- 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 Hires 2011 Graduate To Assist With Collegiate Recruitment Efforts
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Elaina Bright has joined the university as an admissions counselor, where she will be responsible for recruiting students, which will encompass traveling to attend college fairs at local schools and other venues, as well as scheduling appointments to speak with students at target schools in the area. A 2011 graduate, Bright previously served as a human resources intern at the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a race relations study circle facilitator at the NC State Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity.
"I am passionate about what my alma mater stands for and has inspired in me as a student, so it is an honor for me now to work for William Peace University and its efforts to expand its student population as it transforms into a coeducational institution," said Bright. "I want every student attending this university to be able to enjoy a rich educational experience similar to what I encountered."
"It is always a joy to have one of our graduates join our staff," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Elaina displays a passion and commitment in ensuring that both current and prospective students understand and take advantage of the educational benefits of attending William Peace University."
Bright earned a Bachelor of Arts from William Peace University (formerly Peace College) with a major in liberal studies and a minor in religion.
A native of Fayetteville, N.C., Bright 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. 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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