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With Hope, Optimism and Confidence

Recent graduate Jessica Davenport refuses to let her disability impact her success. Jessica Davenport thinks that society undervalues people with disabilities, and she’s trying to change that. “Unfortunately,” she says, “we have to constantly prove society wrong.” Jessica Davenport uses a headpiece and a magnetic sticker that nurses place on her nose. The sticker communicates…
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Remembering Bill Smith

Bill Smith Public Services Librarian and Associate Professor William L. Smith II devoted over 28 years to the Wilmington University Library. He began his career in March of 1994 as a temporary librarian charged with cataloging a collection of books purchased by the…
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Playtime With Purpose

These volunteers and alums bring joy to children who haven’t known much of it.From left: Ashley Torbert, Brooke Mitchell, Emily Christianson, Albee Mendoza, Deonika White, Jenna Hanes, Jenn Bones, Susan Cordle, Alexus Nelson Entertaining children and families facing health…
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A Distinguished Journey to the Bench

Chief Judge Demetrica Todd-Ruiz On March 20, 2023, Demetrica Todd-Ruiz made history as the first African American Superior Court judge appointed in Salem County, New Jersey. The confirmation by the New Jersey Senate marked a milestone in her journey to the bench — one that exemplifies the Wilmington University mission of excellence, leadership, and service. Todd-Ruiz has a long and distinguished…
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Hail to a Trailblazing Chief

Capt. Wilfredo Campos Alumnus Wilfredo Campos, a native of Puerto Rico, is Wilmington’s first Latino police chief. In January, Capt. Wilfredo Campos became the first person of Hispanic descent to be named Wilmington chief of police. A significant milestone, to be sure. But…
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Advocating For Student-Athletics

Scott Borgmann Jr. Sophomore pitcher represents CACC on national committee. These are exciting and transformative times in college athletics. Such issues as the transfer portal, name, image and likeness (NIL), and gender equity are changing the landscape of NCAA sports while…
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Bella Dontine and Travis Brown: Budding Hollywood Careers

Travis Brown College of Technology alums Bella Dontine and Travis Brown are earning their stripes as Hollywood producers — and in Tinseltown, that’s no easy feat. Released in May, their feature film, “Devil’s Hollow,” earned serious buzz at its West Coast premiere in February at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.  A southern Gothic crime thriller, the film centers on a…
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Dr. Abi Bakare: A Leader at the Mint

Dr. Abi Bakare The next time you count the change in your pocket, think of the people who earn their living literally making money. Dr. Abiodun (Abi) Bakare, chief learning officer at the U.S. Mint, is responsible for helping 1,600 government employees do their jobs better…
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The Modern Law Library... and AI

Harvey Morrell “Libraries in the future are going to be mostly digital,” former SUNY-Buffalo Law Library Director Jim Milles said in 2005. What do you see when someone says “law library”? I suspect most people picture a large room full of law books, with attorneys or law students sitting at long tables poring over a stack of those books. Until recently, this picture would have been a…
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