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  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster Free Comedy Show The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April and will perform a FREE COMEDY SHOW FOR WPU STUDENTS at 7:00 p.m. on Class Day prior to Late Night Breakfast. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: FREE Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event
  • April 24, 2014 Alumni Event: School of Professional Studies An After Hours Gathering in Main Parlor The Office of Engagement invites all William Peace University School of Professional Studies' graduates back for an after hours gathering in Main Parlor, hosted by Alumni Board member and SPS graduate, Maria H. Ewing '12. R.S.V.P. to Engagement@peace.edu by April 20. Or, register online here. EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014 EVENT TIME: 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Main Parlor, 1st Floor, Main Building Questions? Contact us at 919.508.2362 or email us here. view Event
  • April 24, 2014 WPU Concert & Comedy Series: Fortune Feimster In Concert The Lovable Southern Comic With Great Hair And An Even Better Personality William Peace University welcomes back Peace alumna Fortune Feimster '00 '02 to the Kenan Auditorium stage in April. Los Angeles-based comic Fortune Feimster ’00 ’02 will be on campus to headline a comedy show. She honed many of her comedic skills as a member of the Peace theatre company as a student and often performed improv. After graduating Summa Cum Laude and back-packing through Europe, she moved to L.A. and became a columnist for Beck/Smith Hollywood. She also wrote for such outlets as the Creators Syndicate, netscape.com, and the NY Daily News. Feimster has since taken the national comedy scene by storm, making her national TV debut in 2010 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where she finished as a semi-finalist. Now she’s is a full-time writer and performer on the E! Network’s popular “Chelsea Lately” show. A 2010 Young Alumni Award recipient and former Miss Peace, Feimster travels the country doing standup and can often be seen at the Hollywood Improv and the world famous Comedy Store where she is a paid regular. She also happens to be a highly accomplished sketch comedian and improv artist and is a member of the prestigious Groundlings Sunday Company, which boasts such alumni as Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Lisa Kudrow. Come out to see the show and some of her parodies of current events, from her "Darlene Witherspoon" character to her Honey Boo-Boo impersonation. Show is Rated-R and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. Event Schedule: Private Student Performance, 7-8 p.m., Kenan Hall Pre-Show Public Reception (for ticket holders to the adult show) 8-9 p.m., 2nd Floor Kenan Hall Public Performance, 9-10 p.m., Kenan Hall Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $18 Adults / $16 Senior Citizens / $16 Alumni / $16 Faculty & Staff (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Click Here for Registration & Tickets view Event

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William Peace University Names Alethea J. Byrd, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer

By William Peace University on October 7, 2013 1:00 pm

William Peace University Names Alethea J. Byrd, ATC,
Assistant Athletic Trainer
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Certified Athletic Trainer To Prevent And Treat Injuries During Competitions

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 7, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Alethea J. Byrd, a certified athletic trainer, has been named assistant athletic trainer. In her position, Byrd will provide support for university athletes to ensure that they are competing safely and avoiding potential injuries. She will help athletes warm up and stretch properly, provide prophylactic taping and bracing for athletes with sustained injuries, and serve as first responder in the case of an emergency. In addition, Byrd will assist with the rehabilitative process of injured athletes through use of therapeutic exercise and modalities, such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation.

A 2006 graduate of Miller-Motte Technical College in Cary, N.C., as a certified massage therapist, Byrd earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training with a concentration in exercise sports science from North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham. While studying at NCCU, she worked with Duke University’s baseball team, Jordan High School’s football and cheerleading teams, and various NCCU sports teams as an athletic training student. Additionally, Byrd has volunteered as a first responder at an NFL-sponsored youth football camp in Durham and has presented health and wellness workshops for faculty and staff at S.W. Snowden Elementary School in Aurora, N.C. She is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity. A native of New Jersey, Byrd resides in Raleigh.

“William Peace University is pleased to welcome Alethea as assistant athletic trainer,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Her experience as a massage therapist and extensive educational background in athletic training will be essential in providing quality care and support for all of our athletes.”

“I look forward to developing strong relationships with the athletes I will serve at William Peace University,” said Byrd. “Being an athletic trainer here is an ideal career opportunity, because it allows me to seamlessly combine my passions for sports and helping others.”

 

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