aggies in the News
Marty Brooks ’54 is featured for his unusual specimen tree nursery in the New York Times Magazine. Chet Halka’s nursery which is run by his daughters, Kate ’05 and Jaime ’06, is highlighted as well.
Please let us know if you see any DelVal alumni featured online, and we’ll include them next time.
Finally, remember to send your alumni news for class notes to Horizons@delval.edu or visit www.delval.edu/alumni-giving/class-notes. Please stay in touch. See you soon!