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2 I PRESIDENTS’ MESSAGES A Word on the Winter Issue

3 I OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT’S MESSAGE By Julie E. Ricciardi

4 I ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

Sierra Alley ’13 & Pamela Pace Heavner ’76

6 I ADMISSIONS: CONTINUING TO GROW By Ian C. Dunne

7 I TO LOVE, HONOR & CHERISH Alumni Weddings Abound

8 I PEOPLE OF PEACE

Get to Know WPU Students, Faculty and Staff

13 I PROFESSOR EMERITA KORREL KANOY, PH.D.

A Discussion on Children’s Emotional Intelligence

14 I HOMECOMING & FAMILY WEEKEND 2013

Images From the Weekend

16 I SERVICE LEARNING AND ETHICAL CITIZENSHIP

How WPU’S CHOICES Program Impacts Students

22 I FALL INTERNSHIPS

Preparing Students for Future Careers

23 I MAESTRO WILLIAM HENRY CURRY

Celebrating Black History Month at Peace

24 I WELCOME TO PACER COUNTRY

Fall Season Athletics Re-Cap & Coach’s Spotlight

26 I GIFT OF LIFE

Spotlight on Alumna Katie Holland ’00 ’02

27 I TERESA WEBSTER PALMA ’92 Cover photo: Lara Lee King ’07 © 2013 I Inside cover: Ian C. Dunne © 2013

Assistant Principal Promotes WPU

28 I IN THE WORKS

An Update On Campus Projects & Construction

30 I NEWS BRIEFS

News from Around Campus

33 I PEACE BE WITH YOU

Devotional by Rev. R. Lee Carter, Ph.D.

34 I CLASS NOTES

Learn What’s Happening With Alumni

38 I WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Catch Up on the Latest News From Former Faculty/Staff

40 I OBITUARIES & MEMORIAL LISTING

In Memory of Those Who Have Passed Before Us


PUBLICATION MANAGER AND EDITOR Lauren E. Gerber, Director of Communications & Outreach DESIGN & LAYOUT Lauren E. Gerber, Director of Communications & Outreach GUEST WRITER Christiane Newell ’15, Student PRODUCED BY THE OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT

COPY EDITORS Alison Trinkle, WPU Academic Affairs Executive Admin. Asst. Mary Lloyd Hodges Barbera ’85, Alumni Representative Carolyn Hollis Dickens ’72, WPU Alumni Board ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Mary Lloyd Hodges Barbera ’85, Alumni Representative Jessica Coscia-Ferns ’01, WPU Alumni Board Kevin Daniels, WPU Assistant Athletics Director Carolyn Hollis Dickens ’72, WPU Alumni Board Ian C. Dunne, WPU Digital Communications Specialist Jeff Gonza, WPU Sports Information Director

COVER PHOTO: TREVOR FESSEY ’16 I JOSIE CARMONA ’14 I TERRACE MYLES ’16 INSIDE COVER PHOTO: WPU MASCOT CLAPTON I WPU GEAR PROVIDED BY FOLLET’S (WPU BOOKSTORE)

Pastor John Michael McAllister, Community Representative Taylor C. Shaw ‘12, Alumni Representative Alison Trinkle, WPU Academic Affairs Executive Admin. Asst. Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D., Dept. Chair, Communication Program Olivia Worsham ’14, Student Representative PHOTOGRAPHY Ian C. Dunne, WPU Digital Communications Specialist Lauren E. Gerber, Director of Communications & Outreach Jeff Gonza, WPU Sports Information Director Lara Lee King ’07, WPU Dir. of Student Leadership & Service

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PRESIDENT Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.

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Today’s students seek more out of higher education than just classroom knowledge. They want to be assured that what they learn and experience will help land them a job after graduation, which is why so many colleges and universities are teaching professional readiness. More than ever, executive leaders value well-rounded college graduates who are committed to internships, have developed a strong portfolio of work samples and possess ethical decision-making skills. From an employer’s point of view, job candidates displaying these specific qualifications are infinitely more valuable than candidates who have only mastered classroom knowledge and comprehension. But, students cannot learn through osmosis -- these future job candidates need guidance and insight on what works and why. In the pages of this issue, you’ll see how our campus is teaching ethical citizenship, critical thinking and communication through experiential learning -- from internships, to community service, to public speaking courses and more. At William Peace University, this isn’t just our mission; it’s our specialty. We teach students how to be strong job candidates.

President Photo: Lauren E. Gerber © 2013

PRESIDENT Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D.

Perhaps that’s why at least 90% of our students find employment or go onto graduate school within one year of graduation. It’s a result we’re proud of.

Happy New Year! As I enter my last year as President of the Alumni Board, I invite each of you to come back to campus and see how YOU can get involved with our Alma Mater. Recently, the Alumni Board elected ten new members, bringing the total to 28. Alumni from the Classes of 2013, 2012, 2011, 2007, 1993, 1985, 1977, 1976 and 1962 joined representatives from the Classes of 2009, 2004, 2003, 2001, 2000, 1986, 1972, 1971, 1961, 1960, 1959 and 1958. With such wide representation, we hope to get many more of you informed, engaged and reconnected to Peace to see how you can impact the life of a student. As active volunteers, we work as mentors, in addition to teaching students how to network. Many of us are active in Career Connections and some of us are able to provide internship opportunities, thereby helping Peace meet its mission to educate students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. We also serve on advisory committees and attend athletic events, plays, musicals, discussions and presentations where students are participating or performing. Each of us has become dedicated to teaching these future alumni the art of giving back to Peace. It’s a legacy that we all believe in.

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As we enter the New Year, I hope you will choose to “Stay Informed, Stay Involved, and Stay Connected” with our Alma Mater.

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Alumni Board ALUMNI BOARD PRESIDENT Rachel Beach Reynolds ‘98 ’00


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William Peace University Singers as Community Ambassadors

FROM L-TO-R: REBEKAH MEEKINS ’17 I TARECKA PAYNE ’15 AMANDA HUBERT ’17 DUSTIN WALKER ’17 I BRIT TANY CHASE ’16 I JAY YORK ’17 I SAM GONZALEZ ’17 JULIE RICCIARDI I SHARON HACKNEY ’15 I MICIA DOVE ’17 I DAREAN POLK ’17 CHRISTIANE NEWELL ’15 I HANNAH MARKS ’17 I BRIGIT TE TONDEUR ’17 I AMELIA TOWNSEND ’17 I ERICA SARACENO ’15

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VICE PRESIDENT I OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT Julie E. Ricciardi

Engaged, Involved, Committed

But it’s not something new. Peace has built a legacy of community service, and our students are known for their passion to help those in need. Throughout the fall semester, students, alumni, faculty and staff volunteered to write letters to our troops, participated in an annual “Hunger Banquet” to call attention to food inequality and world hunger issues, donated blood to the American Red Cross, came together to make sandwiches for the homeless and less fortunate, painted pumpkins with Mayview Center residents then returned at Christmas to carol with them, hosted a Stop Hunger Now event, and held multiple walks and bake sales to benefit cancer-prevention organizations. We also included volunteer opportunities during Pacer Camp (student orientation), Move-In Day and Homecoming and Family Weekend. Our student athletes participated in a Wounded Warrior softball game, at the Miracle League of the Triangle event and in “Cans Across the Conference.” WPU’s Gamma Sigma Sigma chapter consistently found creative ways to involve their members, and through performances at local and regional churches, retirement homes and assisted living facilities, our William Peace University Singers have become WPU ambassadors. WPU clubs and student organizations continue to find ways to get involved locally, so that by the time they graduate they have developed the tools and networks necessary to positively impact their own communities. In this issue of the Peace Bulletin, we highlight how the WPU community is creating an impact. We hope you’ll consider making a gift this year to The Loyalty Fund so that our students can continue to provide opportunities for outreach in our community and help us build a new generation of ethical citizens.

