Alumni Benefits

Your Peace experience doesn't end when you walk across the stage at Commencement.

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Did you know that most alumni associations are 'dues-paying' organizations? William Peace University offers an alumni benefits program that is free for your lifetime!

Since no dues are collected, participation in alumni activities and support of The Loyalty Fund, the university's annual fund, are encouraged and appreciated.

BENEFITS AVAILABLE

Lifetime Alumni Email Account

Sign up today to receive your free, lifetime email account as a Peace alum. To request an account, and never have to change your personal email account again, simply email the Office of Engagement and we will process your request within one week and you'll be connected to us with an "@alumni.peace.edu" email account thanks to our partners at Google Apps For Education.

Alumni Weddings & Memorial Services in the James Dinwiddie Chapel

Alumni, former students who have attended Peace for at least one semester and current students receive priority rental of Dinwiddie Chapel for weddings. The university will consider requests for weddings of children of alumni and siblings of alumni.

Read the Wedding Guidelines here. Then, complete the online inquiry form or contact Sarah Heenan, Conference and Events Manager by phone (919) 508-2044 or email at Sarah.Heenan@peace.edu.

The Chapel may also be rented by families of deceased alumni for celebrations of life. To arrange an alum's memorial service, contact Visitor Services and complete the online inquiry form, or contact Sarah Heenan, Conference and Events Manager, at (919) 508-2044 or email her at Sarah.Heenan@peace.edu.

Alumni Awards

William Peace University bestows the Distinguished Alumni Award upon a deserving alum during Homecoming & Family Weekend (reunions). Established in 1960, this award is given to an alumni 35 years of age or older and recognizes alumni for accomplishments in career, community and family. Service may also be included (but is not limited to) service to Peace. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

William Peace University also annually bestows the Distinguished Service Award upon a deserving alum. First awarded in 1991, this award is presented to an alum who has willingly and devotedly served Peace. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

The Young Alumni Award was established in 1989 to honor those alumni under the age of 35 who have achieved distinction. This may also be presented annually during Homecoming & Family Weekend, reunions or at special events. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

Biltmore Estate Discounts

This program provides you the opportunity to experience the spectacular beauty of Biltmore Estate at a discounted rate. Discount on-line admission tickets are available by clicking here.

Broadway Series South Ticket Discounts

William Peace University and Broadway Series South have teamed up to offer alumni discounts to special performances of their shows. Visit Broadway Series South online today for show listings and ticket discounts. Use promo code "BSS."

Career Services for Life!

Did you recently move or have you just graduated? Changing careers and need resume help?

Take advantage of William Peace University's Career Services and abundant on-line support, including: free resume posting and job listings, personality inventories and skills assessments, and the E-Mentor Network for alumni to network with other alumni; and for students to connect with alumni on career advice and mentoring.

Alumni have full access to the career center. For questions please email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, at Barbara.Efird@peace.edu or call (919) 508-2006.

Transcript Requests

William Peace University has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the web. You can order transcripts using any major credit card.

The fee for transcripts is $10. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.

To order an official transcript(s), login to the Clearinghouse secure site. The site will walk you through placing your order, including delivery options and fees.

You can order as many transcripts as you like in a single session. A processing fee will be charged per recipient. Order updates will be emailed to you. You can also track your order online.

Please allow 5 - 7 business days to process a request for a transcript.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Office of the Registrar and Carmela F. Chaney, Registrar, at 919.508.2012.

Class Notes & Updates

Submissions of personal and career updates are posted in the class notes section of the William Peace University Bulletin (the biannual magazine). Class notes and photos may be submitted through our online service or sent via mail or fax. By mail, send your updates to Office of Engagement, 15 E. Peace Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. By fax, send them to 919-508-2332. Photos (1MB or higher) and captions may be sent to: photos@peace.edu. Article suggestions may be sent to Bulletin@peace.edu.

Cultural Arts Performances

Alumni are welcome to attend any and all campus cultural arts performances, including the Manning Chamber Music Series with members from the NC Symphony, the William Peace University Singers concerts and events, Holiday Concerts, Broadway Comes to Peace concerts and Student Showcase. Performances are free and open to the public.

William Peace Theatre tickets can be purchased through the box office on their website. Or, call 919-508-2051.

Raleigh-Area Hotel Discounts

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Hampton Inn and Suites in Downtown Raleigh

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William Peace University Rate - $154/night

Call for reservations: 919-825-4770

 

Auto, Life, Home and Renters Insurance Discounts

Alumni of William Peace University can receive great rates on auto, home, life and renters insurance. Check back soon for new information!

