- March 22, 2014 Admissions Open House Our Office of Admissions would like to invite you and your family to take part in one of our Open House Events. This will give you the opportunity to meet students and faculty, tour our beautiful campus, and learn about the excellent education opportunities available at William Peace University. No matter your level of interest, WPU has something for you! After hanging out with us, be sure to grab the R-Line and visit some of the amazing downtown locations. Stand beside historical figures in the North Carolina Museum of History, watch the Carolina Hurricanes dominate the rink at PNC Arena, or catch your favorite artist in concert at the Raleigh Amphitheater. To RSVP for Open House, please click here. view Event
- March 27, 2014 WPU Singers Spring Show A Spring Fling Concert William Peace University is delighted to announce the William Peace University Singers 3rd Annual Spring Concert in Kenan Hall at 7:30 p.m. The William Peace University Singers are the university's glee club and ambassadors of goodwill in the Triangle Community. Formed in the fall of 2011, the Singers have performed throughout the Triangle and beyond for regional retirement communities, such as Magnolia Glen, Springmore Retirement Community, and Waverly Place. They have mesmerized audiences for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Fifty Group, Wake County’s First Responder’s Breakfast, the Jackie Ammon’s Memorial Tournament, the Durham Bulls, the Raleigh Christmas Parade, the North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball, the Heritage Calendar Gala, A benefit concert for the Byer Family (Oakwood), Winterfest, Treyburn Country Club, LaFayette Village, the Raleigh Rotary Club, the Fourth Annual LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Awards Banquet and more. They have also traveled throughout North Carolina and Virginia to perform at regional churches and organizations. Each year, the Singers perform a variety of music that cover multiple genres and decades. Get your tickets early for this show-stopping event because we always sell out early! Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Event Location: Kenan Hall Tickets: $10 Adults / $5 Students (Note: a 6.75% entertainment tax is included in the ticket price.) Registration & Tickets view Event
- March 28, 2014 Nonprofit Career Fair Looking for job with a North Carolina Nonprofit? William Peace University's Office of Career Services invites you to a Nonprofit Career Fair! There will be 30+ nonprofit organizations available to discuss their full-time, part-time and internship positions. Professional attire requested. Questions? Contact the Career Center. view Event
President Of Four-Year Baccalaureate University Honored
For Her Accomplishments In The Community By Triangle Business Journal
RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., has been named by Triangle Business Journal as a recipient of the 2012 Women in Business Award. The award honors dynamic and exceptional local female business leaders with an established track record of significant accomplishments in the business arena and local community. The publication recognized Townsley and other award recipients at an Aug. 23 luncheon at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, N.C.
Inaugurated as the 10th president of William Peace University in August 2010, Townsley oversees a student body of more than 700 full and part-time students enrolled in Peace’s undergraduate day, evening, online and Saturday programs, and an alumni body of nearly 9,000. Her efforts as president include an emphasis on reviewing strategies to encourage new course offerings, athletic programs, campus facilities, staff, faculty and enrollment as part of overall expansion activities to accommodate future growth for the university. Under Townsley’s leadership, enrollment has increased 9 percent for the 2012-2013 school year to a total of 791 students. For the fall 2012 semester, the university welcomed 310 new students, an 82 percent increase over the previous year, 33.5 percent of which are male.
Townsley holds numerous professional positions on the state and national levels, including serving as chair of the audit committee and a board member of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). She serves as chair of the USA South Athletic Conference and the Cooperating Raleigh Colleges and is a member of the Independent College Enterprise (ICE) board and the NCAA Division III Chancellors/Presidents Advisory Group. In addition, Townsley has received numerous professional honors, including the Jackie M. Gibbons Leadership Award from Vermont Women in Higher Education and Young Career Woman from the Professional Women’s Association of Annandale, Va.
“Being named a recipient of the Triangle Business Journal’s 2012 Women in Business Award is truly an honor and a recognition I carry with deep pride,” said Townsley. “This award could not have been possible without the support and guidance of the alumni, faculty, staff and the board of trustees of William Peace University, and I thank them all for their assistance as we begin implementing changes that will provide more success to our institution in the future.”
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. Exclusively an all-women’s institution for its first 152 years, 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 began 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.