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William Peace University Names Elaina Bright Admissions Counselor

By on March 2, 2012 5:09 pm

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.



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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