President Addresses Event at the Capitol

January 8, 2021

In August 1870, a group of Quakers purchased an unfinished building and adjacent land that was to become Wilmington College. For 150 years, Wilmington College has been rooted in and inspired by the historic Quaker values: integrity, service, stewardship, equality, peace and social justice and respect for all persons. Recognizing the recent events at our nation’s Capitol, our College community is saddened but stands firm in the promotion of our values as we condemn violence and incivility from any who would seek to bring harm to our nation’s institutions or its people.

Wilmington College’s mission is to educate, inspire and prepare each student for a life of service and success which includes each student gaining an awareness of the world with the goal of making this world a better place to live for generations to come.

If we each lower our own volume and listen closely, we can hear echoes from the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. calling us to keep moving forward, together!

Blessings and peace to all,

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Peggy J. Sturdivant ’82
Chair, Board of Trustees


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Trevor M. Bates, DHSc