Since its founding in 1896, Wingate has been a place for strivers looking to get ahead. In the past couple of years, the University has been ranked highly by several researchers on its ability to help students climb the socioeconomic ladder. Read a sample of social-mobility success stories in this issue. Also, marvel at the longevity of Sylvia Little-Sweat, who has taught English at Wingate for six decades, and see how Hilary Heath '14 helps communities around the world cope with climate change.
Heath and the Climate Justice Resilience Fund help communities adapt to a world with increasingly unpredictable weather patterns.
According to several studies, Wingate is among the best in the state and the nation in helping people move up the socioeconomic ladder.
Cull Jordan ’98 gets his empathy and work ethic from his parents.
During State Department internships, Taylor Rodier ’19 perfected the art of the BLUF (bottom line up front).
Going back for a second Wingate degree helped Becky Bullard ’63, ’81 get ahead in the HR field. She now serves as a Wingate trustee.
After a few years working retail, Aaron Honeycutt ’14 returned to the classroom in his early 20s. He now has his Ph.D. in chemistry.