What a Difference a Year Makes

The partnership between Year Up and WilmU is transforming lives. Cover Story by Maria Hess Photos by Paul Patton Photo of Maria Esther Mendez De La Cruz by Emir Lake Maria Esther Mendez De La Cruz doubted herself before starting her Year Up program. Now, fortified with confidence, she’s building a new life. When Maria Esther Mendez De La Cruz’s father was deported to Mexico, she became a…
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Dr. Courtney Stewart: Serving Delaware

Alumna Dr. Courtney Stewart’s list of titles is long and continues to grow. Dr. Courtney Stewart Right now, those titles include wife, mother, fitness instructor, adjunct instructor at WilmU, volunteer and deputy secretary for the Delaware Department of State. This proud…

A Champion in the Dugout

Here’s a question to ponder as the Wilmington University baseball team’s 2019 season gets into full swing: The 2018 baseball seniors flank Mike Smith. From left: Christian Adorno, Kyle Fries, Nick Grant, Chuck Delagol; Front: Nick Macey, Mike Smith, Zach Rumford Is Mike…

Celebrating Brandywine

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, a ribbon-cutting ceremony commemorated the official opening of Wilmington University’s Brandywine location. From left: Honorable Sue Robinson (Trustee),Dr. Erin DiMarco (Senior Vice President & COO),Brian DiSabatino (EDiS),Tom Leipold (Trustee),Dr. Jack Varsalona (President Emeritus),Honorable Joseph Farnan, Jr. (Board Chairman), President Dr. LaVerne Harmon, Dr. Audrey…
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Farewell, Dr. Mike

Dr. Michael Czarkowski, known as Dr. Mike, retired in December after 32 years of service. “It was my time to leave,” he says. “You get a sense of these things.” Dr. Mike and his wife, Suzie Czarkowski, both of whom retired in December. He sensed that life was too…

The Consummate Educator

A lifelong advocate for education and the consummate teacher with a deep passion to explore and to teach what she found to others, Dr. Doreen Turnbo, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, retired in December of 2018. Dr. Doreen Turnbo Her legacy is a thriving college…

Gaming Student is No Robot

One of the greatest joys of teaching is watching students blossom as they realize their personal potential. Dalton Nelson Daulton Nelson, a gaming student, took charge of his education and career path by developing a stellar senior project, and taking the lead developer position on his class team project. “I could tell he was trying to find his spot, how he could contribute,” says Scott Shaw…
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Veteran Educator is Named Dean

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Dr. Anthony Carcillo was named dean of Wilmington University’s College of Technology (COT). Dr. Anthony Carcillo He had previously served as director of the COT’s graduate programs, as well as chair of its Technology Project Management program and…

The Italian Kitchen: A Media Sensation

WilmU’s Italian Kitchen scored big with Wilmington News Journal readers who gave it an Honorable Mention for Best Sandwich Shop. From left: Ashley DiMarco, Brenda Galloway, LeShawn Hobbs, Bernie DiMarco, Carley Mills, Tina Luciano, Trudy Spence (Not Pictured: Sandy…

Communication is Key

There are several questions students tend to ask. We have the answers. Q: I want to learn more about Wilmington University, but I haven’t been able to attend an open house. How can I find out what I need to know? A: Try our new webinar and text messaging options! They make information accessible, and they’re available when and where you are. “Our hours are 9 to 5, but students’ lives are…
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