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A Champion for International Students

Esra Surmen knows a thing or two about volunteerism — likely the reason she earned Wilmington University’s 2019 Trustees Award for Service. Originally from Turkey, she devotes many hours to her Turkish and Wilmington University communities by mentoring and teaching English to children, serving as a translator at a local community center, planning cultural events, and fundraising for the…
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Dr. Richard Johnson: Employing a No-Nonsense Attitude

In 1988, Richard Johnson received both his bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and his second lieutenant’s gold bar from the Army. By that time he had already served eight years of active duty as a helicopter weapons repairman. When he transitioned from…
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New at WilmU: The Bachelor of Science in Biology

More Than Just Microscopes The state-of-the-art Biology lab at Wilmington University Brandywine Wilmington University’s new Biology degree offers research experience and creates career opportunities. The state of Delaware boasts a rich history of scientific innovation…
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A Look at Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Security

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are a rapidly emerging technology with global impact. Candice Carter, the chair of MS-Cybersecurity at Wilmington University and an internationally recognized expert, has co-authored a new book, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Cyber Domain: Protecting USA’s Advanced Air Assets,” published by New Prairie Press. Carter collaborated with Randall Nichols, Julie…
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Cultivating an Inclusive Culture

Wilmington University joined forces recently with the Proud Professionals Network (PPN) to offer the 2018 Leadership and Diversity Academy, a three-part training series centered on inclusion, management and LGBTQ issues. Seated, from left: Dr. Elena Keith, Edgard Izaguirre…
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Jeff Lomas: First in His Class

In January, Detective Jeff Lomas of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department flew in from Vegas to attend commencement and become the first recipient of Wilmington University’s master’s degree in Cybersecurity. Jeff Lomas with wife, Mariana, and sons Tristen and…
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Wildcat Athletes Take Their Games to Europe

Two former Wildcat athletes are pursuing their sports in Europe on the professional level after record-setting careers at the University. Amelia Simmons Amelia Simmons, class of 2010, the only basketball All-American (Division II) in WilmU’s history, has played in Germany, Greece and Malta in the past six years. Now a resident of Msida, Malta, Simmons was picked to play for the Malta National…
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Jacquelyn Blevins: A Fish Story, with Green Cats

Goldfish. Catfish. Tuna fish. The middle-schoolers sitting around Jacquelyn Blevins’s office were naming every kind of fish they could think of. Jacquelyn Blevins “It looked like they were having a lot of fun,” says Blevins, a software support technologist and pupil…
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Athletics Hall of Fame Inducts Dr. Robertson

Long-time Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) Dr. Clinton Robertson, also assistant dean of the College of Business, was inducted into the Wilmington University Athletics Hall of Fame on April 15. Dr. Clint Robertson and his wife, Angie, at the Wilmington University…
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A Start-Up That Stands Out

Adjunct Mathews Chacko and his partners defied the odds while luring some big fish to their entrepreneurial enterprise. Mathews Chacko As one of “Shark Tank’s” resident savants, Mark Cuban routinely turns thumbs down on the intense, almost desperate sales pitches that entrepreneurs present to him and his fellow sharks. And when he does offer to invest in an enterprise, it’s not often that…
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