Wingate pharmacy student Jackson Hetzler

Jackson Hetzler graduated from high school at 16 and had earned his associate degree as a 17-year-old. On Monday, the precocious teen begins his second year of pharmacy school on Wingate University's Hendersonville campus.

Three students unload the car of an arriving student at Wingate University.

Staggered arrival times, 350 helpful volunteers and a new protocol for families accompanying students to campus made for a smooth check-in process at Wingate University this week. 

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Wingate pharmacy student Jackson Hetzler

Jackson Hetzler graduated from high school at 16 and had earned his associate degree as a 17-year-old. On Monday, the precocious teen begins his second year of pharmacy school on Wingate University's Hendersonville campus.

Three students unload the car of an arriving student at Wingate University.

Staggered arrival times, 350 helpful volunteers and a new protocol for families accompanying students to campus made for a smooth check-in process at Wingate University this week. 

Two men sit at a table holding dress shoes.

When alumnus Adam Brooks bought a pair of 1969 Florsheim dress shoes from the Moon Zooom thrift shop in Santa Cruz, California, a decade or so ago, he knew he was stepping into something special. What he didn’t realize is that it was the first step toward a ministry that would bless local men with $10,000 worth of quality shoes (and counting).

Wingate influence strong in life of incoming choral student

A talented soprano in the top 10 percent of her high school class, Joni Wagoner couldn’t be more thrilled about becoming part of Wingate’s Class of 2022. But without the classes of 2009 and 2012, she might not be a Bulldog.

A large brick apartment building from above.

New and returning Bulldogs headed to Wingate University for the fall semester will notice more than a few changes on campus to better serve the school’s growing student body.

Welcome, Class of 2022!

If you are headed this way, now’s the time to set a course toward Route 1896, the check-in process that is required before you can pick up your room keys.

Jade Montgomery playing for IK Myran

Three years after earning her undergraduate degree, Jade Montgomery is flying high as the offensive engine for Finnish soccer team IK Myran. The former Bulldog All-American has her pro team atop the standings of Finland's second division.

A female college student and her female professor smile.

It’s a paradox: The world is getting smaller, but the language learning gap in the U.S. is growing. To help tackle part of the problem, Melanie Keel, an assistant education professor at Wingate University, and rising senior Leanne Mansfield went to Ecuador this summer to see how children there learn English.

A female professor and female student, both wearing coveralls, stand in front of a pasture with mountains in the background.

Even before enrolling at Wingate University, Hannah Teague knew that as a biology major with hopes of becoming a doctor she’d need some research experience on her medical-school application. What she didn’t expect is an opportunity that would take her to Idaho twice this year to rub shoulders with lead scientists from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Alumni Spotlight

Our alumni are making us proud everywhere from Main Street to Malaysia. Wingate graduates are on mission in the Dominican Republic, making music and movies on the West Coast and making themselves available as mentors to our students. They're also giving back to the tune of more than 1,000 gifts during this year's annual campaign.

The Comedy Writer: Kristen Bartlett proves she's ready for prime time with SNL gig

Kristen Bartlett wanted to be a comedy writer since she was 12 years old. She brought her blue-collar background and strong work ethic to Wingate from the North Carolina mountains, found her tribe in the English Department, and interned at CBS. After years of sketch and improv classes in New York, Bartlett caught her big break with SNL.

The Opera Singer: Tony Griffey's road to opera stardom and the Grammys began at Wingate

A gentle giant from a family of factory workers in High Point, Anthony Griffey came alive when he stepped on stage at Wingate University in the late 1980s. He went on to earn degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and has shared his golden voice with audiences all over the world. This fall, he'll play Mr. Strutt in an operatic performance of Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie at New York's Metropolitan Opera.