Messenger - Vol. 3, No. 4, Page 23
Summer 1994
Outstanding alumni honored

     Anthony J. DePetris '86M of Camden, N.J., and Sally Heinel
Higgins '48, '72M of Seaford, Del., received the University of
Delaware Alumni Association's 1994 Outstanding Alumni Awards. Higgins
holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from the
University. A retired director of guidance in the Seaford School
District, she has served as class representative for the Class of 1948
for several years. She is a Sussex County chapter coordinator and has
been a member of the University's Board of Trustees since 1971,
serving as chair of the Education and Training Committee and as a
member of the Student Life Committee and the Arts and Humanities
Committee. Higgins also works with VAST (Volunteer Admissions Support
Team), whose volunteers actively promote the University to the best
qualified students in their areas.
     DePetris received his master's in public administration in 1986,
specializing in financial management, and was the recipient of the
Title IX Public Service Fellowship. He received his B.A. magna cum
laude in political science from Rutgers University-Camden in 1984.
DePetris currently is executive assistant to the president of
Burlington County College. The founder of the College of Urban Affairs
and Public Policy satellite alumni association, he developed its
constitution and bylaws, designed most of the programs, including the
association's newsletter, organized reunion nights for college alumni,
recruited alumni to serve on the board and helped to organize the
college's first phonathon. He currently is secretary of the Alumni
Association board of directors.