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Powerful Words from Student-Athletes

Support. Family. Educate. Care. Team. Leaders. Express. Speak. Listen. Wilmington University staff, faculty, and students will be seeing those words in various formats and venues this fall. They are among the most prominent elements in a word cloud created by the Student-Athlete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council. Formed early this year, the council is made up of 14 student-athletes…
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The Power of Accounting: Dennis Clark

Dennis Clark | College of Business since 1988 Crunching numbers for Delmarva Power, where he managed the supply chain that kept the regional utility up and running, led Dennis Clark to teach accounting, auditing, and principles of management courses at the New Castle campus.
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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…
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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 English in Pusan, South Korea, for the Department of Defense. “I spent my first 26 years all over,” she says, “and the…
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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…
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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 thought it was really easy,” Ungerer says, “and I thought, if I understand this stuff so easily, maybe that’s what 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…
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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 March of 2020. But thanks to a Certificate in Graphic Design from Wilmington University, the 47-year-old has been able to pivot…
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