- January 12, 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 on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 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. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. 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
- January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
- February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include: DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Admissions And Recruitment Office
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Kenia Thompson has joined the university as telemarketing program coordinator in its admissions and recruitment office. In her position, she will be responsible for recruiting prospective first-year, transfer, evening and re-admit students by phone, email and other electronic communication, and will oversee the follow-up of interested candidates in attending the university. She will interact with diverse groups of students, parents, guidance counselors, as well as with all staff and faculty, as part of her duties. Graduating in 2006, Thompson previously worked at several local news stations and the public relations and marketing offices for area companies.
"It is an honor to return to my alma mater and give back to a school that provided me with an excellent education," said Thompson. "I know what prospective students want in their post-secondary studies, and I believe that William Peace University is the right choice for a number of career opportunities, thanks in part to its expanded classes and subjects. I look forward to providing prospective students with the guidance and insight needed in learning more about our university and what we have available for them to enjoy."
"Our telemarketing program coordinator position requires someone who is interested in generating excitement and believes in the opportunities that exist at our university, and that is certainly true about Kenia and her support for us following her graduation," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Kenia possesses the creative and motivated skills to communicate effectively about William Peace University to prospective students, and I am sure she will offer those interested individuals the best service possible in learning more about our programs."
Thompson graduated from Jones International University in Centennial, Colo., with a Master of Arts in business communication in 2008.
She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
A native of Raleigh, Thompson resides in Clayton, N.C., with her husband, Eric, and their son, Caleb.
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. 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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