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Wingate University School of Pharmacy achieves 100% pass rate on national licensing exam

10/8/2012
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Levine College of Health Sciences
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that all 66 of their 2012 graduates achieved a 100% pass rate on the national licensing exam (NAPLEX). This is the second time in six years that Wingate has achieved this distinction (2008 and 2012). The 100% pass rate this year is significantly above the all-N.C. average, and the N.C. average is significantly above the all-U.S.A. average.

“I am so very pleased and continue to be as proud of our graduates as I am the first-class faculty that have spent countless hours training them,” said Vice President for Graduate and Professional Programs Dr. Robert B. Supernaw. Wingate University School of Pharmacy is nationally recognized as a leader in the education of pharmacists.

Since opening its doors in 2003, Wingate University’s School of Pharmacy has distinguished itself nationally by the quality of its graduates, an innovative, student-centered curriculum and creative faculty dedicated to teaching excellence. Last year, the School of Pharmacy relocated to the new Levine College of Health Sciences on the main Wingate campus, which allows the program room to grow. Additionally, in an effort to meet community needs, they also began offering classes in Hendersonville, N.C. in August 2011.

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 www.wingate.edu.