- January 6, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Winter Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The second Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). This evening's program will feature the North Carolina Symphony's Woodwind Quintet: Mary E. Boone, Sandra Posch, Victor Benedict, Michael E. Cyzewski and Rachel Niketopoulos, along with Symphony musicians Rebekah Binford, violin and Craig Brown, bass. An eclectic mix of music will be performed, including Malcolm Arnold's Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37; Barber's Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 and Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free, but reservations are required. Click Here for Reservations view Event
- January 8, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Raleigh's Village Idiots Raleigh's Homegrown Improv Comedy Group William Peace University is pleased to welcome back Raleigh's Village Idiots to the William Peace Theatre stage! The Idiots are Raleigh's own homegrown improv comedy group. They perform short- and long-form improv comedy, including scenes, stories, games and songs that are improvised based on audience suggestions. The exact combination varies from night to night, so you'll be as surprised as they are! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Leggett Theatre Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 3% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets: Individual Tickets (click here) view Event
- January 14, 2014 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Patricia R. Healy Co-Founder and Principal-Hyde Street Holdings, LLC Duke Energy presents Patricia R. (Trish) Healy, Co-Founder and Principal at Hyde Street Holdings, LLC as part of the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series on Jan. 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. Founded in 1996, Hyde Street Holdings, LLC, (“HSH”) is an advisor specializing in “monetizing embedded value” through engagement with people, assets and companies. Acting as a principal or advisor, HSH concentrates on the strategic, operational and financial opportunities created by either under optimized circumstances or new venture by employing innovative solutions to add value. The principals have built and sold companies; valued, consulted and acquired all types of assets, including large pools of nonperforming assets, repositioned individual assets and portfolios of assets; invested in and securitized large pools of mortgage loans, managed publically traded CMBS debt as a “rated special servicer”, restructured firms, and are active with startup enterprises, with a specialty in companies at the intersection of real estate and technology. In addition Hyde Street principals have experience on the board of both public and private real estate and technology companies. Core beliefs of Hyde Street Holdings include consideration of The Principals of Responsible Investment (ESG). Prior to HSH, Mrs. Healy was Co-Founder and President/COO of the Hanford/Healy Companies (1988-1996). The firm (through 5 national offices) provided real estate investment and advisory services, asset management (rated-special servicer) services and acted as a principal in the acquisition of loan portfolios and below investment grade portions of securities. The firm specialized in real estate analytics, loan workout, repackaging and sales (often through public market execution). General Motor’s subsidiary GMAC Commercial Mortgage purchased the Hanford/Healy Companies in September of 1996. Mrs. Healy has also held various management and board positions with real estate and financial firms. She currently serves as an Independent Director for RREEF America III, presently serving as the Compensation Chair. She is also providing nonexecutive chair advisory services for Milhaus Development. Trish is the Chair of The Green Chair Project and has served on the boards of North Carolina Symphony (audit chair); the Contemporary Art Museum Foundation; ArtSpace and Triangle Tomorrow (Raleigh). She was instrumental in raising the funds for the Repertory Theatre in Raleigh (Burning Coal);bringing “Winterfest” to downtown and is active in her church. Membership in professional associations include: Lambda Alpha; the American Society of Real Estate Councilors (CRE) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), in which she has served as a Trustee and is a Governor. Within ULI Trish has chaired two different product councils, the Annual Fund, the Inclusivity Initiative; and serves as Treasure of her District Council (Treasurer). For Fiscal Years 2009-2011, Trish served, on ULI’s (World Wide) Executive Committee and is now serving on ULI’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Trish has undergraduate (BA) from Tulane University and graduate degrees from Southern Methodist University (MBA) and The American Graduate School of International Management (MIM). Event Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Event Location: Main Parlor Tickets: Free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Click here for Registration & Tickets view Event
November 28, 2011
Dear Current Student, Parent, and/or Guardian:
While most other universities have announced that their tuition next year will increase – in many cases a substantial increase – the William Peace University Board of Trustees has taken the unusual step of reducing the school’s tuition effective fall 2012.
This adjustment will make William Peace University one of the most affordable, private schools for tuition in the country. We recognize that students and families are struggling to pay higher education costs, and our primary motive is to do what we can to help students in this down economy afford tuition at a private university and obtain the best education possible despite economic conditions.
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved a 2012-13 tuition of $23,700, a substantial tuition reduction of 7.73 percent. If you are a resident, or purchase a meal plan, for your reference in planning your budget, we are estimating that the standard room (double occupancy) charge will not increase over last year and remains flat at $6,186; due to increases in food costs, board will increase by $120 to $2,814.
The University will continue to offer qualified students scholarship opportunities for more savings as well. In addition, students may apply for federal and state assistance if desired by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov between January 1, 2012 and our priority date of March 15, 2012. Remember, the William Peace University school code is 002953.
This tuition change is one more example of the Board’s commitment to being transparent with you, particularly regarding the challenge of the costs of higher education and the need to keep expenses as low as possible for our students and their families. The William Peace University Board of Trustees is sensitive to these issues, and has worked to streamline operations of the University over the past year as well as to enhance academic and student services as part of overall planned improvements for Peace, along with this reduction.
The Trustees, faculty, staff and administrators believe in the value of the Peace degree, and it is evident in our outcomes – more than 90 percent of our graduates find jobs or are accepted into graduate school within a year of graduation.
We recognize that this transition may generate questions, which is why we have staff members in our admissions, financial aid and business offices available and ready to address them. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (919) 508-2394 or email@example.com.
Please remember that we at William Peace University are always here to help you and make sure you have a top-quality learning experience. We believe this tuition change reflects the fact that William Peace University offers you the best value in higher education, and we look forward to answering any questions that you have.
Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.