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A physician assistant student draws up a dose of the Covid vaccine.

Health sciences students have helped administer hundreds of vaccinations in the battle against Covid. This weekend, they'll continue their efforts at a huge vaccination clinic in Monroe.

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Student shows off the ceviche she made during a virtual cooking class with a Peruvian chef

To give students a taste of international travel during the pandemic, the Office of International Programs and Dr. Melanie Keel, education professor, offered a Virtual Peru course this semester. Students are learning about the Peruvian culture, cooking South American cuisine and discussing the pandemic with students from Peru.

Mandy Cohen

DHHS Secretary Mandy Cohen's leadership during the pandemic has helped Wingate manage cases. As the university prepares for a socially-distanced Commencement, graduates will get a word of encouragement from Cohen. 

Steve Poston with soccer national-championship trophy

After a career as a coach, teacher, recruiting and administrator, Steve Poston is retiring after leading a Wingate athletics department that has been far and away the best in the South Atlantic Conference during his two decades in charge. In January, Poston will step down after 50 years as a full-time employee at Wingate.

Dube to lead Master of Public Health program

Dr. Shanta Dube will bring 20 years of experience in public health research, practice and academic instruction to Wingate as director of the university's new online Master of Public Health program, which expects to enroll its first class this fall, pending approval by the SACSCOC. 

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Alexandra Ferretiz Torres and Dr. Christy Cobb on the Wingate University quad.

Having come to Louisiana from Mexico at age 6, a Wingate honors student who spent her summer researching families in early Christianity says mothers who leave their children when they immigrate to the US are making a sacrifice similar to those who joined the first monasteries. Her work is part of a Reeves Research grant.

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Cornel West was scheduled to speak at Wingate last spring when Covid-19 halted most in-person events. This month, students and the public will get a chance to hear from the provocative social justice crusader via a free webinar set for Feb. 18.

Wingate PA students practice finding a vein in class

2020 graduates of the University's physician assistant studies program all passed their national certifying exam on the first try. That surpasses the national first-time-pass rate by five points.

A Health Center worker administers a Covid test to a student

As the number of Covid-19 cases increases in North Carolina, Wingate University is taking extra precautions to keep students and employees safe. All students are required to have a Covid-19 test on-site before being allowed to move into their residence halls, and employees are strongly encouraged to have a test.