Student Spotlight

Each year, Student Life recognizes students for their exemplary academic efforts, community service, and commitment to enhancing the WilmU community.

If interested in nominating a student, please complete the Nomination Form


Student of the Block: Fall II

Jarred Politarhos

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Jarred Politarhos is a junior at Wilmington University and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. While maintaining a 3.7 GPA, Jarred is also balancing his career as a licensed residential realtor and as a marketing director for two different companies. Jarred has also fought and overcome an eating disorder and has devoted his time to serve as an Ambassador for Southern Smash, Project HEAL, and Alliance Eating Disorder. All of these organizations are fighting to end the stigma around weight and to find resources for those in need of help.

After graduation, Jarred would like to continue his career in real estate and plans on getting more involved in both commercial and investment real estate. In his spare time, he enjoys eating out, going to the beach as much as possible, and spending time with friends and family.

Student of the Block: Fall I

Faith Foresta 

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Faith Foresta is a sophomore studying Game Design and Development at Wilmington University. Faith is a graduate of the Student Leadership program, currently serves as President of the Game Club, and is also a member of Student Government Association. As President of Game Club, Faith organizes different gaming events and community service activities for club members so they can connect with one another and give back to an important cause. For the past two years, Faith has led an Extra Life fundraiser for the Game Club, in which students have raised over $1,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This money raised goes directly to funding critical treatments, pediatric medical equipment, and so much more.  After graduation, Faith would like to work in sound design or animation for either a large-scale company, or create an indie game studio with friends where they can make and sell their own games. In her spare time, Faith enjoys playing video games, such as TF2 or Final Fantasy XIV, watching Marvel movies with her family, and hanging out in the Student Center with the Game Club.