- January 6, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Winter Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The second Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). This evening's program will feature the North Carolina Symphony's Woodwind Quintet: Mary E. Boone, Sandra Posch, Victor Benedict, Michael E. Cyzewski and Rachel Niketopoulos, along with Symphony musicians Rebekah Binford, violin and Craig Brown, bass. An eclectic mix of music will be performed, including Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37; Barber's Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Click Here for Reservations view Event
- January 8, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Raleigh's Village Idiots Raleigh's Homegrown Improv Comedy Group William Peace University is pleased to welcome back Raleigh's Village Idiots to the William Peace Theatre stage! The Idiots are Raleigh's own homegrown improv comedy group. They perform short- and long-form improv comedy, including scenes, stories, games and songs that are improvised based on audience suggestions. The exact combination varies from night to night, so you'll be as surprised as they are! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets: Individual Tickets (click here) view Event
- January 14, 2014 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Patricia R. Healy Co-Founder and Principal-Hyde Street Holdings, LLC Duke Energy presents Patricia R. (Trish) Healy, Co-Founder and Principal at Hyde Street Holdings, LLC as part of the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series on Jan. 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. Founded in 1996, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, (“HSH”) is an advisor specializing in “monetizing embedded value” through engagement with people, assets and companies. Acting as a principal or advisor, HSH concentrates on the strategic, operational and financial opportunities created by either under optimized circumstances or new venture by employing innovative solutions to add value. The principals have built and sold companies; valued, consulted and acquired all types of assets, including large pools of nonperforming assets, repositioned individual assets and portfolios of assets; invested in and securitized large pools of mortgage loans, managed publically traded CMBS debt as a “rated special servicer”, restructured firms, and are active with startup enterprises, with a specialty in companies at the intersection of real estate and technology. In addition Hyde Street principals have experience on the board of both public and private real estate and technology companies. Core beliefs of Hyde Street Holdings include consideration of The Principals of Responsible Investment (ESG). Prior to HSH, Mrs. Healy was Co-Founder and President/COO of the Hanford/Healy Companies (1988-1996). The firm (through 5 national offices) provided real estate investment and advisory services, asset management (rated-special servicer) services and acted as a principal in the acquisition of loan portfolios and below investment grade portions of securities. The firm specialized in real estate analytics, loan workout, repackaging and sales (often through public market execution). General Motor’s subsidiary GMAC Commercial Mortgage purchased the Hanford/Healy Companies in September of 1996. Mrs. Healy has also held various management and board positions with real estate and financial firms. She currently serves as an Independent Director for RREEF America III, presently serving as the Compensation Chair. She is also providing nonexecutive chair advisory services for Milhaus Development. Trish is the Chair of The Green Chair Project and has served on the boards of North Carolina Symphony (audit chair); the Contemporary Art Museum Foundation; ArtSpace and Triangle Tomorrow (Raleigh). She was instrumental in raising the funds for the Repertory Theatre in Raleigh (Burning Coal);bringing “Winterfest” to downtown and is active in her church. Membership in professional associations include: Lambda Alpha; the American Society of Real Estate Councilors (CRE) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), in which she has served as a Trustee and is a Governor. Within ULI Trish has chaired two different product councils, the Annual Fund, the Inclusivity Initiative; and serves as Treasure of her District Council (Treasurer). For Fiscal Years 2009-2011, Trish served, on ULI’s (World Wide) Executive Committee and is now serving on ULI’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Trish has undergraduate (BA) from Tulane University and graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (MBA) and The American Graduate School of International Management (MIM). Event Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Tickets: Free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Click here for Registration & Tickets view Event
April 5, 2011
For Immediate Release
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Peace College Names Ann Denlinger to Lead Growing Education Department
Veteran Schools Leader Becomes Associate Professor and Program Director
Raleigh — Peace College President Debra M. Townsley announced today that the College has appointed veteran North Carolina schools leader Dr. Ann Denlinger as Associate Professor and director of Peace College’s growing Education Department.
Denlinger has served for many years as one of North Carolina’s top education leaders. Until recently, she was President of the Wake Education Partnership. Before that, she served as School Superintendent in Wilson and Durham counties. In 2000, she was the first woman to be named North Carolina Superintendent of the Year.
"We’re thrilled that Peace College will now be home to Dr. Denlinger’s expertise in preparing world-class teachers for our schools. In the field of educating Peace College students to become excellent teachers, Ann Denlinger’s leadership will be of paramount importance," Townsley said.
Townsley noted that higher education is undergoing dramatic change. She said, "Peace College intends to be on the positive side of that change. Every institution makes its own decisions and charts its own path. At Peace College we’ll spend the months and years ahead growing, expanding, and innovating. The needs of our students are changing, and Peace College is changing with them."
Denlinger noted several changes that Peace will implement in its Education Department.
"First," she said, "students tell us they want the option to pursue middle school licensure at Peace, something we don’t offer now. We will begin work right away on bringing them that option.
"Second, we will continue to offer licensure in elementary and special education, but we will reorganize this part of the curriculum to meet the needs of students who tell us they want more flexibility as they prepare for one of several career paths.
"Going forward, students will be able to pursue licensure in Elementary Education — that’s grades K through 6 — or Special Education for the General Curriculum — that’s grades K through 12 — or a program that blends both together.
"Finally, as we add new course offerings and new faculty, we’re going to develop new ways to connect Peace College students with our schools, bringing their academic studies together with real-world experience as educators. We will continue our strong relationship with the Wake County schools as we seek to work with other education partners as well," Denlinger said.
Townsley said the changes in the Education Department were just a few of "many positive steps Peace College plans to take in the months and years ahead. More than 90% of our graduates go directly into careers or advanced degree programs, and we’re not resting on our laurels," she said.
Denlinger earned her associate’s degree from Peace College in 1964 and her master’s and doctorate in educational administration from Campbell University. She has been a classroom teacher and a school principal.
Townsley became the tenth President of Peace on August 2, 2010.
Peace College is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for girls and women from kindergarten to college courses. Peace College became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996.
Its mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning, meaningful careers, and ethical citizenship. On average, more than 90% of Peace College students are placed in jobs or graduate school upon graduation.
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