- February 20, 2016 Presidential Open House for the Classes of 2004-2011 A Chance to Be Heard Dr. Brian C. Ralph, William Peace University's 11th President, extends a special invitation to Peace College alumnae from the Classes of 2004-2011 to come back to their Alma Mater for a private open house. Meet Dr. Ralph from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Drop by for a quick visit, a long talk, a campus tour, or anything in between. Main Parlor will be set to receive individuals or groups. R.S.V.P. by Feb. 13, 2016 by clicking here. Refreshments served. view Event
- February 25, 2016 Twelfth Night by William Peace Theatre William Peace Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" directed by Dr. Wade Newhouse, Feb. 25-28, 2016. TICKETS: $15 Adult, $10 Faculty/Staff/Alumni, $5 Student REGISTER HERE William Peace Theatre presents William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy February 25 - 28 in Leggett Theatre on the campus of William Peace University. Drawing inspiration from the romantic comedies of influential filmmaker John Hughes, the show’s design captures the exuberant teen romance of the 1980’s. Twins Viola and Sebastian have been separated from each other in a shipwreck along the coast of Illyria. Disguising herself as a boy named Cesario, she enters the employ of Duke Orsino, who pines after the Lady Olivia. As Orsino sends her to deliver messages of love to Olivia, she falls for him and Olivia falls for her. Meanwhile, Olivia’s uncle, Sir Toby Belch, and a dimwitted knight named Sir Andrew Aguecheek, accompanied by various servants and clowns cause drunken mayhem and prank Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, into believing she is in love with him. Dr. Wade Newhouse directs this production. At William Peace University he currently serves as the Interim Program Coordinator for Theatre and Musical Theatre, and teaches such courses as Composition, Children’s Literature, Southern Literature, Storytelling for Simulation, Critical Approaches to Film, and American Hauntings. He has published articles and book chapters on a wide variety of authors, including Sir Walter Scott, Ambrose Bierce, William Faulkner, and Neil Gaiman. He is the Assistant Director of Raleigh’s Village Idiots and has performed with that improvisational comedy troupe for over ten years. As an actor, Dr. Newhouse has often appeared on the Peace stage, playing such roles as Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, the Narrator/Mysterious Man in Into the Woods, and the Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Dr. Newhouse has also performed with Bare Theatre, hiSTORYstage, and Forest Moon Theater. view Event
- March 3, 2016 Charlotte Alumni Reception An Evening with Dr. Brian C. Ralph Charlotte-area alumni and friends are invited to a special "Meet and Greet the President" cocktail reception hosted by Amanda Hollingsworth '01, Patton & Cindy Pinkston McDowell '87 and Jim & Beth Michael Moncure '77. Event Location: Dressler's Restaurant, 1100 Metropolitan Ave #125, Charlotte, NC (Complimentary Parking Available) Event Date: March 3, 2016 Event Time: 6:00 p.m. R.S.V.P. by February 24, 2016 by clicking here. view Event
William Peace University Names Marquita D. Brazier As Telecounselor And Event Coordinator
Four-Year Baccalaureate University Announces Hiring Of Admissions Professional
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Marquita D. Brazier has been hired to serve as the institution’s telecounselor and event coordinator. In her position, Brazier will be responsible for supporting a myriad of campus efforts throughout the year in relation to student recruitment, retention and alumni development – specifically leading outbound calls to prospective students in an effort to collect information, answer questions and follow up on inquiries, applications or deposits. Brazier will also oversee the accuracy of data entry and developing standard operating procedures and training materials for the Telemarketing and Call Center. In addition, Brazier will manage university event planning, including scheduling, planning, coordinating and budgeting for all admissions open houses and prospective student and group visits and tours.
Prior to joining William Peace University, Brazier served as an undergraduate admissions counselor for Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., and an admissions counselor for ITT Technical Institute in Cary, N.C. A member of the National Council of Negro Women – Capital Area Section, Brazier has worked within the realms of higher education for the last six years. She earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communication and broadcasting from UNC Pembroke.
“We are proud to have Marquita join William Peace University as our telecounselor and event coordinator,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “The relationship between prospective students, current students and university alumni and our institution is of the utmost importance in ensuring future success, and Marquita understands exactly how to maintain communication with each of our key stakeholders. I look forward to having her on campus and assisting in our recruitment, retention and alumni development.”
“A career in higher education has opened the door for me to be in the business of helping people and lending a hand in their educational and professional success,” said Brazier. “I am honored to join William Peace University and take the skills and resources I have acquired over the years to assist people in reaching their higher education goals.”
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