A woman paints a heart on a huge bin of zucchini outside of a football stadium.

The enemy: hunger. The goal: eradication. The plan: partner with people on campus, in the community and at the local supermarket to get food to those most in need. That’s the short version of Wingate’s involvement with Food Lion Feeds, a fall-semester campaign that will kick off this month.

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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.

A group of high school students in white lab coats explain heart disease using a poster.

Nearly two dozen students at Forest Hills and Monroe high schools are getting a sneak peek at what it takes to become a pharmacist, thanks to a new mentoring program that targets health-science classes. The teens got a glimpse of their future selves Saturday during a White Coat Ceremony at Wingate University’s Levine College of Health Sciences.

Two male teens stand next to a grand piano.

Two area teens earned music scholarships to Wingate on Saturday via the University's second annual piano competition. Awards and cash prizes were also given to winners in the middle school category.

Four ladies stack boxes of canned goods in a warehouse.

Wingate sophomores looking to live out the University’s “Faith, Knowledge, Service” motto via a domestic travel program will have a chance this spring to tackle a problem that affects 1 in 8 Americans — food insecurity. W’Engage classes will travel to New Orleans and to western North Carolina to learn and serve.

Alumni Spotlight

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.

The Comedy Writer: Kristen Bartlett proves she's ready for prime time with SNL gig

Kristen Bartlett wanted to be a comedy writer since she was 12 years old. She brought her blue-collar background and strong work ethic to Wingate from the North Carolina mountains, found her tribe in the English Department, and interned at CBS. After years of sketch and improv classes in New York, Bartlett caught her big break with SNL.

The Opera Singer: Tony Griffey's road to opera stardom and the Grammys began at Wingate

A gentle giant from a family of factory workers in High Point, Anthony Griffey came alive when he stepped on stage at Wingate University in the late 1980s. He went on to earn degrees from Eastman and Juilliard and has shared his golden voice with audiences all over the world. This fall, he'll play Mr. Strutt in an operatic performance of Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie at New York's Metropolitan Opera.