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May
20

Wingate grads urged to be fearless

In his address to students graduating from “the small school that roars,” David W. Neu imparted three clear messages during Wingate University’s spring Commencement on Saturday: small impacts add up, adversity can come with a silver lining, and graduates need to be fearless and authentic. Four hundred and fifty-five students walked across the stage in […]

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May
19

WU Ballantyne grad finds fulfillment as teacher, coach

Until fairly recently, Vinny DiGiovanni spent his days as a certified optometric vision therapist. Although the job involved working with students, which he loved, he knew he belonged in a dedicated learning environment. So he started working toward a full-time gig in the classroom. “At the time I was volunteering as an assistant wrestling coach […]

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May
19

Born entrepreneur makes classes better

Lucas Cuadros’ success in marketing and entrepreneurship isn’t surprising. A native of Colombia and captain of the Wingate University swim team who will graduate with honors on Saturday, Cuadros comes from a business-oriented family. His grandfather started a hardware store, which his father now operates. His mom has her own business, as do many of […]

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May
18

Neu to give Commencement address

Students who have taken business and communication classes in the Neu Building the past four years will get to put a face to a name on Saturday. David W. Neu, a former pharmaceutical executive and a benefactor to Wingate University, will give the keynote address at WU’s 121st Commencement exercises. Commencement begins Saturday at 9 […]

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May
18

Honors Program puts focus on connections

To onlookers, white cords draped over the shoulders of 30 students crossing the commencement stage on Saturday are an indication of excellence in the classroom. No doubt, those wearing them demonstrated an above-and-beyond commitment to their studies. But many in Wingate University’s largest-ever cohort of Honors Program graduates say that as much as the cord […]

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May
18

Finding her passion; changing her world

“She truly is Wonder Woman. I am constantly amazed at how she manages to be a full-time student, work in the library and be an RA, while also doing selfless things for others. She lives out faith, knowledge and service every single minute of every single day.” Courtney Bailey’s nomination of her classmate Leyli Garryyeva […]

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May
17

14-year journey ends with diploma

In a world of instant gratification, Kristie Begley is the epitome of quiet persistence. Begley, who has been taking one course each semester since 2006, will finally walk across the stage and receive her Wingate University diploma on Saturday, 14 years after enrolling in her first college class. Describing herself as a “slow and steady […]

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May
17

‘Server’ to give back in Dominican Republic

“What are you going to do when you get out of college?” For most of his time at Wingate University, it was a question that Austin Greeson didn’t necessarily want to hear. “I really never knew what to say. So for four years, my answer would be, ‘Well, I’m majoring in religious studies and minoring […]

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May
17

Baccalaureate offers time to reflect

Before all the pomp and circumstance propel graduating seniors into the wider world on Saturday morning, maybe some quiet introspection is in order. For the second consecutive year, Wingate University is holding a Baccalaureate service the night before spring Commencement. The service will be held Friday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Batte Center’s […]

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May
16

Athlete with 4.0 GPA makes time to volunteer

The first time Kaitlyn Brunworth went overseas to help with a service project, she made the experience her own. For years, she had helped a local youth soccer club in her native Colorado collect used cleats and equipment for children in impoverished areas of the world. During her senior year of high school, the club […]

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