Col. Paul E. Wise, Jr.
Paul was a highly-decorated US Army officer, achieving the rank of full Colonel. He retired in 1982 but not before he was awarded two Legions of Merit, two Bronze Stars for meritorious achievement, four Army Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the National Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal after serving two tours in Vietnam. Paul founded, directed and chaired the Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management (HRIM) Program at the University of Delaware. He grew the program from it's infancy to national notoriety, elevating the program to the 6th best Hotel Restaurant School in the US.