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WilmU Prevention Science Alum To Appear on Riveting True Crime TV Show

Dr. Hakim Stovall On Nov. 20, Wilmington University alumnus Dr. Hakim Stovall will appear on “Fatal Attraction,” TV One’s gripping investigative series about scorned lovers and the deadly actions they take amid failed romances. Dr. Stovall, a subject matter expert and graduate of Wilmington University’s Prevention Science doctoral program, will offer insight on the 2018 Jacquelyn Smith…
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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…
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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 exemplifies the Wilmington University mission of excellence, leadership, and service. Todd-Ruiz has a long and distinguished…
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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…
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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 at six locations across America. His drive to help people prosper is rooted in the volunteer work he began as a boy in his…
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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…
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With Wisdom and Experience

Dr. Nancy Doody For 32 years, Dr. Nancy Doody has been part of the fiber at Wilmington University. She started as a secretary to the vice president for finance and soon learned that WilmU offers more than just a place to work.  “WilmU gave me a career path,” she says. …
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WilmU Alumni Awarded The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Dr. Hakim Stovall with Councilwoman Katherine Gilmore Richardson at Philadelphia’s City Hall. Alumnus Dr. Hakim Stovall, a recent Doctorate of Prevention Science Program graduate, was awarded the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health’s post-doctoral fellowship.  “I will be working with the gun violence prevention team to develop evidence-based strategies to help reduce risks,” says Dr.
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