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UNCW receives grant to combat violence crimes on campus

Jessica Faulkner Jessica Faulkner
Curtis Dixon Curtis Dixon
Christen Naujoks Christen Naujoks
John Peck John Peck

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - UNCW has received nearly $300,000 in federal funds to combat violent crimes against women on campus.

In 2004, Jessica Faulkner and Christen Naujoks, lives were cut short within a month of each other by violence.

Faulkner was 18 years old when she was found dead in Curtis Dixon's dorm room.  Dixon was charged with first degree murder, rape, and kidnapping.

22-year-old Naujoks was shot to death a month later by former UNCW student John Peck, who killed himself three days later.

"We must do all we can to protect our students on campus," said Congressman Mike McIntyre in a statement.  "Campus-based responses and initiatives are key components  in ensuring that any form of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking crimes on campus are stopped!  These federal funds will continue to help UNCW meet these serious challenges, and I applaud the university for their work and attention to enhancing security for all!"

The federal funds are appropriated by the U.S. Congress and obligated by the U.S. Department of Justice.  

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