- August 2, 2014 Alumni Cocktail Party Come celebrate with us! The Office of Engagement invites you to an end-of-summer Alumni Cocktail Party hosted by the Alumni Board. The Peace College / William Peace University alumni event will be held in Main Parlor and Main Patio where we will welcome some of our newest alumni. R.S.V.P. ONLINE BY JULY 28, 2014 - CLICK HERE view Event
- September 8, 2014 Manning Music Series Concert: Steve Elmer Jazz Trio Performs William Peace University kicks off the 2014-15 Manning Music Concert Series with a performance by the Steve Elmer Jazz Trio, live from New York City, on Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Kenan Hall. The Steve Elmer Trio features Steve Elmer (piano), Don Gladstone (bass), and Bobby Cohen (drums) playing jazz standards and original compositions. Admission is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, but RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 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. The concerts this year include: Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 featuring Broadway musicians Carolann Sanita and Lauren Kennedy, Visiting Professor of Music Theatre, in a "Broadway Comes to Peace" concert.* Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 featuring an Octet of the North Carolina Symphony's Principal wind players. Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony and their guest soloist and composer, Timo Andres. Monday, Apr. 6, 2015 featuring musicians from the North Carolina Symphony and their Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and North Carolina native, Caroline Adelaide Shaw, alongside vocalists from the William Peace University Singers and within the Bachelor of Fine Arts major. * Note, the Broadway Comes to Peace concert is $10 for adults; $5 for students. All other Manning Series Concerts are free and open to the public with reservations required for general admission reserved seating. William Peace University is pleased to partner once again this year with the North Carolina Symphony. RESERVE YOUR SEAT FOR THE MANNING SERIES HERE. view Event
- September 9, 2014 Lunch & Learn: Proactive Health & Wellness William Peace University welcomes Dr. Josh McMillon from Proactive Health & Wellness in Raleigh, NC for the kick-off Lunch and Learn Series event on September 9, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Josh McMillon has a doctorate from University of Western States in Portland Oregon. His doctorate includes a masters level in nutrition all rolled into his doctorate program. He has also completed additional certifications in functional blood chemistry and nutrition from Apex Energetics and Standard Process seminars. Proactive Health & Wellness has been part of the community for five years and is committed to giving back to many area nonprofits, helping ensure that the people of our community have opportunities to live well and live long. Tickets: $5 Students/ $10 Adults, lunch is included. REGISTER HERE. view Event
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Admissions And Recruitment Office With Promotion Of Alumna
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Jenny Peacock ’03 has been promoted to director of admissions. In her position, she will be responsible for evaluating the academic records of potential students and overseeing enrollment and attendance issues. She will provide the president and department heads information about pertinent admissions statistics, as well as background information on its enrollment policies to prospective students and their families. Peacock began working in enrollment for William Peace University while attending as a student, serving an internship with the financial aid office in 2002. After graduating, she became a telecounselor and then telecounseling manager at the university. Peacock previously served as enrollment operation coordinator and the assistant director of admissions, where she was responsible for expanding its transfer program, before assuming her current role on campus.
"I truly enjoy working with students and representing William Peace University," said Peacock. "There is so much that William Peace University has to offer for those seeking a quality post-secondary education, and I am proud to do my part and help encourage more students to consider our university as their right choice to continue their educational studies."
"Having been part of our campus for nearly a decade, Jenny has demonstrated her commitment to promoting our message and mission to the community, and she has performed strongly in her role," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Under her leadership, we hope to generate even more interest in our excellent curricula and other academic offerings and activities for our undergraduate students."
A 2003 graduate, Peacock earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a concentration in journalism and a minor in English.
She is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh and participates in its StepUP Ministry, a program which provides individuals and families with a second chance in life, and supports them in their commitment to be independent, productive members of the community.
A native of Raleigh, Peacock resides in Cary, N.C.
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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