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Juniors Tyler Dolgos and Amanda Mouser won the half-legged race.

'Halfway There'

Class of 2015 celebrates with 'Halfway There' party on Green


2:02 p.m., Oct. 17, 2013--The University of Delaware Class of 2015 celebrated the progress of its students’ academic endeavors with a “Halfway There” party Sept. 19 on The Green.

The second annual event was sponsored by the UD Alumni Association (UDAA), the Office of Alumni Relations, and UDAA partner Lang Development Group.

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Held on the central Green, in front of Memorial Hall, the event provided a festive occasion for juniors to celebrate the halfway point of their college careers, and also the halfway mark toward becoming UD alumni.

The day was filled with “halves” -- food included half blue/half yellow cookies, pretzel, banana and orange halves; half blue/half yellow Rice Krispies treats; and half chocolate/half vanilla cake. 

Juniors sipped on Arnold Palmer drinks (half lemonade/half ice tea) and mochas (half coffee/half hot chocolate) while DJ Amaze played half of popular songs. 

Students enjoyed lawn games throughout the event and giveaways included the Class of 2015 shirt and half blue/half yellow beach balls. The Class of 2015 “Blue Hens Forever” banner was displayed for students to view and to sign if they had yet to.

More than 40 teams entered in the bracket-style half-legged races. Participants all received a half blue/half gold class of 2015 “pinnie.” Juniors Tyler Dolgos and Amanda Mouser were the winning team in this year’s half-legged race and each received a prize pack including Main Street gift cards. Finishing a close second were juniors Denise Cirelli and Corey Holloway, who also received a prize pack. 

Photos from the event can be found on the Alumni Relations Facebook page

A UDAA representatives said the organization enjoys celebrating the halfway mark to graduation with juniors through this new tradition. The association also sponsors the freshmen class banner signing, sophomore class swap event and Blue Hen Games. 

Senior year events include Life After UD, held during cap and gown pick-up, UDAA Senior Cap Decorating Party and senior class pinning ceremonies during graduation. 

For more information about any of the class programming mentioned, contact or Lauren Simione, associate director of alumni relations, at 302-831-1408.

The UD Alumni Association (UDAA)

All University of Delaware graduates are automatically granted membership in the UD Alumni Association (UDAA) upon graduation and are inducted with a pinning ceremony at Commencement. The UDAA is proudly dedicated to engaging the entire alumni community by fostering a tradition of lifelong loyalty and commitment to UD. 

The UDAA provides exceptional value and ongoing support to alumni worldwide by expanding benefits available to alumni, supporting regional and affinity club events, recognizing alumni and their accomplishments and more. 

Office of Alumni Relations

The University of Delaware Office of Alumni Relations promotes a lifelong relationship between the University and more than 161,000 living alumni, all of whom are members of the UD Alumni Association, by providing programs, events and awards for alumni and students, maintaining traditions and fostering Blue Hen pride. For more information, visit

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