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  • August 2, 2014 Alumni Cocktail Party Come celebrate with us! The Office of Engagement invites you to an end-of-summer Alumni Cocktail Party hosted by the Alumni Board. The Peace College / William Peace University alumni event will be held in Main Parlor and Main Patio where we will welcome some of our newest alumni. R.S.V.P. ONLINE BY JULY 28, 2014 - CLICK HERE view Event
  • September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. 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. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert.* Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring an Octet of the North Carolina Symphony's Principal wind players. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony and their guest soloist and composer, Timo Andres. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony and their Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and North Carolina native, Caroline Adelaide Shaw, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. view Event
  • September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars.  Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: $5 Students/ $10 Adults, lunch is included. REGISTER HERE. view Event

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William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 Graduates

By William Peace University on June 17, 2014 6:27 pm

William Peace University Announces New Data That Shows Employment/Graduate School
Placement Rate of 97 Percent for 2013 Graduates
Four-Year Baccalaureate Reveals New Statistics
Which Indicate Continued Increase in Job and Further Education Placement

RALEIGH, N.C., June 17, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the release of its 2013 University graduate data which revealed an employment/further education placement rate of 97 percent. Data was based on a University questionnaire which was answered by 69 percent of graduates and was collected 12 months following graduation. Statistics of both full-time and part-time employment were included. The statistic of 97 percent is the third highest employment/graduate school placement rate for the University since data began being collected in 2000, and far exceeds the national average of 59% reported in 2011-2012 by the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Career Services Benchmark Survey.

As part of career preparation, all students participate in the Professional Development Seminar, a series of three classes that focus on career and professional readiness. In these courses, students mock interview with their faculty and with local businesses who volunteer their time, construct a resume, and build a portfolio of their learning to share with potential employers when they are interviewing. The series culminates with an internship requirement that combines education and job experience. In fact, in October 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked William Peace University No. 1 in the country among schools that produced the largest percentage of interns.

“We are very pleased with the results of the survey for the class of 2013,” said Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services at William Peace University. “Nowhere is it more evident that the lessons and skills learned in and out of the classroom here at WPU pay off in the employment market than our annual survey of graduates. Each year, we continue to see a high percentage of graduates in jobs or graduate school and we are very proud of the citizens they have become.”

“Our Alumni, along with our current students, faculty, and staff, continue to amaze us,” said Debra M. Townsley, President of William Peace University. “Data, such as this current report, matches the University’s mission and the goals we set for ourselves as education professionals and as an institution. The success of our students is our primary mission.”

 

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