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Dr. Carol Birnbohm: Homegrown Leader

Carol Birnbohm first displayed her innate leadership abilities on Memorial Day, 1988, on a softball field in Marlton, New Jersey — although she didn’t realize it at the time. Now Dr. Carol Birnbohm, she is superintendent of schools in the Lenape Regional High School District and 2019 New Jersey Region III Superintendent of the Year. But on that day 31 years ago, which she remembers as…
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WilmU Scholarship Lights the Way to a College Degree

The STAR Scholarship halves the cost of tuition for qualified students For 10 years, Wilmington University’s STAR Scholarship has enabled stellar students to launch their careers with a bachelor’s degree they can afford. Recent revisions to this financial assistance…
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Time Marches On

Wilmington University History adjunct Michael Dixon teaches students how to conduct investigations into a well-hidden past. “We are not makers of history. We are made by history.” —Martin Luther King, Jr. In Michael Dixon’s case, he was indeed made by history. For…
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Surviving A Narcissist

It’s possible to cope with narcissists. There’s a way to reclaim your happiness. Two of WilmU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ certified counselors and faculty explain how. L-R, Dr. James Walsh and Dr. Todd Grande The good news is that the world is full of thoughtful people who value others, give attention rather than seek it, and own their weaknesses. We see our value in their…
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Dr. Barbara Thomas: Following Her Heart

Dr. Barbara Thomas hopes you know that your goals aren’t subject to prior authorization. That what others tell you is possible doesn’t matter nearly as much as what’s in your heart. It’s a lesson that’s changed the course of her life, and she hopes you’ll…
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The 50th Anniversary Grand Finale

A pictorial of art in action: A work that represents WilmU’s past, present and future After a  year of celebrating Wilmington University’s 50th anniversary, there needed to be a grand finale — a way to symbolize the vibrancy of our students, faculty and staff, and…
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Putting It All Together

For WilmU’s transfer students, a degree is greater than the sum of its parts. You can’t really describe an incoming class at Wilmington University as new students. Every year, most of the newest students to arrive at WilmU aren’t new to college classrooms or coursework at all, and they’re not starting their studies from square one. In fact, for many incoming students, and for many…
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Picture This: A new graduate’s visual journey

Nadia Gross earned her Bachelor of Science in Media Design with a concentration in Photography, so she understands the power of a photo to capture a moment. In the one taken as she crossed the stage at WilmU’s May 2019 commencement ceremonies, “my jaw was dropped. I had…
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Alum's Art Becomes Mobile Message

As chair of Wilmington University’s Media Design Programs in the College of Technology, Associate Professor Susan L. Gregg often fields requests for student artwork. Such was the case when Dr. Johanna Bishop, director of Behavioral Science Programs in the College of Social…
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A Passion for Prior Learning

WilmU Prior Learning Specialist Vincenzo (Vin) Favoroso recently co-led a PLAN (Prior Learning Assessment Network) webinar titled Examining variables that impact adult student persistence. It focused mainly on how the prior learning assessment (PLA) fits into contemporary education systems and why having one as an option — in any capacity at a college or university — can  improve retention…
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