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AW-CEHD_Alumni_ReceptionCEHD Alumni Reception

May 31, 2013

This year, the College of Education and Human Development reception brought our alumni on a ‘tour of the world’ as we highlighted our study abroad program.  

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Over 60 alumni, faculty and friends joined us on a warm summer evening as we enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, beverages and live music with an international flavor. We shared memories among tables decorated with Italian urns, tropical flowers and Indian spices. We dined on tortellini, cous cous and prawns while sipping rum drinks and French wines. 

To help keep cool, our faculty served up UDairy ice cream with a pineapple rum topping that was to die for.

In recognition of our study abroad theme, CEHD students and alumni who had participated in study abroad trips brought items to display, including an Australian boomerang, elegant scarves, African carvings, and animal figurines as well as contributing photos to a giant slideshow. They shared what they learned during their service learning in South Africa, France, Italy, Barbados and Australia. Shane Palkovitz, CEHD alumni, played acoustic guitar, entertaining the crowd with songs composed during his trips around the world. 

Raffle prizes also had an international flavor. Wines from around the world, gift baskets from Cucina di Napoli and our Global Studies Institute, as well as items from unWINED restaurant, Delaware Today and DE Center for Teacher Education were awarded to almost two dozen lucky ticket holders. 

The evening wrapped up with a tour of Alison Hall, allowing alumni to view the newly renovated HDFS offices, CEHD Alumni Lounge and technology-laced classrooms.  

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