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Inspired Design

Many people lost their jobs during the pandemic, but chances are Tony Whitten was the only puppet specialist to be laid off. “There are only about four of us in the world,” says Whitten, who was teaching puppetry at Disney World in Orlando when he was furloughed in March of 2020. But thanks to a Certificate in Graphic Design from Wilmington University, the 47-year-old has been able to pivot…
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Academic Digest

Tech Grads Pilot Drones for a Good Cause

The College of Technology teamed with the External Affairs Department to create a unique fundraiser to benefit the Mary Campbell Center. Wilmington University was a sponsor of the event. Two recent graduates, Matthew Doyle and Mallory Nolte, volunteered to pilot drones that…
Life@WilmU

Three Paths to Start or Accelerate Your Project Management Career

Are you interested in Technology or IT Project Management? Here is some great news! The Project Management Institute (PMI) expects to see 22 million new project management job openings through 2027, stating that demand over the next six years for project managers is growing faster than demand for workers in other occupations. Project Management plays an integral role across industries, which…
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Academic Digest

Gaming Students Create Virtual Woodshop

Students in WilmU’s Game Design and Development bachelor’s degree program have completed a virtual walk-through demo that recreates a woodshop at Concord High School in North Wilmington, from the entrance and the workbenches on down to the brooms and…
Academic Digest

Gaming Grad Develops Health Software

Jeff Fisher, a graduate of the Game Design and Development program in Wilmington University’s College of Technology, has been busy working on several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health in his current position at Barron Associates, a software research and development firm in Virginia. One of his projects is ICARE, also known as Dragon Vision. It utilizes 3D anaglyph glasses…
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Academic Digest

Student Interns From WilmU Gain A Significant Advantage

Besides on-the-job experience, student interns from Wilmington University gain a significant advantage in launching their careers. Lloyd Shoriwa, who completed three internships with PPL, a Fortune 500 utilities company, was offered a full-time position as an associate…
Academic Digest

From Game Design Student to Teacher

Mentoring future faculty members is one of the most rewarding aspects of Scott Shaw’s work as program chair of the Game Design and Development and Video and Motion Graphics degrees and the Maker certificate in WilmU’s College of Technology. “Students have a…
Academic Digest

WilmU Scores with Esports

The game’s afoot at Wilmington University with the launch of esports, a form of college sports competition using video games. Esport athletes compete as teams or as individuals. WilmU is a trailblazer in college competition, joining schools such as the University of Delaware and Drexel University in the sport. So far, more than 40 students are on the roster, with more expected to join. Leading…
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