Wingate University faces stand out in a crowd.

Just who are the Wingate University students, professors and staff you might see on campus? What are our alumni doing now? Check out Wingate Faces to find out.

 

Feb
08

Communications Department Chair is a Student and Teacher

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 […]

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Jan
29

English Professor Inspires Students to Find Life-Changing “Spots in Time”

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 […]

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Jan
29

WU Grad Named President of Global Marketing Firm

Tyson Webber loves many aspects of his job, but one of the best perks is going to huge events: the Olympics, the Final Four, the Super Bowl. “You don’t always get to see the event,” he says. “Though you’re working, the passion that goes along with those events is remarkable. Getting to do a number […]

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Dec
17

Alum Inducted Into North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame

Opera tenor Anthony Dean Griffey was born in High Point, North Carolina and holds degrees from Wingate University, the Eastman School of Music, the Juilliard School and was a member of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program. He has won four Grammys and received both critical and popular acclaim for his performances. Anthony Dean […]

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Dec
17

Alumni Family Honors Legacy, Fosters 8 Kids

Richard Yadkowski was already on his sixth foster home in five years when a kindly older man named Truett Cathy met the then-12-year-old through a social worker. The year was 1987 and Cathy, already the well-known founder of Chick-fil-A, had started WinShape Homes, a network of foster homes intended to give children such as Yadkowski […]

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Dec
17

University Honors Local Residents With Alumni Award

Two Wingate residents were recently recognized at Wingate University’s 27th Annual Alumni Recognition Breakfast. The Alumni Breakfast held on Nov. 5 was part of the University’s Homecoming celebration. Dr. G. Byrns Coleman was recognized with the Honorary Alumni Award, which honors individuals who are not graduates of Wingate University but have taken active roles in […]

By linda_labelle | Wingate Faces: Faculty
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Dec
17

Why I’m a “Real” Bulldog

Bulldog PrideAlthough I’m talking about Bulldogs, this column is not about the University of Georgia Bulldogs. I’m sure many of you, including my husband, may think there’s only one real set of Bulldogs, and all the rest are just imitators, but I beg to differ. Of course, I’m a UGA Bulldogs fan, even if I […]

By linda_labelle | Wingate Faces: Alumni
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Dec
17

Wingate Alums Find Value In Coaching

Wingate University students learn to excel in academics and how to apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. Life lessons are learned through character-building and community service opportunities. Student-athletes also develop core values and team building on the field, the court or the track in sports offered on campus. The in-class learning gels […]

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Dec
17

Education Saved History Professor’s Life

All of the students in one of Crystal Moore’s history classes scored low on their first test of the semester. So, she sat them all in a circle and told them her story to make sure they knew the value in a college education. Crystal began a life of learning when her sisters began teaching […]

By linda_labelle | Wingate Faces: Faculty
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Dec
17

Alum Gives Back To The Community with Hair Cuts

Nicole McCracken ’04 always knew she would own her own business, but didn’t know what type of business. She came to Wingate after receiving an associate degree from a beauty school in Brunswick County. Throughout her years at Wingate, she worked part time cutting hair. So after graduating with a business administration and management degree, […]

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