- October 5, 2014 Women's Alumni Softball Game 2014 with a Home Run Derby & Family Cookout William Peace University will host an Alumni Softball Game with Coach Charlie Dobbins on Sunday, October 5 at 12:00 p.m. at WPU's Wachovia Softball Field. 1:00 p.m. - HOME RUN DERBY 2:00 p.m. - BALL GAME Cookout to follow! Green Giants, Peace Pride, and Pacers are all welcome to come home for the Women's Softball Alumni Game! Check out the details on our Facebook page. view Event
- October 15, 2014 The Importance of Being Earnest William Peace Theatre presents Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Amy White. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, The Importance of Being Earnest is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. The play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Its high farce, humor and witty dialog have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play. TICKETS: $5 students / $10 Alumni, Senior Citizens, Faculty & Staff / $15 Adults SEATING: General Admission Purchase individual tickets online here. Purchase season tickets online here. view Event
- October 18, 2014 Classy Cocktails Alumni Reunion William Peace University will celebrate the Peace College reunion years for the classes of 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984 and 1979 during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2014. Classy Cocktails has become an annual tradition and includes reunion pinnings during a special reception held in Main Parlor. Come back this year to reminisce and make new memories with your classmates. (Note: The Class of 1964 50th Reunion will be held on April 12, 2015 during a special Reunion Tea hosted by the Alumni Board.) Date: Oct. 18, 2014 Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Location: Main Parlor REGISTER HERE view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands
Communications And Marketing Department With New Hire
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Carrie Draper has been named the communications and marketing administrative assistant. In her position, Draper will assume internal administrative leadership for the university’s communications and marketing department as well as oversee the preparation of market research. Additionally, she will be responsible for maintaining communications and marketing records and files, coordinating vendor contracts, tracking the department budget, revising publications, and updating the staff newsletter. Prior to joining the institution, Draper served as an administrative assistant and office manager for a commercial real estate firm in Arlington, Va. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in criminal justice from Radford University in Radford, Va.
“I am honored to join the staff of William Peace University and work alongside an amazing group of individuals committed to providing educational excellence for all students,” said Draper. “One of the most exciting environments to work from is on the campus of a higher education institution, and I look forward to the opportunities and growth that will come from my role here.”
“Our university’s communications and marketing department play an integral role in the approach we take to reaching out and maintaining strong relationships with both current and prospective students, which is why it is so important to have an internal team that is committed to our students and helping them succeed,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are excited to have Carrie on board, as we know that she will be a wonderful asset to this department.”
A native of Bassett, Va., Draper resides in Raleigh.
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.