- September 17, 2014 Constitution Day William Peace University is delighted to invite members of the community to our annual Constitution Day! Constitution Day (or Citizenship Day) is a Federal holiday established in 2004 recognizing the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. September 17 marks the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia. The law establishing this holiday was created with the passage of an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd to the Omnibus spending bill of 2004. Before this law was enacted, the holiday was known as "Citizenship Day". In addition to renaming the holiday "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," the act mandates that all publicly funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the American Constitution on that day. In May 2005, the United States Department of Education announced the enactment of this law and that it would apply to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. (Note: This holiday is not observed by granting time off work for federal employees.) More information will be forthcoming regarding special programming from the Office of Student Services and the Director of Student Activities. view Event
- 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
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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