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Wilmington College Cincinnati

Feel free to email one of the Wilmington College Cincinnati students/alumni below to ask them questions regarding their Wilmington College experience. They will be more than happy to respond.


AmariAmari Benjelloun ’19

My name is Amari Leilla Benjelloun and I am from West Chester, OH. I am a graduate of Wilmington College Cincinnati who studied Business Administration and Strategic Organizational Leadership. I chose Wilmington College because it was a simple transfer from Cincinnati State where I had graduated with two Associate degrees and I heard that the College had more of a one-on-one approach instead of large auditorium classrooms. From the minute I had stepped into the WC Cincinnati branch, I felt like this was my new home. I am a Moroccan/ American Muslim woman who was nervous, thinking, “What are people going to think of me? Will I fit in? Will I be accepted?”

All of my questions were answered with big smiles and lots of new friends who I still keep in contact with every week. The thing I love most about Wilmington is that all of the professors and faculty WANT you to succeed. They treat you as if you were their own family and that is one thing I will always be thankful for. Please feel free to email me with any questions you have about the College, personal life or areas of study . I can’t wait to see you walk across the stage at Commencement!

jamarJamar Cody ’19

Hello, my name is Jamar Cody. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, and I am a graduate of Wilmington College. Besides reading the reviews posted on Wilmington’s website and talking to my personal graduation coach at WC, I did not know what type of experience I would receive from Wilmington, nor did I know the exact field that I wanted to study. After enrolling and taking my first class, however, I quickly learned that the faculty and staff cared about my professional growth and development as a student. I enjoyed the classroom and group discussions and how the professors kept students engaged; my professors played an essential role in my academic journey. As a result, I completed my courses and graduated from Wilmington College Cincinnati in 2019 with a dual bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Strategic Organizational Leadership.

Wilmington College faculty and staff provided me with the tools and helped me gain the knowledge that put me in a position of academic excellence. After Wilmington, I continued my education and received my master’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Innovation, Change and Entrepreneurship. In January 2021, I began my doctoral journey, and I aim to receive my doctorate in business and leadership. I can attribute a great deal of my educational success to my academic journey at Wilmington College Cincinnati.

Your journey will be uncomfortable at times, however, know that if I can complete the educational journey, you can do it too! Please feel free to reach out with questions.

ShannonShannon Martini (Current Student)

Hello, my name is Shannon Martini, and I am double majoring in Business Administration and Strategic Organizational Leadership. I chose Wilmington College Cincinnati because it’s geared toward adult learners. I graduated from high school in 1994 and attended college the following fall. I found that I wasn’t prepared for the rigors of school and eventually stopped attending. While pursuing my associate degree at Cincinnati State, I felt a push to further my education. I realized that it would open more doors for me, and I also had a desire to finish what I started in 1994.

After speaking with Wilmington College Cincinnati, I knew that it would be the quickest and most cost-effective route to obtaining my bachelor’s degree. The entire application and admittance process was simple, and they were very generous with accepting my transfer credits. Wilmington College Cincinnati is designed with the adult learner in mind, which made for a smoother transition from my associate’s degree. I don’t think I would be comfortable attending a traditional college campus because I’m not a traditional student. I am confident that my interests, combined with the mission and values of Wilmington College Cincinnati will prepare me for a successful career. My hope in sharing my story is that anyone reading it will know that there isn’t a time limit to accomplishing goals and pursuing dreams!

warrenWarren Owens ’20

My name is Warren Owens and I am a graduate of Wilmington College Cincinnati. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Organizational Leadership. I didn’t perform to my potential in high school, and I was on and off again in community college. After finishing my associate’s degree, I met with an advisor at Wilmington College Cincinnati about next steps to obtain a bachelor’s degree. My personal graduation coach, Sharron, mapped out a path using almost all my credits from my previous college experience and she was with me every step of the way. I was encouraged by all the staff and faculty at WC when I thought it was too much handle or wanted to give up. The instructors understood the challenges that adult learners must face such as family, work and other obligations and worked with me until the end. Enrolling in Wilmington College Cincinnati was great decision for me, and it will be a decision that you won’t regret.

ZackZackary Mullenix (Current Student)

My name is Zackary Mullenix. I am from Cincinnati, OH. I am currently a senior at Wilmington College Cincinnati,  majoring in Multimedia Studies. I previously graduated from Cincinnati State Technical & Community College with two Associate of Applied Science degrees, one in Graphic Design and the other in Web and Multimedia Design. I completed most of my undergrad education in Public Relations at Xavier University, but found Wilmington College to be the best fit for me. I am a United States Army Veteran and served on Active duty for four years before I was Honorably Discharged.

I decided on finishing my bachelor’s degree at Wilmington College for two reasons. One, the transition from Cincinnati State was seamless and the faculty prepare you every step of the way of your journey to help you stay on top of your game. The second, is more sentimental because I was born in Wilmington and wanted to finish my academic journey from where the ultimate journey (life) began. Students and faculty alike have helped me through my education, and I am here to help you along yours.