Life@WilmUMagazine

Starting Early

Incoming WilmU freshman Alexis Webb got a head start on college. In fact, she completed a semester’s worth of classes before joining most of her fellow incoming classmates this fall.   Alexis Webb | Photo by Paul Patton Webb, a recent Caesar Rodney High School graduate, participated in the Early College Credit program throughout her senior year, simultaneously juggling high school and college…
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Alumni NewsMagazine

A Healthy Family Business

After an overnight move from Pennsylvania to Charlotte, alumna Caitlyn Eckles formed what is now a thriving franchising enterprise.  Caitlyn “Kat” Eckles is into — way into — healthy eating, and her favorite juice drink, a half-banana, half-avocado mixture, is…
Alumni NewsMagazine

The Future of Paramedic Education

A DBA alumnus is helping to inspire change that could save lives. Dr. Christopher Boyer admits that public service is in his genes.  Many of his relatives are firefighters, so it just seemed natural for him to follow the tradition and become a first responder. In 2003, he…
EventsMagazine

University Celebrates ‘Fabulous Faculty’

Intense workshops, faculty awards and promotions and student testimonials were all part of Wilmington University’s Spring Faculty Development Day on March 10. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jim Wilson discusses the day with participants. Themed “Celebrating Fabulous Faculty,” the day was a collaboration between the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Faculty Senate…
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Life@WilmUMagazine

Blackboard: Phoning It In

WilmU’s Online and Educational Technology staff redesigned an e-learning course to be more efficient and convenient for new students.  Blackboard is the online learning platform used in all of WilmU’s online and hybrid courses, and to support face-to-face courses. For…
Alumni NewsMagazine

Be the Change

Judy Hutt is passionate about helping others. She works with women in prison to develop the life skills they need to become productive members of society. Hutt, who earned a master’s in Administration and Human Services at WilmU, was selected by Ashley Biden, executive…
EventsMagazine

Design Students Get Real-World Experience

Designing the cover of the Delaware Business Times 2018 Book of Lists gave three Wilmington University Media Design students an intimate look at the world of publishing, from pitching ideas to a client to final publication. The project began in February, when DBT contacted WilmU Public Relations Director Laurie Bick-Jensen, who then connected with Susan L. Gregg, associate professor and Design…
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Why Trauma-Informed Approaches Matter

What’s causing some lifespans to be shortened by up to 20 years?  An insidious virus? A drug-resistant strain of bacteria? Would you be surprised to learn that the cause is toxic stress? Marilyn Siebold, Dr. Debra Berke and Kim Newell discuss how best to “train”…
Alumni NewsMagazine

Geneva Fonda: Embracing the Journey

“Grateful and blessed,” Geneva Fonda has achieved multiple milestones while extolling the virtues of WilmU — “my school.”   The last year-and-a-half has been a blur of activity and achievement for alumna Geneva Fonda (B.S. in Finance, 2008; Master’s in…
Magazine

Working Upstream!

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences announces a new Doctor of Social Science in Prevention Science. A parable known as “The River Story” or “The Upstream Story” has often been used as a common way to describe the prevention of social or health issues before they occur. Here’s one version:  Writer, educator and clinical epidemiologist Dr. W. Sumner Davis wrote: “Imagine a…
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