Wingate University will celebrate Founders’ Day on Thursday, April 7 at 11 a.m. at the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center. John Cox III will be the guest speaker. Cox graduated from the University in 1970 and works as a human resources executive with Hanesbrands, Inc. in Winston-Salem.
Following the service, the Holbrook Building lobby will be dedicated in memory of John Cox Jr, a 1946 graduate of the school who later working in admissions and public relations.
“In my visits with Wingate friends, the name of John Cox comes up frequently as a man who impacted their lives by making it possible for them to come to Wingate,” Bill Nash, Wingate University Athletic Foundation director said. “He personified a real spirit and had a public passion that transformed lives and the university.”