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Porter Byrum’s bequest of more than $35 million to Wingate University – announced Monday as part of a larger gift that included donations to Wake Forest and Queens – will make college more affordable and accessible for generations of students. Wingate University President Rhett Brown, who is also a Wingate alum, has no trouble imagining […]
A plot of tilled soil inside a white lattice fence on a slope behind the University’s Goodman Service Center may not look very impressive during these first weeks of fall, but Wingate’s Community Garden changed lives this year, according to senior Taylor Tarte. “We got 520 pounds of produce,” says Tarte, a biology major from […]
Wingate alumnus Clifford Blanquicet Jr. is turning heads in the world of Charlotte real estate. Named one of three “Brokers to Watch” by the Charlotte Region Commercial Board of Realtors last year, he earned the group’s Deal Makers Silver Award for producing more than $5 million in sales in 2016. This month, the Charlotte Agenda […]
Teenage musicians looking to study piano in college will get a shot at a $21,000-per-year scholarship to Wingate University next month during the inaugural Wingate Piano Competition, set for Saturday, Oct. 7. For years, middle and high school students have come to campus each fall for a master class, input from music professors and a […]
When Shannon Wallace first came to Wingate in 1999, it felt like home. Back in the Charlotte area as a transition support partner for LPL Financial, Wallace, a four-year starter on the Bulldog offensive line, is now calling on other alumni and supporters of the blue and gold to return to their roots by joining […]
Through his late wife, Jimmy Bullock grew to have a deep appreciation for music. Her influence led to a support for music that has had a profound effect on Wingate University. A sizable gift from Bullock helped create the Cynthia LeGette Bullock Center for Music Studies, which opened in early 2015, greatly expanding the rehearsal […]
Dr. Melanie Keel is always on the lookout for ways to help her students put concepts from their course work into action. “I think it makes it real for students, not just assuming or hypothesizing, but actually experiencing it,” says Keel, an assistant professor in the Thayer School of Education. Often, that involves an alphabet […]
“My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.” —Henry Ford. Spend an hour with Mark Carnes and Bill Coleman, and you’ll see Ford’s words in action. The pastors of He’s Alive Church in Kannapolis say the inspiring friendship they’ve shared for a quarter century would never have come about without […]
The first game of any football season is tinged with nervous excitement. But Saturday’s battle with Johnson C. Smith is especially significant for Bulldog punter Chris Birozes. It will be his first game since having a life-saving liver transplant. “It definitely is exciting to be back,” Birozes said Wednesday on his way to the practice […]
The same week that opioid abuse was declared a national emergency, Wingate University sophomore Kinae Ogle began a series of experiments on a supplement billed as an opioid-withdrawal treatment. Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian tree, contains alkaloids that appear to activate opioid receptors in the brain and reduce pain. But little […]