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Cyber Warrior

Ten years and two Wilmington University degrees after arriving in the U.S., Roberto Rodriguez is leading efforts to protect network security at Capital One.

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Farewell, Dr. Varsalona

Dr. Jack Varsalona retired last month, ending his distinguished career as President of Wilmington University. We explore his life, career successes, and hopes for the future.

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Iron Man, Iron Will

Iron Man, Iron Will

As he fights his own neuromuscular disorder, a WilmU student helps others to do the same. Rob DeMasi even remembers the name of the play: “Boston.” “It was a blast up the middle,” he says. “Fullback leading me to the hole between the center and left guard.” The play occurred early in the second game […]

A Wish for Haiti

A Wish for Haiti

WilmU alumnus Georgeton Charles wants to use his education to help rebuild his native Haiti, a country the world has seemingly forgotten. On Jan. 12, 2010, Georgeton Charles found himself searching the wreckage to find his father and only brother amid the chaos of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that had struck his native Haiti. The quake […]

Why Experience Matters

Why Experience Matters

The College of Online and Experiential Learning offers online learning, experiential learning and assessment of prior learning to provide pathways for degree completion. For these professionals, those opportunities were game changers. David Brintzingoffer When one is close to retirement, becoming a nurse is not typically on the top of a to-do list. But for Sergeant […]

Life-Changing Hoops

Life-Changing Hoops

WilmU’s Vern Dupree Jr. finds the essence of basketball while coaching less fortunate kids in Jamaica. “Basketball,” an anonymous wag once said, “doesn’t build character, it reveals it.” Indeed, played the right way, basketball is a team game that calls for cooperation, selflessness and sacrifice, all positive character traits. It requires playing tough defense, setting […]

Equitable Education

Equitable Education

Should college students with physical or intellectual disabilities be encouraged to become teachers? One newly minted WilmU doctor wanted to explore how college professors would honestly answer that question. The number of undergraduate students with disabilities enrolled in colleges and universities across the nation continues to rise each year. According to the National Center for Education […]

The Modern Nurse

The Modern Nurse

Thanks to Wilmington University’s College of Health Professions, nurses can secure the advanced education they need to succeed in today’s increasingly complex health care field — all while maintaining their professional and personal commitments. But what does advanced nursing care mean to patients? Delaware faces a health care crisis. Demographic shifts and an increasing population […]

The Impresario

The Impresario

A nationally known promoter has been inspiring WilmU students for years. In October, the City of Wilmington recognized his accomplishments — both in and out of the classroom. It’s not every day you meet a Delawarean who has worked with megastars like Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder and Tony Bennett. But one has been teaching at […]

To Test or Not to Test

To Test or Not to Test

Has overtesting in Delaware’s public schools reached its tipping point? A growing number of Delaware’s public school parents are choosing to opt their children out of the SBAC achievement tests, a series of computer-based tests in mathematics and English language arts developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. This suite of tests is designed to […]

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