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Find Your Counselor

Your Admissions Counselor is Randy Taylor
r.taylor@wingate.edu
(704) 233-6022

Your Admissions Counselor is Darin Hinson
d.hinson@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8207

Your Admissions Counselor is Valerie Graham
valerie@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8103

Your Admissions Counselor is Anastasia kee
a.kee@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8204

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Your Admissions Counselor is Mayra Rosales
m.rosales@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8017

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Your Admissions Counselor is Mayra Rosales
m.rosales@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8017

Your Admissions Counselor is Sandra Leyva
s.leyva@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8075

Your Admissions Counselor is Joanna Ellis
joa.ellis@wingate.edu
(704) 233-6261

Your Admissions Counselor is Joanna Ellis
joa.ellis@wingate.edu
(704) 233-6261

Your Admissions Counselor is Michael Martin
mi.martin@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8107

Your Admissions Counselor is Michael Martin
mi.martin@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8107

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Your Admissions Counselor is Rob Gay
rob@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8369

Your Admissions Counselor is Chelsea Parker
chelsea@wingate.edu
(704) 233-8367

GET TO KNOW JOANNA

Fan of all musicals, loves sushi and like the Great Lakes (I would move to one if it wasn't so cold most of the year!)
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
I had gone to school at Temple University in Philadelphia and The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Wingate seemed small and rural.

Why Wingate?
Wingate has a beautiful campus. It gives you the feel of a rural area, but now has the amenities of being close to cities like Monroe and Charlotte, which is only 30 minutes with the bypass.

Advice for the college search process?
I would encourage them to visit the campus of the colleges they are thinking about attending. They may think they know where they want to attend, but the feel of the school is so important.

Describe Wingate in three words:
Community, diverse, historic.

Advice for incoming freshmen?
I would really encourage them to get involved and find their place on campus. Wingate has so many different opportunities for students to get involved they just need to find the right fit!

What is your favorite place on campus?
Ethel K. Smith Library

Darin Hinson

Admissions Director
Athletic & International Admissions Counselor
(704) 233-8207
d.hinson@wingate.edu

GET TO KNOW DARIN

Lover of sports, worship music junkie, not one to turn down a nap.
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
It was home. From the time I step foot on campus I felt comfortable and at ease.

Why Wingate?
There are multiple lines of support and individuals who care about your success and well being as student. From faculty to staff to the community, we are here to see you strive.

Advice for the college search process?
Visit each school that you are interested in. Seeing a school on a website is much different than being physically on the campus. It's what made the difference for me!

Describe Wingate in three words:
Caring, growing, home.

Advice for an international student?
Seek out financial aid opportunities, especially for international students. Students who can't complete FAFSA can be reviewed for additional financial aid.

What is your favorite place on campus?
McGee Center

Anastasia Kee

Admissions Counselor for Transfer Students
(704) 233-8207
a.kee@wingate.edu

GET TO KNOW ANASTASIA

Loves crafting, musicals and Italian food!
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
Everyone I met was so kind and showed how they truly cared for the students to be successful.

Why Wingate?
So a student can have many experiences to grow professionally by having networking opportunities as well as personable connections with faculty and staff.

Advice for the college search process?
Keep an open mind and do research on how different colleges and universities will help you reach your goals.

Describe Wingate in three words:
Community, growing, inspiring.

Advice for a transfer student?
Coming in as a transfer student can be intimidating but I would encourage everyone to get involved with on-campus clubs and organizations to meet new people who share the same interests as you!

What is your favorite place on campus?
Outside on the Stegall lawn looking at the pond fountain.

GET TO KNOW MICHAEL

Golfer, photographer, avoider of vegetables.
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
Comfortable. When I was born I was put into a Wingate onesie and I imagine it was the comfiest thing ever. That then was elevated when I toured campus as a senior in high school, I still remember walking around campus and just feeling at home.

Why Wingate?
Opportunity. The Faculty and Staff here are incredible aids throughout your time. They can help you with finding what you truly want to do through campus jobs, internships and networking. They want to set you up for success after you leave Wingate and they do that by being supportive and involved with you throughout your time here.

Advice for the college search process?
Tour the campus. You won't know if you will truly enjoy your time at the school until you walk around on tour and picture yourself studying in their library, eating in their cafeteria, working out in the gym, etc. That will tell you which school will be your home away from home.

Describe Wingate in three words:
Beautiful, lively, charming.

Advice for incoming freshmen?
Go do it just like Nike says. Join that club, take that class, email that professor. Whatever it is, just do it. The goal of college is that students can grow into who they are meant to be and getting out of your comfort zone is a great way to do just that.

What is your favorite place on campus?
The cafeteria (minus the salad bar).

GET TO KNOW CHELSEA

Farmer, Mom to three wild kiddos, wannabe reality star.
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
I knew when I stepped onto campus for the first time this was the place for me. I loved how beautiful the campus was, but more importantly, I loved how welcomed I felt.

Why Wingate?
A student should choose Wingate not only for the outcomes (career opportunities, but for the experience. Our small class sizes allow students to connect with professors directly and engage with peers in the classroom setting. Outside of the classroom, students can hold on-campus jobs, leadership roles, and actively pursue passion projects through research or clubs.

Advice for the college search process?
During your college search process I encourage you to visit all the schools you are interested in and to really use your admissions counselor. Reach out to us, ask us questions, let us help you during this decision process. We're rooting for you to choose the college that best fits you!

Describe Wingate in three words:
Welcoming, collaborative, beautiful.

Advice for incoming freshmen?
As cliché as it sounds, my advice is to get involved...join a club, sorority/fraternity or team sport. Choose something you are interested in or want to learn more about. Here you will meet your community of friends and peers that truly do make your experience at Wingate wonderful.

What is your favorite place on campus?
The Quad!

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Mayra Rosales

Assistant Director for First-Year Students
Hispanic/Latinx Student Recruiter
(704) 233-8017
m.rosales@wingate.edu

GET TO KNOW MAYRA

Professional student, recovering overachiever, sports movie lover.
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
Where is that? Even when I am originally from Charlotte, which is 35 minutes away!

Why Wingate?
There are so many reasons a student should choose Wingate! If I had to pick one, I would say Wingate's investment in every student's growth and success regardless of race, ethnicity, financial status, etc. We want students to be successful academically, socially and emotionally. We help them do that by equipping them with resources from the time they are interested in Wingate until they graduate.

Advice for the college search process?
Think about the things that are important to YOU for a college to have! You are the one who will be going there. The schools in which your friends, classmates or family are interested in may be great for them, but they might not be the right fit for you.

Describe Wingate in three words:
Supportive, inclusive, home.

Advice for incoming freshmen?
Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone! That's where you'll grow. If you think something sound interesting, try it out! The worst thing that'll happen is that you won't like it, and you can try something else.

What is your favorite place on campus?
The picnic tables outside Starbucks on a cloudy day.

GET TO KNOW JESSICA

Mom, love Mexican food, crochet to relax.
 

What was your first impression of Wingate?
I hope the people are as beautiful as the campus (they are!!)

Why Wingate?
Wingate allows students to receive a quality education in an environment that provides for individual attention, lifelong relationships and endless opportunities.

Advice for the college search process?
Visit as many schools as you can. It's one thing to find a school that offers your major, but you need to feel at home there as well.

Describe Wingate in three words:
Friends, family, home.

Advice for incoming freshmen?
Get involved! This is your chance to try new things and discover hidden talents and interests.

What is your favorite place on campus?
The Academic Quad.