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10 Stanly residents receive Wingate degrees

Donna Faye Hinson of Albemarle earned a master’s in business administration from Wingate University this spring.

She was among 93 students who completed their graduate degrees in May.

Stanly County residents who earned bachelor’s degrees at Wingate include Albemarle residents Daniel Crooker, accounting; Jonah Hatley, accounting; Abigail Miclaine Isenhour, nursing; and Stephen Christopher Misenheimer Jr., psychology; Locust residents Sarah Elizabeth Curlee, nursing; Bailey Ann Freeburn, mathematics business and religious studies; and Jessica Lynne VonCannon, sport management; Oakboro resident Brittney Jamieson Hopkins, psychology; and Stanfield resident Brennyn Kiker, human services.

More than 360 Wingate students earned bachelor’s degrees this spring. Although the University has postponed its commencement until as a COVID-19 precaution, diplomas are being delivered. The Registrar’s Office held a curbside pickup day May 21 in the parking lot of the Stegall Administration Building, where 110 graduates received their diplomas and congratulatory greetings from staff and a capped-and-gowned Victor E. Bulldog.

Many others have received their diplomas by mail. All will be invited back to campus this fall for a traditional ceremony; Commencement is scheduled for Oct. 31 in the Academic Quad.