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Farewell, Dr. Mike

Farewell, Dr. Mike

Dr. Michael Czarkowski, known as Dr. Mike, retired in December after 32 years of service. “It was my time to leave,” he says. “You get a sense of these things.” He sensed that life was too short, given the loss of his brother- and sister-in-law, Tom and Elizabeth Schubmehl, who both died young, and his […]

The Consummate Educator

The Consummate Educator

A lifelong advocate for education and the consummate teacher with a deep passion to explore and to teach what she found to others, Dr. Doreen Turnbo, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, retired in December of 2018. Her legacy is a thriving college offering hundreds of sections of general education courses, five minors, […]

Gaming Student is No Robot

Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer position on his class team project. “I could tell he was trying to find […]

Veteran Educator is Named Dean

Veteran Educator is Named Dean

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Dr. Anthony Carcillo was named dean of Wilmington University’s College of Technology (COT). He had previously served as director of the COT’s graduate programs, as well as chair of its Technology Project Management program and assistant professor. He holds a BA in Organization Dynamics and an MA in Organization Leadership, both […]

The Italian Kitchen: A Media Sensation

The Italian Kitchen: A Media Sensation

WilmU’s Italian Kitchen scored big with Wilmington News Journal readers who gave it an Honorable Mention for Best Sandwich Shop. “There was no particular sandwich that we got nominated for,” says Owner Bernie DiMarco. “However, our cheesesteaks, wraps and Wildcat burgers are the best sellers.” The flourishing business has always been a family affair. “The […]

Communication is Key

Communication is Key

There are several questions students tend to ask. We have the answers. I want to learn more about Wilmington University, but I haven’t been able to attend an open house. How can I find out what I need to know? Try our new webinar and text messaging options! They make information accessible, and they’re available […]

Ronnie Wuest: Transforming Lives through Jiu-Jitsu

Ronnie Wuest: Transforming Lives through Jiu-Jitsu

Ronnie Wuest has one business goal: To provide the best possible self-defense education to his students in order to build their confidence for life. It’s that type of singular commitment that not only helped grow his business, Delaware Self Defense Academy, from 10 to almost 700 students, but also compelled one of his students, Wendy […]

A Lasting Legacy

A Lasting Legacy

Prospects looked grim for Dustyn Thompson the night before he got the call. He had long ago recovered from the opioid addiction that resulted from a trampoline accident when he was 13, but the chronic nerve pain in his back and neck was unrelenting. Money was so tight that he and his wife, Anna, had […]

Dr. Courtney Stewart: Serving Delaware

Dr. Courtney Stewart: Serving Delaware

Alumna Dr. Courtney Stewart’s list of titles is long and continues to grow. by Britney Guledge Right now, those titles include wife, mother, fitness instructor, adjunct instructor at WilmU, volunteer and deputy secretary for the Delaware Department of State. This proud Delawarean grew up in Selbyville with dreams of being a farmer, but she has […]

A Champion in the Dugout

A Champion in the Dugout

Here’s a question to ponder as the Wilmington University baseball team’s 2019 season gets into full swing: Is Mike Smith’s presence in the Wildcat dugout more beneficial to him or to the team? Call it even. A WilmU student, Smith is afflicted with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. DMD is a genetic disease that causes muscle degeneration […]