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  • April 6, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony, with WPU student vocalists from the B.F.A. Program, on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, April 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. 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. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. THE WINTER & SPRING CONCERTS ARE NOW SOLD OUT. Thank you! William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
  • April 7, 2015 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series: Deborah K. Ross William Peace University is delighted to present the Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series thanks to a generous grant made by Duke Energy in 2013. The speaker series brings guest speakers and lecturers from across North Carolina to the University's campus each academic year. On April 7, 2015, the campus community welcomes Deborah K. Ross in Main Parlor at 3:30 p.m.., as part of the Duke Energy Series. After serving in the NC House of Representatives for more than 10 years, Deborah K. Ross became General Counsel at Triangle Transit (June 2013). From Jan. 2003-June 2013, she was an attorney with Styers, Kemerait & Mitchell, a Legislator with the NC House of Representatives, and a senior lecturer at Duke Law School. While in service with the NC General Assembly, she was a majority and minority whip and Chair of the Judiciary and Ethics Committees. Ross holds an Honorary Doctorate from William Peace University (2011), a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Brown University, and her Juris Doctorate in International Relations and Affairs from The University of North Carolina School of Law. Admission is Free with WPU ID. view Event
  • April 12, 2015 25th & 50th Reunion Tea & Alumni Mimosa Reception William Peace University welcomes the Peace College Classes of 1964 and 1990 as we celebrate their reunions this spring with a special tea and mimosa reception hosted by the Alumni Board! The Class of 1964 will be inducted into the 50th Reunion Club in celebration of their reunion (est. last year). We are also celebrating the Class of 1990's 25th reunion this year, beginning with this special afternoon celebration. (Another induction ceremony will also be held in the fall for those unable to make it to the spring event.) All Alumni are invited back to campus to help us celebrate and induct the Class of 1964 (50th Reunion was last fall) and the Class of 1990 as they celebrate their 25th reunion during this special reunion tea and Mimosa reception. Later that evening, following the event, will be a concert by the William Peace University Singers. Concert is included in the ticket price for the tea. Guests are also welcome. Tickets: $25 each / $50 per couple Click here to register for the 25th or 50th Reunion event. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362.  Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event

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William Peace University Hosts Admissions Open House With Former NBA Guard “Spudd” Webb As Speaker

By William Peace University on April 1, 2013 3:14 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Invites
Prospective Students And Families To Attend April 6 Admissions Open House

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the university will host its admissions open house for prospective students and families on Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a variety of events taking place throughout the day, including a registration and academic fair, parent panel discussion and optional campus tours. Keynote speaker for the event will be Anthony “Spudd” Webb, a former NBA point guard with local ties to Raleigh. In addition, attendees will be invited for lunch and to watch the university’s softball doubleheader and the women’s tennis team as the William Peace Pacers play the LaGrange Panthers. The open house, which is held multiple times during the fiscal year, will conclude with a meet and greet of university coaches as well as appointments with financial aid and admissions staff.

A natural athlete with a stellar high school basketball career, Webb was named Player of the Year during his senior year of high school and was selected as one of 10 players out of 5,000 to participate in the All-State team for Texas. In 1983, he was recruited by NC State University under Jim Valvano and led the team to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Following two years in the United States Basketball League, Webb joined the Atlanta Hawks in 1985 and went on to average more than 10 points and five assists in a game. He won the slam-dunk championships at the 1986 All-Star game, beating out Dominique Wilkins and Michael Jordan. Now retired, Webb serves as president of the basketball operations for the Texas Legends, a NBA Development League team.

“We always look forward to welcoming prospective students and families to William Peace University for our admissions open house, and we are pleased to welcome Spudd Webb to speak to attendees about his experiences as a college student in Raleigh and our area’s appreciation of higher education,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “A plethora of considerations factor into making the decision on which college to attend, and many parents and potential students believe they need to step foot onto campus to help make their final decision. This open house offers parents and students alike a chance to experience in person the unique attributes that make William Peace University a distinctive institution providing educational excellence that prepares students for the careers of tomorrow.”

ABOUT WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY:
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 welcomed its first coeducational class 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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