Raleigh, NC, August 23, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that the institution received two 2012 MetroBravo Awards from Metro Magazine. The university received a standing ovation, the MetroBravo equivalent of first place, in the Best Private College category, as well as an honorable mention, the MetroBravo equivalent to third place, for Best Campus Building for its Main Building located in the heart of campus. In the latter category, William Peace University tied with the Friendly Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Voted on each year by readers of Metro Magazine, MetroBravo Award results are based on the opinions and perspective of the local community. For more information on the awards, visit http://www.metronc.com/.
“We are honored to win these 2012 MetroBravo Awards recognizing our university as an outstanding institution in the Triangle,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. “These awards are a testament to our university’s continued dedication to consistently provide our students and alumni with excellence, and we thank Metro Magazine readers for this acknowledgment.”
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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. 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 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 http://www.peace.edu.
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