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Jun
22

Efird alive with activity again

It was once the place to go to check out a book. Later, students showed up there to pay tuition. More recently, important records were tucked safely inside its historic walls. But as of this spring, the newly renovated Efird Memorial Library has become home to offices that should once again make it a hub […]

By Luanne Williams | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jun
21

Three sibling pairs graduate together

Proud parents packed Wingate University’s Academic Quad May 20 for Commencement. For at least three families, the pride was doubled, as siblings Issam and Mehdi Zeraidi, Brenda and Maureen Simiyu, and Joseph and Steven Helms all walked across the stage to receive their diplomas. “Our parents were very excited,” Brenda Simiyu says. “As first-generation immigrants, […]

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Jun
20

WU has two Miss NC hopefuls

Among 44 candidates vying to become the 80th Miss North Carolina this week are two Wingate University students, both of whom are making their second trip to the Miss America preliminary. Senior Macy Stutts and junior Kylee Russell say they’ve learned from their prior pageant experiences and are ready to put their knowledge, talent and […]

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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
15

McKenzie made a BIGG difference

Growing up at Ocean Isle Beach, Trevor McKenzie saw the impact of environmental changes up close. “We lived on the end of the island, and we lost our house because of erosion,” he says. He brought that concern for environmental issues with him to Wingate University. In the past four years, McKenzie has made his […]

By Chuck Gordon | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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May
04

WU students learn counterterrorism tips

Last week, Wingate University students Max Cleophat and Corson Hicks spent the afternoon foiling a terrorist plot at a Major League Baseball game. To keep fans safe, they had to analyze evidence and figure out the capabilities and intention of a new terrorist group, WIC. “It was intense,” Cleophat said. It was also only a […]

By Chuck Gordon | Uncategorized . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Apr
26

Symposium highlights work of nearly 100 students

Although their presentations haven’t garnered quite the acclaim of TED Talks, nearly 100 Wingate students brought their own “ideas worth spreading” to the University’s 11th annual Creative & Investigative Partnerships Symposium April 19 and 20. Poster sessions drew crowds to the Ethel K. Smith Library, and audiences packed classrooms to hear oral presentations on topics […]

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Apr
06

Serving central to One Day, One Dog

Overnight storms that turned a patch of plowed ground into muddy mire and afternoon winds that threatened to strip the leaves off of seedlings didn’t deter Wingate University students and faculty who gathered Thursday to plant a community garden. One of four service projects organized as part of the University’s One Day, One Dog celebration, […]

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Mar
31

WU hosts literacy celebration

On the eve of the NCAA Final Four on Friday, cheers and chants, shouts and screams filled Wingate University’s Cuddy Arena, but the hoopla was not about hoops. Instead, it was a celebration of Books and Brackets, a new Union County Public Schools campaign designed to make literacy the focus of March Madness and resulting […]

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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 […]

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