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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 […]

Paying It Forward

Paying It Forward

Delaware Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan gives back to her alma mater by guiding her own WilmU students on life’s highway. When Delaware Gov. Jack Markell introduced Jennifer Cohan as the new secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation last February, he noted that she had started in the department 25 years ago “as a […]

An Unconventional Path

An Unconventional Path

Deborah Jastrebski’s parents ingrained in her the desire to give back as an activist, volunteer and entrepreneur. When she was 8, Jastrebski and her father served at a camp in Michigan that supported children with cognitive and physical disabilities. At 15, she was selected to join Young Americans in Concert, a musical troupe that toured America […]

“Whye” it Matters

“Whye” it Matters

Tanya came up with a solution. It was a triple bottom-line approach; making money while benefiting society and helping others to succeed. She is literally putting into action the lessons she learned at Wilmington University.        —Sharon Hake Tanya N. Whye was in her 40s and the single mother of a young son […]

The 2015 Proud Donor Campaign

The 2015 Proud Donor Campaign

Thanks to the generosity of 257 participating Wilmington University employees, the 2015 Proud Donor scholarship fund campaign raised more than $49,000, and 100 percent of the donations will benefit these five recipients and many others.

‘Daly’ Rituals

‘Daly’ Rituals

Jack Daly cultivated an entrepreneurial spirit at a young age. When he was 7, he started his first business, making potholders with fabric loops on a metal loom. “I saw little girls selling them to my mom,” he says, “and I thought, ‘I could do that while watching TV.’” In short order, he “owned the […]

A Victory Earned

A Victory Earned

  With two Wilmington University diplomas under her belt and a new law degree from Widener University of School of Law, Caren Sydnor has much to celebrate. Not only has she received academic honors throughout her academic career, but she’s also an intern with the Delaware Department of Justice’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. The future […]

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