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Alumni Engagement Opportunities

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Annual Alumni Reception
2018 DRC Alumni Repection at the Natural Hazards Workshop


​​DRC faculty, students and alums at the Annual DRC Alumni Reception, 2018.

4th Annual Alumni Reception

July 14th, 2019 | Natural Hazards Workshop

Join us for the 4th Annual DRC Alumni Reception! This will be a great opportunity to meet DRC alums and to connect/reconnect with old and new friends.

DRC alumni are encouraged to wear their DRC apparel to the reception. If you don't have a DRC t-shirt and would like one, let us know and we'll bring along one in your size.

Alums, please RSVP here by June 21st, 2019. 

Alumni Profile Series

​​2014 DISA PhD Graduates James B. Goetschius, Lauren Clay and Rochelle Brittingham​2014 DISA PhD Graduates James B. Goetschius, Lauren Clay and Rochelle Brittingham​

Disaster research is interdisciplinary in nature and therefore provides many opportunities after graduation. Our alums have gone on to successful careers at leading universities, prominent research centers, key disaster-oriented government agencies, and private sector organizations. Share how your time at DRC has enhanced your career thus far by participating in our Alumni Profiles series.

How can I submit an Alumni Profile? 

Complete the Alumni Profiles form online or download and complete the Alumni Profile Series Form.pdf and email it to  drc-mail@udel.eduProfiles will be continuously accepted and featured.

Host an Intern or Practicum Student

Several of our programs include a practicum or internship component.  These are designed to be meaningful for the organization as well as for the students. During the placement, students connect their experiences and prior coursework through weekly reflection pieces. Some students stay in the Mid-Atlantic area while others have found wonderful opportunities around the country. Interested in hosting a student practicum? Contact

Keep In Touch

​​​2014 DISA PhD Graduates James B. Goetschius, Lauren Clay and Rochelle Brittingham​

Stay connected to DRC throughout the year: follow the Disaster Research Center on Facebook, join our Alumni Group for information about upcoming alumni activities and DRC happenings, and update your contact information to help us better communicate with you.

Share Your Experience

​​​2017 DISA PhD Graduates with Professors  Dr.Tricia Wachtendorf, Dr. Benigno Aguirre, and Dr. Joe Trainor.

Each semester our faculty and students discuss emergency management research, current issues, and trends in our classes, seminars, and at IAEM@UD functions.  We are always interested in having our alumni speak live or virtually and have a wide range of opportunities.  For example, you could: discuss your career or current position,  describe an interesting program you are running, present a working paper, discuss a new research project, lead a discussion about some cutting edge issue or problem in the field. These are just a few of the possibilities. All speakers present in the Disaster Research Center conference room unless otherwise coordinated. 

How can I become a guest speaker? 

Email with your name, contact information and a brief statement of what you're interested in speaking about and a DRC faculty member will contact you to discuss upcoming opportunities.

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  • Disaster Research Center
  • University of Delaware
  • 166 Graham Hall, 111 Academy Street
  • Newark, DE 19716 U.S.A
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  • Phone: 302-831-6618
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