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William Peace University Names Luke Sweeney Admissions Counselor

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Expands Admissions Department

Raleigh, NC, April 14, 2012 --( William Peace University (, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that Luke Sweeney has joined the university as an admissions counselor. In his position, Sweeney will participate in outreach and recruitment programs, and represent the university at information sessions and college fairs, speaking to potential students and their families. Sweeney has worked at other higher education institutions that include Brown University, St. Andrews Presbyterian College and Brevard College.

“I enjoy working with high school students, sparking their interest and kindling their excitement about their collegiate futures,” said Sweeney. “Today’s William Peace University students are focused on achieving a quality education and moving into meaningful and productive careers, and it is my pleasure to introduce them to all that the university has to offer.”

“We are pleased to welcome Luke to the university’s admissions department,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “Our admissions staff plays a critical role in the future of our university, as they represent the link between our current and prospective student bodies. With his commitment to serving students as they determine the educational choices that will impact them for a lifetime, Luke was an obvious selection for our university.”

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- Sweeney earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication and theatre arts from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 2006.

- A native of Narragansett, R.I., Sweeney resides in Raleigh.

About William Peace University:
William Peace University is located in the heart of 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. 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 will begin admitting male students 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. For more information, please visit

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