Wingate University students create bowls for charity

21 students in Gateway 101 class make bowls for charity
Wingate, NC – Students taking the freshmen-required Gateway 101 class at Wingate University are taking lessons outside of the classroom to help others.

Twenty-one students in the class created blue ceramic bowls of different sizes and shapes that will be sold to raise funds for Operation Reach Out in Monroe. The sale will be held Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Dickson Palmer Center on the University campus. The students will sell the bowls for $5 and the buyer will receive a box of cereal to go with the empty bowl.

Art professor Marilyn Hartness said peer mentors Anna Rogers and Meredith Gray came up with the idea for the class service project this year.

About Wingate University
Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private comprehensive university with more than 2,300 students on two campuses in Wingate and Matthews, North Carolina. The University offers 32 undergraduate majors, 36 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, physician assistant studies and sports administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.