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For years, Polly Bostic has been the steady hand in the background of any number of special occasions at Wingate University, propping up singers, providing the soundtrack for ceremonial events and entertaining crowds. But as she retires as a full-time employee in June, the thing she will miss most is providing the piano accompaniment for […]
The first week of classes every semester used to bring hundreds of students to the Wingate University bookstore. “We’d have four registers running, with lines out the door,” says Cindy Jordan, clerk of Wingate Outfitters. “And each of those registers making 60, 70, 80 thousand dollars that day was nothing. People in line forever. We […]
Tyler Lee is heading to Malaysia on a Fulbright fellowship next year, and among the people he can thank are the makers of the video game Dynasty Warriors. Lee wasn’t even a teen when he started playing the “hack and slash” adventure game on his PlayStation 2. At the time, it was just a fun […]
When Dr. Sue Pauley discusses “mate selection” with students in her Marriage and Family classes, she speaks from a place of authority – both professionally and personally. Pauley and her husband, Larry, have been married 46 years. But despite the couple’s longevity, their whirlwind Beatles-era courtship is something Pauley, associate professor and chair of the […]
It all started with a note pinned to the Ethel K. Smith Library bulletin board back in 1989. “I put up a little note that I could type papers for people,” Linda Stedje-Larsen says. “The library director said, ‘You can type? My secretary is quitting. Would you like to apply for the job?’” Stedje-Larsen was […]
In his office in Wingate’s Neu Building, where shelves of Charlie Chaplins silently stare you down, Larry Coleman fidgets in his office chair. The medication he takes to offset the effects of Parkinson’s disease makes it difficult for him to get comfortable. “I used to say my 50 percent was like other people’s 100 percent,” […]
“Our curriculum is amazing!” You might expect every college professor to say that. But when Dr. Dawn Price says those words, she’s only getting started. “I’m jealous of what our students get to do,” she says. “They get a lot of really great hands-on experience.” Price is an associate professor who oversees Wingate University’s […]
Dr. Jay Wilder’s psychology classes are among the most popular on the Wingate University campus. Maybe that’s because the subject matter occasionally seems, at first glance, a bit more like entertainment than academia. Wilder sometimes has his psych students watch movie clips and look for mental disorders in the film characters. “One of the classics […]
Dr. Keith Cannon chairs the department and is a professor at Wingate University’s Department of Communications. He says he is also a student. “We continue to be students ourselves,” Cannon says of his department’s faculty and staff. That’s because the field of communications is changing rapidly. “It’s very challenging because things change almost daily,” Cannon […]
From her office in the Burris Building, Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat has an impressive view of two of Wingate University’s most notable landmarks: Stegall Administration Building and The Old Well Spring. The English professor also has a bird’s-eye view of much of the university’s history. She’s been on campus as a student or instructor for the […]