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Dec
16

Fall grads urged to embrace selflessness

Wingate University graduates crossed the commencement stage Saturday with thoughts of both success and suffering, as alumnus and trustee Thomas Koontz challenged them to give more to others than they have received. “You, in time, will see suffering that will stir your heart,” he told the crowd of approximately 200 graduates gathered in Austin Auditorium. […]

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Dec
14

Wingate ‘dreamer’ lobbies in D.C.

Nov. 30 was the busiest day Jose Ocampo can remember and one that will potentially affect his future in the United States. A recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative, the Wingate University junior spoke at the National Immigration Forum in Washington, D.C., that morning, and spent the rest of the day […]

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Dec
13

DPT students fit kids for custom trikes

Remember how exciting it was to learn to ride a bike? Students in Wingate University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program get to relive that thrill vicariously by helping children with disabilities get fitted for custom-made tricycles. For the past couple of years, Wingate DPT students have worked with Charlotte-based Queen City Trykes to provide specially […]

By Chuck Gordon | News . Wingate . Wingate News
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Dec
13

Transforming Residential Life

Dr. Mick Reynolds looks out his office window onto Wingate University’s Quad, the academic heart of the 400-acre campus. It’s where students spend much of their class time, but is it where most of their learning takes place? Not necessarily, says the dean of campus life. Outside observers might see a day at the University […]

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Dec
11

Congresswoman a mentor to Wingate grad

When Wingate University education doctoral candidate Orlice “Lisa” Clayton Hodges crosses the commencement stage on Saturday, Dec. 16, she’ll do so under the watchful eye of a longtime North Carolina lawmaker. U.S. Congresswoman Alma Adams, in her second term representing North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District, will be in attendance to see Hodges receive her diploma. […]

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Dec
07

Check out library-patio upgrades

Wingate’s weather took a turn to the cool side late this week, but not before patrons of the Ethel K. Smith Library got a chance to try out new patio furniture and other amenities funded by a Board of Visitors grant and installed this fall. Some 6,000 people pass through the EKS doors during a […]

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Dec
06

Surgeon, philanthropist to speak at fall graduation

As 200 or so Wingate University graduates get ready to don their caps and gowns and collect their degrees on Dec. 16, the 1960 class valedictorian is preparing to share with them a word of encouragement. Dr. Thomas Koontz will address the class – over half of whom are earning graduate degrees — and their […]

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Nov
29

Cadaver contributions remembered

It seemed like a typical memorial service at noon on Tuesday when several dozen students and professors gathered at Wingate Baptist Church. There were candles, prayers, sacred songs, scripture and short testimonies about the deceased. But never a name was mentioned. The Service of Gratitude sponsored by Doctor of Physical Therapy students was all about […]

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Nov
28

Reading Center exceeds expectations

Elementary-school students often lose a healthy portion of their reading skills over the summer months. A program spearheaded by the University was so successful at limiting that regression this year that it’s looking to grow. The coordinators of Wingates United Reading Center, a summer academy organized by Wingate University, Wingate Elementary and a literacy expert […]

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Nov
17

Three win early med-school acceptance

Despite a pressing need for doctors — the U.S. will be 90,000 short by 2025, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges – getting into med school is still so difficult that undergrads complete an average of 16 applications in their attempts to get a seat. But for three juniors at Wingate, the uphill […]

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