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William Peace University Names Jashaun Peele Associate Professor of Mathematics

Four-Year Baccalaureate Welcomes Award-Winning Higher Education Professional

Raleigh, NC, July 26, 2014 --(PR.com)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Jashaun Peele as Associate Professor of Mathematics. In his new role, Peele will teach undergraduate, introductory level college mathematics courses, including algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, finite mathematics and introductory statistics. Additionally, Peele will be responsible for serving on campus-wide committees and will work with students outside of class.

Prior to joining William Peace University, Peele, a North Carolina native, taught Developmental Math at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC, and served as a Graduate Assistant and Adjunct Professor at Elizabeth City State University. He was also named Co-Coordinator for the Minority Male Mentoring Program at College of The Albemarle, where he received an Excellence in Teaching award. Peele holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University.

“I feel blessed and privileged to be given the opportunity to work here. It feels good to know that I am a part of a growing institution where I can make an impact on the students that I come in contact with,” Peele said. “I am excited about the upcoming school year and this new chapter in my career, and life. I can’t think of a better place to be than Pacer country.”

“We are very excited to welcome Jashaun to the WPU community,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our students are sure to thrive under his teaching and leadership. We are very lucky to have him.”

“I’m happy that the administration is constantly seeking to expand its curriculum and hire experienced faculty,” said Joshua Walker, William Peace University ’16. “It’s an exciting time to be at WPU.”

Peele is from Garysburg and resides in Raleigh.

The University will be welcoming additional new faculty members for fall of 2014. For more information on that and other University news, visit: http://www.peace.edu/news/.

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About William Peace University:

William Peace University is located in the heart of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all-women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and welcomed its first coeducational class to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. In fact, the University is ranked No. 1 in the nation among colleges with the highest rate of internships, according to a 2013 study conducted by U.S. News & World Report. For more information on WPU, please visit www.peace.edu.
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