Rick Hendrick Receives Honorary Doctorate from Wingate University

Wingate University awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree to Rick Hendrick during the University’s 114th Commencement on May 8. Hendrick owns several NASCAR stock car teams as well as Hendrick Automotive Group.

Wingate University recognized Hendrick for his dedication to the Haiti relief efforts. For one month, he flew his plane daily from North Carolina to Haiti and back to deliver food, water, medical supplies and medical personnel. On return flights the flight team brought orphaned children to safety and care in the United States.

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a private four-year institution of 2,159 students offering active learning opportunities through personalized instruction, world travel, career discovery and community service.

Wingate offers 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, communication, education, fine arts, music, and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in accounting, business, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration. In addition, the school awards the Doctor of Pharmacy and the Doctor of Education degrees.

Bulldog student-athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. Wingate University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past four years.

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