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Up From The Streets

Up From The Streets

Once homeless, this alumnus is now a top detective in the Philadelphia D.A.’s office. The subway. An abandoned car. The stairwell of a housing project building. In the summer, outside near Penn’s Landing. As a teenager, Claude Thomas slept in those places and many others. His mother’s death from breast and lung cancer in 1980 […]

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 […]

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.) […]

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 […]

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