June 25, 2018

For the second consecutive year, the WPU Communications and Marketing Team is the winner of a Telly Award. This year, WPU took home four (4) total awards, quadrupling its Telly count from 2017. The 39 …

June 14, 2018

UPDATE: Coleman created a Rocket League video that was featured in a Forbes article. On the surface, Coleman Arehart ’19 plays the part of a normal college student. He attends class, hangs out with fr …

June 8, 2018

William Peace University is excited to announce that Jodi Stamey, CFRE, Vice President for Advancement, has been named as one of the 2018 Triangle Business Journal’s prestigious 40 Under 40 Leadership …

June 5, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce five new members joining its Board of Trustees. The University has just launched its new Believe in Peace strategic plan and recently announced the contra …

May 31, 2018

William Peace University Nurse, Ruth Ruppe, LPN, was recently named a finalist for the Hearts of Healthcare Award, which recognizes a local nurse who makes a difference in someone’s life or has an imp …

May 29, 2018

Former WPU Musical Theatre student, Josh Walker, has recently enjoyed a lead role in the off-Broadway production of ‘RENT’ on their nationwide 20th Anniversary tour. The rock musical has become intern …

May 24, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce it has been designated a 2018-2019 Military Friendly School. The University was commended for its commitment to providing flexibility and ease for militar …

May 23, 2018

William Peace University is proud to welcome organizational and business leaders from across the Triangle to campus on Thursday, June 7, for the Leadership and Nonprofit Administration Breakfast & …

May 15, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce two new licensure programs within the University’s Education major for the School of Professional Studies, WPU’s accelerated degree program for adults and …

May 14, 2018

William Peace University recently celebrated its 146th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.  Jamie Valvano, philanthropist, cancer survivor, and daughter of sports legend Jim Valvano, del …

May 7, 2018

William Peace University Baseball, in coordination with the Holly Springs Salamanders, will host the 2018 South Regional for the NCAA DIII Baseball Tournament at Ting Park in Holly Springs, May 17-20. …

April 24, 2018

The Board of Trustees of William Peace University is proud to announce a new five-year extension for its President, Brian C. Ralph, Ph.D. Dr. Ralph took office in mid-August 2015 becoming the Universi …

April 23, 2018

On April 10th, the campus celebrated the accomplishments of WPU students in the 14th annual Showcase. More than 200 students presented their outstanding work in art, research, internships and their co …

March 29, 2018

William Peace University is proud to name Jamie Valvano as its 2018 Commencement Speaker and Dr. Harold Briscoe as its 2018 Baccalaureate Speaker. This year’s Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sat …

March 27, 2018

William Peace University Communication students have been recognized for their exemplary work for the University’s student publication, The Peace Times, at the recent North Carolina College Media Asso …

March 20, 2018

Five years ago, William Peace University purchased Seaboard Station as a strategic investment and as a way to enhance the local community surrounding the University. Since that time, Seaboard Station …

March 6, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce its fall 2017 inductees to Omicron Delta Kappa (ΟΔΚ), a national leadership honor society in the United States, with chapters, known as circles, at more t …

March 2, 2018

William Peace University mourns the passing of benefactor and friend, Irwin “Ike” Belk, who passed away on Saturday, February 24, at the age of 95. The Belk Department Store magnate was a generous con …

February 28, 2018

William Peace University is proud to celebrate 161 years of success as part of its Founder’s Day celebration on Thursday, March 15, 2018. This year’s events mark a new era in celebrating our founder, …

February 27, 2018

William Peace University is proud to announce it has been awarded a grant from the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) to support its Global Studies and Political Science majors, as well as foreign la …

February 21, 2018

The WPU campus is all hustle and bustle with the spring semester well underway and while students hurry to their new classes, most of them are completely unaware that a black belt in karate walks amon …

February 16, 2018

It’s a first-ever meeting of the minds for a select group of students from WPU this weekend as they undergo competition in the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl, …

February 6, 2018

William Peace University is pleased to officially announce a new academic program, Leadership & Nonprofit Administration, which launched at the start of the spring 2018 semester within the Univers …

February 2, 2018

2018 – 2019 Season Lineup Speech and Debate – Oct 18-21 – Leggett Theatre In this uproariously funny comedy, three high school students use the platform of an ad hoc speech and debate team to address …

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