- January 12, 2015 Manning Music Series Concert: NC Symphony William Peace University's Manning Music Series presents a FREE Concert featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony on the Kenan Hall stage on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The Manning Music Concert Series is made possible through a gift made by alumna Sara Jo Allen Manning '58 '60 and the Manning Music Series Fund. For the 2014-15 performing arts season, the Manning Series will include 5 free concerts ranging from jazz, classical and contemporary to Broadway performances. Additional Manning Series concerts this year include: Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony on three of the Manning Series events. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. William Peace University wishes to make this event accessible to all people in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you need a reasonable accommodation to fully participate in this event please contact the Office of Engagement at Engagement@peace.edu or 919.508.2362. Please make your needs known as soon as possible to allow sufficient time for effective accommodations, preferably at least 5 business days prior to the event. view Event
- January 16, 2015 Raleigh's Village Idiots William Peace Theatre presents "Raleigh's Village Idiots" January 16-17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The Idiots perform short- and long-form improv comedy. Scenes, stories, games and songs are improvised at your suggestion. Exactly what the combination is on any night... Your guess is as good as ours! For more information on the Idiots, visit their website. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE view Event
- February 5, 2015 The Piano Lesson A Celebrating Black History Month Event William Peace Theatre presents August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Piano Lesson, directed by Amy White, M.F.A., through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. In Pittsburgh’s Hill District in 1936, the Charles family battle their surroundings and each other over their shared legacy -- an antique piano. The fourth play of August Wilson’s epic Century Cycle, The Piano Lesson is a stunning and moving drama of family, history, and survival. The William Peace Theatre Company actors selected for the cast include: DJ Curtis as "Doaker" Jarrett Bennett as "Boy Willie" Josh Walker as "Lymon" Ebony Miles as "Bernice" Maya Bryant as "Maretha" Chris Haskins as "Avery" Demetrius Jackson as "Wining Boy" Breanna Durham as "Grace" Tickets go on sale soon! view Event
William Peace University Names Jeff Gonza As Sports Information Director
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes
Director As Sports Media Liaison
RALEIGH, N.C., SEPT. 24, 2013 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Jeff Gonza has been named sports information director. In this position, Gonza will be responsible for overseeing sports-related media relations and promotion for the university, and serve as official statistician and sports media liaison. The latter role will include developing story ideas, writing and distributing news releases, and coordinating media attendance at campus sporting events. Additionally, he will manage the WPU athletics website and monitor the execution of the university’s sports social media sites including Facebook and Twitter.
Gonza has five years of sports industry experience. After graduating with honors from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in sport management and a minor in business administration, he worked with the NC State Athletic Department as a marketing liaison for multiple sports. His responsibilities included generating a marketing plan, creating a “buzz” on campus for sports and driving increased attendance at games. In addition to recruiting and coordinating volunteers at athletic events, Gonza has served as the public address announcer for several NCSU sporting events throughout the last two years, written articles and game recaps for the school paper, The Technician, and spent a summer interning with the Fayetteville SwampDogs, a member of the Coastal Plains League. Prior to his present position, he worked for the Budd Group, an organization contracted by WPU to provide maintenance and housekeeping services.
“As a recognized leader in several NCAA Division III activities that produces well-rounded student-athletes, William Peace University understands and appreciates the accomplishments made in sports by individuals who are studying at our institution,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “Jeff has the drive and the skills needed to express all aspects of what makes our sports programs so popular and successful to the media and the community at large.”
“My life has revolved around sports for as long as I can remember, and I have developed a passion I hope to convey in my new position,” said Gonza. “William Peace is a program on the rise, and I’m excited to promote the successes of our student-athletes in competition, in the classroom, and in the community.”
A native of Lewisville, N.C., Gonza resides in Raleigh.
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