September 30, 2016

After announcing the addition of women’s and men’s lacrosse just over a month ago, William Peace University’s Director of Athletics, Phil Rowe, has concluded his coaching search, hiring Akasha Kasper …

September 15, 2016

William Peace University (WPU) has received a generous $100,000 grant from The Cannon Foundation (Concord, NC) to support an HVAC replacement project for the University’s Davidson Hall (c. 1986). The …

September 8, 2016

A couple of Fridays ago, I took a few of the Musical Theatre freshmen downtown to show them the Raleigh night life! And since most of the bars and restaurants were 21 and over after a certain hour, we …

August 26, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce the addition of Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse to its athletics roster. With the additions, WPU becomes the only higher education institution in the Raleigh a …

August 9, 2016

William Peace University has named Dave Snyder Head Men’s Golf Coach. Snyder replaces Head Men’s Basketball Coach Claude Shields, who has coached both teams the last three years. “First off, I’d like …

August 3, 2016

Miss Millie chuckled as we asked to interview her for a video. “Millie, would you mind if we interviewed you? We’re trying to find out what William Peace was like in person.” She grinned, ear to ear, …

July 26, 2016

Dear Campus Community: I have exciting news to share about Seaboard Station and wanted you to hear it from me first. TradeMark Properties, the management and leasing agent for Seaboard Station, has an …

July 22, 2016

William Peace University and Wake Technical Community College are paving the way for artists, designers, gamers and programmers in the Triangle and beyond. Under a new agreement, graduates of the two- …

July 13, 2016

Olivia Gray, a 2015 alumna, sits in a chair in the media studio, a room she knows well from her time at WPU. It was there, among other places on campus, where she showcased her creativity, taking idea …

July 11, 2016

William Peace University is proud to report that 96 percent of its 2015 graduates have either gained employment or continued their education, whether it be attending graduate, medical, or law school. …

June 8, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce a record number of its student-athletes have been selected to the USA South Athletic Conference 2015-2016 Academic All-Conference Team. Overall, 69 studen …

May 31, 2016

That line echoed as William Peace University Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Kelly Johnson, stood at mid-court in the Hermann Center – a gym he helped renovate and build. He soake …

May 26, 2016

William Peace University is proud to name long-time WPU Professor and Department Chair, Charles Duncan, Ph.D., as the University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs. Duncan has served as Interim Vic …

May 5, 2016

UPDATE: Terrace received a job offer from KWQC TV-6 News in Iowa a few months after graduating. He is currently working there as a Video Journalist. When the lights go on and the cameras start rolling …

April 22, 2016

Spring sunlight pours through the windows of the Dinwiddie Chapel, lighting up the nervous face of Sheri Jacobs Keasler. “Mama Sheri”, as she has been lovingly coined, is no stranger to a lively conve …

April 7, 2016

“I knew I wanted to go to graduate school, but I didn’t really know what to focus on,” said Josie Carmona, smiling as she looked into her webcam. A brief moment of uncertainty rushed over her face bef …

April 1, 2016

William Peace University continues to be recognized for its flexible and affordable online learning by various education research organizations. Recently, the University was ranked as one of  the best …

March 24, 2016

William Peace University is proud to announce it is sending a university record nine students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), an annual event that promotes and displays re …

March 17, 2016

William Peace University Biology students and professors are involved in important research concerning Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) levels throughout Crabtree Creek in Wake County. “Over the years o …

March 10, 2016

It’s not just fun and games for Justin Johnson, Assistant Professor of Simulation and Game Design (SGD) at WPU, who seems to be immersed in a real-life Role Playing Game, or RPG for true gamers. For e …

March 4, 2016

Raleigh, which WPU proudly calls home, has been awarded another top ranking by another top publication – this time, the City of Oaks is officially the No. 4 “Best Place to Live in the United States” a …

February 24, 2016

You may not think a student with a 4.0 cumulative grade point average would want to be a basketball coach, but recent William Peace University graduate and Valedictorian Michael Wolf always knew that’ …

February 11, 2016

UPDATE: Paige was quickly offered a position, and is now a special education teacher at Reedy Creek Magnet Middle School in Cary. CARY, NC – Penny Road Elementary at 8:00 a.m. is abuzz with activity a …

September 8, 2015

William Peace University, is proud to announce it is ranked among the best online colleges in North Carolina for the 2015-2016 academic year, according to Affordable Colleges Online (ACO), an independ …

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