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Ronnie Wuest: Transforming Lives through Jiu-Jitsu

Ronnie Wuest has one business goal: Ronnie Wuest To provide the best possible self-defense education to his students in order to build their confidence for life. It’s that type of singular commitment that not only helped grow his business, Delaware Self Defense Academy, from 10 to almost 700 students, but also compelled one of his students, Wendy Rios, to nominate Wuest as a distinguished…
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A Lasting Legacy

Prospects looked grim for Dustyn Thompson the night before he got the call. Donna and Bill Quinn hold a photo showing Mark Quinn (far right) at his nephew’s 2012 wedding in Washington D.C. This was the last family shot taken with Mark. He had long ago recovered from the…
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Lacrosse: Ex-Sailor Brings Real-World Experience

Not surprisingly, Stephen Strosser peppers his speech with “yes, sirs” and “no, sirs,” a habit formed while serving four years in the Navy. Stephen Strosser Discharged last August, he’s now pursuing his Ed.D. in Organizational Learning, Leadership and Innovation at…
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Cleaning Up In The Brewing Business

Look out, Anheuser-Busch. This WilmU alumnus is hopping. Story by Bob Yearick Photos by Susan L. Gregg Neil Shea In the first two decades of the 21st century, craft beer has evolved from a trendy cottage industry to a phenomenon that has carved out a significant niche in the beer brewing market. There were eight craft brewers in 1980, 537 in 1994, and more than 6,000 by 2018. And that’s not…
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Her Voice is a Choice

In her 2014 memoir “Blood Sisters,” Billie Travalini writes, “I never was the sort of person who goes along with something without asking a fistful of questions.” Story by David Bernard Photos by Susan L. Gregg Billie Travalini In her 2014 memoir “Blood Sisters,”…
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An Immersive Education for Student Teachers

Thirty-two students from Wilmington University’s College of Education have spent the entire school year as full-time teachers. Story by David Bernard Photos by Susan L. Gregg Thirty-two students from Wilmington University’s College of Education have spent the entire…
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E-books: Distinguished and Discounted

This academic year, the Philosophy and Arts Department of the College of Arts & Sciences worked with McGraw-Hill publishers, the WilmU bookstore, and the Information Technology Department to pilot a new program aimed at providing lower-cost textbooks for students. Dr. Danny Walker chairs the Philosophy and Arts Department for the College of Arts and Sciences. The program, called Inclusive…
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Leading Alumni with Gusto

Dr. Frank Ingraham has worn many hats in his life. Dr. Frank Ingraham During a 44-year career with the DuPont Company, he worked in labor relations, human resources, Six Sigma/Lean project management, training and development, and community relations. Post-DuPont, he’s…
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Alums Become Trauma-Informed Champs

The three Wilmington University alums didn’t know what to expect when they were invited to participate in Trauma-informed Approach (TIA) training last year. Aruku Davis The three Wilmington University alums didn’t know what to expect when they were invited to participate in Trauma-informed Approach (TIA) training last year. But Cheri Pyne, social worker and case manager supervisor at…
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