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We offer these longtime colleagues best wishes in their retirements.

Alfred (Al) DiEmedio

Al DiEmedio

Al DiEmedio joined then-Wilmington College in 2004 as an assistant professor and program coordinator and was promoted in July of 2006 to assistant professor and director in the College of Education. He also served on WilmU’s Finance Committee, among other committees. Before WilmU, DiEmedio was a principal at Brandywine High School, Smyrna High School, Alexis I. DuPont High School, and a teacher at several schools, including St. Mark’s High School. In addition, he aided numerous professional associations, including the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Secondary School Principals, Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Governor’s Commission for Educational Improvement, National Policy Board for Educational Administration, and the Delaware Military Academy. His awards are also numerous, including appreciation accolades from Middle States, New Castle County School Counselors Association, and the Air Force Junior ROTC. For his service in Vietnam in the U.S. Army, DiEmedio earned a Bronze Star. 

Peggy Mitchell

Peggy Mitchell

Peggy Mitchell began her career at then-Wilmington College in 2004 as a planning specialist and has taught for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. She ended her tenure as assistant vice president of Academic Support Services. In that role, she led Academic Advising, Student Success Center, T.C.E./Student Outreach, and CRM Advise operations. Some of her many accomplishments include managing and researching the opening of the Student Success Center, launching an Early Alert Program to support at-risk student populations, and centralizing transfer credit processes. Mitchell also leveraged CRM Advise, and strategic communication and outreach plans via CRM Advise. She co-chaired the multi-phased rollout of WilmU’s Guided Pathways Program as well. Mitchell served on multiple committees, as well as state vice president of the Delaware State Chapter P.E.O., a philanthropic educational organization committed to helping women achieve their higher education goals, and as president of the National College Learning Center Association. 

Dr. Barbara Sartell

Dr. Barbara Sartell

Dr. Barbara Sartell joined Wilmington College in 1992 as an adjunct then became full-time in 1993 in the B.S.N. program. She started teaching in the M.S.N.-L.D.R. program, which she created and chaired, and taught in the M.S.N. Nurse Practitioner program, creating the Adult-Gerontology Specialty focus. Her final position was as a full professor in the D.N.P. program. She has been the advisor to numerous projects, and many of her students have gone on to publish and present their work at the national level. Dr. Sartell led two 14-day medical mission trips with WilmU nursing practitioner student Aminata Conteh, who went with Dr. Sartell on her second trip to Sierra Leone, then opened her own clinic there. Dr. Sartell earned an award from The United States Association of Sierra Leone Healthcare Workers. She graduated recently from the University of New Hampshire and passed the Psychiatric N.P. Boards. She is a consultant in geriatric psychiatry and an independent practitioner in her telehealth internal medicine and psychiatric practice.

Sally Stokes

Sally Stokes

Sally Stokes was a full-time faculty member for over 26 years and chair of the Accounting program for 20. She also chaired the Faculty Committee and developed the post-bachelor’s certificate in Accounting, the master’s program in Accounting, and the Accounting Review Certificate to prepare students for the Uniform C.P.A. exam. In addition, Stokes collaborated with the Nehemiah Gateway Community Development Corporation to create the
Tax Help Practicum (BAC 190) for students who wished to prepare tax returns for low-income individuals. Thanks to Stokes’ contacts as former chair of the Delaware State Board of Accountancy and president of the Delaware State Society of Certified Public Accountants, she was able to work with WilmU’s Career Services team to plan yearly “Meet the Firms” recruiting events and the “Panel of Professionals.”

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