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Eugene Young: Being the Change

Eugene Young: Being the Change

To Eugene Young, Wilmington has a lot to offer. While the city has earned a bad rap for crime and violence — notably named Murdertown, USA, by Newsweek in 2014 — Young has a different perspective. To him, Wilmington is home; a place where he learned to serve his community.

The Ripple Effect: Nic DeCaire

The Ripple Effect: Nic DeCaire

Sure, Nic DeCaire fears some things. He’s not crazy about climbing a ladder. And he isn’t thrilled when he has to drive over long bridges. But present the Wilmington University graduate with a large-scale charitable project, and the man is pretty much fearless. Take the time last October when the 35-year-old DeCaire and a friend […]

The Man for the Job:  Dr. Joseph DeRanieri

The Man for the Job: Dr. Joseph DeRanieri

His graduate work at WilmU has proved invaluable for this highly credentialed executive in his new job at Beebe Healthcare. Of the five — count ’em, five — academic credentials that Dr. Joseph DeRanieri can claim, his MSN (master of science in nursing) from Wilmington University ranks among the most significant. This is especially so […]

Second Career Success: Sandra Hall

Second Career Success: Sandra Hall

This 2016 Delaware Teacher of the Year is passionate about education — and Wilmington University. In December, 2007, at the age of 44, Sandra Hall embarked on a second career. With her newly-minted master of education in elementary studies degree from Wilmington University firmly in hand, she began teaching third grade at North Smyrna (Del.) […]

Adept At Adapting:  Dr. Susan Sweeney

Adept At Adapting: Dr. Susan Sweeney

Teaching, parenting, volunteering, heading a global enterprise — this alumna handles it all with aplomb. To call Dr. Susan Sweeney merely “adaptable” — able to adjust to new conditions — would be a gross understatement. During her 52 years, the president of GGB Bearing Technology, who earned an Ed.D. from Wilmington University in 2014, has […]

Leading The Way

Leading The Way

A partnership between the Delaware National Guard and Wilmington University alumni proves advantageous — and it’s the first of its kind in the nation. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Miller made a commitment to serve his country more than 30 years ago when he joined the army. Miller earned a joint branch position as a state […]

KAYLA’S LAW:  A Parents’ Crusade

KAYLA’S LAW: A Parents’ Crusade

Rick and Amy Kosmalski live in Delaware. So when they embarked on a successful five-year quest to change a Medicaid rule that financially hampered their daughter, who has Down syndrome, they had one slight advantage: Delaware is one of just eight states represented by the minimum of three legislators in Washington, D. C. (The others […]

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