Wingate University celebrates Founders’ Day

Dr. G. Byrns Coleman to be guest speaker at Founders
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, NC – Wingate University will celebrate their annual Founders’ Day on Maundy Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center. Dr. G. Byrns Coleman, religion professor, will be the guest speaker.

The University has held a Founders’ Day service for many years. “It’s a day of revisiting our past,” said Dr. Wayne Wike, one of the event organizers. “And seeing how our past influences our future.” Contact Wayne Wike at 704-233-8319 for more information on Founders’ Day.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 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 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.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to