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WilmU Graduation Class of 2020: The Class of Determination

If one word could describe Wilmington University’s Class of 2020, it would be determination. Determination to work hard, press on, and do whatever it takes to reach a dream. On January 26, Wilmington University awarded over 1,160 academic degrees during its 49th Commencement ceremony at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. It was the first time the university hosted its graduation ceremonies…
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Wildcats Have Made Their Mark In Division II

It’s been 15 years since Wilmington University sports transitioned from NAIA to the more competitive NCAA Division II status, and the numbers indicate the move has been successful. Back in 2004, the University fielded teams in nine sports: baseball, softball, women’s…
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Cultivating an Inclusive Culture

Wilmington University joined forces recently with the Proud Professionals Network (PPN) to offer the 2018 Leadership and Diversity Academy, a three-part training series centered on inclusion, management and LGBTQ issues. Seated, from left: Dr. Elena Keith, Edgard Izaguirre…
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Jacquelyn Blevins: A Fish Story, with Green Cats

Goldfish. Catfish. Tuna fish. The middle-schoolers sitting around Jacquelyn Blevins’s office were naming every kind of fish they could think of. Jacquelyn Blevins “It looked like they were having a lot of fun,” says Blevins, a software support technologist and pupil accounting coordinator for the Smyrna School District, as well as a two-time graduate of Wilmington University. “What they…
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A Start-Up That Stands Out

Adjunct Mathews Chacko and his partners defied the odds while luring some big fish to their entrepreneurial enterprise. Mathews Chacko As one of “Shark Tank’s” resident savants, Mark Cuban routinely turns thumbs down on the intense, almost desperate sales pitches that…
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It Takes Two

Ashley Bond and Rich Godwin, the affable duo that has served WilmU for a combined 64 years, have greeted almost every student who entered the Wilson Graduate Center on a weeknight for the past 15 years. Rich Godwin (left) and Ashley Bond The idea that opposites attract has…
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Something New Every Day

For Yuliya Davidzenka, learning keeps the mind sharp. From left: Dr. Sallie Reissman, Yuliya Davidzenka, Sandy Bennett The only Wilmington University graduate in Las Vegas returned to the classroom last summer — virtually, this time — to start work on her Master of Science in Homeland Security. “I always try to learn new things, something new every day,” says Davidzenka, who earned a…
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Wilmington University Brandywine Building Renamed

On May 30, 2019, Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne T. Harmon and the Board of Trustees announced that Wilmington University Brandywine was renamed the Jack P. Varsalona Hall. The dedication reflected Dr. Varsalona’s vision to build Wilmington University…
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Write On!

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of technical writers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all other occupations. We got this! Karen Birk Somewhere, sometime, you will write a report or a business plan, or…
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New at WilmU: The Bachelor of Science in Biology

More Than Just Microscopes The state-of-the-art biology lab at Wilmington University Brandywine Wilmington University’s new Biology degree offers research experience and creates career opportunities. The state of Delaware boasts a rich history of scientific innovation, from DuPont to today’s tech startups. About 80 percent of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry is headquartered in the Delaware…
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