- October 22, 2014 Career Connections William Peace University's Office of Career Services is delighted to offer "Career Connections" -- a series of undergraduate and graduate panels -- designed to connect alumni and community mentors with WPU students. Alumni and community mentors discuss their career paths. The event also connects students with professionals for career information, networking, internship(s) and job leads. Alumni interested in volunteering to sit on a professional panel as a Career Mentor should email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. Students interested in attending should sign up with Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, by sending her an email with your name, student ID#, major and class year. view Event
- October 23, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Verity Asset Management A Special Event for WPU Faculty & Staff Does your financial future scare you? Halloween may be just around the corner, but you don’t have to let retirement planning give you the creeps! WPU Faculty and Staff are invited to learn all about the University Retirement Plan (403B) from Verity Asset Management October 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. You bring your lunch. We’ll bring the dessert and beverages! WPU FACULTY & STAFF ONLY, REGISTER HERE view Event
- November 7, 2014 Student-Alumni Bus Trip to Washington, D.C. The William Peace University Office of Student Services invites you to join us for our Student-Alumni charter bus trip to Washington, D.C.! WPU students, faculty, staff, and Peace College & WPU Alumni – and up to 3 guests – are invited to join us for our first round trip bus trip to our Nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. COST: $125 per ticket INCLUDES: Round trip Charter Bus Fare Overnight Accommodations A Day to Explore D.C. on Your Own Sight-Seeing Cultural Excursions On Your Own Limited space available. ITINERARY: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 5:15 PM – Check-In 6:00 PM – Bus Leaves for D.C. Bus will make one stop for refreshments Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 12:00 AM (midnight Friday) – Bus arrives in D.C. Overnight accommodations at Hostelling International, Washington, D.C. (breakfast included) You have all day Saturday to explore D.C. on your own. 8:00 PM – Bus departs for Peace Bus will make one stop for refreshments Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 2:00 AM – Bus arrives at Peace For more information, email Lara Lee King, Director of Student Leadership & Service or Sarah Heenan, Director of Student Activities. REGISTER HERE view Event
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."