Issue 2

In 1963, Bill Connell was focused on making his Wingate basketball team one of the hardest to score on in the nation. He wasn’t worried about how he’d be judged decades later. Ron Christopher was a rookie baseball coach in charge of players not much younger than himself. Hundreds of wins and multiple halls of fame? Not exactly top of mind. Each ultimately wound up with impressive legacies, having cultivated coaching trees that have been surprisingly fertile. These days, much of Wingate University’s legacy is wrapped up in the health sciences, starting with the groundbreaking pharmacy program started by Bob Supernaw and leading to occupation therapy, which gets going this year under the direction of Melissa Sweetman. In this issue, find out more about the mark Wingate has made on the world.