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A dozen girls at Wingate Elementary jostle arm-in-arm in a huddle, belting out an affirming chant: “I am powerful. I am a leader. I am my sister’s keeper. Together we can do anything.” Right there with them is fifth-grade teacher Joya Wortham. Two hours past the end of the school day, Wortham, a 2012 Wingate […]
A coming-of-age story that celebrates Panamanian culture while exploring themes of “family, home and the secrets that divide” – that’s how Warren Publishing describes Rosy Crumpton’s debut novel, “All I Left Unsaid.” A Wingate University alum who lives in Matthews with her husband, Brandon, Crumpton also likes his take on the book: “It’s about understanding […]
More than 30 groups of Wingate University students, most from the health sciences, will put their knowledge and skills to work Jan. 27 at the University’s Health and Wellness Fair, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Union County Agricultural Center in Monroe. The event, co-sponsored by Novant Health, Blue Cross and Blue […]
An international nonprofit based in Nashville will end the year with an additional $19,655 worth of merchandise, thanks to a group of Wingate University business students who spent much of last semester collecting nearly 3,000 pairs of shoes. “I collected about 80 pairs of shoes,” said Tsanani Shaw, who lives in Winston-Salem and was one […]
Nearly 80 Wingate juniors will ring in the new year overseas during W’International, the University’s signature, 10-day travel-study program, now headed into its 40th year. W’International students take part in a one-semester seminar about a topic they’ll study further on location. Groups will leave for Costa Rica and Malaysia on Dec. 27, with a third […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]