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WilmU's Promise Grants: A Helping Hand When the Classroom is Calling

In elementary school classrooms, racially and ethnically diverse student populations benefit from diversity among their teachers. In most school districts, however, teacher diversity is in short supply. A new scholarship opportunity developed by Wilmington University’s College of Education seeks to change the face of teaching, starting with three aspiring educators. WilmU’s Promise…
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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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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…
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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 entrepreneurs present to him and his fellow sharks. And when he does offer to invest in an enterprise, it’s not often 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…
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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 Brandywine, which opened in January. “Dr. Varsalona’s commitment to providing quality education at convenient locations inspired…
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