WPU Singers Photo: Jeff Gonza © 2013

As the holiday season comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on the truly amazing outreach and impact WPU students have had this semester on our local community and how it is helping us meet our mission of developing students into ethical citizens. Throughout the semester, we’ve provided many opportunities for the young men and women we educate to get involved both on- and off-campus: from alternative fall and spring break trips, to community volunteerism, organizational internships, campus-wide activities and more.


Sierra Alley ’13

Reading. Writing. Research. by Christiane Newell ’15

The next step for many Peace students following graduation is graduate school. Sierra Alley, a member of the Class of 2013, is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in poetry at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York where she will graduate in 2016. “I absolutely love to write poetry,” she said. “I have been writing poetry since 2004 and I have been published since 2005. Writing has always been a great outlet for me to express anything that is bothering me.” At Peace, Alley completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in writing. As as student, she worked on the Prism, Peace’s literary magazine, and was a member of the student book club. “My best memories are when the English department would have gettogethers at Tyler’s,” she explained. “We always had so much fun hanging out, laughing, talking about novels and literature. I really cherish having those moments with my fellow English majors and the department.” Like every Peace student, Alley completed an internship before her graduation. Her internship taught her valuable skills that she can now put to use while at The College of Saint Rose. “I interned at the State Library of North Carolina,” she said. “At my internship, I worked a lot on their online encyclopedia website, and the search engines, sites and tools that I used there have really helped me a lot with the research I am doing in graduate school.” To find the perfect graduate school for her, Alley started extensive research a year before she graduated from Peace. Before applying to graduate schools, she looked into how many students were in the programs, how long it took students to complete the program, what the school was like and where it was located, among other things.

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“When I was researching graduate schools last year, I wanted to find a school that not only had a wonderful creative writing program, but that also embodied a safe place for me to grow and learn as a writer in a supportive environment,” she explained. “I knew that this program would allow me to do those things.”

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Alley’s advice to students looking to go to graduate school after Commencement is to start looking early. Students should know exactly how they wish to attend school, whether full-time, online or part-time, and what financial aid is offered.

they are thinking of applying right after graduation.

Some graduate programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or other standardized testing, and students should make sure they have time to study and take the exam before the application deadline. Letters of recommendation from current professors are also important and she cautions students to not wait until the last minute to get them if

“It has always been a dream of mine to publish a collection of my poetry,” she said. “I feel like I have a story to tell with my poems that needs to be told.”

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by Taylor C. Shaw ’12

Interior designer Pam Pace Heavner’s line of fabrics and stationary brings her sense of style to homes across the country. A Class of 1976 Peace graduate (AA, Fine Arts), she owns Pam Heavner Fabric in Chapel Hill, N.C. Her unique patterns, printed on 100 percent linen, are printed locally in Archdale, North Carolina.

Photo: Nick Pironio © 2013

Pam Heavner ’76

Creativity. Passion. Innovation.

“I’m trying my best to keep it close to home,” she said. “Made in America is always the best idea, if it is possible.” Pam’s fabrics, which are used for drapery and upholstery, feature various shades and original designs. They can be purchased online or at the Atlanta Design Center. Business has taken off since hitting the market two years ago, with buyers coming from California to London. All of Pam’s collections are named after family and friends. “This is a good way to keep things easy and organized – and I smile with every order, because that gives me a moment to think of that person.” More recently, Heavner revealed her newest product: Pam Heavner Paper. The stationery and paper goods collection is comprised of monograms and designs that are taken from 16th, 17th and 18th century books and papers. They are sold in Southern Season in North and South Carolina. In 2014, the line will expand into 25 to 50 new Southern Season stores. Heavner’s 25 year career as an interior designer has taken her all over the country. Last Christmas, she helped decorate the White House, and she frequently works in the flower shop there for various occasions. Heavner’s appreciation for art and antiques began at the age of 12 when she attended her first estate sale. This love followed her to Peace where she majored in Art.

mni “I have lifelong friends from Peace,” Heavner said. “And, the professors looked after their students. They always had open doors and were able to be available to us.” After Peace, Heavner completed her Bachelor’s degree in 1979 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Today, she’s very active as a volunteer in her local community and at Peace. She’s a former chair of the Peace Board of Visitors, and she and her husband, Jim, are members of the prestigious William Peace Society for their generous gifts to the University. They are also members of The Heritage Society which recognizes donors who have made a plan in their will or a future estate gift to Peace.

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PAM PACE HEAVNER ’76

In 2002, the Heavners were named Outstanding Volunteer Fundraisers and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Triangle Chapter recognized them for their work during the Memorial Hall Transformation Campaign at UNC-CH. Heavner has served on boards for the Carolina Women’s Center at UNCCH, the North Carolina Children’s Hospital, the Ackland Art Museum at UNC-CH and the Carolina Women’s Leadership Council.

To order Heavner’s one-of-a-kind linens or stationery, visit her website at www.pamheavner.com.

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What drew her to Peace were some of the same things that make the college unique today: small class sizes, personal attention from professors and a strong focus on academics.

