Denver resident wins BB&T scholarship

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University student, Mary Parsons, is a recipient of a BB&T Scholarship, which was distributed by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). BB&T Scholarships totaling $60,000 have been distributed at various private colleges and universities in the state. These scholarships are awarded by the institution on the basis of the students’ academic achievement and financial need.

Parsons is a junior majoring in pre-pharmacy. She is a resident of Denver, N.C.

Jack Frost, Senior Vice President of Capital Markets at BB&T and Chairman of the Board for the Independent College Fund of North Carolina, expressed that "BB&T is delighted to support North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and its scholarship program. NCICU and BB&T are very aligned in our support of education, and we're glad to assist these students in achieving their goals. It's part of our mission, making all of our communities better places to live."

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to