Election 2012 Roundtable at Wingate University

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer

Wingate, NC – Wingate University will host Election 2012 Roundtable on Feb. 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. in McGee Theatre of the Batte Center on campus. Scheduled speakers include Dr. Tony Nownes, political science professor at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Scott Huffmon, political science professor at Winthrop University and director of the Winthrop Poll, and Tommy Tomlinson, Charlotte Observer columnist.

The Roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Joseph Ellis, assistant professor of political science at Wingate University. "Tony, Scott and Tommy are among the brightest and most incisive political minds in the South,” Ellis said. “It is a great coup to bring them to Wingate to share their expertise with our students, faculty and greater community."

The event is free and open to the public. Audience questions will be allowed as time permits.

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