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Seven Degrees of Dissertation

Story and photo courtesy of the Cape Gazette, by Ellen Driscoll Cape Henlopen School District leaders earning their doctoral degrees from Wilmington University are (l-r) Lewes Elementary Principal Kim Corbidge, Beacon Middle Assistant Principal Kathleen Sheehan, Cape High Principal Nikki Miller, Mariner Middle Assistant Principal Emily Lehne, Assistant Superintendent Jenny Nauman, Sussex…
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An Extraordinary Woman in Business

Alumna Erica Dorsett was named one of 40 Top Women in Business by Delaware Today magazine. The 2020 graduate first attended then-Wilmington College in the early 2000s, then returned to complete her bachelor’s in Marketing. “I am so proud of my time at WilmU and actively…
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Cynthia Brown: A Call to Serve

Cynthia Brown, RN, co-chairs the WilmU Alumni Association’s New Castle Chapter in order to encourage her fellow graduates to pursue opportunities, no matter their age or level of uncertainty. She knows from experience how interesting and unexpected that pursuit can be. The…
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Dr. Kelly Griffith: Maryland’s Superintendent of the Year

Steering the massive ship of a school system through the heaving seas of the last few years, including the pandemic, has required a number of unique skills and abilities that only come from years of experience and training. For Dr. Kelly Griffith, Wil-mington University alumna and superintendent of Talbot County  Schools on Maryland’s Mid Shore, this has meant using every ounce of experience…
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Ford Celebrates a WilmU Alumnus

The Ford Motor Company recently announced winners of its “Freedom Unsung Teacher Heroes of COVID-19” Awards, honoring 25 U.S. educators who positively impacted students throughout the pandemic. According to a company press release, “Ford Freedom Unsung is an annual…
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Top Teacher

Alumna Jahsha Tabron was named Delaware’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.  “The most important thing any teacher can do is be a mirror to students,” says Tabron, a special education English teacher at Brandywine High School in Wilmington. “When you lead a classroom, you…
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Wilmington University Graduates Receive Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Delaware teachers Brandi Luloff and Leona Williams honored for excellence in STEM education Leona Williams On Feb. 8, 2022, The White House announced the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, two of which are Wilmington University alumnae: Brandi Luloff, instructional coach and mathematics teacher at Townsend Elementary School (Appoquinimink…
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Ed.D. Grad Takes Innovation to Corrections

You might not think that schools and prisons share management strategies. Both institutions, however, focus on the development of large groups of people, and both of their populations can benefit from innovation. Just ask Maj. Kimberly Hughey, who was appointed deputy warden…
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Roshell Brown: Defying the Expectations, Achieving Her Dream

Roshell Brown with her daughter, Makayla Roshell Brown decided to pursue a master’s degree at Wilmington University on the day she earned her bachelor’s here. “At the graduation ceremony in May 2018, I saw the master’s candidates all lined up, and a lot of them looked like me,” she says. “I thought, ‘If they can do it, I can too.’” She’d decided to complete her bachelor’s…
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