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Wingate University announces new campus at Ballantyne

6/5/2013
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Wingate University representatives stand with Bob Morgan and Smoky Bissell
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu
704-233-8320

Charlotte, N.C. –Wingate University President Jerry E. McGee announced today that a new Ballantyne Campus will begin classes in August. Current programs at the Matthews Campus will move during the summer to Ballantyne Corporate Park.

Educational offerings in Ballantyne will include MBA, graduate programs in sport management and education, an undergraduate program for working adults, and other professional and continuing education programs.

At today’s press conference, Dr. Robert Supernaw, vice president for graduate and professional programs at Wingate University, spoke to the crowd who gathered. “We believe that the time is right for the launch of our newest campus right here in Charlotte,” he said. “We’ll be opening our doors in the building you see behind me, the Harris Building on August 26, which is the first day of the fall semester.

The 13,657 square ft. facility will consist of 10 classrooms, administrative offices and a computer lab. Ballantyne Corporate Park has 250 companies with more than 13,000 employees. The Ballantyne area offers numerous amenities including: restaurants, retail shops, a Y Fitness Center and landscaped walking trails.

Wingate University Ballantyne’s physical address will be: 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 150 on the Ballantyne Commons Parkway near I-485. To download video of current graduate and professional students in the classroom at the Matthews campus, visit http://youtu.be/dMH2FTrnvoI.

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 seven years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.