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  • October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
  • October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event

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Emily Fortune Feimster Receives Peace College’s 2010 Young Alumna Award

By on June 10, 2010 4:56 pm

Emily Fortune Feimster, a Belmont, N.C., native who is working as a comedian in California, has received Peace College’s 2010 Young Alumna Award.

 

Feimster is a member of the Sunday Company of the Groundlings Theatre comedy troupe in Los Angeles. She is a regular performer at the Comedy Store, also in Los Angeles. She’ll appear in June as a contestant in NBC’s "Last Comic Standing."

 

Feimster, who received her bachelor of arts degree from Peace in 2002, is also the co-founder of three sketch and improvisational comedy troupes – Gas Money, Honorable Discharge and Robert Downey Jr. Jr. – which perform all over the United States.

 

Peace’s Young Alumna Award is given annually to recognize the accomplishments an alumna of the college who is under the age of 35.

 

Feimster received the award on Saturday during the college’s alumnae weekend festivities. As part of the weekend’s events Feimster performed a one-woman show, led an improve comedy workshop and gave a roast of outgoing President Laura Carpenter Bingham.

 

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