Library Access - Lucy Cooper Finch Library

Alumni have access to the Lucy Cooper Finch Library during normal business hours. Access to the Archives Room is by request (contact the Office of Engagement to arrange this). Alumni may receive assistance from Library staff, study and perform research in the Library, but books are not allowed to be checked out on loan at this time. Guest access to computers is currently available using guest WIFI if you bring your own device. Computer usage is limited due to current student needs, which take precedence. For use of Library classrooms, please contact the Office of Visitor Services.

noneThe Pink Alli - 15% Discount

Peace alumna, Alli Leggett '01, is owner of the chic boutique, "The Pink Alli" in Cary, NC. If you are an alum of William Peace University, a faculty or staff member, or a current student, mention Peace when you visit The Pink Alli and receive a 15% off Discount!! Visit the store online today!

nonePaul Fredrick - 20% Discount

Paul Fredrick, a menswear company, is offering WPU alumni and friends a 20% discount off of any purchase of $150 or more. Be sure to use WPU code EDU15D at checkout!. Visit www.paulfredrick.com today!

Print & Electronic Publications

As an alum, you will receive a copy of the William Peace University Bulletin, the university's alumni magazine, twice a year, in addition to other special communications from the university. Provide us your email and receive electronic updates and notifications, including the bi-monthly @Peace email newsletter and other important notifications on concerts, alumni trips and travel.

There is no fee for the subscriptions; however, annual gifts to The Loyalty Fund are appreciated and encouraged to help us defray costs.

To read the latest issues, visit the WPU Bulletin Page on this site.

Regional Networking Events

William Peace University hosts many reunion and networking events each year, locally and nationwide. Regional, presidential, reunion and donor society events, as well as book clubs and prospective student recruitment events can get you involved with campus.

No matter how near or far you live from campus, you are always invited.  Be sure to update your contact information regularly so we can notify you of these fun events.

And, don't forget to visit our Events Calendar for dates and registration information. Like us on Facebook, link-in with us on LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube. These social networking groups are growing daily and have become a great resource for alumni to keep in touch. Let us know if you're interested in hosting an event in your area.

Real Estate Discounts

William Peace University Alumni, faculty and staff receive two discounts at the NEW Elan City Center in downtown Raleigh, directly across from the campus!

  • Application Fee Waiver (Save $75 per person!)
  • Administrative Fee Waiver (Save $250!)

Simply Contact the Assistant Community Manager, Katie Ross and tell them you're affiliated with William Peace University and you saw the offered discounts online.

Rental Car Discounts with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

William Peace University alumni receive terrific discounts with Enterprise Rent-A-Car that are the same as our faculty and staff rates.

To book online, use corporate code #L53E026.

Website: www.enterprise.com
Phone:  1-800-RENT-A-CAR
Local Phone: (919) 833-8788 – if delivery to campus is needed

Alumni need to provide a credit card when booking the rate (DO NOT CHOOSE BILLING).

Travel Programs & Packages (International & Domestic)

William Peace University and the Office of Engagement, along with the Alumni Board, sponsors international and domestic travel programs in collaboration with area travel agencies and with William Peace University's academic affairs department. Alumni have been presented the opportunity to travel to New York City, France, Mexico, Spain, Japan, and many other areas. As travel opportunities arise, Alumni are notified via the @Peace bi-monthly newsletter, our Facebook fan page, and through mailings.

Galizes Photos - 10% Discount

nonePeace Alumna Ana Teresa Galizes '11 of Galizes Photos (www.galizesphotos.com) offers Peace Alumni a 10% discount on photography services. Contact her via her website and let her know your name and class year, and tell her you found her 10% discount in the Alumni Benefits page at the WPU website!

Casper Mattress - $50 Discount

Casper Mattresses offers a $50 discount for the William Peace family throught the code WilliamPeace50. The code can be used at casper.com/mattresses.

Email us for a PDF of all the benefits for Peace alumni.

*NOTE* William Peace University strives to make the information on this page as timely and accurate as possible. The University makes no claims, promises, or guarantees about the services, products or businesses contained on this page. Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service, or the use of any trade, firm, business or corporation is for the information and convenience of the public and our Alumni, but DOES NOT constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by William Peace University. We expressly disclaim liability and no warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other Internet resources.

 

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