February 1, 2020

William Peace University will host five unique academic summer camps: Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 19, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The day camps are designed for the high school student (9th-12th g …

January 31, 2020

Raleigh is the home of twelve traditional colleges and universities, as well as many satellite campuses and institutions.  Geographically situated between the Outer Banks, Blue Ridge Mountains, and be …

January 23, 2020

Most video games feature explosions, but none have a bigger bomb-radius than this: game play and game players have skyrocketed in the last decade. Which means employment in video game design and simul …

January 8, 2020

Here’s a simple challenge: what’s your strongest childhood memory? We’ll wait.  Got It? OK, so what makes that memory–in a brain utterly teeming with them–so vivid for you? Was it texture, an emotion, …

December 23, 2019

You’ve graduated high school, tossed your cap, turned in your gown, and packed up your bedroom. And now, for the first time in your life, you’re headed off to live on your own at college. This is one …

November 22, 2019

William Peace University (WPU) has received a gift of $500,000 by an anonymous donor in support of the newly established RN to BSN program, a key element of the Believe in Peace Strategic Plan. This g …

November 15, 2019

Your major, learning environment, class size, distance from home, sports teams, and a decent pizza joint. So much goes into selecting a place to further your education. But probably nothing resonates …

November 13, 2019

William Peace University is excited to announce that thanks to the generosity of alumna, Margaret Zeugner ’55 and her husband, Charles Zeugner, the Margaret and Charles Zeugner Commuter Student Schola …

November 6, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of anthropology? Dr. Goodall and her chimpanzees? Well, anthropology does encompass her incredible life and studies, but the true beauty of the field is how much MORE …

November 6, 2019

Chelsea Hayes, Assistant Director of Student Involvement at William Peace University, has been selected as the 2019 Shuronda H. Smith Outstanding New Professional Award from the National Association f …

October 28, 2019

William Peace University is proud to announce its Fall 2018 Dean’s List recipients. These hardworking and dedicated students have achieved one of three levels, depending on certain criteria: Dean’s Li …

October 28, 2019

William Peace University is proud to announce its spring and summer 2019 Dean’s List recipients. These hardworking and dedicated students have achieved one of three levels, depending on certain criter …

October 11, 2019

William Peace University will host Dr. Theodore R. Johnson discussing “This is America: Patriotism, Race, and How We Can Unite” on Oct. 21 in Kenan Auditorium at 3:30pm. Johnson will discuss the incre …

October 10, 2019

WPU is excited to announce a resounding investment in our RN to BSN program thanks to the generous contribution of alumna and trustee Lynn Kendrick Erdman `75, MN, RN, FAAN and her husband, David W. E …

October 1, 2019

On September 30, alumna Sara Jo Manning `58, `60 was awarded the William Peace Medallion, the highest and most prestigious (non-academic) recognition that can be awarded by William Peace University. P …

September 18, 2019

On Monday, September 9, 2019, William Peace University was ranked 26th out of 124 in the Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, the University earned the #9 sea …

August 30, 2019

Lou Taft Welch ’84 has always had quite the presence on the tennis court, but one could argue that her impact off the court is just as measurable. Welch dedicates her life to ensuring that the sport t …

August 23, 2019

On August 15, 2019, WPU unveiled Main Lobby to attending alumni, faculty & staff, Trustees and friends in celebration of the newly completed renovations in time to kick off the 2019-20 school year …

August 23, 2019

On August 15, 2019, WPU unveiled Main Lobby to attending alumni, faculty & staff, Trustees and friends in celebration of the newly completed renovations in time to kick off the 2019-20 school year …

July 10, 2019

“Technology is the future; tradition is changing.” To say Matt Mickool has a passion for technology is an understatement, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that both his career and education have revol …

June 28, 2019

One of the more difficult decisions a college student will make is their choice of major. Although some college students enroll knowing what major they’d like to pursue, most are undecided, and with g …

May 31, 2019

William Peace University proudly unveiled the relaunch of the University’s annual magazine, the first edition of PEACE, earlier this month and now you can see it in full here. PEACE highlights student …

May 13, 2019

William Peace University is proud to announce Dr. Betty Witcher as the recipient of the Alumni Distinguished Professorship of the Year Award for 2019. WPU presented the award to Dr. Witcher at Commenc …

April 25, 2019

Each year, the WPU Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni whose achievements and service exemplify the excellence of the University. This year WPU recognizes Harriett Mills ‘03, Jane Bondu …

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