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The Music Manager: Joseph Euculano

Joseph Euculano | College of Business since 1985 How did a music teacher end up explaining economics to generations of first-year students? In a word: entrepreneurship. As the owner of Instrumental Music Programs, among other small businesses, Joe Euculano provided educational and instructional services to parochial elementary schools throughout Delaware, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania from…
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Point of View: Karen MacMurray

Karen MacMurra | College of Arts & Sciences from 1986 to 2020 As the child of a career officer in the U.S. Navy, Karen MacMurray grew up in a lot of places. After graduating from Indiana University, she taught art in Smithville, Indiana’s public schools, then art and…
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Human Resource: William Post

I’ve never worked at just one job in my entire life. That’s just who I am.” Bill Post was a counselor for the Delaware Department of Corrections for 28 years. He’s also worked with private nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment centers, group homes for autistic…
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Soul of a Teacher: Manubhai (Mike) Karia

Manubhai (Mike) Karia | College of Business since 1980 Fifty-one years ago, Mike Karia’s flight from India landed at Kennedy Airport on the day after a snowstorm. “I was coming from a place where it was 95 or 100 degrees every day,” he recalls. “There was snow in the Himalayas, but now I was walking on snow.” He survived the winter and a long job search to find accounting work in New…
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Life@WilmUMagazine

Starstruck

Sharon Ungerer was in her third semester at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania when it occurred to her that perhaps Graphic Design was the wrong major. She had taken a mandatory science class — Biology — and aced it, while many in the class of 100-plus failed. “I…
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Expanding Teachers’ Abilities

Dr. Todd Hackett-Slimm Special education teachers are in demand nationwide. Over the past year, one local school district’s collaboration with Wilmington University helped it fill this critical need with qualified staff. “In order to accommodate more learners with…
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A Former Assistant U.S. Attorney’s Journey to an Ed.D.

Sonya Lawrence Beginning with a paper route as a teenager in her hometown of Amityville, New York (yes, that Amityville), Sonya Lawrence has held various jobs during a successful and still burgeoning career. As she recounts them during an interview for this story, it suddenly strikes her: “It seems like every one I ever went to was the greatest job ever.” Perhaps it wasn’t the job itself…
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Alumni NewsMagazine

Inspired Design

Many people lost their jobs during the pandemic, but chances are Tony Whitten was the only puppet specialist to be laid off. “There are only about four of us in the world,” says Whitten, who was teaching puppetry at Disney World in Orlando when he was furloughed in…
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Godfrey’s Trailblazing Role

In March, when Wilmington University alumna Katherine Godfrey was named the athletic director at Salesianum, Wilmington’s all-boys school, she almost immediately decided to reconnect with WilmU Director of Athletics Dr. Stefanie Whitby. As Salesianum’s first female AD…
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A Leader of Leaders

This alumna made history as the first female director of the Division of Motor Vehicles. Now she’s CEO of Leadership Delaware. We anticipate great things. Jennifer Cohan worked in Delaware state government for 31 years, and now, as CEO of Leadership Delaware, Inc., she is training the young people who well may be the future leaders of that government. Cohan, who became the first female director…
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