Wingate University selects Marshville resident for third term on Board of Trustees

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Marshville, N.C. – Elona Edwards, of Marshville, N.C., has been appointed to a third term on the Wingate University Board of Trustees. She will serve a four-year term. This is the second year she will serve as assistant secretary of the Board. Edwards also serves on the executive committee.

Some of her other volunteer work includes serving on the Board of The Arc of Union County, where she continues to hold an honorary position. She has served on the Board of HeathQuest of Union County, nonprofit pharmacy serving area counties. At her church, Union Grove Baptist Church, Edwards teaches Sunday School, plays the organ, organizes Loaves and Fishes ministry and currently serves on the pastor search committee.

The Board of Trustees serves as the governing body of the University with responsibilities to include setting policy. Thirty-six trustees serve on the board, with an additional 12 lifetime members.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 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, physical therapy 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.

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