Friday, May 14, 2010

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

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

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.