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A poster with a pair of college students on bikes and beautiful green grass first drew Darren Pierre’s attention to Wingate University. A Burlington native and 2004 Wingate graduate who struggled to reconcile the difficulties of his own life with the idyllic images he saw around him, Pierre will be back on campus next week […]
The Advanced Women’s Ensemble, one of five choirs at Wingate University, will perform Anne Frank: A Living Voice on Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, to be held in the Hannah Covington McGee Theatre in the Batte Center on the campus in Wingate, is free and open to the public. The ensemble will […]
For about half of Wingate University students, life as a Bulldog includes study outside of the United States. For the sixth year in a row, Wingate has been named among the top 25 master’s institutions in the United States for undergraduate participation in study abroad, coming in at No. 17. Wingate is one of just three […]
The new McGee Health and Wellness Center’s popularity is surprising students and staff alike. Compared to the fitness center’s previous, much smaller location at the Dickson-Palmer Center (DPC), monthly visits, or “swipes,” are up more than 200 percent. “We’re seeing people we’ve never seen before!” exclaims Dei Reich, Wingate University’s director of Campus Recreation. The […]
Porter Byrum changed the course of Wingate University with a gift of nearly $21 million in 2011. But it’s the individual lives that have been changed by the establishment of the Byrum Scholarships that interested him the most. Byrum, who died on Monday morning at the age of 96, was touched by the stories of […]
Ask Stephanie Bowman Sousa about her experience at Wingate University, and she will tell you she definitely “majored in a great life.” Talk to most anyone who’s come in contact with her since and they’ll tell you how hard she works to make life great for those around her. A 2009 graduate who has plied […]
Ben Simon’s produce may be less than perfect, but his passion and timing couldn’t be better. Listed among Forbes’ “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs for 2015,” Simon is CEO of a company that takes “ugly” food that would otherwise be thrown out and finds customers to buy it. Simon shared his story Thursday evening as […]
Every Monday and Wednesday during lunchtime, the third floor of Burnside-Dalton becomes a hive of activity. Wingate University physical-therapy students spend their lunch hour guiding members of the community through individualized exercise routines, free of charge. “We take over the floor, basically,” says Dr. Diane Wrisley, associate professor and director of professional programs for Wingate […]
When Josh Clontz enrolled at Wingate University in 2013, medical school was not on his radar. But Wingate’s growing relationship with the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM), and Clontz’s relationships with his professors, changed his mind. A Monroe resident who graduated with a bachelor of science in biology last May, Clontz is one […]
What if soil from the Wingate University campus contains bacteria that could lead to a new antibiotic? And what if commissioning students to collect, isolate and identify that potentially life-saving bacteria could ignite within them a new passion for the sciences? These possibilities are the driving force behind Dr. Debra Davis’ work with the Small […]