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WilmU Provides Expertise in Paralegal Accreditation

Nicole E. Ballenger, Esq., is serving as a volunteer site visitor for the American Bar Association, conducting week-long virtual visits for other schools and universities across the country that are seeking accreditation and re-accreditation for their legal studies and paralegal programs. “As we report, usually as a team of two members, we are looking for compliance with the guidelines for…
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Program Chair Excels as Doctoral Student and Author

Kelly Cheeseman, program chair of Psychology/Organizational Dynamics programs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, is excelling on multiple fronts. Besides working full time at Wilmington University, she is completing her research in the Doctorate of Social…
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New Programs for Human Services

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences is rolling out a new master’s degree in Human Services that allows students to declare a concentration in either human services practice or administration. The program was developed in response to demand for professionals in case management. In addition to the new master’s degree, WilmU will offer a certificate in Case Management and Human…
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Free Monthly Webinars Address Human Trafficking

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 5th Annual Symposium on Human Trafficking, Immigration, Child Protection and Domestic Violence has been postponed until May 2021. But behavioral health professionals and other interested parties will still have an opportunity to learn more…
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Serving the Community Through Prevention Science

At Wilmington University’s new Center for Prevention Science, a multidisciplinary team provides expertise in criminal justice, education, health care, human services and mental health to public and private organizations. It’s a unique opportunity for students to serve…
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First Chance Delaware: It’s About the Children

Faculty from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences are playing a key role in First Chance Delaware, an initiative by Tracey Quillen Carney, the First State’s first lady, to help children. Dr. Debra Berke (L) and Dr. Rebecca Ghabour Drs. Rebecca Ghabour and Debra Berke were invited to Woodburn, the governor’s mansion in Dover, to share insights and ideas with representatives from…
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A Leader in Criminal Justice Careers

Jake Andrews first came to Wilmington University as an undergrad and went on to earn his master’s in Administration of Justice. Later, he taught at WilmU, bringing his real-life experience as a law enforcement professional to the classroom as an adjunct for 10 years. Now…
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Exploring Adversity, Resilience and Hope

Social work and behavioral science academics and professionals gained valuable insights at the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family in June. The in-depth, three-day event was planned by Dr. Debra Berke, director of Psychology programs at Wilmington University’s College…
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Counselor of Year Pays Homage to WilmU

Tammy Taylor, a counselor at South Dover Elementary School, is Delaware’s School Counselor of the Year. She started on her career path at Wilmington University, earning a B.S. in Behavioral Science in 2001. She continued her studies at WilmU, completing her master’s in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling in 2004. “Wilmington University was my top choice to complete my undergrad…
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