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William Peace University To Host 2011 Alumni Homecoming And Reunion Weekend

By on October 19, 2011 3:44 pm

Alumni Invited To Attend An All-Class Homecoming, Reunion And Family Weekend


RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, will host the 2011 alumni homecoming and reunion weekend Friday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 30. The weekend will kick off with a President’s Circle Society reception on campus in Main Parlor on Friday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Saturday activities include a Golfers Outing to North Carolina State University’s Lonnie Poole Golf Club at 9 a.m., a family "Lunch on the Lawn" with collegiate entertainment at noon, a Pacer Volleyball Double-Header against Mary Baldwin College at noon and Methodist University at 4 p.m., the Turkey Trot 5K Race at 1:30 p.m., the Class-y Cocktails & Reunion Pinnings at 6 p.m., and the BIG BASH "Pig Pickin" with music and dancing at 7 p.m. The weekend will come to a close with chapel service featuring the Peace Singers with memorial tributes on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.


Alumni interested in attending the event must register by Friday, Oct. 21 at http://bit.ly/p1W9eW. No on-site registration or on-campus housing will be available. For more information about the homecoming and reunion weekend events, visit http://bit.ly/ndjuue.


"William Peace University looks forward to hosting another homecoming, reunion and family weekend," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D, president of William Peace University. "The Office of Engagement has worked fervently and diligently in arranging this year’s activities." 



- Tickets cost $75 and include the cost of a T-shirt and all weekend activities, except the Golfers Outing. Participants also have the option to choose individual events they wish to attend at various costs.



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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