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2023-24 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners

The Results Are In! The Wilmington University Alumni Association announces its 2023-24 Distinguished Alumni Award winners. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor conferred by the Wilmington University Alumni Association. The award is given to distinguished alumni who lead with compassionately and positively impact their fields. The annual Wilmington University…
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With Hope, Optimism and Confidence

Recent graduate Jessica Davenport refuses to let her disability impact her success. Jessica Davenport thinks that society undervalues people with disabilities, and she’s trying to change that. “Unfortunately,” she says, “we have to constantly prove society wrong.” Jessica Davenport uses a headpiece and a magnetic sticker that nurses place on her nose. The sticker communicates…
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Playtime With Purpose

These volunteers and alums bring joy to children who haven’t known much of it.From left: Ashley Torbert, Brooke Mitchell, Emily Christianson, Albee Mendoza, Deonika White, Jenna Hanes, Jenn Bones, Susan Cordle, Alexus Nelson Entertaining children and families facing health…
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A Distinguished Journey to the Bench

Chief Judge Demetrica Todd-Ruiz On March 20, 2023, Demetrica Todd-Ruiz made history as the first African American Superior Court judge appointed in Salem County, New Jersey. The confirmation by the New Jersey Senate marked a milestone in her journey to the bench — one that…
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Hail to a Trailblazing Chief

Capt. Wilfredo Campos Alumnus Wilfredo Campos, a native of Puerto Rico, is Wilmington’s first Latino police chief. In January, Capt. Wilfredo Campos became the first person of Hispanic descent to be named Wilmington chief of police. A significant milestone, to be sure. But something almost equally remarkable was overshadowed in the extensive media coverage that followed that announcement…
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Dr. Abi Bakare: A Leader at the Mint

Dr. Abi Bakare The next time you count the change in your pocket, think of the people who earn their living literally making money. Dr. Abiodun (Abi) Bakare, chief learning officer at the U.S. Mint, is responsible for helping 1,600 government employees do their jobs better…
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From Dreamer to Restaurateur

Tomeka Crawford For 20 years, Tomeka Crawford worked in banking, while dreaming of opening her own restaurant. “I knew that I needed an education if I was going to realize my dream,” she recalls. That was a tall order for the Kent County woman, who already was working full time and raising a family. Then she discovered Wilmington University, which offered her the opportunity to take classes…
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