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Jan
17

Recent WU grad launches test-prep startup

A December 2016 Wingate University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in management, Robert Benjamin has some advice for students. “Anything is possible,” the 21-year-old entrepreneur says. “Just because you are supposed to do something a certain way doesn’t mean it’s the best way. Find your own best way.” A Long Island, New York, native who […]

By Luanne Williams | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jan
11

Wingate provides pathway to many of the nation’s ‘Best Jobs’

  U.S. News & World Report has published its “Best Jobs” list for 2017. And Wingate University provides a pathway to nine of the top 10 jobs and nearly half of the “Best 50” jobs. Physician Assistant is No. 3 on the list, and Wingate University offers a master’s degree in physician assistant studies on […]

By Sharon Foote | Ballantyne . Hendersonville . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Jan
03

Wingate helps ring in the new year

Wingate University played a big role in Henderson County’s first-ever community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration. The University co-sponsored the free event on Dec. 31, which featured a giant apple being raised to the Henderson County Historic Courthouse balcony. Wingate University Regional Dean Kurt Wargo and his wife, Nichole, were chosen as the official New Year’s […]

By Sharon Foote | Hendersonville . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
17

Degrees awarded to 209 students at Fall Commencement

Today’s Fall Commencement marked several firsts for Wingate University. It was the first time the University held a midyear ceremony to award diplomas to students from all programs who completed their coursework in December. And the first students to attend Wingate’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) program were among those receiving degrees. The University decided […]

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Dec
15

CCEL doctorate pays dividends for Hunt, Holton

A month before starting as president of Lenoir Community College in Kinston, North Carolina, Dr. Rusty Hunt re-examined a paper he wrote for a class in Wingate University’s Community College Executive Leadership (CCEL) doctoral program. “I looked back to (a) make sure I didn’t forget anything and (b) to have a good guidepost, for when […]

By Chuck Gordon | Ballantyne . News . Uncategorized . Wingate News
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Dec
12

Purple Heart recipient among first WU physical therapy grads

A roadside bomb exploded north of Baghdad on Sept. 23, 2005, lacerating Paul Parker’s left arm and changing his life in two notable ways. A member of the Army National Guard, Parker was awarded a Purple Heart for being wounded in combat. And, inspired by physical therapists at a military hospital, he chose a different […]

By Sharon Foote | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
07

86-year-old to graduate from Wingate University

His classmates have nicknamed him “I was there.” And for good reason. Leland Stephens has been alive since Hoover was president. On Dec. 17, Stephens will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Wingate University. The Monroe resident is the oldest person to graduate from Wingate and, at age 86, is one of the oldest people […]

By Sharon Foote | Ballantyne . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
05

Wingate University sending students to Cuba for first time

Wingate students will be among the first to take advantage of the new American Airlines direct flight from Charlotte to Havana. On Jan. 5, Dr. Steven Hyland will lead 19 juniors on the first W’International study-abroad program to Cuba. His seminar “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, But It Will Be Mediated: Politics of Public […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
04

Men’s soccer team nets Wingate’s first national title as four-year school

Kansas City, Mo. – For the first time in school history, a Wingate University team is an NCAA national champion. Top-ranked Wingate got a pair of goals from All-American Jon Ander Saturday afternoon en route to a 2-0 victory over fourth-ranked University of Charleston (W.Va.) in the NCAA Division II men’s soccer national title match. Wingate ends […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
02

Fall Commencement starts a new Wingate tradition

Wingate University will hold its first-ever Fall Commencement on Dec. 17, 2016. More than 200 students will be awarded degrees during the ceremony at Austin Auditorium. The graduates come from each of Wingate’s three campuses. The keynote speaker will be President Emeritus Jerry McGee, who retired in 2015 after leading Wingate University for 23 years. Wingate decided to […]

By Sharon Foote | Ballantyne . Hendersonville . News . Wingate . Wingate News
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