Wingate University honors Polk County superintendent with alumni award

Dr. William Miller at the 27th Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast
Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Wingate University recently recognized Dr. William Miller at the 27th Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast. The Alumni Breakfast held on Nov. 5 was part of the University’s Homecoming celebration.

Miller, a 1981 graduate of Wingate University, received a Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors the alumni who, through professional excellence and personal dedication, have been leaders in their communities. A teacher and coach for many years, he currently serves as superintendent of the Polk County School System. Achievements include President of WRESA Superintendents Council 2009-10; N.C. Western Region Superintendent of the Year 2009-10; Chairman of the N.C. Small Rural Schools Consortium 2006-12 and current member of the State Superintendents Technology Advisory Council.

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