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By Ian C. Dunne

William Peace University is continuing to expand its outreach in regards to enrollment, reaching far beyond North Carolina and the east coast. From college fairs in Eugene, Oregon, to Bakersfield, California, to Cleveland, Ohio, WPU is broadening its search efforts for bright and successful students. “WPU’s outcomes, small class sizes and the individual attention students receive are attractive to prospective students and their families, not only here on the east coast, but across the country too,” said Justin G. Roy, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing. “We have one of the best locations to attend school. Raleigh is consistently a top-ranked city by publications like Forbes and Business Week for jobs, young families, cultural activities and attending college.” When it comes to the expansion in recruiting, it’s not just the Admissions Staff, such as Director and alumna Jenny Peacock ’03, who is pulling the weight, but everyone from University President Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., to Roy and including staff members in Student Services, Athletics and Financial Aid. “We currently have Admissions Counselors and staff members in Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington and many other states. We’ve been all the way out west to Oregon, and as far north as Vermont and Maine,” Peacock said. “We have a lot of great students right here in North Carolina, but we want students from around the country and the world to know about WPU and the great opportunities we can provide them with here.” Peacock is spot on when talking about an international presence. This past November, the University hosted the Chinese Ministry of Education for a campus tour and a night of dinner in historic Main with entertainment provided by the William Peace University Singers (the University’s Glee Club). “We’re currently in the process of fostering relationships overseas in places such as the United Kingdom and China,” Peacock explained. “We were thrilled to have education leaders from across the world enjoy our campus, and we look forward to working with them in the future.” The University recently celebrated its most successful year in recruiting, and enrollment is at an all-time high with more than 800 students calling WPU home. “We’re looking forward to seeing more bright and beautiful faces on our historic campus,” Peacock said. “As an alumna, I have loved seeing the growth and expansion of the University. WPU has new life and vigor with all of these new and excited students.”

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The Admissions and Telecounseling Center has also seen an increase in volunteers, whether it be students or alumni.

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“Like students in WPU’s history, they [students] want to be part of the momentum. They enjoy being a part of the school, a part of the growth, and a part of helping shape their future Alma Mater,” Roy said. “Not a week goes by without students, faculty, staff and alumni asking how they can help. We are excited for the continued growth and success of WPU.”

Photo: William Peace University © 2013

ON THE ROAD AND CONTINUING TO GROW


ANDREW & CATHERINE BAT TS MYNATT ’93 WITH DAUGHTER MADISON TARPLEE

ALAN & LAUREN SEEGER HINNANT ’09 FRANK & JENNIFER ALESKA HAREN ’07

GREG & ERIN BANKS HARBINSON ’10

Photo: A Moment Like This Photography © 2013

GENE & AYLA KING SMILEK ’10

T YLER & LAURA BETHANY PRICE STATON ’12

Photo: Kaeley Lechner of Manderley Photography © 2013

By Lauren E. Gerber

The marriage vows that are the most recognizable to engaged couples – “To love, honor and cherish” – may also be the most meaningful. For Peace brides, there’s another phrase that’s just as dear and starts with “In the heart of Carolina...” Every year, Peace alumni send in their engagement and wedding announcements for the Class Notes section of the magazine.

These brief glimpses into their lives brightens the hearts of those who remember them as students. If we’re lucky enough, they might also include a photo from their big day!

garden is in full bloom, smaller weddings may be accommodated. For larger weddings, the Chapel still serves as the number one place on campus to be married.

Still, some brides not only want to include their news in the Peace Bulletin, but may also choose to have their wedding on the campus itself. Most brides choose to marry in the James Dinwiddie Chapel. Others are now selecting an outdoor location, Gaddy Garden adjacent to the Lucy Cooper Finch Library. When the

If you are planning a wedding this year, contact the Office of Visitor Services to reserve either of these locations. If your wedding is off-campus, don’t forget to send in your announcement. (And, a photo!) A complete listing of all submissions is on page 30.

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Junior Tarecka Payne is as shy as they come, but one would never know it, because of her extracurricular involvement on campus. The Texas native is a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the William Peace University Singers (Glee Club) and The Vagina Monologue Group. She’s also a President’s Ambassador, Anthropology Club President, a contributing writer for The Prism, a Resident Assistant, a Peer Mentor and an Ambassador for international students. “I wasn’t as active my freshman year and I felt like if I didn’t do something then I would just fade away,” Payne explained. “Looking at Peace’s traditions, Peace women have always been very outgoing and interactive and I think that’s what makes them stand out in anything that they do. I just want to do the same.” In addition to being involved in just about everything on campus, Payne is also a standout in the classroom. She launched her college career a few months early at WPU, and is on track to finish at the same rate, graduating a semester early. Thus, Payne describes herself as ambitious, but also as somewhat of a nomad. “Being an ‘Army Child’ my parents just sort of dropped me off on the front doorstep [at WPU] and said, ‘Bye!’” she chuckled. “ As a child, I moved from Texas to Germany, then briefly lived in France, Sweden and Italy before settling down in Hawaii for three years.” Eventually, Payne’s family moved back to Texas before coming to Concord, NC where she attended high school. With all of that worldly experience, Payne plans to join the Peace Corps when she graduates. “The master plan is to teach in China for a year,” she said. “Then, it’s off to get my Masters in Applied Archaeology.” Despite having lived so many places in her life, Payne said she can truly call Peace her home. “I toured here maybe nine times and I just fell in love with the scenery. It got to the point where they [WPU] knew my name and I was already a part of the community.”

TARECKA PAYNE

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Payne has loved seeing the transition the University has made in the last several years and looks forward to her future at Peace. “I look forward WPU’s growth and I think the future is going to be great.”

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ALEX JARRELL I CLASS OF ’16 by Ian C. Dunne

Sophomore Alex Jarrell wears a variety of hats for WPU – literally. He’s not only the mascot for the University, but he is also Vice President of his class, a President’s Ambassador, and is a Campus Brand Manager, where he promotes the U-Haul Car Share Program – an initiative that allows students to rent a campus-leased car for extended periods of time. “When I came to Peace, I wanted to get involved on campus and meet new people,” Jarrell explained. “I wanted the chance to come in and make a difference with the student body.” Jarrell said his participation on campus started with becoming the mascot. He said he was approached last minute at last year’s Homecoming Weekend and was asked, ‘Want to be the mascot? The other person didn’t show up.’ The rest is history. Jarrell has led the charge from beneath the costume for WPU sports and activities for the last two years – something he said he loves doing. “Wearing the mascot costume is a dream of mine,” he chuckled. “It’s hot in there, but it is fun to see people’s faces when they’re trying to guess who is under the head.” When Jarrell isn’t dancing and cheering on the sidelines at men’s and women’s basketball games, he’s often meeting and planning events with other student leaders or WPU alumni. Photo: Ian C. Dunne © 2013 “I get to plan a lot of fun events for students so that’s cool. Being a Presidential Ambassador, I get to meet a bunch of alumni, and that’s fun,” Jarrell said. “I get to be involved with the Alumni Board and I get to hear their perspective on Peace, while at the same time share my perception and experience thus far.” On top of being so involved, Jarrell is also blazing new Peace trails, becoming the first male Class Vice President in school history. He also ran cross country his freshman year. “I’m having the time of my life. College is definitely one of the most fun times so far,” he said. “My major is Political Science so I want to do something in government. This is all preparing me for that next step.”

