Sidney Fletcher taught science with passion and wit for over 40 years at Wingate University, starting in 1958. Fletcher, who died on June 10, could still be seen riding his bike around campus even as an octogenarian.
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According to the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, 96 percent of first-year students entering Wingate in 2017 said the University's good academic reputation was important or very important in their decision to attend Wingate.
Thanks to a Board of Visitors grant, professors will soon have another tool to help their students engage in classes. The $10,200 grant will fund iClicker bases for 85 classrooms and 20 demo clickers.
Wingate University has been named one of the top 25 regional universities in the South and in the top third out of 1,062 colleges and universities nationally.
It’s been 25 years since Wingate University opened its doors to fraternities and sororities. More than 250 students are involved in Greek life, and that number is set to rise, with increasing opportunities to be offered next semester.
While many of this week’s One Day, One Dog activities will find Wingate University students in the great outdoors, two service projects – a lake-trail cleanup and a playground facelift – could be considered targeted moves in the fight against Nature Deficit Disorder.
More than 500 Wingate University students are expected to spend a portion of the day serving their neighbors as the school marks its annual One Day, One Dog campaign. Most of the activities will involve people on campus or right next door – there are projects at Wingate Elementary, Wingate United Methodist and Wingate Baptist, as well as several on campus.
“Work hard now; play hard later,” Wingate University basketball player Zeriq Lolar advised Union County Public Schools students who packed Cuddy Arena Friday morning for the second annual Books and Brackets Celebration.
Bone marrow, beanies and Bulldogs may not seem to have much in common. But Waxhaw native Taylor Powell, a Wingate University junior, has found a way to connect all three on April 12, while at the same time honoring the memory of her best friend.
Area residents and Wingate University students seeking information about opioid addiction heard from a dozen speakers Sunday evening at the Batte Center. Local experts from the medical, legal and education fields joined a retired crime-lab scientist and a state lawmaker to explore the problem and suggest potential solutions. An addiction survivor and a mother who lost her son to an overdose gave the crowd at Wingate’s third installment of the Engaged Citizenship Series indisputable evidence of the urgency of tackling the issue.
Our alumni are making us proud everywhere from Main Street to Malaysia. Wingate graduates are on mission in the Dominican Republic, making music and movies on the West Coast and making themselves available as mentors to our students. They're also giving back to the tune of more than 1,000 gifts during this year's annual campaign.