Wingate University to locate Western NC Campus in Hendersonville

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Wingate, N.C. -- Wingate University will locate its western North Carolina campus in downtown Hendersonville. The two-story, 11,000 square-foot building located at 220 Fifth Avenue will house the University's pharmacy program starting in the fall 2011, pending final accreditation approval.

Plans are also moving forward to offer the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Physician Assistant Studies on the Hendersonville Campus, pending approvals by their respective accrediting agencies. The MBA program could start as soon as summer of 2011.

Building renovations will begin next month with completion by August. "Most of the facility meets our needs but it will require some technological improvement for distance education and a new laboratory for pharmacy," said Wingate's Vice President for Business and CFO Chuck Taylor. "We're pleased to find such an appropriate location for our School of Pharmacy and other programs in the heart of downtown Hendersonville," said Taylor.

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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