SARAH G. HEENAN ’08 I DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACTIVITIES by Alison Trinkle

Sarah G. Heenan ’08 knew the first time she visited Peace’s campus that she was “home.” It’s a theme she explored with her First-Year Experience students last fall: introducing them to Peace and to Raleigh by requiring them to attend events both on campus and by exploring downtown Raleigh. By doing so, she challenged and supported them as they navigated the personal and academic transition attending college represents. “The importance of community and understanding our place in it cannot be overstated,” maintains Sarah Heenan, Director of Student Activities. As a student, Heenan played softball for the Pacers until a torn rotator cuff forced her to find new ways to be involved on campus. After being “dragged” by a friend to a Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.) meeting, she became C.A.B. President and later, Vice President of the Student Government Association Executive Board. Actively engaged and known across the campus, Heenan was nominated as the May 2008 Graduation speaker. Following Commencement, she spent three years managing Peace’s bookstore before leaving to pursue a Master’s degree at Appalachian State University in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in College Student Development. Heenan returned to Peace upon completing her graduate degree and joined the Office of Student Services last May. “I love juggling multiple events and initiatives,” Heenan said. “And, I’m able to bring additional focus to recycling efforts on campus, the local economy by highlighting local vendors and products, and to events in the Raleigh area in my weekly campus emails.” Heenan believes in fostering the importance of service in our students and encourages them to step outside of themselves to become aware of other ways of thinking and living. At her own 2008 graduation, Heenan urged her classmates to never forget Peace, its people and the feeling of community she and her fellow graduates experienced as students. “Nothing about that has changed, ” Heenan said. “And, it’s something I try to instill in each of our future alumni.” Photo: Ian C. Dunne © 2013


by Lauren E. Gerber

Before joining the faculty of William Peace University in 2008, Dr. Lynn C. Owens served as an assistant professor of the Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Mass Communication, in Richmond. With a Master of Science in journalism from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she holds a vast knowledge regarding communication, specifically stemming from her research concentration on race, class, gender and international communication. “I’ve always been a news junkie,” Owens said. “I’m a former TV reporter, and my husband Adam still is. Just as the news is different each day, the field of communication is constantly evolving. I find that so exciting.” One of the most significant developments in mass communication in the past decade is social media, according to Owens. “It has completely changed the game in terms of how audiences get their information and how people working in mass communication deliver it,” she explains. “This is excellent news for current communication students because they have grown up with social media. They know it inside and out and come to the table with a huge advantage.” At WPU, Owens teaches a variety of communication courses, including: Media and Culture, Interactive and Social Media, Communication Research, and International Communication. “What I love most about teaching at WPU are our students,” Owens said. “We have such a diverse group here at Peace, and their individual perspectives always make for great class discussion.” In addition to teaching, Owens was formerly the advisor to the Peace Times (2008-13) and worked collaboratively with students on their articles, as well as on their research projects and communications presentations. Her students love her as much as she adores them. “When I got tenure, a group of students surprised me with a cake, balloons and cards,” she explained. “I can’t tell you how much that meant to me.” Today, Dr. Owens continues to mentor and keep in touch with a large network of young Peace alumni. “Seeing their successes personally and professionally makes me so proud.” Recognized for numerous awards of her own, Owens is the recipient of the 2003 N.C. Associated Press award for Best Newscast and two Emmy nominations in 2003 for Best Coverage of a Special Event and Best Weekend Newscast. Also a published author, she has written “International News: What Makes College Students Want to Keep Reading?” for Newspaper Research Journal and “Network News: The Role of Race in Source Selection and Story Topic” for the Howard Journal of Communications. Owens’ research was also cited in The Poynter Institute for Media Studies’ State of Journalism Education 2013 (page 14). As an undergraduate, Owens focused on International Relations and took the opportunity to study abroad in Taiwan. Though born and raised in Las Vegas, her Chinese mother helped her learn to speak some Mandarin. Owens’ time in Taiwan also spurred a love for Chinese movies and Korean soap operas.

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Most recently, Owens had the chance to use her own acting skills when she was cast in the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Quick Pass television commercial. “They needed someone with an ‘expressive face to be in their holiday commercial and they thought of me,” she explained. “But, I’m not sure if I should be flattered or offended! One thing I learned from that acting gig is that I need to keep my day job.”

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While acting might not be a regular gig, one thing she does enjoy outside of WPU is living in the City of Raleigh where she resides with her husband and two young toddlers. “We love the free museums, fantastic restaurants and parks.”

Photo: Lauren E. Gerber © 2013

LYNN C. OWENS, PH.D. I PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION, DEPARTMENT CHAIR


Lysik, a retired engineer who designed one of the first head-up displays for an army helicopter and received multiple U.S. Patents for his work in telecommunications, didn’t take up volleyball until his 40’s, but quickly developed a deep passion for the game. “Engineering was good, but I wanted to do more with my life,” he said. “One thing led to another, and soon I had amazing coaches willing to teach me and give me opportunities within the sport.” He has been heavily involved as a club volleyball head coach and trainer since 2004 and recently co-founded Southern Sand Volleyball, which is in the process of building a 10 court sand volleyball facility in Apex, N.C. Lysik has been an integral part of WPU’s success since arriving as an assistant with head coach Kevin Daniels in 2010, as his engaging personality and leadership qualities paired with his technical expertise of the game made him an ideal fit. He has taken an interesting road to WPU and his unique perspective on things might be demonstrated best by the road he takes to every Pacers practice and game, a 26 mile round trip on his bike. “The earth isn’t handling pollution generated by vehicles well,” he said. “I try and lead by example and hope that others see my mode of transportation as an alternative.” “John is a genius,” Daniels chuckled with admiration. “That’s just the kind of guy he is.”

JOHN LYSIK I ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH by Jeffrey Gonza

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John Lysik brings a unique dynamic to the WPU Volleyball coaching staff.


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Perhaps it was the roles he played in children’s theatre productions – Captain Hook in ���Peter Pan” and the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” – that first interested Dr. Vincent Melomo in the lives of others, but theatre was his first encounter with a teacher who had the power to transform students’ lives. By no means was it his last. As an undergraduate history major at Adelphi University, he was introduced to archeology by Professor John Vetter. Melomo participated in numerous archeological digs with Prof. Vetter at the Long Island Science Museum. Graduate degrees in Anthropology from Binghamton University followed, where Dr. Melomo realized his love for teaching and developed his primary areas of research, cultural anthropology and historical archeology. Melomo moved to North Carolina in 1996, where he has worked on such diverse topics as the Civil War and the children of immigrants from India. Through his research he has been able to teach Peace students about the cultural diversity of the U.S. in the present and the past.

