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January 30, 2024

William Peace University student Christopher Simmering was selected as one of only eight students for the inaugural cohort of the North Carolina Civic Impact Fellowship (CIF).

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January 30, 2024

Embarking on the journey to become a North Carolina teacher is an exciting and rewarding endeavor. At William Peace University, we understand the passion and dedication it takes to shape young minds, and we’re here to support your aspirations through our licensure-only options.

Women's swim team senior day January 2024
January 29, 2024

The William Peace University women’s swim team celebrated Senior Day on Jan. 28  in grand style at the Triangle Aquatic Center, securing a resounding 71-16 victory over Guilford to cap off the regular season. 

Book cover image of an Atypical Journey by Ronnie Laughlin
January 25, 2024

Pacers and community members are invited to welcome back Ronnie Laughlin, former Peace College Green Giant (1976-77) and WPU Monthly Sustainer, for her debut book signing of her #2 Amazon Best Seller: An Atypical Journey—Facing Breast Cancer Alone in The Middle East with God and My Tribe.

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January 24, 2024

Balancing academics with other aspects of life is a common challenge for students. At William Peace University, we know you’ll want to complement learning with a vibrant campus life. Here are five tailored tips to help WPU students achieve a harmonious balance in their academic journey:

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January 22, 2024

The Pacers broke two school records at the Finn Pincus Invitational this weekend in Salem, Va.

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January 18, 2024

Choosing the right college involves considering not only the academic offerings but also the environment in which you’ll be living and studying. William Peace University, nestled in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina, boasts an ideal campus town setting that enhances the overall college experience.

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January 16, 2024

Whether you’re a first-time college student embarking on a new academic journey or returning to complete your degree, the pathway to college can be overwhelming.

Jen Blush
January 15, 2024

Within the academic tapestry of William Peace University (WPU), Dr. Jennifer Blush stands as a vivacious figure, blending her profound interest in psychology with an unwavering commitment to enriching the minds of her students.

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December 27, 2023

William Peace University (WPU) is thrilled about our upcoming summer study abroad trips. These trips provide a kaleidoscope of possibilities that extend far beyond the borders of our campus. Students will broaden their horizons, challenge perspectives, and immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of global experiences as we introduce our upcoming study abroad trips.

December 14, 2023

WPU professor Matt Hodge has worked with Grammy, Tony, and Emmy award winners. But what he loves most is working with students. 

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December 13, 2023

Mental health is at the forefront of conversation these days, and for good reason. College is a stressful time for many, and fostering a holistic college experience is at the core of our mission at William Peace University (WPU). 

Wake Tech President, Scott Ralls and WPU President, Dr. Brian C. Ralph.
December 7, 2023

Students from Wake Tech Community College can easily transfer to William Peace University — a transition made even easier thanks to a new deal announced Thursday. 

December 1, 2023

Five William Peace University (WPU) students recently participated in the NC Campus Engagement’s biennial CSNAP Student Conference at NC State University.

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November 22, 2023

The skills acquired through a Marketing major can open doors to a wide array of real-world job opportunities. Virtually every business, ranging from national healthcare companies to local dry cleaners, seeks individuals with expertise in marketing and a deep understanding of marketing strategy. Some common entry-level positions for Marketing graduates include:

Alyssa Poteat
November 20, 2023

Meet Alyssa Poteat, a 20-year-old shining example of leadership at William Peace University. Currently serving as the Resident Assistant in the freshman dorms and the Student Body President for the class of 2025, Alyssa’s impact on campus is substantial.

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November 10, 2023

William Peace University (WPU) is pleased to announce that the 2023-2024 recipient of the Lynn Kendrick Erdman ‘75 Scholarship is Heather Longmire Noblitt. Heather is a WPU RN to BSN student.

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October 31, 2023

In today’s ever-diversifying world, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are no longer just buzzwords; they are essential components of campus community, equipping students with the skills and awareness needed to thrive in an increasingly diverse world. DEI addresses educational disparities, preparing students for a future where fairness and inclusion in the workplace are vital.

October 26, 2023

William Peace University cordially invites Raleigh residents to join in the spirit of the holiday season for a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

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October 24, 2023

Finding the right balance between academics and social life in college can be a challenging yet crucial aspect of the student experience. Going to college represents one of the most significant life changes someone can undergo. However, amidst the excitement of this transition, students often find themselves grappling with the daunting task of balancing their academic responsibilities with their desire for a vibrant social life.

October 17, 2023

Meet William Sullivan. He’s not only a student but also the owner of a thriving business, Sullivan Soft Wash, specializing in top-rated soft washing and pressure washing services for both commercial and residential properties.

October 12, 2023

Choosing a major is a significant decision during your college journey. It’s a choice that can shape your academic path and future career opportunities. However, it’s essential to remember that it’s perfectly normal to be undecided about your major when you start college.

October 10, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15, is a time to celebrate the rich tapestry of Latin American cultures, history, and contributions.

October 2, 2023

Are you ready to level up your career in game design? Discover if getting a game design degree at William Peace University (WPU) is worth the investment.

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Through 160 years, William Peace University has evolved to meet the changing needs of the students we serve.


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