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William Peace University To Sponsor AT&T Raleigh Winterfest

By William Peace University on November 30, 2012 6:45 pm

Four-Year Baccalaureate University To Participate In
Downtown Raleigh Holiday Festivities Alongside More Than 40 Local Vendors

RALEIGH, N.C. – William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will serve as a dashboard sponsor for the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest event. A premier holiday activity for the local community, AT&T Raleigh Winterfest is a two-month extravaganza featuring an outdoor ice skating rink. Located in the City Plaza of downtown Raleigh, the event will kick off on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m., and attendees will see performances by William Peace University cheerleaders.

The kick-off will include performances from local vocal and dance groups, a carousel and bounce house for children, carriage rides, sledding ramps and the opportunity to visit Santa’s Village. Attendees can enjoy the holiday boulevard of shops which will include more than 40 vendors and local restaurants with a variety of crafts, foods and gift items as well as an outdoor screening of the movie The Polar Express. Admission tickets will be $8 for both adults and children and will include skate rentals.

For more information and specific hours of Winterfest, visit: http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/raleighwinterfest/index.htm.

“The downtown Raleigh community has done an amazing job over the years of bringing the community together to gather in excitement and celebration over the upcoming holiday season,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “We are proud to sponsor the AT&T Raleigh Winterfest event and look forward to joining other participants in this year’s festivities, particularly for all those who can attend the kick-off event.”

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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