Wingate University Ballantyne offers free Lunch and Learn series for the community

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Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer

Charlotte, N.C. – Wingate University Ballantyne is launching a new Lunch and Learn series for the community. The first session, “What’s all this testing in schools about?” will be held on Wednesday, March 26 from noon – 12:50 p.m. at the Ballantyne Campus. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy the discussion.

Join Dr. Chris Cobitz, Wingate assistant professor of graduate education, to explore this timely subject to families. What do these test scores mean? How are the test results used? Come find out what is required of the schools by the state and federal governments, and what is not.

“What’s happening in our schools today is a hot topic,” said Dr. Lloyd Wimberley, director of Wingate’s graduate education program. “People in the community want to know more about critical issues, such as testing, bullying, teacher/parent relationships and athletic eligibility.”

Led by experts, the sessions are free and cover a variety of topics. A session will be offered on the last Wednesday each month. Read more at

Plenty of free parking is available on site. Wingate University Ballantyne is located in the Harris Building at 13024 Ballantyne Corporate Place (Suite 150), Charlotte, N.C. 28277.

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Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte 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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