In 2001, Dr. Melomo was hired at Peace by Dr. Laura Greer Vick, Professor Emerita of Anthropology, to teach as an adjunct and immediately became sponsor of the Anthropology Club. It was thanks to Dr. Vick’s contacts at the Office of State Archaeology Research Center that Peace was able in 2007 to offer its first Archeological Field School. Working with Tom Beaman, adjunct instructor in anthropology, Dr. Melomo has turned the summer archeology program into the ultimate living and learning community. In 2009, a full-circle moment occurred when Melomo’s early mentor, John Vetter, recommended an Adelphi student to participate in Peace’s Field School at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, led by Dr. Melomo. The student had become the teacher. Promoted to Associate Professor in early 2013, Dr. Melomo takes immense satisfaction in seeing his students working so well in the tough environment of an archeological dig, where hard physical labor in the sun/rain/heat/cold is the norm, bugs a constant nuisance. “It’s wonderful to see students learning to be passionate about learning.” Melomo’s other abiding passion? Parenting his young sons, Henry, age 4, and Nicholas, age 9. Nicholas spent time with his father this summer at the Fort Caswell Field School, 30 miles outside Wilmington, and maintains he wants to be an archeologist when he grows up. Nicholas and Henry are lucky to have had their first encounter with a life-changing teacher long before they ever started school. And they get to call him “Dad.”

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Professor Emerita of Psychology Dr. Korrel Kanoy returned in December to the William Peace University campus to discuss her new book, The Everything Parents’ Guide to Emotional Intelligence in Children. In 2011, higher-education publisher JosseyBass invited Kanoy to write a textbook, facilitation guide and student workbook titled The Student EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Academic and Personal Success – all released in February of 2013. (Available on Amazon.com.) “Emotional intelligence is the capacity for recognizing how one’s emotions are affecting behaviors and then managing those emotions more effectively to improve outcomes – such as better decision making or more effective communication – which is associated with healthier relationships and more academic or work success,” she explained. Kanoy first wandered into the area of emotional intelligence while researching materials to use in a psychology senior capstone course, which was designed to help college students make a successful transition to the working world. “In the fifteen years I’ve studied and taught about emotional intelligence since then, the research has grown and the positive benefits of high skill levels in emotional intelligence are much better known,” Kanoy said. During the session at Peace, Kanoy explained that a child’s emotional intelligence has been shown to be one of the strongest factors in whether or not that child will be successful later in life. “A child with high emotional intelligence (EQ)

Kanoy’s latest book shares ways parents can help their children improve academic achievement and behavior, achieve mindfulness, understand emotions, learn to empathize with others, improve selfconfidence and build inner resilience. Through a brief overview on how to promote core EQ skills in their children, parents are given ways for their children to achieve their greatest potential. Kanoy joined the Peace faculty in 1981. Rising through the ranks, she became Professor of Psychology and served in several administrative roles, including Dean of Academic Affairs (2006-2009). While at Peace in 2004, Kanoy cofounded Developmental Associates, LLC, with former Peace professor Dr. Heather Lee. The consulting firm specializes in developing emotional intelligence and leadership skills for individuals working in education, government and non-profit settings.

full-time. Certified to administer and provide feedback on individual and 3600 instruments related to Emotional Intelligence, Leadership Styles and Organizational Climate, Kanoy also became a certified trainer for the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0 and EQi 360). Today, she continues to work with educational institutions to select and develop the best faculty and leaders and help them develop programs to infuse emotional intelligence into the curriculum and cocurriculum. Looking back over 30 years teaching psychology, child development and emotional intelligence, Kanoy maintained an active scholarly life throughout: writing books and articles on parent-child interactions, emotional intelligence and retention. “Writing the books on emotional intelligence stretched me in ways that I had not been stretched before,” she admits. To learn more, visit Dr. Kanoy’s firm online at www.developmentalassociates.com.

In 2008, Kanoy conducted a test on first-year Peace students that measured emotional intelligence (EI). According to longitudinal research she did, the students with the highest EI scores as first-year students were more likely to graduate four years later, even though they did not have better high-school GPAs or SAT scores than non-graduates. Later, during the 2011-2012 academic year, Kanoy provided leadership to the University’s Institutional Research area, helping increase the use of assessment and other data, contributing directly to preparing for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) review for reaccreditation. By the time of her retirement later in 2012, what had started as part-time work that she described as interesting and fun became

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William Peace University has long recognized the importance of outreach to others. Throughout most of its history as an institution, there has been a focus on community service.

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Student clubs and organizations have led individual service projects such as holiday caroling at retirement homes, participating in food drives, gathering clothes and toys for families in need at Christmas, taking groups on fundraising walks for multiple nonprofits, and more.

By the late 1990s, the idea of community service expanded as faculty began integrating Service Learning into their curriculum and became more intentional about engagement in the community. Soon, the Peace campus began seeing a broader, more organized approach to civic responsibility as classroom learning was enhanced through outside community service experiences. Students solved real-life problems in meaningful ways and felt the direct impact they had on local agencies, as well as feeling influential on larger social issues. At the same

time, students began to develop professional skills they would use in future careers. At WPU, students, faculty, staff and alumni have continued to build a strong legacy of community volunteerism, involvement and impact, contributing heartily to “good works” here in the Triangle, and also in their own communities and beyond. But, the University has also delved deeper into how service relates to building critical thinking skills and ethical decision making, thereby creating ethical citizens who are prepared for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. As a result, realized benefits haven’t been just for those in need. Rather, WPU students are learning to serve and to lead, and to also build core values that are attractive to future


As a faith-based institution, service has always been a part of the core traditions carried out by student clubs and organizations.

But, early on, it was the Junior Women’s Club and other student organizations that arranged

“Service is not only important to our students who want to impact current social issues, but also to William Peace University’s core mission,” said Frank Rizzo,

Activities found ways for students to help large numbers of organizations. It was in the early 2000s that Service Learning really took off. Alumni of that era recall when all first-year students had to take the First-Year Seminar course called “Adventures,” which

Service is not only important to students who want to impact current social issues, but also to William Peace University’s core mission. It’s a theme we begin introducing during Pacer Camp (the University’s student orientation program) and Welcome Week.

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Vice President for the Office of Student Services. “It’s a theme we begin introducing at Pacer Camp (student orientation program) and again during Welcome Week.”

hiring organizations. Students help themselves while helping others; they create networks of contacts, make new friends, increase their social and relationship skills, their mental and physical health and their self-confidence, and provide an avenue to build a strong portfolio of work. It’s a bonus effect that comes from giving back.

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Off-campus service included the first ever alternative Spring Break Service Trip offered in 2002. Dawn Dillon ’86, Director of WPU’s First-Year Experience, and former staff member and alumna April Owen King ’01 took students to Orlando, Florida where the group volunteered at The Lighthouse, a youth home, organizing a library and sorting clothes for a thrift shop operated by the organization. The 2003 trip brought students to New York City for five days where the crew performed three service projects: serving meals for a nonprofit called God’s Love, We Deliver; serving as overnight hosts for the Presbyterian Church’s homeless shelter; and participating in a Midnight Run serving bag lunches and passing out new socks and underwear to the homeless. “Community service increased dramatically in 2004 when Peace worked with Campus Compact to bring a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) worker to campus,” Dillon said. That year, Peace participated in Habitat for Humanity’s spring break program bringing students to serve at a South Carolina Habitat work site. Over the next three years, multiple staff and students served in New Orleans assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief through Camp Hope. By 2006 and 2007, fall break service trips were offered for the first time with students serving at soup kitchens in Washington, DC.

