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DBA Students Soar in Airline Research Pilot Program

In a unique pilot program, DBA candidates at Wilmington University’s College of Business provided research for American Airlines as part of its critical Evaluation Research Program.  Three doctoral students—Robert Clarke, Adam Schvom and Bryan Yackulic — conducted research over the course of two years at American’s hub at the Philadelphia International Airport. During the process, they…
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A Leader in Criminal Justice Careers

Jake Andrews first came to Wilmington University as an undergrad and went on to earn his master’s in Administration of Justice. Later, he taught at WilmU, bringing his real-life experience as a law enforcement professional to the classroom as an adjunct for 10 years. Now…
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Honors and Enhanced Connections for Online Students

Since 2013, Wilmington University has been honoring the accomplishments of students who are earning degrees remotely.  The Summer 2019 Online Student of the Block is Matt Blood, a champion of older adults, who earned his MS in Administration of Human Services at…
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DNP Chair and Students Bring Care to Kenyans

In the slums of Nairobi in Kenya’s Mathare Valley, people struggle to survive on about $1 a day, making health care a luxury. Dr. Lori Irelan (in teal scrubs) in a Kenyan classroom with students. Dr. Lori Irelan, regional chair of Wilmington University’s DNP program, and two DNP students brought potentially lifesaving care to Kenyans, volunteering at clinics and schools for 12 days last…
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Drama Adjunct Presents Elizabethan Garment Workshop

Rob Tietze, an adjunct instructor of Humanities and Drama for WilmU’s College of Arts and Sciences, presented Magic Garments: Clothing Shakespeare’s Characters, a workshop that was a part of the 4th Annual Shakespeare Festival at the Lewes Library. The presentation…
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WilmU Competes at Cecil-Con — Game On!

Wilmington University gaming students participated in the first Game Jam at Cecil-Con, a 24-hour competition in which teams vied to create and complete games by working around the clock. In all, 17 WilmU students worked on teams, responding to the creative prompt “Peculiar…
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WilmU: A Good Dover Neighbor

The Downtown Dover Partnership is intent on attracting businesses and consumers to the city’s core. Wilmington University’s College of Business is bolstering that effort on multiple fronts, providing expertise as well as placing WilmU interns in downtown businesses and organizations. “The goal is to make Dover more of a college town, like Newark with University of Delaware or West Chester…
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From WilmU to Top Superintendent

Dr. Carol Birnbohm, chief education officer at Lenape Regional High School District, has been honored as Regional Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators. Dr. Birnbohm leads a district of four high schools and one alternative…
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Health Science Interns Get Hands-on Experience

In the rapidly evolving field of health care, people with health sciences degrees are playing a greater role in care management. WilmU students are getting hands-on experience through the University’s relationship with Christiana Care Health System. Last semester, two…
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Experiential Learning and the FBI

Wilmington University’s partnership with the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School (HDS) is giving undergraduates a head start in earning their degrees. Individuals who complete the six-week bomb squad program at the FBI facility in Huntsville, Alabama, can receive 15 credits toward their degrees at WilmU. “We know that allowing students to leverage their experiences means they are far more likely…
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