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Wingate University School of Pharmacy sponsors health fair

4/10/2012
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Wingate University School of Pharmacy students
NEWS RELEASE
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Kim Williams (704) 233-8320
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu

Wingate, NC –Wingate University School of Pharmacy will sponsor a free health fair for the community on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the atrium at One Wells Fargo Building in uptown Charlotte. The fair will include blood pressure screenings, a bone density scan and hearing screenings by an audiologist. Numerous information booths will be set up and prizes will be given away.

The bi-annual event has previously been held in Wingate and Indian Trail, N.C. “We are excited to be moving our health fair to uptown Charlotte,” said Ashley Gulyas, a third year Wingate University pharmacy student and one of the event organizers. “We are expecting hundreds of people at this health fair.” For more information, contact her at e.a.gulyas@wingate.edu.

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. The students have many opportunities to volunteer in the community, including this health fair held twice a year and Union County’s Operation Medicine Drop among others.

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 www.wingate.edu and www.pharmacy.wingate.edu.