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“By the summer of 2008, VISTAs also helped increase on-campus service to significant numbers, completing more than 4,000 hours here in Raleigh,” Dillon added.

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In addition to community service activities, faculty like Whitney Cain, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, and Scott McElreath, Ph.D., Department Chair for Liberal Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy, began integrating Service Learning into their curricula with classroom activities as a way to encourage students to pursue their own interests related to the courses’ topic areas. “In my developmental courses, students had opportunities to explore

community resources through both individual and group research projects examining community social service organizations,” Cain explained. “These outside activities provided students with opportunities to put theory into action. In seeking answers to questions – much of their own choosing – students explored specific social science research and practices. Not only did such experiences provide them with examples and evidence – for or against – concepts we were exploring, but they also encouraged students to integrate their classroom knowledge into day-to-day contexts.” As a teacher, McElreath says he appreciated the camaraderie with his students and their post-service class discussions. “We would devote a class period to having a circle discussion of what they did and what was right or wrong for them (or someone they learned about) to do and why,” he said. Lara Lee King ’07, Director of Student Leadership and Service notes that when students participate in community service, it gives them the opportunity to work with others who have different life perspectives. “Whether it is interacting with other students and faculty/staff members or working directly with the people who benefit from their service, our students always learn something important about themselves.” With most First-Year students required to participate in a service project in that era, the Office of Student Services reported participation by 2009 had more than doubled since the program’s start, with students committing 10,000 hours on 67 projects at numerous community agencies. “Born between 1982 and 2003, Millennials of this generation are very service oriented,” Dillon explained. The Corporation for National and Community Service in a 2009 survey of national volunteer activity documented the trend. And, Neil Howe and William Strauss, authors of Generations, 13th Gen, and The Fourth Turning also wrote of this service generation in Millennials Rising: The Next Generation. But, as we enter the next decade, Generation Z – those born after the Millennials – are now being referred to as “Rebels With A Cause” (Emily Anatole on www.forbes.com, 5/28/13).


Anatole contends, “Gen Z is smaller in numbers, but there is evidence to suggest that their influence, fueled by an innate and constant connection to the world around them, will outstrip their size.”

E THICAL DECISION MAKING & WPU’S CHOICES PROGRAM William Peace University’s campus continues to be a place where community service is both valued and encouraged, as consistently demonstrated during key University events. In August, Pacer Camp included 300 students giving an hour of service each, resulting in 300 total service hours donated over four days. It also included a volunteer opportunity, in addition to academic components that helped introduce the University’s Quality Enhancement Plan topic of Ethical Decision Making to our newest students. The program, aptly nicknamed CHOICES was an acronym standing for “Choosing Honesty, Open-mindedness and Intellect in Creating Ethical Solutions.” Developed between 2008 and 2011, CHOICES spans a student’s First-Year through their senior year and involves case study analysis, considering dilemmas in one’s profession and interactions with leaders who have faced difficult ethical decisions. Through the First-Year Experience and the Interdisciplinary Ethics

Seminar courses, students also examine current and historical ethical topics while examining their own value systems as ethical criteria. One component of the CHOICES program is therefore a focus on developing six core values: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Honesty, Openmindedness, and Responsibility, which was first

increasingly difficult learning challenges. The first-year learning experiences are designed to set expectations about Peace, help students clarify their values and understand how their values impact ethical decisions. Next they are introduced to key concepts related to ethical decision making and the “Eight-Question Model

Employers like Red Hat and others actively seek employees who are both energetically engaged in the community and whose core values mirror those of the organization.

introduced during Pacer Camp but also made a focus during Welcome Week and throughout First-Year students’ required PDS 100 courses taken in the first semester. “Employers like Red Hat and others actively seek employees who are both energetically engaged in the community and whose core values mirror those of the organization,” said Barbara Efird, M.Ed., LPC, Director of Career Services. “With CHOICES, students learn how to identify the values and priorities that underline specific ethical problems and apply ethical standards to contemporary debates,” added Dillon. Implemented through four major strategies spread across three academic years, the CHOICES program is designed to be both developmental in the introduction of

for Ethical Decision Making,” which helps them reason about dilemmas where more than one possible appropriate answer exists. Students then apply this model to typical dilemmas faced by first-year students. During their junior year and in preparation for a professional internship in their field, students study cases relevant to their chosen major or career. A senior ethics course culminates the learning experience by challenging students to foresee possible ethical dilemmas in their careers and to analyze a personal, professional, societal, or global ethical dilemma. The same core values, eight-question model for ethical reasoning, and ethical reasoning grading rubric are used in each implementation strategy, enabling students to build skills and knowledge over the years.

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SER VICE LEARNING TODAY Blending academics and community service, service learning at WPU today focuses on a range of agencies in the local community and as far away as Appalachia. This focus on experiential learning through service helps the University meet its mission of developing students into ethical citizens and preparing them for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. “Service learning is definitely a plus for students as they prepare for their careers after Peace,” added Efird. “Students gain additional skills in their community service projects, especially when it is tied to their course work. They also meet other professionals for networking contacts and they learn the value of giving back to a community.”

In 2010, Peace’s former R.E.A.C.H. Office, Green Team and Habitat for Humanity “Home Sweet Home” club merged to form PACT (Peace And the Community Together) as the student-led organization that serves as the clearinghouse for all WPU service events. PACT plans at least two community service events each month, from food and other drives, to fundraising for service organizations, alternative service break trips, twice a year blood drives, and other one-time opportunities, which are open to everyone on campus. The organization also established partnerships with seven local agencies for which WPU provides community service. By 2011, Gamma Sigma Sigma, a sorority whose focus is community service, opened a chapter on WPU’s campus, also helping increase service

We left Raleigh thinking we were going to the mountains to help a family in need. We left the mountains having gained more than anything from that family.

Efird also notes that community service and service learning experiences eventually evolve into academic internships and on some occasions to full-time employment.

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“It has opened students’ eyes to the variety of opportunities in nonprofits and to their role in advocating for those in need,” she explained. “Recently, a graduate wrote me and stated that her present job has all the aspects of her life at Peace. Her role as a Resident Assistant, her service learning project she did in a Child Development course and her internship were all tied together in her current position at a hospital.”

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In September 2013, the Philanthropy Journal carried an article detailing service learning’s “ripple effect” – that today’s graduates demonstrate a greater likelihood of pursuing a career in public service. It was good news for nonprofits who had been struggling to find capable leaders over the previous decade. (Amber Smith, Sept. 30, 2013, “Service learning’s ripple effect: Millennials and public service.”) Millennials are now the single largest generation in America, and the trend toward increasing volunteerism is likely to continue according to Winograd and Hais (Aug. 19, 2009, “Millennials Lead the Nation in Service to Our Country”). Likewise, outreach has steadily increased over the last few years at WPU.

