Wilmington University Presents
Debra Puglisi Sharp
Author of "Shattered: Reclaiming A Life Torn Apart By Violence"
Tuesday, September 17 | 6:00 PM
Wilmington University at Burlington County College
Mt. Laurel Campus | Laurel Hall, Room 320
3331 Route 38 | Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Join us as inspirational speaker and author Debra Puglisi-Sharp shares the harrowing story of a life turned upside down by violence, loss, and devastation.
Debra Puglisi Sharp tended roses in her garden in April 1998 while a crackcocaine addict slipped through an open door in her home and brutally shot her husband to death. Upon entering her home, Debra was bludgeoned, raped, and abducted. For the next 101 hours, she was held captive, alone and helpless— until the thought of her kids having to bury their father without her empowered her to escape. Debbie has shared her story all over the country, talking about the pain, anger, grief, and despair that is the legacy of violent crime.
At this event, Debra will speak about surviving this traumatic event, providing a victim's perspective of the experience, and information about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She has served on the 911 Enhancement Board in Delaware, Co-Chair of the Sexual Assault Network of Delaware, and the Boards of Directors of the National Coalition of Victims in Action and Contact Lifeline in Delaware. She has also appeared on several TV shows such as Oprah, Montel, and 20/20 to share her story with the world.
Stay for a book signing immediately following the featured presentation.
BEFORE THE EVENT
Criminal Justice Information Session
Learn more about Wilmington University’s Criminal Justice degree programs.
Admissions staff will be on hand with information on applying, transferring credits, and financial aid options.