- March 8, 2014 Admissions Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. view Event
- March 10, 2014 Manning Chamber Music Concert Spring Concert and Reception William Peace University is pleased to present the 7th Annual Manning Chamber Music Concert Series in partnership with the North Carolina Symphony. The 2013-14 season will feature three concerts this year held on the institution’s campus in conjunction with the North Carolina Symphony and made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 to establish The Manning Chamber Music Series Fund. The third Manning Concert for the 2013-14 performing arts season will feature concert in Kenan Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. with a reception held immediately following in Main Parlor (9:00 p.m.). For this concert, performances will include numbers by William Peace University vocalists, as selected and introduced by Rhiannon Giddens Laffan of the Grammy Award-Winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Limited seating is available and tickets are required for the event. Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: Free & Open to the Public. Reservations Required. SORRY, THIS CONCERT IS NOW SOLD OUT. view Event
- March 11, 2014 Teacher Network Fair Calling all teachers! The William Peace University Office of Career Services invites you to a career fair for alumni and students who are education majors seeking teaching positions. Private and public school systems from the southeast are in attendance. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Leader Of
The Institution’s Health Care Services
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Debbie Potter, RN, has been named director of health services. In her role, Potter will be responsible for overseeing the provision of care and addressing William Peace University students, faculty and staff in need of medical attention from acute illness or injury. Additionally, Potter will be working to integrate a university-wide educational program that will assist students in making better and healthier lifestyle choices. With more than 30 years as a practicing nurse, Potter has served in several facets of health care prior to joining William Peace University, including pediatrics and emergency medicine.
“I am honored to have joined the campus of William Peace University and serve as its director of health services,” said Potter. “Having worked in a number of health care settings, I know that one of my greatest passions in life is to help those who are sick and need help, and I am proud to be able to lend my support to the hundreds of students, faculty and staff that walk the halls of this wonderful institution.”
“We are proud to have someone of Debbie’s caliber and expertise lead our health care system at William Peace University,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Bringing more than 30 years of experience, she will serve a critical role on our campus, and I look forward to the educational program she will develop to offer our students alternatives and assistance in improving their lifestyles.”
Potter graduated from the nursing program at the University of South Carolina.
She resides in Raleigh with her husband, Rob.
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.