WU Alumni

The Educator: Margie Lopez-Waite

The Educator: Margie Lopez-Waite

This alumna is Head of School at Las Américas ASPIRA Academy. “As long as I’m head of this school, there will be a dress code.” Margie Lopez-Waite’s naturally cheerful mien hardens a touch when she speaks those words. Her stance on uniforms evolved from painful childhood experiences that she shares with new students at Las […]

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.) […]