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  • May 13, 2016 Alumni Weekend 2016 Bloom Where You Were Planted! Alumni Weekend 2016 May 13-14, 2016 You spoke. We listened! Alumni Weekend is back this spring! Click here for the schedule. PAYMENT OPTIONS All Weekend Pass - $80 (Save $5), includes both Friday and Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. All-Day Saturday Pass - $60 (Save $5), includes all Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. "Orange, Lavender & Figs" Cookbook by Fanny Slater '09 - $12 (Save 46%) Pre-purchase the cookbook for Fanny to sign! Click here. *Mimosas and Art is a separate ticket. To register for all events, click here. To resister for Friday's event only, click here. We need YOUR help to invite classmates to attend. If you would like to nominate yourself or a classmate to serve as a reunion coordinator to work in partnership with the Alumni Board and the Office of Advancement, please contact Abby Coleman, alumni engagement admin, at Abby.Coleman@peace.edu or 919.508.ALUM. Don't forget to share on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that you're coming home again. Use #AlumniWeekend2016WPU. Nominate a Classmate for an Award! Young Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Service Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. The Fine Print: Please note cancelations with refunds are only available between Jan. 5 and March 31. There are no refunds after April 1, 2016 due to vendor commitments and beverage, food orders. Events with alcohol are for those age 21+. For questions or concerns, please call 919.508.ALUM. view Event
  • May 13, 2016 Buds-N-Brew A Young Alumni Kickoff Reception to Alumni Weekend 2016! Click HERE to register! William Peace University invites all Young Alumni to Cloud's Brewery in downtown Raleigh for the kick-off to Alumni Weekend 2016. $20 gets you three drinks at the bar and food from 6-8 p.m. Bring your bud. We'll bring the beer. (Don't forget to designate a driver!) Sponsored by WPU's Office of Advancement and the Alumni Board. When     Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Where     Clouds Brewing - 126 North West Street Raleigh, NC 27603 REGISTER NOW. view Event
  • June 22, 2016 Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. Students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Theatre majors can also sign up to audition for the program from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during Open House. If you are interested in auditioning, be sure to also register for your opportunity by clicking here. view Event

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#WPUGrad2016: WPU Hosts 144th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 7

William Peace University will host its 144th Commencement Ceremony this Saturday, May 7, 2016, on Main Lawn located at 15 East Peace St. The event will begin at 10 a.m. and will be the first full graduating class of William …

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William Peace University Receives $2,000 Grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to Support WPU’s Office of Career Services

William Peace University received a $2,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation to support the institution’s Office of Career Services programs and WPU students. Enterprise Holdings has been a consistent supporter of the program, increasing its support each year for …

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#PeopleOfPeace: Mama Sheri’s Lifelong Journey To Peace

Spring sunlight pours through the windows of the Dinwiddie Chapel, lighting up the nervous face of Sheri Jacobs Keasler. “Mama Sheri”, as she has been lovingly coined, is no stranger to a lively conversation, but as she preps for her …

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WPU Hosts Admitted Student Day & Open House

William Peace University will host two events for prospective students this Saturday, April 23, 2016: Admitted Student Day and Open House. More than 100 prospective students, their friends, and family members are expected to tour campus, meet WPU faculty and staff members, …

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Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. Officially Installed as #11thPeacePrez

William Peace University is celebrating the official installtion of its 11th President, Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. Surrounded by family, friends, colleagues, and the WPU community, Ralph was officially sworn into office on Friday, April 15, in Dinwiddie Chapel, located on campus …

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William Peace University Announces Launch of the “Believe in Peace Fund” and Receives $20,000 Lead Gift to Kick-off its Unveiling

William Peace University Announces Launch of the “Believe in Peace Fund” and Receives $20,000 Lead Gift to Kick-off its Unveiling After a week of celebratory events leading to the Installation of its 11th president, William Peace University officially installed Dr. …

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#PrepareAtPeace: Josie Carmona ’14 Discusses Graduate School and Her Time at WPU

“I knew I wanted to go to graduate school, but I didn’t really know what to focus on,” said Josie Carmona, smiling as she looked into her webcam. A brief moment of uncertainty rushed over her face before a light …

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Dr. Ralph: Why Location Matters

You have probably seen all the amazing news about Raleigh – great place to live, best place to get a job, best place for college graduates, top place for young adults and careers, etc. So I am posing the question …

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William Peace University’s Alumni Association to Celebrate 125th Anniversary During Alumni Weekend

William Peace University’s Alumni Association will celebrate its 125th anniversary this year during Alumni Weekend, May 13-14, 2016. Peace Institute opened in 1872, and 19 years later several graduates banded together to create the Alumni Association. On April 27, 1991, …

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#PeopleOfPeace: Donald Kent Named Interim Head Coach of Women’s Basketball

Donald Kent has been named the WPU Interim Head Women’s Basketball Coach starting June 1, 2016. The news of Kent’s new role comes after current Athletic Director and Head Coach Kelly Johnson made the decision to step down at the end of the …

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