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The Gender Gap in Medical Specialties

In an article in the “Journal of Business Diversity,” WilmU D.B.A. alumni Drs. Jay Pickern and Helena Costakis found that stigma associated with women medical students discourages them from going into male-dominated specialties, even though female medical students typically get higher grades than their male classmates. “Medical specialties are missing out on talent,” they write. Their…
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Rookie Teacher of the Year Cheers on Students

Victoria Grable was a standout as an Elementary Education student at Wilmington University, graduating summa cum laude in 2018. She also was an energetic cheerleader on WilmU’s award-winning squad. Her clinical studies team—Tyler Wells, Theresa Carter, Keira Potter and…
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New A.S. in Data Analytics: A Career Starter

Launched in Fall of 2021, Wilmington University’s new associate degree in Data Analytics is designed to equip students for careers in a rapidly growing profession. The program is 100% online and provides students with the well-rounded data analytics skills they’ll…
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Nurse Anesthetist Profiled for Devotion to Patient Care

Dr. Klisa Hargrove-Loper, an alumna of Wilmington University’s D.N.P. program, was profiled as a healthcare hero in a YouTube video by AtlantiCare Regional Medical in Pomona, New Jersey. A nurse anesthetist, Dr. Hargrove-Loper was inspired to pursue healthcare when she was 9 years old and her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. “Caregiving is in my blood,” she says. Melissa Romeo, a…
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Taking Spiritually Integrated Services to the Community

Dr. Melissa Lemons is expanding approaches to behavioral health in the community, helping to lead continuing education for spiritually integrated psychotherapy (SIP). Dr. Lemons, an assistant professor in WilmU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Clinical Mental…
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Online Student Association Marks 10 Years of Progress

For a decade, students learning remotely have been interacting with one another and participating in Wilmington University activities through the Online Student Association (OSA), created to provide online students with an opportunity to experience WilmU’s collaborative…
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Yearlong Teaching Residents Go to the Front of the Class

Delaware’s new law supporting Yearlong Teacher Residency Programs allows yearlong teacher interns across the state to receive a stipend of up to $25,000 for their work in partner school districts. Wilmington University’s year-long residency option, an immersive, 200-plus-day alternative to the traditional 80-day student-teaching program, enables College of Education students to spend an entire…
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Online Live! Courses Up and Running

Wilmington University has taken another step forward in accessible, flexible education with new Online Live! courses introduced in the fall 2021 semester. The innovative initiative was developed by a workgroup led by Dr. Sallie Reissman, dean of the College of Online and…
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Dr. Adair is New Chair of Clinical Mental Health Program

Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Adair has been appointed as the full-time chair of the Clinical Mental Health Program (CMHC), after serving as the acting chair. She was instrumental in authoring the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)…
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Tech Grads Pilot Drones for a Good Cause

The College of Technology teamed with the External Affairs Department to create a unique fundraiser to benefit the Mary Campbell Center. Wilmington University was a sponsor of the event. Two recent graduates, Matthew Doyle and Mallory Nolte, volunteered to pilot drones that would drop balls onto the green at DuPont Country Club, site of the 40th annual Charmie Welch Golf Invitational, which…
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