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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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William Peace University Athletic Director Joins Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Advisory Board

By William Peace University on September 25, 2012 7:48 pm

Kelly Johnson To Serve Among Local Sports Leaders On Sports Marketing Department Of The Greater Raleigh Convention And Visitors Bureau

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Kelly Johnson, director of athletics, has been selected to serve on the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance Advisory Board. The 21-member board is comprised of sports, government, tourism and hospitality officials who play key roles in the sports event industry in the community. Each member will provide strategic guidance for the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA), the new name for the sports marketing department of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GRSA will market Wake County for the purpose of attracting sporting events, tournaments, championships and sports-related meetings to the area. Additionally, it will provide support and host services to existing events in order to help those events grow, become successful and ultimately remain in Wake County.

The GRSA Advisory Board will meet quarterly, beginning this fall. Board members serving alongside Johnson include:

  • Paul Campion, senior director of sales, Octagon Global Events;
  • Al Carter, dean of students, Shaw University;
  • William Davis, athletic manager, Town of Cary;
  • Alison Edmonds, executive director, Greater Raleigh Sports Council;
  • Curt Johnson, president, Carolina RailHawks;
  • Chris Kingston, executive senior associate director of athletics, NC State University;
  • Joe Kremer, general manager, Carolina Mudcats;
  • Brian Maloney, general manager of Capitol Sports Radio, Capitol Broadcasting;
  • Jeff Merritt, executive director, Centennial Authority;
  • Barry Mitsch, vice president, Pyramid Resource Group;
  • Jackie Myers, athletics director, Meredith College;
  • Laurie Okun, director of sales and marketing, Raleigh Convention Center;
  • Dave Olsen, executive vice president, Carolina Hurricanes/PNC Arena;
  • David Perkins, chief operating officer, USA Baseball;
  • Larry Perkins, vice president of guest relations, Carolina Hurricanes/PNC Arena;
  • Diane Sauer, parks and recreation director, City of Raleigh;
  • Charlie Slagle, CEO, Capital Area Soccer League;
  • Chris Snow, parks, recreation and open space director, Wake County;
  • George Williams, director of athletics, St. Augustine’s University;
  • Hotel Representative (one-year term): Michele Bevevino, director of sales and marketing, Raleigh Marriott City Center

“I am honored to serve on the GRSA Advisory Board,” said Johnson. “Raleigh and Wake County in general offer a vibrant sports scene with an abundance of recreational events for the community to enjoy as participating individuals and teams. My hope in working with the board is to ensure that residents know the full range of opportunities available to enjoy and take advantage of as many of these activities as possible.”

“On behalf of William Peace University, I congratulate Kelly on his appointed position with the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Watching and taking part in major sporting events are part of the appeal of living in this area. Kelly knows and appreciates that fact, and will work to promote their continued success through this new board.

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