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From Dishwasher To Doctor

It was 1990 when Jahangir Kabir and his sister came to America from Bangladesh to join their nine brothers, all of them seeking, he says, “a better life.” For 19-year-old Jahangir, that life began as a cook and dishwasher at a White Castle in Elmhurst, N.Y. It was the best job he could find because […]

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Superstar in Education

Wilmington University President Dr. Jack P. Varsalona received the inaugural John H. Taylor Education Leadership Award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce on May 9 at the Doberstein Admissions Center. Dr. Varsalona received the award during the chamber’s Superstars in Education ceremony, and was recognized as a community member who has provided sustained leadership in […]

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Adiós, NCLB!

Goodbye to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and hello to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). NCLB, passed in 2001 and expanded in 2009, greatly increased the federal government’s role in public education. Now, 15 years and many hundreds of millions of dollars later, the U.S. Department of Education is relaxing its grip on public […]

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A Sign of Resilience

Cheryl McBride has been tested in life, and her resilience is evident in her philosophy: “You might live in doubt for a while, but never give up,” she says. When her 18-year marriage dissolved, she was left to care for three young children. She’d had no college education or substantive work experience, though she did […]

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Advisor to the Stars

In the midst of a successful career as an advisor to and representative of sports and entertainment stars, Rob London is finding time to pursue a master of science in management degree in Wilmington University’s School of Business. London is a 1995 graduate of Delaware State University, where he was a scholarship football player. He […]

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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 […]

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Aiello Is Hall of Famer

Even after the final buzzer has sounded on his illustrious coaching and administrative career, the accolades continue to accumulate for former Wildcat Athletic Director Frank Aiello. Already a member of the Wilmington University Athletics Department Hall of Fame, Aiello was inducted into the Delaware Basketball Hall of Fame on March 19 in a ceremony held […]

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The Statement of Support

On May 11, 2016, Wilmington University President Dr. Jack Varsalona signed the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Statement of Support, the cornerstone of ESGR’s effort to gain and maintain employer support for the Delaware National Guard and Reserve. The intent of the program is to encourage employers to act as advocates for […]

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The Introvert Steps Out

WilmU adjunct Dr. Annie Norman considers herself a stereotypically introverted librarian. Public speaking doesn’t come naturally to her — until, that is, she starts talking about her passion for helping others to learn. Norman was one of four women inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women for 2016, and the first librarian in […]

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A Perfect Will

Public Relations Associate Frank Burton Jr. brings heart to his job at WilmU — and soul to his work as senior pastor and founder of Perfect Will Ministries in New Castle, Del. Yet Burton had a whole other career before joining WilmU in 2014. For 22 years, he served as a special agent for the […]

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