Alumni NewsMagazine

A Healthy Family Business

After an overnight move from Pennsylvania to Charlotte, alumna Caitlyn Eckles formed what is now a thriving franchising enterprise.  Caitlyn “Kat” Eckles is into — way into — healthy eating, and her favorite juice drink, a half-banana, half-avocado mixture, is “The Intense One.” Which seems appropriate, since “intense” seems the perfect adjective for Eckles’ general approach to…
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The Future of Paramedic Education

A DBA alumnus is helping to inspire change that could save lives. Dr. Christopher Boyer admits that public service is in his genes.  Many of his relatives are firefighters, so it just seemed natural for him to follow the tradition and become a first responder. In 2003, he…
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University Celebrates ‘Fabulous Faculty’

Intense workshops, faculty awards and promotions and student testimonials were all part of Wilmington University’s Spring Faculty Development Day on March 10. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jim Wilson discusses the day with participants. Themed “Celebrating…
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Blackboard: Phoning It In

WilmU’s Online and Educational Technology staff redesigned an e-learning course to be more efficient and convenient for new students.  Blackboard is the online learning platform used in all of WilmU’s online and hybrid courses, and to support face-to-face courses. For the past 10 years, DIS 095, WilmU’s Blackboard training course, had been completed by thousands of students and served as…
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Be the Change

Judy Hutt is passionate about helping others. She works with women in prison to develop the life skills they need to become productive members of society. Hutt, who earned a master’s in Administration and Human Services at WilmU, was selected by Ashley Biden, executive…
EventsMagazine

Design Students Get Real-World Experience

Designing the cover of the Delaware Business Times 2018 Book of Lists gave three Wilmington University Media Design students an intimate look at the world of publishing, from pitching ideas to a client to final publication. The project began in February, when DBT contacted…
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Why Trauma-Informed Approaches Matter

What’s causing some lifespans to be shortened by up to 20 years?  An insidious virus? A drug-resistant strain of bacteria? Would you be surprised to learn that the cause is toxic stress? Marilyn Siebold, Dr. Debra Berke and Kim Newell discuss how best to “train” trainers for the Trauma-Informed Approach Initiative. (Photo by Susan Gregg) We all experience stress in our daily lives. Some…
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Geneva Fonda: Embracing the Journey

“Grateful and blessed,” Geneva Fonda has achieved multiple milestones while extolling the virtues of WilmU — “my school.”   The last year-and-a-half has been a blur of activity and achievement for alumna Geneva Fonda (B.S. in Finance, 2008; Master’s in…
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Working Upstream!

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences announces a new Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science. A parable known as “The River Story” or “The Upstream Story” has often been used as a common way to describe the prevention of social or health issues before…
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Journey to Joy

Dr. Regina Allen-Sharpe says she’s in the “dream development” business. “Everyone comes to college with a dream,” she says. “I like to think I play some small part in making that dream come to fruition.” Named assistant vice president of Student Affairs in January, Dr. Allen-Sharpe has served Wilmington University for 17 years, as a director of Career Services, then senior director…
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