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      Dr. Julie E. Wollman

      Widener President Dr. Julie E. Wollman was honored on July 18 with a Walnut Club Award, at a celebration in Philadelphia. The awards were given by The Walnut Club to recognize trailblazing female leaders who excel in their organizations and in their communities. The club is a nonprofit that supports the professional advancement, leadership growth and personal enrichment of ambitious women in the Philadelphia region.

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      The School of Business Administration has been recognized through the university's inclusion on the list of Top 50 Best Online MBA in Healthcare Management Degree Programs. The list, published by, ranked Widener 45th. The outlet weighed costs associated with online programs that have experienced faculty, reputable rankings and accreditations, and industry-relevant coursework designed to enhance professional growth. It noted Widener is one of few institutions in the country to have a program accredited by the AACSB.

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      Widener University Delaware Law School has been named to the Top Online Law Schools and Programs for 2017, published by The outlet ranked the school 13th on a list of 14 schools recognized for having programs that allow students to pursue legal studies through coursework available online. Delaware Law School provides a number of online legal graduate degrees, outside of the JD, including its entire line of master of jurisprudence degrees and LLM degrees with several concentrations.

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      Claire DeMatteis

      Widener Trustee Claire DeMatteis, a 1991 alumna of Delaware Law School, has been appointed a temporary special assistant to Delaware Gov. John Carney and will work alongside Department of Correction Commissioner Perry Phelps on changes taking place within the state prison system. DeMatteis will oversee reform of management practices and training, cultural turnaround, and implementation of Carney's plan for change, which followed an independent review into an uprising at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center earlier this year. Carney said DeMatteis had the judgment and credibility necessary to help forge real change. "Her experience inside and outside of government will serve our state well. She is a skilled lawyer who knows how to execute on a plan, and hold people accountable. I'm confident that Claire is the right person for the job," he said.

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      Dr. Stephen R. Madigosky

      Dr. Stephen R. Madigosky, professor of environmental science and biology, has received the Khaladjan International Award for Innovation in Higher Education, presented by the American Association of University Administrators at its 2017 Leadership Seminar. The award is given for work that is both innovative and has wide potential for application or impact on the international dimensions of post-secondary education. It is named for the founder and former president of the Moscow External University of the Humanities. Madigosky was recognized for his work with a sustainable development course that involves travel to Costa Rica, and combines experiential learning with scientific inquiry to solve real world problems.

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      Dr. Michael Rosko

      Dr. Michael Rosko, professor of healthcare management, co-wrote two pieces that were published in June. "Measuring Performance Change in Scottish Hospitals: A Malmquist and Times-Series Approach," appeared in the journal Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology and he wrote a chapter, "Assessing Overall, Technical, and Scale Efficiency among Home Health Care Agencies," for Health Care Management Science.

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      Pictured left to right: Marge Barbiere, the longest serving dean of Widener's School of Nursing; President Wollman; Dr. Mirenda; and Dr. Laura Dzurec, the current dean of the School of Nursing.

      Faculty and staff at Widener University celebrated the tenure of Dr. Rosalie M. Mirenda as president of Neumann University during a June 28 reception held on Main Campus in her honor. Dr. Mirenda received her PhD from the Widener University School of Nursing. Widener University President Julie E. Wollman congratulated Dr. Mirenda on leading Neumann with integrity and authenticity for 21 years.

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