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Homecoming Weekend Oct. 29-31

10/8/2010
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September 27, 2010
Wingate University welcomes back alumni for Homecoming Oct 29-31
Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University welcomes all alumni back to campus for homecoming events the weekend of Oct. 29 to reunite with former classmates and friends. Alumni reunions are planned this year for graduates from the classes of 1960, 1970, 1980, 1985, 1990, 2000 and 2010.

Homecoming weekend is packed full of events for alumni, students and their families to enjoy. Friday will feature the 35th Annual Bill Connell Memorial Golf Tournament at Eagle Chase Golf Course. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information on the tournament, contact Bill Nash at 704-233-8121 or bilnash@wingate.edu. Later on Friday, area runners are invited to compete in a 5K/1.5 mile walk at 4:30 p.m. at the softball complex. For more information, contact Christi DeWaele at 704-233-8177 or cdewaele@wingate.edu.

The 26th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet takes place at 6 p.m. Friday night in LaVerne Banquet Hall. It will be followed by a bonfire and fireworks at 9 p.m. in the field next to the banquet hall. The bonfire festivities will include inflatable games and food.

The Alumni Breakfast, class reunions and homecoming registration will kick off Saturday at 9 a.m. in LaVerne Banquet Hall. The annual homecoming parade follows the breakfast at 11 a.m. The parade includes floats from student organizations, Homecoming Court, Wingate Fire Department, a marching band and area businesses. It will begin at Helms Residence Hall and end at Irwin Belk Stadium.

The homecoming football game Wingate vs. Lenior Rhyne will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the stadium preceded by tailgating at 11:30 a.m. At football halftime, the Wingate University Bulldog cheerleaders will host an alumni reunion in the cheerleading tent at the stadium. After the game, the softball players will hold an alumni reunion. Contact Michelle Caddigan for more information on the softball reunion and location at 704-233-8174 or caddigan@wingate.edu .

For more information please contact, Judy Davis at jjdavis@wingate.edu or (704) 233-8114. Or for information online visit;
http://www.wingate.edu/alumni-and-friends/events-and-programs/reunion-and-homecoming

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 2,300 students on two 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 and sports 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.
For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.

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