- Josie Carmona ’14 opportunities on- and off-campus over the past two years. They joined organizations like WPU’s Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) National Leadership Honor Society chapter who previously held “Rock-A-Thons” and, with the support of alumna Erin Cashwell Timmermans ’07, organized the packaging and drop off of military care packages for soldiers serving overseas. In March 2013, thanks in part to support from the Student Government Association and PACT, several Peace students, along with faculty advisor Roger Christman, Professor of Communication and Chair of the Simulation and Game Design program, drove to Endicott, New York for Spring Break to help a family repair their 1800’s-era home, which had been damaged by Hurricane Irene. Students also spent time writing cards and letters last spring to say “thank you for your sacrifice” to military spouses through the “Support Military Spouses,” a nonprofit organization based in Apex, North Carolina – one of the few organizations which dedicates its resources to showing appreciation to home-front heroes. During the fall 2013, PACT began sponsoring “Service Saturdays” events on the first Saturday of each month for students to participate in. A dedicated group of 19 volunteers continues

to come together to support service efforts at selected locations for various organizations on designated Saturdays. Having previously traveled to Uganda during the summer with Stop Hunger Now, Professor Roger Christman helped put the University back in touch with the organization whose last campus visit had been in 2007. And, during Welcome Week in August, the Student Government Association and PACT also sponsored an event that brought more than 60 volunteers together to participate in packing 10,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now. “Stop Hunger Now is a great organization with a clear mission,” Christman said. “With all of us working together, we can empower tens of thousands of children every day to be happy, healthy and loved. At the Rwamwanja Settlement, in the Congonesse Refugee Camp, 8,000 students a day are fed a healthy nutritious meal, which very well may be their only meal of the day.” The assembly-line process combined rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix with 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. The food stores easily, transports quickly and has a shelf-life of two years. When completed, the WPU packed meals were then shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. It was a project that harkened back to Peace’s previous partnership with North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina for a Million Meal Event the schools worked together on for several years. Later in September, the WPU community was invited to send letters to American troops to thank them for their dedication to our country in remembrance of events on September 11, 2001. The letters were gathered and sent through AMILLIONTHANKS.ORG whose mission is to show appreciation for U.S. military men and women, past and present, for their sacrifices, dedication, and service to our country through letters, emails, cards and prayers. In October, students participated in the University’s annual “Oxfam Hunger Banquet” to call attention to food inequality and world hunger issues. The WPU community also donated blood to the American Red Cross, came together to make sandwiches for the homeless and less fortunate, painted pumpkins with Mayview Center residents then returned at Christmas-time to carol with them, and held multiple walks and bake sales to benefit cancer-


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military, the team played two games against all-star teams made up of local public safety professionals and celebrities. The partnership for the game started with WPU’s women’s softball coach Charlie Dobbins who approached the Durham County Sheriff’s office about helping host the game. In addition, the William Peace University Singers sang the National Anthem for the event.

prevention organizations.

“We left Raleigh thinking that we were going to the mountains to help a family in need,” said Josie Carmona ’14. “We left the mountains having gained more than anything from that family.” Student athletes also got into the act throughout the year. The William Peace University women’s volleyball and softball teams paired up to help out The Miracle League of Raleigh. A nationally recognized nonprofit, the organization was founded in the late 1990s to give children with disabilities the opportunity to play America’s favorite past time, baseball. “Helping with the Miracle League was an experience I will never forget,” said Megan Mansfield ’16, a WPU volleyball player. “Being able to spend my time with kids and see their smiling faces is so rewarding.” Volleyball and softball players who participated in the event say the experience was eye-opening. “Being able to be a part of the Miracle League is an experience that is truly indescribable,” said Miriah Milliken ’16, a WPU volleyball player. “Helping to touch the few children’s lives, even though it was in a small way, touched me more than I could ever explain.” The Pacers came together again in support of the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team who made their North Carolina debut in November. Made up of servicemen who lost limbs while serving in the

The entire campus was also invited to partner with the Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) for a food drive called “Cans Across the Conference,” an initiative sponsored by the USA South Conference. This food drive resulted in hundreds of cans of food collected to benefit the Salvation Army. In December, PACT sponsored a campus-wide holiday gift collection for the Interact of Wake County’s “Holiday Shop.” 21 gift baskets and 31 toys were donated to the organization for mothers and children in need. And, during the Holiday Faculty-Staff Potluck luncheon also in December, each employee donated two cans of food to be donated to a local charity. Additional opportunities involving community volunteerism, organizational internships, campus-wide activities and more have also been offered through other student clubs like Ambassadors for Christ and the William Peace University Singers, among others, as well as by faculty and staff in their own communities. And, in January 2014 the entire campus will work together for the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. Service learning is not something new at William Peace University. The legacy of community service and academics has had profound impact on our students personally and professionally, and the community surrounding Peace has come to know WPU students for their passion to help those in need. Service learning’s distinctive element is that it enhances the community through the service provided, and it also has powerful learning results for students or others participating in providing a service. It is a dynamic process, through which students’ personal and social growth is tightly connected to their cognitive and academic development. For more on the CHOICES program, visit our website at: www.peace.edu/academics/quality-enhancement-plan.

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More than 50 students, faculty and staff also came together for the Raleigh-area Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk held in North Hills and sponsored by The American Cancer Society, sporting “Pacers Go Pink” T-shirts at the event. And, the Office of Student Services offered an alternative fall break trip with 12 students participating in the Appalachia Service Project (ASP), led by Lara Lee King ’07, to repair homes for families in need.

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CHRISTINA TRIMIS ’14 by Lynn C. Owens, Ph.D. Preparing students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. William Peace University was recently recognized by US News & World Report as one of the top universities for internships in the country. All students at WPU are required to complete an internship in their major, and the experience has led to full-time work for many graduates. This year, Peace students can be found in companies and organizations across the Triangle – from television stations to legislative offices. Three seniors share their fall internship experiences. Christina Trimis ’14, a double major in Anthropology and English, interned at the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental non-profit advocacy group. She helped plan environmental rallies around Raleigh and contacted constituents to help bring awareness to such issues as fracking, carbon pollution and EPA budget cuts.

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“I’ve learned from my internship about environmental policy and how to go through political channels,” Trimis said. “I’ve learned the proper way to get the government involved and how to get things without government involvement.”

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Trimis says her internship has inspired her to go to the Middle East after graduation to help with water issues like pollution and government monopolies on water sources.

