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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 […]
If professors in Wingate’s Physician Assistant Studies Program have a little more spring in their step these days, it may have something to do with how December 2016 grads performed on their national exams. All 48 passed the PANCE (Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam) on their first try, giving the program a 100-percent pass rate […]
For Latinos in America, the educational landscape has changed immensely over the past two decades. According to Pew Research, the group’s high school dropout rate declined from 32 percent in 2000 to 12 percent in 2014. That same year, 35 percent of Hispanics ages 18 to 24 were enrolled in college, a 13-percentage-point increase since […]