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  • May 13, 2016 Alumni Weekend 2016 Bloom Where You Were Planted! Alumni Weekend 2016 May 13-14, 2016 You spoke. We listened! Alumni Weekend is back this spring! Click here for the schedule. PAYMENT OPTIONS All Weekend Pass - $80 (Save $5), includes both Friday and Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. All-Day Saturday Pass - $60 (Save $5), includes all Saturday events. Does NOT include Mimosas & Art due to space restrictions.* Click here. "Orange, Lavender & Figs" Cookbook by Fanny Slater '09 - $12 (Save 46%) Pre-purchase the cookbook for Fanny to sign! Click here. *Mimosas and Art is a separate ticket. To register for all events, click here. To resister for Friday's event only, click here. We need YOUR help to invite classmates to attend. If you would like to nominate yourself or a classmate to serve as a reunion coordinator to work in partnership with the Alumni Board and the Office of Advancement, please contact Abby Coleman, alumni engagement admin, at Abby.Coleman@peace.edu or 919.508.ALUM. Don't forget to share on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) that you're coming home again. Use #AlumniWeekend2016WPU. Nominate a Classmate for an Award! Young Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Service Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. Distinguished Alumni Award 2016 - Read the criteria and enter your nomination here. The Fine Print: Please note cancelations with refunds are only available between Jan. 5 and March 31. There are no refunds after April 1, 2016 due to vendor commitments and beverage, food orders. Events with alcohol are for those age 21+. For questions or concerns, please call 919.508.ALUM. view Event
  • May 13, 2016 Buds-N-Brew A Young Alumni Kickoff Reception to Alumni Weekend 2016! Click HERE to register! William Peace University invites all Young Alumni to Cloud's Brewery in downtown Raleigh for the kick-off to Alumni Weekend 2016. $20 gets you three drinks at the bar and food from 6-8 p.m. Bring your bud. We'll bring the beer. (Don't forget to designate a driver!) Sponsored by WPU's Office of Advancement and the Alumni Board. When     Friday, May 13, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Where     Clouds Brewing - 126 North West Street Raleigh, NC 27603 REGISTER NOW. view Event
  • June 22, 2016 Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. Students interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts and Theatre majors can also sign up to audition for the program from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. during Open House. If you are interested in auditioning, be sure to also register for your opportunity by clicking here. view Event

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William Peace University Achieves Record Number of Student-Athletes on USA South Academic All-Conference Team

William Peace University Achieves Record Number of Student-Athletes on USA South Academic All-Conference Team Four-Year Baccalaureate University Records 65 Student-Athletes on 2014-15 USA South Academic All-Conference Team RALEIGH, N.C., July 13, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located …

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William Peace University Announces New President: Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D.

William Peace University Announces New President: Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. Four-Year Baccalaureate University Concludes Eight-Month National Search with Selection of Institution’s 11th President, Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. RALEIGH, N.C., July 8, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university …

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William Peace University Names Caleb Husmann as Head Men’s Soccer Coach

William Peace University Names Caleb Husmann as Head Men’s Soccer Coach Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Former College and Semi-Professional Player as New Coach of Third-Year Men’s Soccer Program RALEIGH, N.C., July 6, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university …

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Alumna Leaves Largest-Ever Unrestricted Gift to William Peace University

Alumna Leaves Largest-Ever Unrestricted Gift to William Peace University Four-Year Baccalaureate University Receives Bequest in Excess of $1.5 Million Through Estate of Late Elizabeth “Betsy” Moore Ruffin ’53 RALEIGH, N.C., June 30, 2015 – With gratitude, William Peace University, a private four-year …

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William Peace University Launches New Academic Program Geared Toward College Transfer Students and Working Adults

William Peace University Launches New Academic Program Geared Toward College Transfer Students and Working Adults Four-Year Baccalaureate University Now Offering Classes Virtually Around the Clock through New FLEX (FLX) Program RALEIGH, N.C., June 23, 2015 – William Peace University, a …

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William Peace University Continues Trend of High Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Recent Graduates

William Peace University Continues Trend of High Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Recent Graduates For Second Consecutive Year, Four-Year Baccalaureate Finds 97 Percent Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate for Graduates RALEIGH, N.C., June 15, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year …

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Presidential Search Update

To the Peace Community, We are fully engaged in the search for our next president. As Peter Meehan, chair of the Search Committee, has reported earlier, we have retained an executive search firm to aid in the process. They have received …

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William Peace University Named Among Best Online Colleges in North Carolina by Affordable Colleges Online

William Peace University Named Among Best Online Colleges in North Carolina by Affordable Colleges Online Independent Education Organization Ranks William Peace University in Top 15 of “Best In-State Online Colleges” RALEIGH, N.C., June 3, 2015 – William Peace University, a private …

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Presidential Search Update

Dear Peace Community, Many thanks to those of you who picked up and listened in on our first phone cast. With more than 500 callers on the line we appreciated your time and thoughtful comments which have been passed to …

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William Peace University Honors President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., with Honorary Degree

William Peace University Honors President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., with Honorary Degree Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Awards Departing President with Honorary Doctorate; Institution Concludes Academic Year with Commencement RALEIGH, N.C., May 11, 2015 – William Peace University, a private four-year university …

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