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When Brittany Hills helps cancer patients and survivors get up and moving, it’s more than simply a way to work in a real-life physical-therapy setting while she’s still a student. It’s also to honor her father. Hills’ father died from pancreatic cancer last year, and during his last few months Hills saw how much physical […]
You may never have heard of esters or lactones, but if you’ve sprayed perfume, applied paint thinner or savored the fruity aroma of wine, you’ve benefited from these chemical compounds. Derived from an alcohol and an acid, many esters are naturally occurring, but there is also a need for large quantities to be synthesized, a […]
When friends ask Wingate University student Michael Goertzen what he’s doing for the summer, he has a tough time coming up with a satisfying answer. “I just tell them I’m doing a lot of science stuff that has to do with trying to develop pain medication,” says the rising junior, a chemistry major from Concord, […]
“The best way to activate your classroom is for your students to make something,” assert Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager in “Invent to Learn.” It is, in part, this premise of the growing “maker movement” that is inspiring Wingate University professor Eddie Case to introduce 3D printing to his science and education students as well […]
When Emmanuel Macron scored a surprise victory in France’s presidential elections this spring, a recent Wingate University graduate was working feverishly behind the scenes to help make it happen. Anthony Gaudin, who graduated from Wingate in December of 2016, worked for Macron’s En Marche party as a legal consultant and as the head of polling-station […]
Mention feeding the needy and most people think of a canned food drive. But clients at the Union County Community Shelter will eat fresh produce tonight thanks to a community garden planted this spring by Wingate University students and a local nonprofit called Heart for Monroe. “Today was the first time we actually harvested anything, […]
Three years after spurning the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department and deciding to become a nurse instead, Wingate University junior T.J. Gregg is beginning an internship that could change his life. Gregg is one of two nursing students from North Carolina selected for the Veterans Administration Learning Opportunities Residency (VALOR) program at the V.A. hospital in Salisbury, […]
Community Health Services of Union County has been caring for its medically underserved neighbors for 25 years, helping them battle diabetes and related complications. Beginning this summer, the nonprofit will expand its free clinic services with the addition of a full-time physician assistant provided by Wingate University’s William and Loretta Harris Department of PA Studies. […]
In his address to students graduating from “the small school that roars,” David W. Neu imparted three clear messages during Wingate University’s spring Commencement on Saturday: small impacts add up, adversity can come with a silver lining, and graduates need to be fearless and authentic. Four hundred and fifty-five students walked across the stage in […]
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 […]