Wingate University celebrates National PA Week with Open House

Levine College of Health Sciences
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – In conjunction with National PA Week, Wingate University will hold an Open House to showcase the William and Loretta Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Levine College of Health Sciences. Prospective students, members of the community, alumni and friends of the University are invited to attend. No RSVP is required. For more info, contact Greg Petty, assistant professor in the PA program, at ext. 8623 or

The Physician Assistant program at Wingate University accepted the first class of students in 2008 and is one of the more recent PA programs to open in North Carolina. The inaugural class of PA students graduated in December 2010. The program continues to grow as the profession continues to grow to meet the needs of the medical community. Many graduates are working in the greater Charlotte area in Family and Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics and Emergency Medicine.

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 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 20 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