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Once a Student, Now a Mentor

Frank Hanson, who emigrated to the United States from the African nation of Ghana, has been a respected educator in Delaware for 10 years and recently became a mentor to Promise Grant recipients at Wilmington University. In keeping with WilmU’s commitment to accessible education, the Promise Grant program is devoted to recruiting minority males who want to become teachers and provides them with…
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COEL’s New Professional Development Course on Diversity

In an increasingly diverse and fluid environment, leaders, managers and key employees will benefit from gaining insights into today’s professional and organizational landscape and Wilmington University is helping to lead the way. The College of Online and Experiential…
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Re-scripting Video in a Time of Pandemic

In a time of self-isolation and social distancing, adjuncts who teach video courses in the College of Technology are going to extraordinary lengths to move their classes online and provide students with meaningful instruction. Several enterprising adjuncts have set up…
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Free Monthly Webinars Address Human Trafficking

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking, Immigration, Child Protection and Domestic Violence has been postponed until May 2021. But behavioral health professionals and other interested parties will still have an opportunity to learn more about the topics in a series of free webinars. Dr. Bishop The webinars will be presented on the last Tuesday of the month and…
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Interns Hired to Connect COVID-19 Patients with Care

Two College of Health Professions interns in ChristianaCare’s Care Management Department have been hired by the health system to support patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ned Bates is a care connector, who monitors Electronic Health Records (EHR) to facilitate patient…
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College of Education Adds Two

The College of Education is growing, adding two new members to its team. Nicole Garrity is the undergraduate program coordinator. She worked as a school psychologist in San Diego and Wilmington before moving to work in the Sussex County Consortium. Garrity has been teaching…
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Two-way Text Program Growing

WilmU’s online navigators launched the 2020 two-way text program to new online students in the summer block, following the inaugural launch to first-time online students in spring 2020, block II. This innovation was completed in partnership with the Admissions Department to engage students by text once they enroll in courses. It’s been a great success. In just two months, more than 2,300…
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Entrepreneur Chairs Marketing Program

Dr. Scott J. Walton is now chair of the undergraduate Marketing program for the College of Business, bringing his experience as a corporate executive, business owner, and educator to Wilmington University. For five years, Dr. Walton was an executive at United Parcel Service…
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Developments in Math

Diane Bansbach has been the Mathematics chair in the College of Arts and Sciences since 2013. She has restructured the department to include course leaders, where experienced adjuncts support instructors who teach the same courses. Working with the course leaders, she has…
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New Pathways in Education Leadership

Candidates for an Ed.D. in Education Leadership now have three new pathways to the doctorate: Teacher Leadership, Building Level Leadership, and District Level Leadership. The new program is modeled after an approach derived from the work of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, whose principles sprang from a shared-knowledge network involving 100 graduate schools of education in the…
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