Wingate Faces

Emily Poplin

Emily Poplin has done just as she advises students to do…dream. “Regardless of what life gives you never give up,” she said. “If you don’t give up on what life offers you can achieve your dreams.”

After graduating from South Piedmont Community College with an associate’s degree in general education, Poplin continued her education at Gardner Webb University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in business administration. Once again she did not stop there, graduating from The University of Phoenix in Charlotte where she received her master’s degree.

Poplin returned to her home turf at South Piedmont Community College where she was an adjunct professor and worked in academic advising. In 2009, after working at SPCC for five years she began working in the registrar office at Wingate University.

Returning to what she loves, she has moved into a newly appointed role as Wingate’s director of academic advising. She resides in Polkton with her husband and two children.