- 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
William Peace University Names Michelle L. Day Director of Financial Aid
Local Four-Year Baccalaureate Hires Financial Administrator
With More Than 25 Years Experience
RALEIGH, N.C., Jan 27, 2014 – William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced the hiring of Michelle L. Day as Director of Financial Aid. In this position, Day will be responsible for the overall administration of financial aid programs and will provide leadership and effective management to ensure compliance with all federal, state and institutional financial aid program policies and regulations. Day will also develop policies and procedures that will govern the Office of Financial Aid and will manage the student financial aid and operating budgets.
Day has been a financial administrator since 1987, having worked at the University of Utah, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and most recently Campbell University. Additionally, she served as a Trainer, Consultant, Project Manager, and Product Manager for Ellucian, a company that develops software and provides services for higher education management, where she primarily worked with the North Carolina Community College System.
Day is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NCASFAA), and outside of her profession, participates in Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, and Girl Scouts.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Montana State University in Bozeman, MT., and resides in Cary, N.C. with her husband.
“I am thrilled to be working at such an outstanding university,” Day said. “William Peace prides itself on being a strong advocate for financial aid, and working with students to find an affordable means to get into the classroom. I could not be more proud to be a part of this institution and what it stands for. I look forward to helping the University foster new and innovative ways for our students to enjoy an affordable education.”
“We are very excited to welcome Michelle as Director of Financial Aid,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “She is a proven leader in the financial industry, and has more than 25 years of experience and leadership in higher education and helping students. We believe she will make an immediate, positive impact on our institution.”
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