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The ‘ARTC’ of Special Education

Among the myriad acronyms that pepper the vocabulary of educators, ARTC is a relatively recent addition. It stands for Alternative Routes to Teacher Certification, and it is of particular importance to paraeducators (also known as teacher’s aides or classroom assistants), who are responsible for specialized or concentrated assistance for students in elementary and secondary schools. Wilmington…
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A Hurricane, an Earthquake, and a Pandemic

An essay by student Omarys Davila of Puerto Rico Puerto Rico continues to feel the impact of the 2017 Hurricane Maria. It is recovering from a 2020 earthquake and still reeling from COVID-19. Yes, being an online student in Puerto Rico is difficult. The difficulty hasn’t…
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Alumna Named First Female DSP Superintendent

Col. Melissa A. Zebley, a Wilmington University alumna, last year became the first woman to be appointed Superintendent of the Delaware State Police (DSP). Appointed by Gov. John Carney on July 9, 2020, she is the 26th superintendent of the law enforcement agency. Zebley…
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COVID-19 Goodwill

It was the worst of times, and in some ways, the best of times. In late 2019, a virus that caused the coronavirus disease emerged in Wuhan, China, then spread to more than 200 countries and territories. On Feb. 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially named the new coronavirus COVID-19, and by March 11, 2020, deemed it a pandemic. Businesses shuttered, schools and churches closed, local…
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New at WilmU: Certificate in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the fastest growing areas of computer science. This certificate program will deepen students’ understanding of AI and help them gain the skills they need to build predictive AI models. That will help them drive the development of…
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Retirements

Five longtime colleagues retired from Wilmington University: Mark Paris on March 31; Trudy Hite, Laura Leary and Alice Corning on June 30; and Sue Miller on July 31. Mark with granddaughter Cody Mark Paris joined then-Wilmington College in 1981. He started in the Maintenance…
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Excellence — Regardless of Modality

Dr. Lucia Nemeth was recently named Wilmington University’s director of Educational Effectiveness and is working with a dedicated team to ensure that students receive a high-quality learning experience as online learning enrollment grows and expands. “Wilmington University is a proven leader in distance learning,” says Dr. Nemeth. “The largest increase in our enrollment has been in the…
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A Need to Meet the Need

Dr. Barbara Sartell sees the patient, not just the problem. The idea that it is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has, is credited often to Sir William Osler (1849–1919), one of the founding physicians of…
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A Gentle Giant: Michael Haddix

A master’s from WilmU influenced this former Philadelphia Eagle’s lifetime work. Now the ex-fullback is fully invested in his community. When Michael Haddix was 9 years old, he suffered a child’s worst nightmare: His parents, as well as an aunt, were killed when their car was struck head-on by a drunken driver as they were coming home from a high school reunion. It happened on Christmas Eve.
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