Wingate News

Mar
22

Six recent grads headed to med school

When Josh Clontz enrolled at Wingate University in 2013, medical school was not on his radar. But Wingate’s growing relationship with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), and Clontz’s relationships with his professors, changed his mind. A Monroe resident who graduated with a bachelor of science in biology last May, Clontz is one […]

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Mar
16

It’s a microbial world after all

What if soil from the Wingate University campus contains bacteria that could lead to a new antibiotic? And what if commissioning students to collect, isolate and identify that potentially life-saving bacteria could ignite within them a new passion for the sciences? These possibilities are the driving force behind Dr. Debra Davis’ work with the Small […]

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Mar
15

PA program celebrates 100-percent PANCE pass rate

If professors in Wingate’s Physician Assistant Studies Program have a little more spring in their step these days, it may have something to do with how December 2016 grads performed on their national exams. All 48 passed the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam) on their first try, giving the program a 100-percent pass rate […]

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Mar
14

Wingate to help host education summit for Latino students

For Latinos in America, the educational landscape has changed immensely over the past two decades. According to Pew Research, the group’s high school dropout rate declined from 32 percent in 2000 to 12 percent in 2014. That same year, 35 percent of Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, a 13-percentage-point increase since […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Uncategorized . Wingate . Wingate News
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Mar
10

WU students help Lima’s poor during spring break

Spring break in the beautiful and posh Miraflores district of Lima, Peru? Who wouldn’t sign up? Although that’s the location of the hostel housing seven Wingate University students this week, the group is spending its time on the opposite side of the “wall of shame,” a 10-foot-high, six-mile-long border between the rich and the poor […]

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Mar
08

New liver leads to new goal for WU punter

A finance major now on a pre-med track? That’s how Chris Birozes describes himself on his WayUp online profile. The change in major is the result of a major change in Birozes’ life: just over a year ago, the Bulldog punter had a liver transplant. “The transplant is the reason why I can wake up […]

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Mar
06

Wingate alum brings journalism back to Forest Hills

Like many college students when they first arrive on campus, Matt Collier wasn’t sure exactly what he wanted to do in life when he came to Wingate 20 years ago. “I changed my mind several times,” he says. “When I was in high school I thought I wanted to be a chef, then an architect. […]

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Mar
03

Bulldogs’ Ross adjusts to the pros

Callum Ross is still a college student for the next couple of months. But suddenly, he’s also a working man. Last week, Ross traded in the blue and gold of Wingate University for the blue and white of the Charlotte Independence. A starting midfielder on Wingate’s national championship team last fall, Ross has signed a […]

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Mar
02

Biology student ‘rock star’ researcher

Barely finished with her freshman year at Wingate University, Sierra Kincaid spent the summer of 2016 getting down and dirty in the world of the hellbender salamander. The biology major waded through 16 rivers and collected more than 5,000 macroinvertebrates, which she examined through a microscope throughout much of the colder fall and winter months. […]

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Feb
24

United Way honors Wingate University

Wingate University has won The Spirit of North Carolina Award from the United Way of North Carolina. The statewide honor recognizes the University for leading the community in embracing a united spirit of giving and volunteering that extends beyond the traditional United Way fundraising campaign. Sean Garrett, executive director of United Way of Central Carolinas, calls […]

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