BB&T Program Announces First Academic Scholars at Wingate

L-R: Wingate students Daniel Dlugozima, Sarah Foster and Vasyl Khokhla with Peter Frank, Wingate University associate professor of economics.
Wingate, NC – The BB&T Program on the Moral Foundations of Free Enterprise at Wingate University is pleased to announce Sarah Foster, Daniel Dlugozima and Vasyl Khokhla have been named as the first academic scholars in the program. The new scholars program was established to provide a scholarship to Wingate University students who pursue in-depth study of the free enterprise system and the fundamental integration between economic freedom and political freedom. Each student was selected based on a competitive application process.

The BB&T Program at Wingate University which is made possible by a grant from the Winston-Salem-based bank, seeks to establish a special program on the moral foundations of free enterprise. The program is open to Wingate University students who are majoring in any academic discipline and who desire to minor in economics. Central to the program is the course, Foundations of Capitalism in United States Economic History, which focuses on the foundations of capitalism and the philosophical underpinnings that enable the free enterprise system to flourish.

The program also features a lecture series presenting prominent speakers who discuss the core values of capitalism and the impact of government on free enterprise and individual liberty. Past speakers include former BB&T CEO John Allison, Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore, Houston Baptist University Provost Dr. Paul Bonicelli, ethics consultant John Hawkins and Wake Forest University economist Daniel Hammond.

For further information about the program please contact Peter Frank, associate professor of economics at

About Wingate University

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive University with more than 2,300 students on campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies, sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education.

Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.
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