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A Home Run for Mentors and Student-Athletes

Wilmington University Mathematics Chair Diane Bansbach has a relatively new screen-saver on her computer: a picture of her with nine international members of the men’s soccer team, taken the day after Thanksgiving last year at her house.  “I invited the international students over for dinner because they didn’t have any place to go for Thanksgiving,” she says, “so we had dinner…
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Lorne Bickley: A Lasting Legacy

Lorne Bickley is now back in his native England, but he leaves behind a legacy at Wilmington University that will be hard to match — both on the soccer field and in the classroom. Bickley was named the 2019 D2CCA Ron Lenz National Player of the Year after leading the…
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From Concern to Collaboration

WilmU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences brings together expertise from three WilmU colleges to create the new graduate certificate in Trauma and Resilience. Early exposure to abuse, neglect, or family dysfunction has a lasting impact on a child’s physical…
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The Year of the Nurse

When the World Health Organization declared 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, alumnae Dr. Candace Sandal and Dr. Bernadette Thomas had an idea. Anyone whose health care journey was championed by a nurse will celebrate the World Health Organization’s decision to decree 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, in honor of Florence Nightingale’s…
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Insight for Incyte

A WilmU ESL team proves ‘flexible and nimble’ in developing training for employees of the global corporation. At this writing, the 2020 football season was in danger of being cancelled because of the coronavirus. If so, Danielle Bergez will hardly notice. The Wilmington…
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When Great is Not Good Enough

Until last year, Michael Mendick was self-taught, the bulk of his education coming from real-world experience and books on tape (“Automobile University,” he calls them). He devours the books while driving 70,000 miles a year covering a three-state area for his HVAC…
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An Unsung Hero and Mask Maker

Kristina Hoffmann wasn’t quite planning on turning into a mask- and scrub-hat maker, but that’s what happened as living in the age of COVID-19 required everyone to wear protective gear.  The Wilmington University alumna of the College of Business says she pulled out her sewing machine and got to work using material she had in the house. “It started off with helping family and making sure…
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What Makes Remarkable Teachers Remarkable?

Close your eyes. Imagine your favorite teachers. What made them special? Wilmington University’s best teachers have enhanced their teaching effectiveness by enjoying professional development and training programs at the New Castle location. This year, the COVID-19…
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Open Educational Resources: A Win-Win

Open Educational Resources (OER), a concept that has been evolving for more than a decade, holds great potential for both educators and students. Wilmington University is looking to tap that potential. “I see it as the wave of the future,” says Dr. Sallie Reissman…
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Multitasking Mom

For Samantha Speck, support is a shared resource. Speck was a stay-at-home mom of three boys when she earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wilmington University in 2018. Now she’s pursuing her master’s in Applied Family Science through the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Let’s just say she’s a superstar multitasker.  For the past two years, she’s been helping…
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