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To Survive and Defend

COVID-19 may have delayed Emmanuel Gilbert’s doctoral degree, but it didn’t derail it. He planned to complete his Ed.D. in Organizational Learning, Leadership, and Innovation by Memorial Day. He was working on the second round of revisions and even scheduled a mock dissertation defense, with the real thing to follow. Then, on March 30, he was hospitalized after contracting COVID-19. His stay…
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A Role in Recovery

A master’s in Counseling helped Anah Galloway help trauma victims. She has played a part in Wilmington University’s Alumni Association since graduating with a B.S. in Psychology in 2014. As an assistant vice president on its executive board, she’s encouraged…
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History and Community

Preserving history requires the stewardship of responsible and dedicated people. Lynn Moore, chair of Wilmington University’s History department in the College of Arts and Sciences, takes this to heart, as evidenced by his involvement in restoration efforts in his hometown…
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New at WilmU: B.S. in Law, Policy and Political Science

This fall, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will introduce a B.S. in Law, Policy and Political Science program. According to attorney Nicole E. Ballenger, who chairs the Law, Policy and Political Science programs, the degree will serve students interested in paralegal, government work or politics. Since courses are taught by highly-qualified attorneys, government administrators…
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Is the Master’s the New Bachelor’s?

Stats suggest it is. Advanced education makes a clear, positive impact on productivity, communication skills and innovation. That’s because jobs now require increased levels of specialized knowledge and skills not always covered in undergraduate study. The number of…
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At Long Last

It’s not so much what happened before. It’s about managing the now. Patrice Martin (left) with her sister, Sarah Murphy On Oct. 28, 1976, an infant, only hours old, lay abandoned in a Pittsburgh garbage bin. An anonymous call to the police would alert the authorities…
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Millennial Superstars

More than 350 people from all walks of life gathered in February in Malvern, Pennsylvania, at the North American headquarters of Saint-Gobain to celebrate 40 of Chester County’s most distinguished millennials at the inaugural VISTA Millennial Superstars Award Reception. Wilmington University was an executive sponsor of the event, launched by VISTA Today, an online news journal that celebrates…
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The Accelerated Advantage: Finishing a Degree in Six Months

Alumna Carly DeVirgilio Giordano wanted to earn her bachelor’s degree in the most efficient way possible. She had been expecting a child, working full-time and attending college. To say she was on a time crunch would be an understatement, yet she managed to complete 33…
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Franca Del Signore: Between WilmU and the World

Like most graduate students, Franca Del Signore occasionally wondered where she’d find the time to earn her degree. Unlike most graduate students, the career that competed for attention with her coursework involved living overseas for months at a time. Plus, she didn’t…
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Brushstrokes for Humanity with Artist Richmond Garrick

Through it all, Richmond Garrick always had his art. Ever since that day in grade school, when he picked up a colored pencil, opened a music book, and began drawing almost exact images of the composers he saw there — Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Brahms — he had his art. It sustained him through a childhood of hardship in his native Sierra Leone, the war-ravaged, diamond-rich yet impoverished nation…
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