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Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series
William Peace University is delighted to present the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series thanks to a generous grant made by Duke Energy in 2013. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year.
The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series began in 2013-14 through a platinum presenting sponsorship made by Duke Energy through its community grants program. Speakers coming to campus will discuss topics related to the University's Ethical Decision Making Quality Enhancement Plan and topics that align with varying University curricula.
The University's Honors Program Coordinator is closely involved with the selection of speakers. One of the most exciting and prestigious programs on campus, the Honors Program provides academically talented and motivated students opportunities to study, conduct research and exchange ideas in a challenging and supportive academic environment. The Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series was created specifically with the Honors Program students in mind.
Last year, speakers included author Adam Shepard, musician Chris Hendricks, motivational speakers Joseph B. Washington and Dr. Kevin Snyder, Maestro William Henry Curry of the North Carolina Symphony, Professor Emerita of Psychology Dr. Korrel Kanoy, and former Mayor Smedes York.
The 2014-15 arts and events season will feature multiple visiting speakers from across North Carolina including: Rep. Deborah K. Ross, NC General Assembly; Eugene A. "Gene" Conti, Jr., former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation; Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee and former Chairman of the Research Triangle Transit Authority; Trish Healy, Principal at Hyde Street Holdings; Steve Swayne, Professor of Music at Dartmouth College; Sarah Powers, Executive Director for Visual Art Exchange; Ryan Messer, Senior Division Mgr, Johnson & Johnson and Precinct Executive (Cincinnati).