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Wingate University is starting only the second program in the United States that is designed to teach physical therapists how to teach future physical therapists. Wingate’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) faculty residency program has been granted candidate status by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education. That means students can now […]
When you think of health sciences programs at Wingate University, you might first think about pharmacy, physical therapy, nursing or physician assistant studies. Dr. Traci Gearhart points out that WU offers another health care program: athletic training. “We are health care professionals,” Gearhart says of athletic trainers. “We help prevent injury but also examine, assess […]
Peace and nonviolence are built into Arun Gandhi’s DNA. His grandfather, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi, became one of the world’s most recognizable people while leading India to independence in the 1940s through a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience. Arun Gandhi shared much of his famous grandfather’s teachings during a Lyceum event in McGee Theatre in […]
Just a few days after he arrived on Wingate University’s campus, Aderson da Silva found himself attacking a group of students, Dawn of the Dead-style. He did have a good reason: He was hypnotized at the time. “I danced. I drove an imaginary car. I played the slot machine,” he says. “And I attacked people […]
While he was finishing up pharmacy school in the mid-’60s, Larry Baber started collecting old apothecary items: scales and balances, bottles of tincture, mortar-and-pestles. He was thinking ahead to when he’d one day own his own pharmacy. “I thought a drug store should have a display of old stuff,” he says. After Baber bought Whitley […]
Just hours after a fatal police shooting in Charlotte sparked a riot, vandalism and protests, students in Wingate’s General Psychology class were discussing what motivates group violence. “What makes a crowd of, we assume, reasonable people suddenly become destructive?” Dr. Bonnie Laster asked the class, a racially diverse group of about 30 underclassmen. Students, at first, […]
When Wingate University sophomore Nyi Nyi Myin decided to enter a hymn-composition contest this summer, winning was a secondary consideration. “I just wanted to see if it’s good,” he says, “to see if maybe composition is another form of music I should have looked into.” The directors of the girls’ choir at St. Joseph’s Secondary […]
Wingate University provides the state’s “best value” in education among regional universities, outranking all of North Carolina’s public and private universities that draw most of their students from the Southeast, according to a new report from U.S. News & World Report. And for the fifth consecutive year, the magazine has also named Wingate a top-10 “best […]
Six years ago, after a deadly earthquake rocked Haiti, Dr. Roy Blank was asked if he’d join a team of volunteers heading to the Caribbean country to offer medical assistance. He signed up, but it took a leap of faith for someone who hadn’t volunteered much before. “You didn’t know what you were jumping off […]
Ask Dr. Kristen Barbee what her favorite number is and she’s likely to tell you 100. That’s the percentage of 2016 Wingate University nursing graduates who passed the NCLEX-RN. That 100-percent pass rate, more than double the rate when Wingate started the program in 2012, has the University’s director of nursing smiling. The national average […]