Academic Digest

The Online Student Association: A Community for Online Students

The Online Student Association: A Community for Online Students

The Online Student Association (OAS) is a hub for online students to engage with their peers and learn more about the Wilmington University community. It’s also a place to engage with navigators who can answer questions about online courses, connect with online tutors, and participate in monthly conversations about WilmU events and activities. Students with […]

A Magical Meeting with Disney Graphic Design Students

A Magical Meeting with Disney Graphic Design Students

A get-together in Florida was a magical experience for a Wilmington University professor and Disney employees who are studying online at WilmU. Susan L. Gregg, chair of Digital Media, Graphic Design, Photography, and Web Design, was in Orlando in September for a conference for Epsilon Pi Tau, the leading international honor society for technology, where […]

First Chance Delaware: It’s About the Children

First Chance Delaware: It’s About the Children

Faculty from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are playing a key role in First Chance Delaware, an initiative by Tracey Quillen Carney, the First State’s first lady, to help children. Drs. Rebecca Ghabour and Debra Berke were invited to Woodburn, the governor’s mansion in Dover, to share insights and ideas with representatives from […]

DNP Candidate Helps Patients at Liberia Clinic

DNP Candidate Helps Patients at Liberia Clinic

Sigrid Marfo, a DNP candidate, is already a dedicated and successful certified registered nurse-anesthetist who shared her skills helping patients in a clinic in Liberia —and also met the president of the West Africa nation. “She is interested in improving health outcomes across the continuum and taking her skills to the next level, particularly in […]

Leadership Fellowship: An Investment in Faculty and Community

Leadership Fellowship: An Investment in Faculty and Community

Dr. Jason James Jr., of the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Program in the College of Business, has been selected as a fellow in the prestigious Leadership Delaware program. The program nurtures leaders of tomorrow through interaction with more than 135 accomplished state leaders in government, corporations, public affairs, economics, the judiciary, education, nonprofits and other […]

12 WilmU Alumni Among Top 20 Teachers

12 WilmU Alumni Among Top 20 Teachers

The State of Delaware has honored 20 District Teachers of the Year, 12 of whom earned degrees at Wilmington University. Each received $2,000 at an award ceremony on Oct. 15 at Dover Downs, where they were congratulated by Governor John Carney, Senator Tom Carper and state education officials. One of the honorees, Laura Burke, a […]

DBA Students Soar in Airline Research Pilot Program

DBA Students Soar in Airline Research Pilot Program

In a unique pilot program, DBA candidates at Wilmington University’s College of Business provided research for American Airlines as part of its critical Evaluation Research Program.  Three doctoral students—Robert Clarke, Adam Schvom and Bryan Yackulic — conducted research over the course of two years at American’s hub at the Philadelphia International Airport. During the process, […]

Fast-track Certification for Special Ed Teachers

Fast-track Certification for Special Ed Teachers

Via an innovative partnership with Wilmington University, six special education teachers in Appoquinimink School District now have an additional certification in Autism/Severe Disabilities. The fast-track program, designed by Todd Hackett-Slimm, special education program chair at WilmU, featured daily classes for a cohort of classroom teachers. The certification requires the successful completion of five advanced three-credit courses […]

A Leader in Criminal Justice Careers

A Leader in Criminal Justice Careers

Jake Andrews first came to Wilmington University as an undergrad and went on to earn his master’s in Administration of Justice. Later, he taught at WilmU, bringing his real-life experience as a law enforcement professional to the classroom as an adjunct for 10 years. Now, Andrews is the new chair of the Criminal Justice Program […]

Honors and Enhanced Connections for Online Students

Honors and Enhanced Connections for Online Students

Since 2013, Wilmington University has been honoring the accomplishments of students who are earning degrees remotely.  The Summer 2019 Online Student of the Block is Matt Blood, a champion of older adults, who earned his MS in Administration of Human Services at WilmU. “It puts a face to online learning, touting students’ accomplishments and sharing […]