- September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
- 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
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate University Promotes 2005 Alumna
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Courtney Lindsey Frye has been named its accounts receivable and purchasing coordinator. In this position, Frye will be responsible for preparing student deposits, overseeing all receipt funds, creating and monitoring purchasing orders for the institution, and assisting families and students with payment plans. A 2005 alumna, she returned to her alma mater in 2008 to serve as admissions counselor before being promoted as the financial aid advisor and loan coordinator in 2009. Prior to her work for William Peace University, she served as the campaign assistant and coordinator for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Eastern North Carolina.
“We are so excited to have Courtney on the staff of William Peace University and serving as our accounts receivable and purchasing coordinator,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Through her perseverance and dedication in previous positions with the university, Courtney has shown that she is ready to handle the responsibilities and leadership that come with her newly appointed position.”
“Being a person who consistently looks for challenge, William Peace University has provided me with an opportunity to grow as both an individual and professional, broadening my skill sets throughout my career,” said Frye. “The experience I had on this campus has molded and shaped me as a person, and I am thankful to have the chance to assist today’s students through their undergraduate studies at William Peace University.”
A native of Gastonia, N.C., Frye resides in Raleigh with her husband, Phillip, and son, Davis.