- 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 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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