Wingate University hosts reception in Florence, S.C.

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Wingate University invites alumni and friends of the University to a reception on Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6 – 8 p.m. in Florence, S.C. The reception will be held at the Residence Inn located at 2660 Hospitality Blvd., (intersection of I-95 and I-20). Hotel phone number is 843-468-2800. To make a reservation, please contact Debbie Farrell in the Wingate University Office of Resource Development by Jan. 23 at 704-233-8828 or

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