- November 21, 2014 Jackie Ammons Memorial Basketball Tournament Honoring the life of the late Jackie Ammons '79 William Peace University's Jackie Ammons Memorial Basketball Tournament is a two-day women's basketball tournament named in honor of the late Jackie Ammons '79, who starred at East Wake High School and Peace College, before a car crash claimed her life just a few days before her graduation from Peace in 1979. The tournament gets underway on Friday night, then on Saturday, a consolation game and finally the championship game is played. Check out www.gopeacepacers.org for detailed results and game times. view Event
- November 23, 2014 William Peace University Singers Fall Concert The William Peace University Singers, led by Julie Ricciardi, will perform their fall concert in Kenan Hall on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 at 3 p.m. Formed in the fall of 2011, the WPU Singers act as ambassadors to the community, performing both sacred and secular music ranging from Pop, Contemporary, Christian, Gospel, Jazz, Country, Blues, Swing, Classical, Broadway and more. The troupe performs throughout the state and the region, most recently at the 2013 North Carolina State Governor’s Ball, annual performances at the Wake County First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, the LGBT Center Awards Gala, the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Women’s Luncheons, the Heritage Calendar Gala, the 2013 Wake County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony, and they often appear at retirement centers, churches, schools and for retail openings. The University's glee club's is made up of some of the best and brightest students from across all majors. To learn more about the Singers, click here. Reserve your tickets here. view Event
- November 24, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on stage in Kenan Hall on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three Manning Series events. We apologize, but this concert is now SOLD OUT. Thank you! William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Leadership Of Graduate To Coach Its First Male Recreational Sports Offerings
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Michelle Simonson will serve as the university’s first head men’s cross country coach. A 2006 graduate, Simonson currently serves as the university’s head women’s cross country coach, a position she will continue to hold while leading the men’s cross country team. Simonson will be responsible for enhancing overall awareness of the university’s collegiate cross country program, as well as leading the recruitment process of prospective student-athletes for the 2012-2013 men’s and women’s cross country teams.
"To serve as head coach for both the men’s and women’s cross country teams of William Peace University is an honor," said Simonson. "As a former college athlete on this very same campus, I understand the mindset of these students and the desire to succeed as a student-athlete. I hope that my role will help guide them through success both on and off the field."
"The responsibility that lies with the head cross country coach could not be better suited for Michelle," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Michelle has a passion for students that radiates, and she thrives off watching students excel. One of her greatest assets is her ability to take the reality of where a student currently performs and challenge and motivate them into the reality of where there potential lies as individuals, as a team and as contributors of this community."
As a student, Simonson received the 2006 Outstanding Graduate award, the Scholar Athlete award and the athletic department’s Frazier Cup, annually awarded to the individual who best exemplifies the characteristics of a student-athlete.
ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women’s college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor’s students in August of 1996. Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university’s graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.
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