People of Peace / Prepare at Peace


Profiles of current faculty, staff and students (#PeopleofPeace) and alumni success stories (#PrepareAtPeace) can be highlighted throughout the site in dynamic callouts showcasing a headshot, large background image and quote or statement that can link to a news story for the full article or a full profile.


Adding and Editing Individual Profiles

People of Peace are stored in the system so that they can be placed on any page using the People of Peace Row component.

From the WordPress dashboard, click People of Peace in the left menu to bring up the full listing. To edit an existing entry, click its name in the list; to add a new entry, click Add New at the top of the page.

Note: if the People of Peace item is tied to a News item, before you add a the People of Peace item, create the News item that is tied to the People of Peace item

Field Definitions

  • Title: the name of the person featured
  • Text: the description of the POP item. Limit copy to around 140 characters (including space.)
  • Profile Image: the image of the person
  • Background Image: the image to appear in the background of the POP component
  • News Story: the link to the corresponding POP news item. If this is populated, it overrides the Green Button Link field
  • Story Type: the type of story, used for filtering and is displayed at the top of the POP component as a hash tag
  • Person Type: the type of profile, used for filtering
  • Person’s Title: the profile’s title to appear under their name
  • Green Button Link: optional first link if there’s no associated News item
  • Green Button Text: the text for the green button link which links to the corresponding News item
  • Blue Button Link: optional second link should link to all #PeopleOfPeace or #PrepareAtPeace stories.
  • Blue Button Text: optional second link text

How-To Add a People of Peace/Prepare at Peace Component to a Page

  1. Add a new Row
  2. Click the pencil icon on the row to open Row Settings
  3. Click the gear icon to open the Settings menu and select the People of Peace option.
  4. Click the + sign and add a new People of Peace component
  5. If the People of Peace (Random) component is selected, you have the option of displaying students or faculty randomly on page load.
  6. If the People of Peace (Select) component is selected, you will need to enter the system ID for the People of Peace post. See the below list for the IDs. This can also be found in the URL when editing the POP item, under the post URL parameter.

Post IDs

157Lisa Bonner, Ph.D.
869Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D.
1716Olivia Gray ’15 Talks Grad School & WPU
1786Terrace Myles ’16 Reflects On His Time at WPU
1794Mama Sheri’s Lifelong Journey To Peace
1799Josie Carmona ’14 Discusses Graduate School & Time at WPU
1803Justin Johnson, Creating Worlds as a Game Designer and Professor
2060Paige Ingalls ’16, A Day In The Life Of A Student-Teacher
2068Michael Wolf ’15 Enjoying New Career as NCAA Basketball Coach
2698See How Harrison Juggles Being a Dad with SPS
4604Anthony McCue ’16, Making WPU History & Getting Accepted into UNC Law School
4656WPU Baseball Player Goes in the Field with SBI Internship
4947Christian Gray ’14 on Training NBA Athletes & Mentoring Young Leaders
5325Dr. Amanda Bock Elected Vice President of NC Council for Exceptional Children
5331WPU Alumna Fanny Slater Becomes Food Network Co-Host
5832WPU Simulation & Game Design Student, Jennifer Thomas, Takes on Ubisoft Internship
5976WPU Student Jay-Len Roberts Turns His Ideas Into Reality; Finishes as Finalist in Area Competition
6010“Miss Millie” Retires from WPU After 36 Years of Dedicated Service
6341Kristina Cass Graduates As WPU’s First Commissioned Army Officer
6555Professor Emerita Dr. Laura Vick & 25 Years of WPU Study Abroad in Yucatán, Mexico
6878Alumna Courtney Massengill Named Wake County First-Year Teacher of the Year
7162Harriet Mills ’03 Discusses Wine & Design and ABC’s Shark Tank
7232Liz Webb Featured in Local Theatre Production, “Sweet Tea and Baby Dreams”
7373Deja Barber ’16 Crowned As Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina
8287Dr. Kristy Wynns ’97 Releases New Book on Parenting
8711WPU Student Competing for Spot on USA Karate Olympic Team
9222Ruth Ruppe, LPN, Named Finalist for Hearts of Healthcare Award
9227Josh Walker Enjoys Lead Role In ‘RENT’ 20th Anniversary Tour
9258World-Ranked Gamer & WPU Student, Coleman Arehart ’19
9313Miss Zebulon and WPU Alumna, Maya Bryant ’17
9689Janelle Jennings-Alexander Earns National Council of Teachers of English Early Career Educator of Color Leadership Award
9720WPU Professor, Amy White, Directs Raleigh Little Theatre’s “The Revolutionists”
9806Alec Allred Becomes First WPU Baseball Player to Play Professionally
10056WPU Professor, Dr. Beth Kusko, Speaks at News & Observer Panel On Midterm Elections
10107ShuDon Brown ’18
10436Deja Gainey Heads to Washington D.C.
10614Christopher Born Joins WPU As Director of Immersive Learning



A picture of ocean life under water.
Lisa Bonner, Ph.D.

Dr. Bonner leads international study abroad experiences in Jamaica, the Galapagos Islands, Mexico, and most recently Central America.

Lisa Bonner, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Department Chair of Science and Mathematics