Since its inception in 1743, the University of Delaware has steadily produced some of the most productive and accomplished members of our society.  From statesmen to scientists to sports figures, the Blue Hen family boasts a lengthy list of prominent alumni.

Delaware is one of only five colleges in the nation to have produced a signer of the Declaration of Independence, a Secretary of State, and a Vice President. Harvard, Princeton, William & Mary and Yale are the only other institutions to have a similarly prestigious alumni base.

The Blue Hen family also consists of several worldrenowned inventors, a pioneer in the computer industry.  Astronauts and acclaimed aeronautical experts have also been known to call Newark home during their collegiate careers.

In the entertainment industry, Delaware has been a steady producer of both top-flight athletes and award-winning entertainers.  From Hall of Fame professional athletes to Emmy-nominated actors, Delaware has continued to supply the world with entertainment.

  Mike Adams NFL Pro Bowl Safety, Indianapolis Colts/Super Bowl Participant; Currently with Carolina Panthers
  Kurt Akeley Principal Researcher, Microsoft
  John L. Anderson President, Illinois Institute of Technology
  Susan Barnett Emmy-winning Anchor/Journalist
  Joe Biden Vice President of the United States of America (2008-16); longtime U.S. Senator from Delaware
  Jill Tracy Biden Professor of English at Northern Virginia Community College; Second Lady of the United States of America (2008-16)
  Nick Boyle NFL Baltimore Ravens Tight End
  Scott Brunner Former NFL Quarterback
  Marcus Burley NFL Seattle Seahawks Defensive Back/Super Bowl Participant; currently with Cleveland Brown
  Thomas Carper Current U.S. Senator (2001-Present); U.S. Representative from Delaware (1983-93); Delaware Governor (1993-2001)
  Bob Carpenter Jr. Former Owner, Philadelphia Phillies
  David L. Chicoine President, South Dakota State University
  Chris Christie New Jersey Governor (2010-Present); Former Presidential Candidate
  John P. Costas CEO, UBS Investment Bank
  Richard Dean Fashion Photographer
  Elena Delle Donne 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year; 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player; ;U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist (2016)
  Pat Devlin Former NFL Quarterback
  Dave DeWalt CEO, FireEye, Inc.
  John Elias Co-Inventor, Touchscreen Technology
  Joe Flacco NFL Baltimore Ravens Quarterback, Super Bowl MVP
  Yvette Freeman Actress, ER
  Rich Gannon 2002 NFL MVP Quarterback, NFL Analyst
  Bryan Gordon Emmy-nominated director, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
  Robert Gore Invetor, Gore-Tex
  Gino Gradkowski Carolina Panthers Guard/Center; Super Bowl Champion (Baltimore)
  John Grant, Jr. Major League Lacrosse Champion; Most Valuable Player
  Dallas Green Manager, 1980 Philadelphia Phillies; New York Yankees; New York Mets
  Steve Harris Emmy-nominated Actor, The Practice
  Jacqueline Jones MacArthur Fellow
  Page Kennedy Actor, Desperate Housewives/Weeds
  Zach Kerr Defensive Tackle, Denver Broncos
  Michael F. Koehler CEO, Teradata
  Mike Koplove 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Baseball
  Chad Kuhl Major League Baseball Pitcher (Pittsburgh)
  Erle Ladson Former NFL Offensive Tackle
  Scott Levy Raven of the WWE
  Charles Lewis MacArthur Fellow
  Thomas McKean Signer, Declaration of Independence
  Louis McLane Secretary of State
  Tom Mees Original ESPN Anchor
  Kevin Mench Former Major League Baseball Player
  Robin Miller Host, Food Network
  Steve Mosko President, Sony Television
  Daniel Nathans Nobel Prize Winner
  Adam Osborne Computer Pioneer
  Jeff Pearlman Sports Journalist
  Larry Probst Chairman, United States Olympic Committee; Executive Chairman, Entertainment Arts
  Dave Raymond Original Phillie Phanatic; Owner, Raymond Entertainment Group
  George Read Signer, Declaration of Independence
  Ömer Sabanci Turkish Businessman
  Alex Smith Professional Lacrosse Player; Entrepreneur
  James Smith Signer, Declaration of Independence
  LizAnn Sonders Chief Investment Strategist, Charles Schwab
  Leonard Stark U.S. District Court Judge, Delaware
  Susan Stroman Tony Award-winner
  Ivory Sully Former NFL Player
  Mark Swinger Pilot, Blue Angels
  Peter Thejll Astrophysicist and climate expert
  George Thorogood Rock Musician
  Dilshad Vadsaria Actress
  Lodewijk van den Berg Astronaut, Challenger
  James W. Wagner President, Emory University
  John Wallace Former Associate Justice, New Jersey Supreme Court
  Wayne Westerman Co-Inventor, Touchscreen Technology
  Marna Whittington Director, Macy's, Inc.
  Vic Willis National Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee
  Paul Worrilow
NFL Detroit Lions Linebacker; Played in Super Bowl with Atlanta