- 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. 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
- 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
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Hires Former Faculty Member With 16 Years Of Teaching Experience To Oversee Business/Human Resources/Leadership Program
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the hiring of Carolyn T. Nye, Ph.D., as the university’s business faculty and program coordinator for business/human resources/leadership. Formerly serving on the business faculty of William Peace University from 2000 through 2005 before returning to the campus this year, Dr. Nye will be responsible for teaching marketing and business courses, advising students, supervising student internships, managing and evaluating adjunct professors, and developing the business curriculum. With 16 years of educational experience, Dr. Nye has held business faculty positions at Meredith College in Raleigh, Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., and Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. She has served as assistant controller at Research Planning, Inc. in Columbia, S.C., accountant at Envoy Systems Corp. in Waltham, Mass. and marketing associate at Hewlett Packard in Andover, Mass. as well.
"Having previously served this campus for five years, I can say it is a privilege and a joy to return to William Peace University and assist in its transition into a coeducational institution of higher learning," said Dr. Nye. "I have a broad interest in history, culture, language, marketing and other areas, and this position allows me to incorporate all of those into a single discipline to benefit the students and faculty of the university in the business program."
"Handling the management and staffing of our business/human resources/leadership program is a major responsibility, and I know Carolyn’s history with our university will help her fulfill her duties to the utmost," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "I am pleased that she has returned to help strengthen and improve our program for both our current and incoming students."
Nye earned her Ph.D. in International Business and Marketing from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
She serves on the board of the North Carolina World Trade Association and is a member of the Society of Marketing Advances.
A native of Cambridge, Mass., Nye resides in North Raleigh with her husband and children.
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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