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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 […]

Hope, Renewed

Hope, Renewed

With a recidivism rate of 75 percent, Delaware ranks near the bottom among all states. Through Project New Start, a Wilmington University alumna is working to change that. Recidivism is a national crisis that has been building for decades. U. S. prisons have turned into revolving doors as repeat offenders, lacking education and job opportunities, […]

All-Star Educator

All-Star Educator

Kim Bearden traverses the country, explaining how she makes her classroom an effective and fun place to learn. She visits WilmU as part of its Speaker Series on March 3. Teacher Kim Bearden has little time to relax during the summer. Last year, from June to the beginning of school in September, the award-winning educator […]

Unburdened By Debt

Unburdened By Debt

The national student loan debt has hit a staggering $1.2 trillion, yet the default rate at Wilmington University is low and the satisfaction level is high. Why is that?   Nema Bass was about to give up on college. She couldn’t afford the tuition, and dealing with financial aid personnel at other colleges was a […]

For The Love Of Teaching

For The Love Of Teaching

Each of WilmU’s adjunct faculty members is distinctive. Here are seven, among many, who excel at developing pedagogy by synthesizing unique personal and professional experiences with curriculum. WilmU’s adjunct faculty are more than passionate professionals driven by a love of teaching. “They’re crucial to the well-documented level of high academic standards at Wilmington University,” says […]

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