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Breaking Down Language Barriers in Behavioral Health Care

WilmU Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) student Daisy Lara is passionate about providing behavioral health care to patients who often fall through the cracks. Her project, serving Spanish-speaking patients, earned her one of only 20 fellowships awarded to minority students by the National Advisory Committee of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) to work with the…
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An In-depth Look at Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Security

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a rapidly emerging technology with global impact. Candice Carter, chair of MS-Cybersecurity at WilmU and an internationally recognized expert, has co-authored a definitive text on UAS and how to protect the skies over America in a new…
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No Slack: Serving Country and Community

A ten-year veteran of the New Castle County Police department, Officer Nicholas Heitzmann, a senior in the Criminal Justice degree program, has dedicated his life to serving his community at home and abroad. Most people instinctually run away from danger but Heitzmann has…
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Life’s Ingredients: A Chef’s Tale

There is no secret recipe for life, least of all a neatly packaged and successful life. However, great recipes for popular dishes often contain a host of similar ingredients.  When it comes to overcoming obstacles, setbacks, and struggles, a lot of successful life recipes call for healthy portions of love from friends and family, as well as hard work and determination.  For OMA student Michael…
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Another Alumna in School Leadership Role

Dr. Taryn Fletcher is the new deputy superintendent of schools for Camden, New Jersey. As the second in command, she is overseeing academic programming for the city’s public schools. Dr. Fletcher has deep roots at Wilmington University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in…
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DBA Program Collaborates in Joint Student Orientation

In the spirit of interdisciplinary activities between colleges, the Doctor of Business Administration program partnered with the new Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science program to conduct a joint orientation for incoming fall students. “This was the start of…
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Mobile Phones Bring Health Care Closer to Patients

Research by Dr. Angela Herman, Health Sciences Program Chair, shows that access to health care for people who live in remote areas can be literally a phone call away. Dr. Herman, who has a strong background in clinical research, conducted a study in Elkton, Maryland, the home of Union Hospital, as to how patients would like to use technology in communicating with health care…
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Dr. Mary Kay Keller Attends Research Conference

Sharing the latest findings in clinical and translational research helps social science professionals who are working in the community, including Wilmington University graduate students, said Dr. Mary Kay Keller, Chair of the Applied Family Science Program. She attended…
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From Co-op Student to Vice President

Almuthanna Abuasi started as an intern at Emergency Response Protocol (ERP), doing support work and “helping out with anything the IT staff was doing.” That led to a co-op program, working on project management assistance. Abuasi was still working on his bachelor’s…
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Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer position on his class team project. “I could tell he was trying to find his spot, how he could contribute,” says Scott Shaw, chair of Game…
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