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Funny Lady

As Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” Dr. Sharon Yoder is no stranger to tragedy, but she has convinced people the world over

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Coveted Bylines

It takes an iron will to get published in an academic journal, as these four WilmU doctoral students will attest.

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Funny Lady

Funny Lady

As Charlie Chaplin said, “Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.” Dr. Sharon Yoder is no stranger to tragedy, but she has convinced people the world over that in societies barraged by unsettling headlines, humor is palliative.

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 […]

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