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William Peace University To Participate In Raleigh Christmas Parade

By William Peace University on November 15, 2012 4:58 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Joins 2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade
With School Float, Cheerleaders And Peace Singers

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its participation in the 2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17 beginning at 9:40 a.m. and lasting until noon. The university will have a school float riding in this year’s parade alongside university cheerleaders and performances by the Peace Singers. An annual holiday event, the Raleigh Christmas parade will begin on Hillsborough Street near St. Mary’s School, proceed eastward to the State Capitol and conclude on Lenoir Street. The parade is expected to last for approximately two and a half hours and will be televised live over WRAL-TV and UNC-TV. It will rebroadcast on Christmas morning, Tuesday, Dec. 25.

“The Raleigh Christmas Parade has grown to be a holiday staple across the local community, and over the years has evolved into one of the largest Christmas parades between Washington, D.C., and Atlanta,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D. president of William Peace University. “Our students are looking forward to joining in this year’s celebrations and showing our commitment to and love of being part of this great city as we wrap up 2012.”

For more information about the WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade, visit http://grma.org/christmas-parade/.

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. 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 and welcomed its first coeducational class 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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