Wingate University students lend a hand at horse farm

April 19, 2011
Wingate University students lend a hand at horse farm

Wingate, NC – Wingate University students spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by lending a hand at a local horse rescue farm in Wingate. Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance (CERA), is a 14-acre farm in Wingate that Darlene Kindle began four years ago.
Horses that are abused or malnourished take refuge on the farm, as well as owner-surrendered horses. In addition to the horses, several pigs, chickens, peacocks, dogs and cats roam freely.

Wingate University students helped groom the menagerie of animals and helped with yard work. According to Kindle, it was the fourth time that students came out to help on the farm.
Service learning is an integral component of the students’ education at the University. Wingate students regularly volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the Council on Aging and participate in alternative spring breaks helping others. Other activities include raising awareness during Hunger and Homelessness Week, facilitating a recycling and green initiative program, as well as tutoring and mentoring.

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.

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