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The 2014 North Carolina Teacher of the Year will share his story with Wingate University’s 2016 graduating class during Commencement exercises on May 14. In 2014 Ford made history when he became the first North Carolina Teacher of the Year from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in more than 40 years. That same year, he earned his certification […]
Judy Davis has worked at Wingate University for 20 years, the past nine as special-events coordinator. She’s learned a trick or two during that time. “It’s not always knowing who to put at the table with whom,” she says, “but who not to put at the table with whom.” Davis is retiring this June after […]
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 […]