Hendersonville

Oct
09

Wingate pursuing optometry school

Many counties in North Carolina are far behind the national average in the number of optometrists per capita. Wingate University is planning to help fill the void. Wingate University has announced its intention to pursue the first school of optometry in the region. Wingate made the decision after a thorough study and significant consultation with […]

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Oct
02

Wingate named Top Workplace again

A spirit of caring and empowerment makes Wingate University a special place to work. For the third year in a row, Wingate University has been recognized as a great place for employees to ply their trade. This year, Wingate has made the top five among large companies in the Charlotte Observer’s list of Top Workplaces. […]

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Aug
21

Solar eclipse wows WU students

Members of the class of 2021 are likely to never forget their first day of class at Wingate University. The Great American Eclipse brought out scores of students and faculty and staff members to see the moon block out 98 percent of the sun’s rays above Wingate on Monday afternoon. Reginald Brown, a freshman from […]

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Aug
21

Wingate experiences enrollment boom

The academic year kicked off today with a class of new students unlike any seen before at Wingate University. After years of steady growth in the overall number of students on Wingate’s three campuses, this year’s huge influx of new students means that the University’s total enrollment (undergraduate, graduate and professional) has risen to about […]

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Aug
14

Professor gears up for eclipse

Dr. Grant Thompson is an astronomer by profession, but some astronomical phenomena still leave him star struck. On Aug. 21, he’s going to put away his telescope, spectrograph and computer and sit back and enjoy the first solar eclipse in the United States since 1979. “I’m going to enjoy it personally,” Thompson, an assistant professor […]

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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
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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Apr
20

New book details WU’s transformation

“Wingate was born of necessity, and for much of its life has been engaged in an ongoing struggle for relevance, identity, and financial stability.” So begins the first chapter of Wingate Unbound, a 92-page hardbound book detailing the history of Wingate University, with an emphasis on the past quarter century, which has been spent discovering […]

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Apr
07

WU family generous during One Day, One Dog

Candice Kane wasn’t sure whether it was wise to shoot for 600 total gifts during Wingate University’s 2017 One Day, One Dog Day of Giving campaign. After all, last year’s event piggybacked off the excitement of President Rhett Brown’s inauguration, which was held the day before. Kane, Wingate’s director of annual giving, needn’t have worried. […]

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Apr
06

Gen. Amos challenges students to serve others

On a day dedicated to giving and serving, Wingate University welcomed to campus a man who gave of himself and served his nation for over four decades. Gen. James Amos, keynote speaker during Wingate’s One Day, One Dog celebrations on Thursday, ended his 42-year military career in 2014 as the 35th commandant of the United […]

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