October 14, 2020

Not all students get to see their internships evolve from general studies into full-time passion projects, but with the installation of a new rain garden on the northside of William Peace University’s …

October 12, 2020

Much to her surprise, Anne Evans felt immediately at home at William Peace University. She had already decided to attend the University of Tennessee, but as soon as she stepped onto WPU’s campus, she …

October 12, 2020

William Peace University is proud to announce its Summer and Spring 2020 Dean’s List recipients. These Pacers have achieved one of three levels, depending on certain criteria: Dean’s List, Dean’s list …

October 6, 2020

To be honest, MacKenzie Allison’s initial experience at William Peace University was not what she expected. The Durham, North Carolina, native chose to attend WPU in order to play softball, study biol …

September 30, 2020

Bill Ryan lives by a simple mantra: do what you enjoy what you are passionate about, and you’ll figure the rest out along the way. It was the adoption of this adage that led Bill to William Peace Univ …

September 29, 2020

One year in and Zyon Ross has firmly found his home at William Peace University. The Musical Theatre major from Lincolnton, North Carolina, said that’s one of the best parts about WPU: there is always …

September 22, 2020

Isaiah Davis knows the secret behind a successful stint at William Peace University: fully immersing yourself into WPU’s close-knit community. The Biology major from Raleigh still group chats with his …

September 16, 2020

After two years attending community college, Cagney O’Brien wanted something bigger and better. She found it at William Peace University. The senior Business Analytics major from Boothbay Harbor, Main …

September 14, 2020

On Monday, September 14, 2020, William Peace University was ranked 24th out of 121 in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report and tied at #4 for Best Undergraduate Teaching …

September 12, 2020

He first learned about the Simulation and Game Design degree options and the Articulation Agreement between Wake Tech Community College (WTCC) and William Peace University (WPU) at the East Coast Game …

September 9, 2020

Wake Technical Community College (WTCC) and William Peace University (WPU) are proud to announce a new academic partnership. The new initiative combines previous individual program articulation agreem …

August 24, 2020

Ever since Brandon Crews was young, he’s been drawing characters. Since expanding his repertoire from cartoons on notebook paper to designing 3D motion capture sequences for character animation, Crews …

August 21, 2020

The William Peace University School of Professional Studies (SPS) is proud to announce ten years of service to the community of adult learners that have progressed through the program. The program was …

August 19, 2020

Hands-on, active learning has been a part of my education since high school, and I didn’t even realize it until it was labeled as Immersive Learning at William Peace University. At Peace, faculty and …

August 13, 2020

Peace alumna, Ana Teresa Galizes, has turned her passion for art into a career at William Peace University. Ana Teresa, also known by students as “AT,” graduated from Peace in 2011 with a communicatio …

August 13, 2020

Former Peace College Director of Education and Peace College alumna Carolyn Morrison ’62, died on July 26, 2020. Carolyn attended Peace College from 1960-1962, earning an associates of arts degree. In …

August 11, 2020

Neither torrential rain nor the COVID-19 pandemic could dampen the spirits of the inaugural RN to BSN Program graduating class from William Peace University. Graduates and members of their families ar …

August 11, 2020

William Peace University has once again proven to be one of the best choices students can make in higher education. The University was ranked in the Top 25 Best Bachelor’s in Analytics for 2020 by the …

August 2, 2020

Throughout his career, Jason Wilson has always asked the same question: “Why?” As a critical care transport nurse for WakeMed Health and Hospitals, he finds himself wondering why processes work in cer …

July 28, 2020

Mabel Pugh led an exciting life as an artist in the early twentieth century. A 1913 graduate of Peace College – then Peace Institute – Pugh was famously known for her block drawings and portraits of n …

July 28, 2020

The faculty and staff at William Peace University give much of themselves through their daily work to better serve our institution and move it forward. Laura Carpenter Bingham ’77, Former Peace Colleg …

July 28, 2020

Imagine if you could swim through a coral reef and take pictures of sharks all while seated at your desk. Imagine taking a stroll through an art gallery filled with digital artwork from around the wor …

July 28, 2020

Raleigh, NC [July 28, 2020]  The USA South Athletic Conference announced today that the conference Presidents unanimously voted to postpone conference competition and championships for fall sports thr …

July 23, 2020

William Peace University is closely monitoring the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  For additional information and resources regarding WPU’s response to COVID-19 Stay up-to-date with Campu …

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