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William Peace University Names Neill Prewitt Assistant Professor of Communication

Four-Year Baccalaureate University Welcomes Higher Education Professional with More Than 10 Years Experience.

Raleigh, NC, January 09, 2015 --( William Peace University, ( a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce the hiring of Neill Prewitt as Assistant Professor of Communication. Since fall 2013, Prewitt has taught Multimedia Editing and several design courses as an Adjunct Professor at the University. In his new role, he will also teach video production, as well as serve as an advisor to students and participate on the Teaching and Learning Committee.

Prior to joining WPU, Prewitt taught at several academic institutions, including the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education High School in Mexico City, Mexico, where he served as Professor of English, and Longleaf School of the Arts in Raleigh, where he was Professor of Studio Art. Prewitt earned a B.A. in English with a Minor in Film Studies from NC State University, and a M.F.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Outside of his profession, Prewitt is an independent artist where he develops music videos, text, video, sculptures and performance pieces. His work has been exhibited at several galleries in Raleigh, including Lump, Flanders Gallery, CAM Raleigh, and Artspace. Soon, Prewitt’s work will also be featured in the Area 919 exhibition at Duke University’s Nasher Museum of Art.

“I feel very fortunate to have been invited to join the faculty at William Peace,” Prewitt said. “I feel I am doing what I am meant to be doing with my life, as a teacher and an artist. I am inspired by my students, supported by my colleagues, administration and staff, and look forward to growing through this community. “

“Neill brings a lot of experience from all across the world so we’re thrilled to have him aboard,” said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., President of William Peace University. “He is sure to make an impact on our students.”

“Being a part of his Design and Typography class was great and a challenging experience,” said Terrace Myles Communication Major, ’16. “It [the class] made me look at all forms of design in a different, interesting way. I highly recommend this course for fellow communication majors.”

Prewitt is a native of Raleigh and attended Broughton High School.

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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
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