William Peace University Welcomes Speaker Joseph B. Washington Tonight
William Peace University (www.peace.edu), a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that motivational speaker Joseph B. Washington and author Adam Shepard, both native North Carolinians, will serve as its fall 2013 speaker series presenters in Kenan Recital Hall. Presented by Duke Energy, Washington and Shepard's speeches will be held tonight, Aug. 27 and Monday, Sept. 16, respectively. Both events are free and open to the public, but registration is required in advance.
As president and CEO of The Joseph Washington Group in Atlanta, Washington specializes in helping corporate America, nonprofit organizations, colleges and networking marketing groups to deal with changing environments while maintaining a high level of performance. His presentation titled "7 Steps of Breaking the Spirit of Average" will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. tonight, Aug. 27 and will address the WPU community and friends. Known across the United States for his passionate style of speaking, Washington is a dynamic motivator, with an ability to empower individuals through challenges and to embrace the future. For more information on his presentation or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/14IdP9l.
Shepard's novel Scratch Beginnings has been selected as the 2013-2014 summer reading for all incoming first-year students as well as the greater campus community for its alignment with the university's quality enhancement plan and ethical decision making. His presentation titled "Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25 and the Search for the American Dream," will be held from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sept 17. Shepard will discuss with attendees his journey of finding a job, saving $2,500, purchasing a vehicle and furnishing an apartment in just one year. Following his presentation, he will host a book signing in Kenan Hall. For more information or to register for the event, visit http://bit.ly/19g7zGN.
"Each year we look forward to unveiling the upcoming presenters in our annual leadership speaker series, and this year is no different, as we welcome Joseph Washington and Adam Shepard onto our campus to share their insight and expertise with students, faculty, staff and the greater Raleigh community," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "Both dynamic speakers are sure to bring excitement to our campus as they discuss their individual journeys, and the knowledge and insights they have learned which attendees can take away to improve and enrich their own paths. These presentations are generously brought to the community by Duke Energy, which we thank for its sponsorship of the events."
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. 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. For more information, visit www.peace.edu.
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