February 1, 2018

William Peace University is pleased to announce it is in the process of completing an agreement with the City of Raleigh to offer the GoRaleigh GoPass program to all traditional undergraduate students …

January 22, 2018

A new year. A new crown for Alumna Maya Bryant ’17, who was recently named “Miss Zebulon 2018.” No stranger to hard work, Bryant has competed in the Miss North Carolina Pageant Organization since the …

January 12, 2018

William Peace University is proud to welcome Ana Blackburn, North Carolina’s NAACP Latino Liaison and Tri-City Chair of The Poor People’s Campaign, as a guest speaker in honor of Martin Luther King Jr …

January 12, 2018

Dr. Wynns is the founder of a parenting website and resources called No Wimpy Parenting™ Peace alumni are impacting the world of child and family psychology. Dr. Kristen Wynns ’97 recently released “T …

January 9, 2018

William Peace University is deeply saddened by the passing of a former faculty member, Professor Emerita of English, Dr. Sally Buckner. Buckner taught literature and writing at Peace for 28 years befo …

December 21, 2017

The greater Raleigh area is widely known as an east coast tech hub, with boundless career opportunities in the software and IT fields. With the influx of computer science jobs to the area also comes a …

December 20, 2017

It’s been a busy fall for WPU, and an even bigger winter is on tap. Renovations are coming to Main Lobby, along with the patio space outside of Belk Dining Hall, and even campus parking. Belk  Belk Di …

December 18, 2017

The School of Professional Studies at WPU has been named a “2018 Top Online College Offering Business Degrees” by The online search tool was founded in 2004 and allows prospe …

December 12, 2017

Successful sports teams require more than just skilled athletes. Everyone, from players to coaches and trainers alike, must work together for the common goal. Every player, on or off the field, court, …

December 1, 2017

William Peace University Theatre students are in the holiday spirit, having recently performed at “One Magical Christmas”, a fundraising event for the local nonprofit organization, Special Blessings I …

November 17, 2017

The tech industry has been booming in the Raleigh area for years now, as evidenced in this 2015 video …Yet another accolade for the City of Oaks. Recently, Forbes cited #OurRaleigh as a top tech cit …

November 15, 2017

Mary Todd Earnhardt ’20 has her hand in just about everything, from nannying part-time to exploring the outdoors, and working part-time with elementary school children – all while balancing a 3.6 GPA. …

November 7, 2017

William Peace University is proud to announce the addition of a men’s and women’s track & field program. The University is conducting a national search for a head coach and staff, and has establis …

October 23, 2017

2017 – 2018 Season Lineup An Evening with Edgar Alan Poe – Oct 26-29 William Peace Theatre delves into the dark imagination of one of America’s foremost authors in An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, Oct …

October 12, 2017

a student Blog by Nikki Nodelman ’18, Marketing major 150 Years of NC Well its that time of year again… non-stop spinning rides, entertaining games, and all the delicious food you have been dreaming o …

October 4, 2017

It’s all business for WPU student, Grace Robinson, as she heads to Arkansas this week for the Sigma Beta Delta Leadership Academy (SBD). Robinson was one of 20 students selected nationwide to attend t …

September 29, 2017

The awards keep rolling in for WPU. The University is proud to announce it was named to the 2017 list of “Top 50 Best Places to Work” (BPTW) in the Triangle. WPU placed #13th overall in the category ” …

September 15, 2017

William Peace University, Vance-Granville Community College, and Fayetteville Tech Community College have partnered to further theatre education in the Triangle and beyond. WPU, VGCC, and FTCC have si …

September 13, 2017

It is safe to say that WPU Alumna Deja Barber is North Carolina royalty – she even has the crown to prove it. As the 2017 winner of the Ms. Wheelchair North Carolina Pageant, Barber has been busy trav …

September 10, 2017

William Peace University Update on Hurricane Irma According to the National Weather Service report, Hurricane Irma will track well to the southwest of the area Monday through Tuesday. However, bands o …

September 6, 2017

William Peace University prides itself in bringing exceptional and talented new faculty to campus. With fall semester underway, please join us in welcoming our new faculty members to the WPU community …

August 28, 2017

WPU has won another digital marketing accolade – this time, a 2017 Telly Bronze Award for Branded Content & Entertainment in Campaign: Not-for-profit. The award-winning visual storytelling campaig …

August 23, 2017

William Peace University is proud to welcome award-winning author and speaker, Dr. Sampson Davis, to campus on Wednesday, September 6th. Dr. Davis is the author of “Living and Dying in Brick City,” wh …

August 7, 2017

It’s been a monumental year for Peace Alumna, Harriet Mills, who balances her national TV appearance with running a business, being a wife, and mother of three. Mills successfully pitched her national …

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