WPU Holds Ceremony for Beloved Professor, Dr. Carol Hiscoe

November 14, 2016
Image of former WPU professor Carol Hiscoe.

William Peace University will hold a ceremony on campus tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, 2016, to honor and celebrate the life of beloved faculty member, Dr. Carol Hiscoe, who passed away last month due to health complications. Dr. Hiscoe served Peace for nearly 25 years and was an outstanding educator, colleague and friend to countless members of the WPU community, and is greatly missed by her students, colleagues, alums, faculty, and staff.

“Words cannot express the positive impact that Dr. Hiscoe had on our students, faculty, and staff.”

Dr. Hiscoe came to Peace in 1992 and served in many roles throughout her time at the college, including as English Department Chair. Her first priority was always those around her, especially her students. One former student writes that, “She made a wonderful lasting impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing her,” and a colleague writes, “Words cannot express the positive impact that Dr. Hiscoe had on our students, faculty, and staff.”

A native of Raleigh, Dr. Hiscoe always wanted to serve in higher education. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Duke University, and both her MA and BA from NC State University. Her favorite Raleigh restaurant was Seaboard 18, located just steps away from campus, and when she wasn’t in the classroom, she was usually reading 21st Century fiction. She was a proud James B. Duke Fellow, leader in Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a winner of the WPU McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award (2001, 2011) and Alumnae Distinguished Service Award (2006), and served as the WPU Faculty Advancement Committee Chair.

Dr. Hiscoe’s campus ceremony will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Dinwiddie Chapel. The University’s Chaplain, Dr. Lee Carter, will preside over services.