Wingate Faces

Wingate University honors local residents with alumni award

12/27/2011
Two Wingate residents were recently recognized at Wingate University’s 27th Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast. The Alumni Breakfast held on Nov. 5 was part of the University’s Homecoming celebration.

Dr. G. Byrns Coleman was recognized with the Honorary Alumni Award, which honors individuals who are not graduates of Wingate University but have taken active roles in university life and contributed to its success. Coleman began teaching at Wingate Junior College in 1960 and has continued teaching under four Wingate presidents and through the move from junior college to a four-year college, then to university status. A Harry and Frances Cannon Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religion, he was awarded for “50 Years of Teaching” – a record tenure at Wingate University. He has served as interim pastor and Bible study leader in several area churches, as well as a host of a weekly Bible study class on the University’s TV station.

James Cauble, a 1955 graduate, received a Distinguished Alumni Award, which honors the alumni who, through professional excellence and personal dedication, have been leaders in their communities. Not only is he an alum, but he taught at Wingate College and Wingate University, achieving the rank of Associate Professor of Psychology. Cauble has traveled extensively throughout Europe visiting Germany, France, Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Italy. Cable also enjoys hunting for antiques, are and collectibles and donated many of these items to the annual Silent Auction at Wingate University, which benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.