Messenger - Vol. 1, No. 2, Page 14
Winter 1992
Still full of spirit
     Muncy Keith, Delaware '22, perhaps the University's oldest former
cheerleader, is still full of spirit at the age of 91. "From
1918-1922, I was the University's only cheerleader," he said. "I
couldn't play football because I was too tiny, but I did like leading
the crowd. And, I showed up at all the games."
     Keith, who went on to attend Harvard Law School and still
practices law three days a week in Wilmington, is among the
University's 30 oldest alumni. He is shown here with co-captains of
the current cheerleading team, Frank D'Amico, Delaware '93, and Kim
Bleam, Delaware '92.
     For the record-keepers among us, the following are alumni
statistics recently compiled by the Office of Institutional Research
and Planning.
     * Of the approximately 73,000 living alumni, 82 percent were
graduated in the last 20 years. The signature of President Emeritus E.
Arthur Trabant, therefore, appears on the diplomas of nearly seven of
10 alumni.
     * Although alumni can be found in 75 foreign countries, 71
percent of University alumni live in Delaware, Pennsylvania, New
Jersey or Maryland. And, in the First State alone, there are more than
25,000 alumni.
     * The first graduating class with more than 1,000 students was in
1967. And, the largest-ever graduating class was in 1991, with 3,865
receiving degrees in four ceremonies-August and December 1990 and
January and June 1991.