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WPU Speaker Series: Smedes York - "Growing With Raleigh"

President's Dining Room

Thu Jan 30th, 2014

03:15 p.m. - 04:45 p.m.


William Peace University's Department of International Studies invites all WPU students to join our Qatar exchange students as they hear from former Mayor and York Properties Chairman, Smedes York on January 30, 2014 at 3:15 p.m. in the President's Dining Room in Belk Hall.

As former Raleigh Mayor, an entrepreneur, developer, community leader and urban thinker, Smedes York has been an integral player in the growth of the City of Raleigh.

Liza Roberts of Walter Magazine writes, "From York’s childhood in a segregated Raleigh to his two terms as mayor; from his role as an N.C. State basketball player to his job as a third-generation property developer and his impact as a volunteer and philanthropist, York has been on the front lines of our city’s transformation from small Southern city to booming capital of growth."

Students, faculty and staff are invited to come hear from Smedes York, learn about the history of Raleigh, and get to know the young women who will be here from Qatar, as they learn all about Raleigh.

Refreshments will be served.