Wingate University holds groundbreaking ceremony for new residence hall

Tom Williams (BOT Chairman), Dr. Jerry McGee (WU president) and Don Taft (Building and Grounds Chairman)
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Wingate, NC –Wingate University recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new residence hall. First year students should be able to occupy the hall in spring 2013. The residence hall will be more than 60,000 square feet and is a traditional style residence hall with hall baths.

The campus community, trustees and town officials attended. "This new facility will provide our first year students with exceptional housing near the center of campus," said Dr. Jerry McGee, president of Wingate University.

About 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