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Celine Cousteau to speak about conservation at Wingate University

2/22/2010
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NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Gaskins
Director of Marketing & Communications
jgaskins@wingate.edu 704-233-8117

Wingate, NC -- Celine Cousteau, granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau, will speak at Wingate University at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 16 at the George A. Batte, Jr. Fine Arts Center.

Cousteau is a conservationist who explores the many regions of the world both above and below the water as well as the cultures within them. On her website, CelineCousteau.com, she expresses her love for the planet. Through her films, photography, and speaking engagements, Cousteau explores the many regions of the world both above and below the water as well as the cultures within them. She strives to reconnect people with the natural world through education, awareness, innovation and actions.

Cousteau’s visit is a part of the University’s Speaker Series. “The Speaker Series is an effort to bring quality speakers to campus to enrich student and campus life as well as reach out to the surrounding community with topics of interest,” said Dr. John Patton, dean of the School of Communication.

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

Wingate offers more than 34 undergraduate majors in arts and sciences, business, education, fine arts, music and sport sciences. It also offers graduate degrees in 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 three years.
www.wingate.edu