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COEL Launches Professional Studies Courses 

It’s a great time for professionals to enhance their skills and move forward on their career tracks. In response to demand, the College of Online and Experiential Learning (COEL) kicked off its first-ever online professional studies courses in September 2020. These three-week, non-credit courses offer professionals a convenient venue to learn timely skills from top experts on a variety of…
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COEL’s New Professional Development Course on Diversity

In an increasingly diverse and fluid environment, leaders, managers and key employees will benefit from gaining insights into today’s professional and organizational landscape and Wilmington University is helping to lead the way. The College of Online and Experiential…
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Two-way Text Program Growing

WilmU’s online navigators launched the 2020 two-way text program to new online students in the summer block, following the inaugural launch to first-time online students in spring 2020, block II. This innovation was completed in partnership with the Admissions Department…
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Honors and Enhanced Connections for Online Students

Since 2013, Wilmington University has been honoring the accomplishments of students who are earning degrees remotely.  The Summer 2019 Online Student of the Block is Matt Blood, a champion of older adults, who earned his MS in Administration of Human Services at WilmU. “It puts a face to online learning, touting students’ accomplishments and sharing a little about their lives,” says Dr.
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Experiential Learning and the FBI

Wilmington University’s partnership with the FBI’s Hazardous Devices School (HDS) is giving undergraduates a head start in earning their degrees. Individuals who complete the six-week bomb squad program at the FBI facility in Huntsville, Alabama, can receive 15 credits…
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WilmU Learning Center Honored with ITC Award

Wilmington University’s achievements in distance education were honored at the Instructional Technology Council (ITC) eLearning Conference. The conference in Las Vegas also provided the setting for a student studying remotely to spend face time with a visiting WilmU leader. WilmU’s Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Technology Departments won an award for Outstanding…
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Military Mom Leads by Example

We could all learn something from following WilmU senior Brandi Niehoff, though most of us couldn’t keep up. Entering the final semester of her Criminal Justice bachelor’s degree program, she leads by example wherever she goes. Niehoff starts her day caring for her…
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Training Leaders in Diversity and Awareness

Putting diversity into practice is an important skill for effective leaders. To provide training in leadership theories and diversity management, the College of Online and Experiential Learning and the College of Business partnered with the Proud Professionals Network, a…
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No Slack: Serving Country and Community

A ten-year veteran of the New Castle County Police department, Officer Nicholas Heitzmann, a senior in the Criminal Justice degree program, has dedicated his life to serving his community at home and abroad. Most people instinctually run away from danger but Heitzmann has proven himself as someone who does not run when the going gets tough. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Heitzmann served with the…
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