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Brittany Lewis: Building a Legacy that Honors African-Americans’ Past, Present and Future

WilmU alumna Brittany Lewis is an activist and educator who is making her voice heard. Whether it’s in boardrooms, college campuses or on social media, she captivates audiences and makes them think. Brittany Lewis Miss Black America On August 22, 2017, she used that voice to speak against domestic violence, a plea so passionate that she won over judges of the Miss Black America pageant and took…
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Alumna Forms Nonprofit to Fight Cancer

Jackki Kennedy, a 1987 Wilmington College alumna, is a fighter. Want proof? She has survived five bouts of cancer.  From left: As’ia Darring, Sharon Banks, Chantille Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Taleah Kennedy, Byron Alston, Jolene Penn Unfortunately, her sister…
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Service to the City: Marty Hageman

This alumnus credits WilmU for much of his success as both a police officer and leader of Downtown Visions.  Marty Hageman remembers when Downtown Visions, the management company for Wilmington’s Downtown Business Improvement District, turned on its first surveillance…
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Keeping the Cup: Men’s Teams Dominate CACC

It has been handed out since the 1976–77 season, but no institution has dominated it like Wilmington University. No other men’s athletic department has won more than three Restaino Cups in a row. It’s the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Men’s Alfred R. Restaino Cup. The Cup is awarded annually to the institution that performs at the highest level in all CACC-sponsored men’s…
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University’s AD Moves to New Post

When Dr. Linda Van Drie-Andrzjewski started working for the Wilmington University in Student Affairs in 2001, the director of athletics title didn’t exist. Caldwell University AD and Director’s Council Chair Mark Corino with Dr. Van Drie-Andrzjewski Ten years later, when…
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A Lesson in Compassion

It all started in a grocery store, where Dr. Sheila Sharbaugh ran into a nursing colleague from Delaware Technical Community College. “She asked if I’d ever thought about teaching,” she says, adding that DelTech was hiring — in a week.   Dr. Sheila M. Sharbaugh…
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Nurse, Student, Role Model

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gwyn Parris-Atwell knows all too well the cost of freedom. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Gwyn Parris-Atwell in Iraq. The military nurse deployed to Iraq on New Year’s Day in 2010 and also in 2013, on Mother’s Day. Now, as a student in WilmU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, she is applying the same tenacity and commitment. Parris-Atwell is responsible for…
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The NextFab Partnership

Wilmington University students now have access to laser-cutters, 3D printers and electronics and software-training labs, thanks to the College of Technology’s partnership with NextFab, a collaborative makerspace network that opened a location in Wilmington’s Creative…
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Need a Beer?

Throughout time, cities were built and destroyed, kingdoms rose and fell, but one thing is certain: They had plenty of beer along the way. Some scholars say beer has been around for 7,000 years, a concoction that arrived soon after barley was sown into the ground. WilmU…
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Study Abroad

This spring, Wilmington University’s Criminal Justice program leaders will host a study abroad in Ireland. (This will be the ninth time that the program is sponsoring this special learning experience.) Baily Lighthouse in Howth peninsula, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland Students in any major can join the study abroad and can earn either undergraduate or graduate credit through special topics…
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