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  • February 20, 2016 Presidential Open House for the Classes of 2004-2011 A Chance to Be Heard Dr. Brian C. Ralph, William Peace University's 11th President, extends a special invitation to Peace College alumnae from the Classes of 2004-2011 to come back to their Alma Mater for a private open house. Meet Dr. Ralph from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop by for a quick visit, a long talk, a campus tour, or anything in between. Main Parlor will be set to receive individuals or groups. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13, 2016 by clicking here. Refreshments served. view Event
  • February 25, 2016 Twelfth Night by William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Dr. Wade Newhouse, Feb. 25-28, 2016. TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $5 Student REGISTER HERE William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University.  Drawing inspiration from the romantic comedies of influential filmmaker John Hughes, the show’s design captures the exuberant teen romance of the 1980’s. Twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated from each other in a shipwreck along the coast of Illyria.  Disguising herself as a boy named Cesario, she enters the employ of Duke Orsino, who pines after the Lady Olivia.  As Orsino sends her to deliver messages of love to Olivia, she falls for him and Olivia falls for her.  Meanwhile, Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and a dimwitted knight named Sir Andrew Aguecheek, accompanied by various servants and clowns cause drunken mayhem and prank Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, into believing she is in love with him. Dr. Wade Newhouse directs this production.  At William Peace University he currently serves as the Interim Program Coordinator for Theatre and Musical Theatre, and teaches such courses as Composition, Children’s Literature, Southern Literature, Storytelling for Simulation, Critical Approaches to Film, and American Hauntings.  He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Ambrose Bierce, William Faulkner, and Neil Gaiman.  He is the Assistant Director of Raleigh’s Village Idiots and has performed with that improvisational comedy troupe for over ten years.  As an actor, Dr. Newhouse has often appeared on the Peace stage, playing such roles as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood.  Dr. Newhouse has also performed with Bare Theatre, hiSTORYstage, and Forest Moon Theater. view Event
  • March 3, 2016 Charlotte Alumni Reception An Evening with Dr. Brian C. Ralph Charlotte-area alumni and friends are invited to a special "Meet and Greet the President" cocktail reception hosted by Amanda Hollingsworth '01, Patton & Cindy Pinkston McDowell '87 and Jim & Beth Michael Moncure '77. Event Location: Dressler's Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #125, Charlotte, NC (Complimentary Parking Available) Event Date: March 3, 2016 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by February 24, 2016 by clicking here. view Event

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Peace Alumna Fills Tennis Opening

By on July 27, 2009 12:08 pm

Raleigh, NC-Peace College Director of Athletics Kelly Johnson announced Friday that 1978 alumna Kathy Jacobs will serve as the Pacers new head tennis coach.  A Raleigh native Jacobs lettered two years at Peace as a scholarship athlete in tennis and basketball.  After graduating from then junior college, Jacobs earned a Bachelor of Science in public health and Master of Arts in sports administration at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  She finished her collegiate tennis career with the Tar Heels junior varsity team.

 

Jacobs joins the Pacer staff following a six-year tenure from former coach Cy King.  King resigned in May and will continue his service with North Carolina’s chapter of the United States Tennis Association.

 

Since 1982, Jacobs has worked as a general contractor and real estate appraiser for both residential and commercial properties and currently owns her own appraisal service.  She received numerous recognitions within her profession, most recently earning the 2007 Champion Award with Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women.

 

In May 2008 Jacobs cofounded Lucy’s Helping Hands in an effort to help young girls "develop a firm inner foundation of self respect, confidence, and purpose" through compassion and service to others.  She spent one year prior coaching youth tennis clinics here in Raleigh.

 

Johnson quickly recognized Jacobs’ passion for sport and for Peace and expects her to transition smoothly back into collegiate athletics.  She is excited to return to campus and "ready to get started." 

 

Click here to visit the Peace College athletic website. 

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