WU Alumni

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 […]

Bernice Whaley

Bernice Whaley

A WilmU Alumna Replaces Alan Levin as Director of the Delaware Economic Development Office. Bernice Whaley faces several challenges as the new director of the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO). Primary among them is finding the financial wherewithal to attract industries to the state now that DEDO’s war chest — the Delaware Strategic Fund — […]

Hip Food

Hip Food

Consumers crave new gastronomic adventures, which explains why food trucks are part of America’s culinary revolution. The trucks have barreled into Delaware, too, and foodies Norrawit Milburn and Jeanne DiAmico are revving their engines. Jeanne (Rutowski) DiAmico When Wilmington University alumna Jeanne Rutowski earned her bachelor’s in human resource management in 1996, then her M.S.M. with […]

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