Gun Control Debate at Wingate University

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer

Wingate, N.C. The Criminal Justice Program at Wingate University presents its 2nd Annual Symposium: The Gun Control Debate: Balancing Civil Rights with Civic Responsibility. The topic of gun control is currently taking center stage in national debates and has important implications for educational institutions, public and private spaces. The community is invited to the debate on March 26 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. The panel will address audience questions and concerns.

Panel Line-up:
Trey Robinson, Union County district attorney
Special Agent Woodham, Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Dr. Joseph Ellis, Wingate University, political science
Sherika Staton, Wingate University, criminal justice
Max Wolfe, Wingate University, criminal justice
Brandon Hunt, Wingate University, criminal justice
Ashley Farmer, Wingate University, psychology
Lexi VanKoughnett, Cuthbertson High School, Students Against Violence Everywhere
Jessica Weber, Cuthbertson High School, Students Against Violence Everywhere
Kimberly Perez, Cuthbertson High School, Students Against Violence Everywhere
Please contact Dr. Ebonie Stringer, assistant professor of criminal justice, at for more information.

About Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 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, physical therapy 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.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to