- October 22, 2014 Career Connections William Peace University's Office of Career Services is delighted to offer "Career Connections" -- a series of undergraduate and graduate panels -- designed to connect alumni and community mentors with WPU students. Alumni and community mentors discuss their career paths. The event also connects students with professionals for career information, networking, internship(s) and job leads. Alumni interested in volunteering to sit on a professional panel as a Career Mentor should email Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services. Students interested in attending should sign up with Barbara Efird, Director of Career Services, by sending her an email with your name, student ID#, major and class year. view Event
- October 23, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Verity Asset Management A Special Event for WPU Faculty & Staff Does your financial future scare you? Halloween may be just around the corner, but you don’t have to let retirement planning give you the creeps! WPU Faculty and Staff are invited to learn all about the University Retirement Plan (403B) from Verity Asset Management October 23, 2014 12:00 p.m. You bring your lunch. We’ll bring the dessert and beverages! WPU FACULTY & STAFF ONLY, REGISTER HERE view Event
- November 7, 2014 Student-Alumni Bus Trip to Washington, D.C. The William Peace University Office of Student Services invites you to join us for our Student-Alumni charter bus trip to Washington, D.C.! WPU students, faculty, staff, and Peace College & WPU Alumni – and up to 3 guests – are invited to join us for our first round trip bus trip to our Nation's Capitol, Washington, D.C. COST: $125 per ticket INCLUDES: Round trip Charter Bus Fare Overnight Accommodations A Day to Explore D.C. on Your Own Sight-Seeing Cultural Excursions On Your Own Limited space available. ITINERARY: Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 5:15 PM – Check-In 6:00 PM – Bus Leaves for D.C. Bus will make one stop for refreshments Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 12:00 AM (midnight Friday) – Bus arrives in D.C. Overnight accommodations at Hostelling International, Washington, D.C. (breakfast included) You have all day Saturday to explore D.C. on your own. 8:00 PM – Bus departs for Peace Bus will make one stop for refreshments Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 2:00 AM – Bus arrives at Peace For more information, email Lara Lee King, Director of Student Leadership & Service or Sarah Heenan, Director of Student Activities. REGISTER HERE view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires
A New Assistant Director For The Department
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Carmela Cohen-Perry has been named assistant director of financial aid. In her role, Cohen-Perry will work alongside the director of financial aid, Shawn Henderson, to manage the university’s financial aid program and ensure that all policies and procedures are met and remain compliant with federal, state and institutional regulations. Additionally, she will guarantee that the department is meeting and addressing all day-to-day functional and operational needs for students and parents.
Cohen-Perry brings more than 12 years of higher education experience, nine of which have been directly involved in financial aid. She has served in a number of positions across a range of North Carolina higher education institutions, from private, nonprofit, proprietary and historically black colleges and universities. Cohen-Perry earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh and an MBA from Strayer University.
“The office of financial aid plays a key component in ensuring an affordable education for our students,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are confident that Carmela’s financial aid experience over the last 12 years will prove to be an invaluable asset for our institution. Carmela understands the importance of affordability in higher education, and I look forward to working with her as we assist students of today and tomorrow in achieving their educational goals.”
“I am truly honored to join the staff of William Peace University as its assistant director of financial aid,” said Cohen-Perry. “As someone who wholeheartedly believes in the power of education and doors that it opens to transform lives and the future of all who pursue it, I look forward to supporting the office of financial aid as we address the needs of all students during their education at the university.”
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.