ACADEMIC LYCEUM: Author Elissa Schappell to speak at Wingate University

Elissa Schappell
NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kim Williams Communications Writer

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University will host Author Elissa Schappell on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Batte Center on campus. Schappell will discuss her newest book Blueprints for Building Better Girls, with a book-signing following.

No reservations are required. This is a free event sponsored by The Friends of the Ethel K. Smith Library and Wingate University Writing Center.

Schappell has also written Use Me and is co-editor of The Friend Who Got Away and Money Changes Everything. She is contributing editor to Vanity Fair and a founding editor of Tin House magazine.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years. For more information, go to