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Kim Parrish: Bringing Compassion To The Hard Places

In 2008, Mississippi native Allison Mellon started a nonprofit, The Hard Places Community, to fight human trafficking throughout the world. In Cambodia’s Phnom Penh sex tourist district, children as young as 3 live and work on the streets. Along with other members of The Hard Places Community, adjunct Dr. Kim Parrish is dedicated to fighting human trafficking throughout the world. The Christian…
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The Canvas Environment

Canvas, the cloud-based Learning Management System (LMS), is designed specifically for educational institutions. While it benefits faculty, its main purpose is to make online learning and other web processes faster and simpler for students. It will replace Blackboard as the…
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Celebrating Brandywine

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the official opening of Wilmington University’s Brandywine location. From left: Honorable Sue Robinson (Trustee),Dr. Erin DiMarco (Senior Vice President & COO),Brian DiSabatino (EDiS),Tom Leipold (Trustee),Dr.
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Communication is Key

There are several questions students tend to ask. We have the answers. Q: I want to learn more about Wilmington University, but I haven’t been able to attend an open house. How can I find out what I need to know? A: Try our new webinar and text messaging options! They make information accessible, and they’re available when and where you are. “Our hours are 9 to 5, but students’ lives are…
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Working the Work-Integrated Program

WilmU’s Environmental Science and Policy program was the right fit. Ray’s state benefits included some tuition reimbursement and she’s earning college credit on the job while learning more about HazMat procedures and policies. Christie Ray Marjorie Crofts, the Division…
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50 Ways WilmU Gives Back

There are far more than 50. So consider this sampling representative of the many altruistic endeavors that Wilmington University’s staff, faculty and students and alumni undertake. To them, it’s all about paying it forward. By Johanna Bishop, Adam Voyton, Doris Lauckner…
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Co-Op Program Targets Children with Asthma

The two Wilmington University Allied Health graduates are talking about their experience in a cooperative education program with the American Lung Association, arranged through the University’s College of Health Professions. Amy Lovenguth calls it “the best decision I made to help further my education.” Valeri Holbert says, “It really helped me work on my communications skills and refine…
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On A Mission

Missionary work is a family affair with Dr. Lori Irelan, and that includes her Wilmington University family. Dr. Lori Irelan, Regional Chair, MSN Nurse Practitioner Program, has been spearheading mission trips around the world over the past two years. Dr. Irelan, of the…
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WilmU: A Sound Choice For The Hearing Impaired

Aided by the University’s Disability Services, these students are achieving success in the classroom. The human ear is a fragile, complex organ, made up of tiny bones and membranes and hair cells. When something goes awry in that complicated mechanism and a human being…
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Wilmington University Turns 50

Wilmington College was chartered by the state of Delaware on Dec. 27, 1967, though its classes began in 1968. Cover Story by Maria Hess  |  Special thanks to Dr. Angela Suchanic and Natalie Ridgeway Students recruited from New Jersey and New York lived in dorms and attended classes at the newly purchased Tour Inn Motor Court on DuPont Highway in New Castle, Delaware. The governance of Wilmington…
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