One Day, One Dog is Wingate University's annual day of giving and serving. It's a chance to celebrate the difference Wingate made in our lives while taking time out to make a difference in the lives of others.
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
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.
A college-access program with a foundation in mentorship, Wayfind will prepare students, starting in eighth grade, for success after high school.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
Study abroad has become a hallmark of a Wingate education. In two weeks. a fresh crop of juniors will board planes for Italy and Greece, marking W'International's 40th anniversary.
The stage is all set for the University's third December Commencement. This year the event moves to Cuddy Arena to accommodate considerable demand for tickets.
Wingate University has been ranked the fifth best college in the state for students majoring in nursing and tops among independent universities.
Although considered highly important by North Carolinians, higher education is often viewed as not affordable or diverse enough, according to a recent survey. Wingate University scores well on both counts.