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Dr. Marietta Dantonio-Madsen: A Divine Calling

Wilmington University alumna and adjunct professor Dr. Marietta Dantonio-Madsen has dedicated her career to serving multicultural populations through art. “Whenever I see a need, I have always felt that if I have a skill set that can help different people and communities, I feel responsible to help them,” she says. “When I pray, if I feel directed to serve people, I always do what…
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A Herculean Effort

Dr. Regina Allen-Sharpe stays busy as Wilmington University’s AVP of Student Affairs and dean of students. Yet, she found the time to earn the 2023 NASPA Certificate in Student Affairs Law and Policy last summer, embarking on an intensive 23-hour residential program to…
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From Paraprofessional to Licensed Teacher

Lara Crowley and Dr. Stacie Zdrojewski Wilmington University is helping to blaze a new career path for teachers, partnering with the state to provide school paraprofessionals with a specialized program to complete their bachelor’s degrees as licensed…
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The Alums Who Started it All

From left: Gwen (Strauss) Stern (’74), Bonnie (Sager) Gurian (’73), Elin ( Juvelier) Fischer (’74), Dona (Leeds) Leibowitz (’73), Wendy (Rollins) Latham (’73) Judith Lemley (’72), is proud to say she was part of Wilmington College’s first graduating class. She remembers her 1972 ceremony vividly, from the inspirational speaker to the bleachers behind the “campus” where it was…
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Augmented Reality to the Rescue

A severe toothache can be unbearable, and over 2 million people experience dental emergencies yearly. They suffer from excruciating pain and need immediate relief. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for dentists to respond quickly to emergencies because their schedules are…
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The Spanish Immersion Pilot

Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States. No wonder businesses are looking for ways to tap this vibrant source of talent and energy.  At Wilmington University, the College of Business is leading the way for students who want to…
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Alumna Jessica Aliff Honored with DAISY Award

Jessica Aliff, who works on the ChristianaCare Medical Intensive Care Unit, was nominated for the Daisy Award for her dedication and caring attitude she provided to a patient — and his family — before his death. “Jess was probably the best nurse we could have ever asked for to take care of our loved one on his last day on earth. “She went out of her way to shave his face, wash his…
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True Crime Lecture Series 

May 14: Special Agent Dan DeSimone (ret.) Dan DeSimone An FBI Undercover Operation as a Las Vegas Escort Manager An honorably discharged and decorated veteran of the United States Armed Forces, DeSimone served the military police domestically and internationally and…
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Delaware’s Principal of the Year

Wilmington University alumna Melissa Brady seemed predestined to be a teacher. After all, it was in her blood: her mother, two aunts, and her maternal grandfather all were educators.  Surprisingly, her mother, Denise Schwartz, who has a master’s in School Leadership…
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The First State-Run Animal Control Officers Academy

The CJI, in partnership with Delaware Animal Services, created thenation’sfirststate-run Animal Control Officers Academy. In October, a graduation ceremony celebrating the newly minted animal control officers was attended by luminaries such as State Sen. Stephanie L. Hansen, Delaware Animal Services personnel, including Chief Mark Tobin and Executive Director Christina…
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