April 21, 2021

When Ana Teresa Galizes first met a recruiter from Peace College, she didn’t know it would lead to an unforgettable undergraduate experience and an eventual teaching opportunity at William Peace Unive …

April 21, 2021

William Peace University is proud to announce Mitchell J. Silver and Robert A. Ingram as the class of 2020 and 2021 commencement speakers. Mr. Silver, who will speak to the class of 2020, is one of th …

April 19, 2021

WPU Biology major, Isaiah Davis, is one of fourteen students chosen to be inducted into the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society  (TriBeta) this academic year. This is an academic honor so …

April 19, 2021

William Peace University has been recognized as one of the “2021 Best Colleges in North Carolina by Salary Score” for being one of the 25 top schools in North Carolina for salary ranking of their grad …

April 16, 2021

At William Peace University, we are focused on our students and preparing them for careers in the organizations of tomorrow and through education and the immersive experience we deliver, we believe su …

April 13, 2021

Each year we have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students. To honor  their dedication, ability to go above and beyond and for their commitment to excellence. Academic Awards reco …

April 8, 2021

The WPU Alumni Association is pleased to recognize this year’s Distinguished Alumni of the Year, Distinguished Service Award, Young Alumni of the Year, and the Professional Studies Alumni of the Year. …

April 6, 2021

William Peace University hosts its 16th annual Student Showcase on April 13, an annual tradition in which WPU students  demonstrate their learning, knowledge, and skills by sharing their work from thr …

March 29, 2021

Alumna Jenn Lindberg McGinnis has achieved a great deal of experience since graduating from William Peace University (then Peace College) in 2003. A masters and doctorate degree from NC State and near …

March 12, 2021

MARCH 10, 2021: William Peace University is proud to announce that eight students have been awarded scholarships from the Dereck Whittenburg Foundation (DW Foundation), a local non-profit that aims to …

March 8, 2021

Greetings from Main,   This is your favorite mascot, Phantom, writing to you from our famous campus in Raleigh, NC, William Peace University. I don’t know about you, but I am so excited about this Thu …

March 5, 2021

William Peace University proudly announces the FALL 2020 Dean’s List recipients. These Pacers have achieved one of three levels, depending on certain criteria: Dean’s List, Dean’s list with Distinctio …

March 1, 2021

William Peace University announces exciting updates to its RN to BSN Accelerated Degree Program through planned expanded partnerships, increased enrollment options and reduced tuition rates in order t …

February 17, 2021

William Peace University has announced the addition of three new bachelor degree programs: Interactive Design, ESports and Gaming Administration, and Human Resources Management. All programs will be o …

February 11, 2021

It’s no secret that the students at William Peace University are some of the best and brightest in the country. They soar above even their own expectations while making history, mastering their major …

February 2, 2021

Josephine Beatty Chadwick ’43, died Sunday, January 24, 2021. Josephine, or “Jo,” as her friends and family affectionately called her, was an active member of the Peace Community and a champion for st …

January 26, 2021

When Dr. Erica Jastrow first arrived at Lenoir Rhyne College over 20 years ago, she quickly learned she’d have to choose between two passions: nursing and education. But after two years spent as a Reg …

January 7, 2021

University Community, Yesterday, the very idea of our country was challenged. The U.S. Capitol— an icon of our democracy —was taken by force. More importantly – the citizens who have been elected by t …

December 4, 2020

During the holidays and throughout the year, many struggle with food insecurity. The numbers in North Carolina are staggering: an estimated 604,000 North Carolina households don’t have enough to eat, …

November 20, 2020

What does Test Optional mean and why is it important?  Taking the ACT or SAT has long been required for high school students’ college admissions. For some, they begin preparing their freshman year kno …

October 28, 2020

William Peace University and YMCA of the Triangle have developed a collaborative partnership to support the youth of our local community with the intention of fostering better awareness and support of …

October 22, 2020

It’s not every day a student gets to be a part of history, but that’s exactly what brought Nick Falso to William Peace University. A lifelong athlete, Nick knew he wanted to continue playing lacrosse …

October 20, 2020

Leigh Wallace Dodd ’12 was introduced to Peace at a very young age. When she was in second grade, she attended a Christmas Market held on campus with her mother. It was there, walking around campus, l …

October 19, 2020

William Peace University and Campbell Law School have partnered to create an accelerated dual degree option for students seeking to earn undergraduate and juris doctor degrees. Under the 3+3 accelerat …

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