Student of the Block

Each year, Student Life recognizes students for their exemplary academic efforts, community service, and commitment to enhancing the WilmU community. This page will be updated to showcase students during the 2018-2019 year for Fall I, Fall II, Spring I, and Spring II.  


To nominate a student for Fall II, please complete the nomination form here

Student of the Block: Fall I

Lauren Foraker


Lauren Foraker, a performing artist and Delaware native, is a senior at Wilmington University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Media Communications and a minor in Theatre Performance, while maintaining a 3.78 GPA. Lauren also served as the first President for Lambda Pi Eta’s newly-chartered Alpha Chi Sigma Chapter within the College of Arts and Sciences. On campus, she is a member of the University’s Delta Epsilon Rho National Honor Society and the Criminal Justice Association. Lauren also serves as a Patient Advocacy Intern at Reproductive Associates of Delaware and also volunteers as an Endo Educator with the Endometriosis Foundation of America. In her spare time, she volunteers through Pursuit for Peace by performing as a mermaid princess for ill children in the community. Lauren will be graduating in January 2019 and hopes to pursue patient advocacy and social media on a professional level. 


International Student of the Block: Fall I

Swarna Kandala


Swarna Madhuri Kandala is a Wilmington University graduate student currently pursuing a Master of Science in Information Systems Technologies with a 3.58 GPA.  She previously earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Jawaharlal Nehru University in her hometown city of Hyderabad in India.  As an active member of the WilmU community, Swarna was recently elected Vice President of the Student Government Association and founded Checkmates, the new Chess club on campus.  Her favorite pastime is spending time with her WilmU friends and visiting her family in India a few times each year.