William Peace University officials announced that senior Lindsey Johnson was named Valedictorian of the Class of 2012.
Johnson, a communication major, graduated with a 4.0 grade point average during the May 5th Commencement exercises.
She holds a concentration in Public Relations and recently completed an internship with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and the American Diabetes Association.
As a student, Johnson wrote for the university’s student-run newspaper, The Peace Times. She is scheduled to attend UNC-Wilmington to begin working toward her MA in Public Administration in August.
She was also the recipient of the Kathryn Bryan Sloan Graham Academic Achievement Award, which is presented to the graduating senior whose academic record places them as the top student of their class. Additionally, this award is given to someone who in the faculty’s opinion exemplifies commendable traits of citizenship, cooperation and concern for others.
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. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, 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 www.peace.edu.