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Leaning Tower of Pisa

Wingate University students will be studying in Italy, Peru, Costa Rica and the United Kingdom later this year, and next spring, groups will head back to the UK, to Argentina, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong -- all part of W’International, the University’s signature study-abroad program

Workers and residents at Missionaries of the Poor in Kingston, Jamaica

Nine Wingate University students are taking the "service" portion of Wingate's motto, "Faith, Knowledge, Service," very seriously next week. They'll be living like monks while tending to some of Jamaica's poorest residents at the Missionaries of the Poor monastery in Kingston.

Football players work with Special Olympian at United Way Day of Caring

Wingate University received special recognition for its extensive volunteer and community-engagement efforts last week. The University was one of five organizations in the state to earn an Excellence in Community Spirit Award from United Way of Central Carolinas.

Wingate University senior Nik Martin showing off the website he built

Senior Nik Martin was so efficient and professional in building a website for Dr. Debbi Brock last summer that by July he was effectively the project manager, giving her deadlines to meet. The two worked so well together that they won an award last month from the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

A male college student and a female administrator work on a project using a laptop.

It’s no secret that Wingate encourages students to embrace a lifestyle of service. Hundreds volunteer during One Day, One Dog each spring and show up each fall for United Way’s Day of Caring; in between, many complete projects around the corner and across the globe. A $25,000 Jessie Ball duPont Fund grant is helping the university measure the effect of that service while building stronger bonds between community partners.

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Keith Cannon smiles in the foreground of a field of sunflowers.

The Wingate University family mourns the death of Dr. Keith Cannon, John B. Ashcraft professor of journalism and a member of the Department of Communication for nearly 25 years. Cannon passed away Monday evening after a battle with cancer.

A group of female students hold an AAUW sign.

EmpoWer – a series of workshops designed to help Wingate’s female students better navigate life after graduation – is expanding after a survey shows significant improvements in participants' financial literacy, leadership skills and self-esteem.

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Graduate celebrating at Fall Commencement

On Saturday, Dr. Alisahah Cole, vice president and chief community impact officer for Atrium Health, gave graduating students at Wingate University a lesson in real life that ended with a message of hope. About a third of those crossing the stage were physician assistants or doctors of physical therapy.