September 29, 2022

There’s a new chaplain on campus. Dr. Rev. Harold Briscoe has a diverse background and brings a wealth of experience to William Peace University (WPU). Briscoe is a pastor, speaker, and writer, and is …

September 20, 2022

For many alumni, senior year is the last time they step foot in their alma mater’s classrooms. However, dozens of WPU Alumni have been drawn to come back to the classroom as adjunct faculty.  These al …

September 15, 2022

By Jacob Trump Community activist Maggie Kane spoke to students on Sept. 6 at William Peace University (WPU) about her work at A Place a Table Café, a non-profit “pay-what-you-can” café in downtown Ra …

September 13, 2022

 William Peace University (WPU) was ranked 29th in Regional Colleges: South category by U.S. News and World Report. Additionally, the University earned the #29 seat for Best Colleges for Value in the …

September 13, 2022

A total of 213 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2022 semester at William Peace University (WPU). To qualify for WPU Dean’s List students must earn a GPA between 3.3 and 3.69. …

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September 6, 2022

As you may have heard, the Biden-Harris Administration and the Department of Education have recently announced a plan for student loan forgiveness. This plan is intended to provide debt relief to low …

August 24, 2022

The Chadwick Family Scholarship Fund, originally established in 1978 as the George H. Chadwick Jr. Scholarship, received a recent gift that is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign …

August 18, 2022

William Peace University (WPU) is now part of the Common App to make enrollment more accessible and convenient for students, officials said today.  Common App is a nonprofit organization representing …

August 15, 2022

Last fall, William Peace University (WPU) welcomed 2022 with an aspirational goal to continue to support student lives through immersive experiences by launching a campus-wide fundraising initiative t …

August 11, 2022

WPU Alumna Jenny Prince ’91 faced the unimaginable. What started as a struggle with mental health for her daughter grew to substance abuse and, ultimately, addiction.  Prince exhausted every possibili …

August 8, 2022

Free Application Begins Aug. 1, 2022 William Peace University will no longer require an application fee, school officials said.  Application fees are standard at universities and colleges nationwide a …

August 4, 2022

In a momentous achievement, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed William Peace University’s accreditation in June 2022. The accreditation body f …

July 29, 2022

The Coastal Courageous Finish Scholarship is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like the Coasta …

July 26, 2022

William Peace University has hired a new Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Belinda Burke, CPA, CMA, CCE, will join the University as Vice President for Administrati …

July 20, 2022

William Peace University has hired a new Vice President for Academic Affairs. Lynda Szymanski, Ph.D., LP, will become the new Vice President for Academic Affairs early this fall. Szymanski is currentl …

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July 15, 2022

The college is recognized for excelling in the areas of student engagement, teaching, community, and successful outcomes.

July 12, 2022

The Parham Scholar Award is part of the “22 Courageous Gifts in 2022” giving campaign – a campus-wide fundraising initiative at William Peace University (WPU). Donors, like WPU Board of Trustees membe …

July 5, 2022

Students transferring from Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) to William Peace University (WPU) now have two more “2+2” options under a new articulation agreement, the schools announced toda …

June 30, 2022

Becoming a Foreign Service Officer is no simple task. You must take a written test, submit a personal narrative essay, complete an oral assessment, receive medical and security clearance and have your …

June 28, 2022

Enrolling in college can be tricky. Choosing a career that is right for you can take time. Some know what they want to do, and others find themselves unsure or utterly wrong about which career field t …

June 24, 2022

Chatham Rabbits, a roots band with deep William Peace University (WPU) ties, was featured in its own PBS documentary this May.  Starting full-time in 2019, Chatham Rabbits features Austin McCombie and …

June 22, 2022

Fay Jackson Anderson ’54 passed June 14, 2022. Since graduating in 1954 with her Associate of Arts degree from Peace College, Fay created a humbling legacy of enthusiasm, support, and service at her a …

June 10, 2022

Are you interested in criminal behavior, law, or law enforcement? Or have you already received a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and do not really know what kind of job is the best fit for your c …

June 7, 2022

There are many reasons adults choose to return to college later in life. Maybe you’re looking to finish a degree that you started years ago. Or perhaps you want to make a career change and need the ed …

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