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The Family Unit

The WilmU family that studies together succeeds together. Meet the Baurys family. Tamra Baurys and her children, Eric and Alexa, each completed their Wilmington University degree programs in May of 2020: Tamra, with a doctorate in Educational Leadership; Eric, an MBA; and Alexa, a bachelor’s in Elementary Education. Through it all, they managed to both love and like each other. Tamra…
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Organizational Leadership: College of Business

This fall, the College of Business will offer a new interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Organizational Leadership. This collaboration between the colleges of Business and Social and Behavioral Sciences will emphasize innovative leadership practices…
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Nursing Leadership Student Steps Up During Pandemic

Susannah Manupule, an MSN Leadership Education student, already is a leader in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. A captain stationed at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, she is the assistant clinical nurse officer in charge (ACNOIC) of the Mother/Baby Unit. Besides her…
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Gatekeeper for Sports Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Jason James, an assistant professor in the College of Business, has been named Wilmington University’s Athletics Diversity and Inclusion designee. In the role, which was approved by Divisions I, II, and III at the NCAA Convention in January 2020, he will serve as a gatekeeper of information related to diversity and inclusion, a core value of the Association.  According to the NCAA, the…
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Remembering Kathy Guglielmo

Ask anyone who knew Kathy Guglielmo what she was like, and they’ll tell you she was one of the nicest people they’d ever known. Selfless in both her personal and professional pursuits, Guglielmo was always last on her own list. She died of kidney cancer on Nov. 9, 2020…
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The Magic of Telehealth

When the COVID-19 pandemic displaced students involved in clinical studies, the Nurse Practitioner Faculty team pivoted to develop a comprehensive set of guidelines for students to use telehealth as a modality for care delivery and assessment. Dr. Melody Randle, MSN NP…
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Partners Inside and Outside the Classroom

Like many alums, Jon Eagle derived great inspiration from his professors. One of them, Craig Lytle, actually became his business partner. “I first met Craig in a class entitled Organizational Behavior roughly four years ago,” says Eagle. “After a great class together, we entered into a co-op internship shortly thereafter, where I was exposed to the insurance industry for the first time. Fast…
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Making the Connection: Jeffrey Benson Jr.

For this Distinguished Alumni Award winner, community is life. On any given day, Jeffrey Benson Jr. plays several roles, including father, husband, businessman, student, and community leader. But what keeps his phone ringing, he says, is being a “connector of…
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From the Ground Up: Patricia Porcello

Patricia Porcello hopes that what she’s learning in a master’s degree program will allow her to help others as much as it’s been helping her to navigate the challenges of trauma and recovery in her own life. “Everything I went through, I can utilize,” says…
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Vinny Tasca: A Goalkeeper Achieves His Goal

Vinny Tasca’s path to becoming an All-American soccer goal-keeper is the classic story — common not just to sports but many other endeavors: the emergency fill-in who, more or less by accident, finds his niche with the team, company, business, organization, etc. For Tasca, it occurred when he was 11. The regular goalkeeper didn’t show up for a game, the coach asked him if he would play…
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