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Wilmington University Brandywine Building Renamed

On May 30, 2019, Wilmington University President Dr. LaVerne 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 him…
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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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The Compassionate Champion Award

Dr. Debra Berke and Dr. Rebecca Ghabour of the University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Psychology Department received the Compassionate Champion Award in May for helping to develop Delaware as a trauma-informed state. Dr. Debra Berke and Dr. Rebecca…
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Business Analytics Grads in High Demand

The development of WilmU’s Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics degree came to fruition in May of 2015; its first course was offered in the fall of 2016; and three of its students graduated in January. Alec Garbayo, who transferred to WilmU from Delaware Technical Community College, believes the Business Analytics program prepared him for a promising career. They completed the program by…
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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…
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Why Microgrants Can Transform Lives

Wilmington University is dedicated to finding ways to assist students in completing their degrees. The College of Business (COB) is a trailblazer in the University’s Microgrant program, which helps students who are at risk of dropping out due to financial hurdles. In…
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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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NASA News

Dr. Milton Muldrow, the College of Arts and Sciences science chair, is now associate director of NASA’s Space Grant Consortium of Delaware. Dr. Milton Muldrow He assists in oversight of the consortium of higher learning institutions and with grant proposal reviews. He also…
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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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Criminal Justice Abroad

For 11 days in April, students — participants in WilmU’s student-run Criminal Justice Association (CJA) and independent study courses in the field — and a few retired local law enforcement personnel joined a bus-and-ferry tour of Scotland and Ireland. O’Brien’s Tower overlooking the Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland. The group visited such cultural highlights as the Blarney Castle…
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