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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.


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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.

Four faculty members and two college students pose with plates, spoons and bowls.

The enemy: hunger. The goal: eradication. The plan: partner with people on campus, in the community and at the local supermarket to get food to those most in need. That’s the short version of Wingate’s involvement with Food Lion Feeds, a fall-semester campaign that will kick off this month.

Two Wingate University students stand on a balcony at the beach in Mexico.

A pair of Wingate physical therapy students headed south to Mexico for their brief August break between semesters. But rather than relaxing on the beach, they put their new knowledge to work caring for patients.

A young disabled boy on a modified sled is pushed by a camp counselor  in the snow at a winter adventure camp.

Chris Harrist never went to camp as a kid, but he’s always known there was something almost magical about the experience, and as a sport sciences professor, he’s spent a lot of time exploring exactly what that is. Armed with a Reeves Summer Research grant, Harrist and senior Erin Brooks set out to better understand “the interactions and transactions that occur within youth programs that lead to positive development.”

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.