College of Marine and Earth Studies alumni, faculty, and staff
recently gathered in Washington D.C. at the District Chophouse
and Brewery. Photo by Lisa Tossey
More than 20 College of Marine and Earth Studies alumni, faculty, and staff reconnected in the heart of the nation’s capital on May 21 for a special evening of food, conversation, and updates on recent happenings in the college.
The event, "Connected from the Coast to the Capital and Beyond," was held at the District Chophouse and Brewery. While enjoying hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, attendees caught up with old friends and heard from Dean Nancy Targett on the latest news from the Lewes and Newark campuses.
Targett highlighted many topics, including the college’s current effort to build a new CMES Alumni Network to help the college’s more than 1500 alums keep in touch and stay abreast of alumni events, and future plans for wind power generation on the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes.
"It is always nice to catch up with our alums who work in the D.C. area to hear about their work in the federal and state governments, NGOs, and educational institutions," said Frank Newton, assistant dean for the college. "The work of our graduates has a major impact in research and policy decisions with leaders throughout the world. The alums also get to connect with old friends and colleagues, to learn about all the great work occurring at CMES, about UD's Path to Prominence, as well as many of the exciting initiatives happening here."
Future alumni events are being planned. To complete an online survey and join the new CMES Alumni Network, visit http://www.ocean.udel.edu/alumnisurvey.html.
For more about CMES, visit www.ocean.udel.edu.