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According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, 96 percent of first-year students entering Wingate in 2017 said the University's good academic reputation was important or very important in their decision to attend Wingate.

Keith Cannon smiles in the foreground of a field of sunflowers.

The Wingate University family mourns the death of Dr. Keith Cannon, John B. Ashcraft professor of journalism and a member of the Department of Communication for nearly 25 years. Cannon passed away Monday evening after a battle with cancer.

Wingate University senior Nik Martin showing off the website he built

Senior Nik Martin was so efficient and professional in building a website for Dr. Debbi Brock last summer that by July he was effectively the project manager, giving her deadlines to meet. The two worked so well together that they won an award last month from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

A male college student and a female administrator work on a project using a laptop.

It’s no secret that Wingate encourages students to embrace a lifestyle of service. Hundreds volunteer during One Day, One Dog each spring and show up each fall for United Way’s Day of Caring; in between, many complete projects around the corner and across the globe. A $25,000 Jessie Ball duPont Foundation grant is helping the university measure the effect of that service while building stronger bonds between community partners.

A group of female students hold an AAUW sign.

EmpoWer – a series of workshops designed to help Wingate’s female students better navigate life after graduation – is expanding after a survey shows significant improvements in participants' financial literacy, leadership skills and self-esteem.

Graduate celebrating at Fall Commencement

On Saturday, Dr. Alisahah Cole, vice president and chief community impact officer for Atrium Health, gave graduating students at Wingate University a lesson in real life that ended with a message of hope. About a third of those crossing the stage were physician assistants or doctors of physical therapy.

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.