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Wingate dedicates newest college

Wingate University recently held its dedication for the Levine College of Health Sciences.

The college, at 515 N. Main Street on the university's main campus is home to the school of pharmacy and the William and Loretta Harris Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

The $16-million building is named to honor Leon and Sandra Levine. A Wingate alum, Leon Levine is founder and chairman emeritus of Family Dollar Stores Inc. In his remarks to the crowd gathered on the lawn, Levine said "We have a severe shortage of healthcare professionals and it will only get worse. Thankfully, Wingate has responded aggressively to this shortage with vigor."

The three-story, 67,000-square-foot building is the largest on the Wingate Campus.

Wingate University President Dr. Jerry E. McGee said "If I told you how great I think this new building is, I would appear to be bragging. So, let me tell you what others are saying. Recently Dr. Greg Boyer was on our campus as part of our pharmacy reaccreditation process. In his exit interview he told me that he had visited 110 of the 115 pharmacy schools in America and the Levine College of Health Sciences facility was the finest he had ever seen - and I agree with Dr. Boyer."