#PeopleOfPeace: Video of WPU Math Professor, Jashaun Peele, Goes Viral on Facebook

February 17, 2017

“To be able to be a part of something that thousands of people enjoy is a great feeling.”

Video of WPU Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Jashaun Peele, has gone viral on Facebook. Peele, who plays saxophone in his spare time, performing concerts and other events in the Raleigh community, paid a special visit to NC State Women’s Basketball Associate Head Coach, Nikki West, on Valentine’s Day. Peele was hired by West’s husband to serenade the coach with a personal performance during the team’s practice on the NC State campus.

“I’ve been playing sax for about 23 years and it has always been a pleasure of mine to share my gift with whoever will listen,” Peele chuckled. “To be able to be a part of something that thousands of people enjoy is a great feeling.”

Peele’s video, which was posted by NC State Women’s Basketball on its Facebook page, has racked up more than 28,000 views (and counting), 780+ likes, and over 260 shares in less than 72 hours.

Peele has taught mathematics at WPU since July 2014 and often performs on campus for student, faculty, and staff events.

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Meet Professor Peele