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Christian Gray ’14, a Psychology major, interned at the YMCA Community HOPE Program where he helped create educational and mentoring programs for middle school students. “My internship has really taught me how to work in diverse environments and work with different types of professional people,” Gray said. “It has also reminded me to be thankful for my situation and humbles me to be reminded that there is always someone out there who has it worse than you.” After graduation, Gray will work toward his goal to become a basketball coach or professional basketball skill development coach. “I feel this will give me the best opportunity to utilize my gift and impact the lives of others,” he said. Arielle DePas ’14 is a Communication major and interned at MMI Public Relations in the fall, where she wrote press releases, media alerts and articles for local news media. “I definitely feel I’ve gained experience in the workplace and I know now exactly how a public relations office works,” she said. DePas plans to go into marketing and advertising after graduation and says her internship has given her valuable content for her resume and portfolio.

“Networking is really important,” DePas advises. “Listen to your professors and go to the events they recommend.” William Peace University’s Office of Career Services serves a vital role in the development of WPU students by providing insight and guidance throughout their academic careers. Staff members work closely with students to define career goals and set a course of action. They empower students by educating them about career planning and the job search process, as well as helping them develop the tools they need to thrive in a competitive professional landscape. On average, over 90% of WPU graduates go on to graduate school or a career within a year of graduation, and many employment positions are obtained as a direct result of the student’s internship and the professional experience they gained. If you own or represent a corporation, business or nonprofit organization in the Triangle interested in creating an internship partnership with the Office of Career Services, please contact Barbara Efird, Director for the Office of Career Services, or Kathleen Monroe, Assistant Director, at CareerCenter@peace. edu, or call 919.508.2006 or 919.508.2007. For more information on the Office of Career Services, visit us online at www.peace.edu/ student_life/career-services.


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On February 24, 2014, Maestro William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor with the North Carolina Symphony will be welcomed to the William Peace University campus as part of Black History Month celebrations. The discussion with Maestro Curry will be moderated by Dr. Charles S. Duncan, WPU’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of English. Maestro Curry is in his 18th season with the North Carolina Symphony and serves as the artistic director for the Rex Healthcare Summerfest Series and all North Carolina Symphony summer programs. He has also served as music director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra since 2009. A native of Pittsburgh, at age 14 Maestro Curry began conducting and composing music. By age 21, he received his first major appointment as Richmond Chamber Orchestra’s assistant conductor. He also served as resident conductor with the Baltimore Symphony and Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. In 1983, Maestro Curry was appointed the Indianapolis Symphony’s associate conductor, a post he held for five years until he was named winner of the Leopold Stokowski Conducting Competition and performed in Carnegie Hall. Maestro Curry has conducted over 40 orchestras, including appearances with the Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, National, Detroit, Denver, American, Atlanta, Shreveport and San Diego Symphonies, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Camerata Jerusalem Orchestra, as well as the orchestras of Indianapolis, New Jersey, Bangkok and Taiwan and with the New York City Ballet in their famed Balanchine production of The Nutcracker. Opera engagements include the Houston Grand Opera, Chicago Opera Theater and New York City Opera. In 2009/10, at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State, Maestro Curry spent two weeks in Taiwan presenting master classes in conducting and leading concerts of American music. He has conducted the Charlotte Symphony and North Carolina Dance Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker in multiple performances. Maestro Curry is also a composer, and his works have been played by many of America’s finest orchestras. For tickets to this free event, visit www.peace.edu/events.

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FALL SEASON RECAP August 31 marked the beginning of an historic year for William Peace athletics as the Pacers Men’s Soccer team took the pitch for their inaugural season, a game that was highlighted by the first goal in program history scored by freshman captain Brandon Page. Head coach Zane Hill and the team endured their fair share of growing pains, but made significant strides with every contest and will return with a solid core of players next fall when they officially join the USA South Athletic Conference. Pacer’s baseball also helped usher in the new era of WPU athletics making their debut in an exhibition against the Czech Republic National Team. They fell 4-0 to the World Baseball Classic competitor, but it was an impressive first outing for head coach Chris Duty and his Pacers, led by exceptional pitching and error free baseball. The WPU Women’s Volleyball team had a historic year, surpassing the previous school record of 16 wins, going 22-11 and finishing 6th in the USA South, which earned them a trip to the conference tournament. Senior Lauren Naugle finished her career as the all-time leader for kills, service aces and total attempts. But, despite losing one of the all-time Pacer greats, William Peace University should be a strong contender for a conference championship in 2014 with the likes of junior Megan Mansfield and freshman Liana Solomon returning, among others. Mansfield set the University’s single season record for kills and was an All-Conference Second Team selection while Solomon tied the Pacers single match record for assists in her collegiate debut and went on to set the season record for assists. Women’s soccer, bolstered by their largest recruiting class ever,

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PA C E R C O U N T R Y was much improved giving up only 3.3 goals per match compared to 5.5 last year. Their season was highlighted by a 2-1 Senior Night win over Mary Baldwin College.

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WPU’s softball and volleyball players also teamed up to provide some of the best memories of the fall by volunteering with the Miracle League of the Triangle, a truly heartwarming experience.

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In high school, Hill won a USYSA national championship with his club team and went on to be a two year starter at the University of Virginia, a program that has won 6 NCAA National Championships. “I’ve been fortunate enough to play soccer at the highest level and playing at UVA was especially beneficial for my coaching career,” he said. “I had the opportunity to learn from some of the best coaches in the country.” As much hard work as it took to achieve success at such a high level in his playing days, the obstacles he

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overcame then pale in comparison to what he faces as a coach attempting to build a winning program from scratch. His biggest hurdle so far has been convincing players to come to an unproven program, which when he initially started the recruiting process, was nonexistent. It has taken a combination of late hours and learning on the fly, traveling on nights and weekends to different showcases, tournaments, high school and other club games to recruit, but Hill welcomes the challenge. “I love being the first coach in the school’s history,” he said. “I’m accountable for whatever successes and failures the program achieves over the next few years.”

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As if putting together the team wasn’t a tall enough task, coaching them presented a new multitude of challenges. “The transition to the collegiate level was a bigger step than most of the guys realized,” Hill said. “Our victories did not necessarily come on the scoreboard, but we grew as a team every game.” What’s next for the Pacers’ program? “Our schedule is going to be more challenging next year as we enter the USA South Conference, but we have a great group of guys coming back and a new crop of talent coming in.” “We were able to establish a great foundation to build on year, but it was only the tip of the iceberg.”

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Holland ’00 ’02 is celebrating her second chance. Holland was given the gift of life just over one year ago when she received a kidney transplant. In 2005, just three years after graduating from Peace College, Holland was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease, a cystic genetic disorder of the kidneys that is one of the most common life-threatening genetic diseases, affecting an estimated 12.5 million people worldwide. Due to Holland’s worsening condition, in 2010 she began researching organ donation. What she found was frightening: the wait time to receive a kidney in her region was five years. So, she began looking for help. That’s when Holland’s friend, Felesia Buczynski, made an offer to donate her own kidney. “I put myself in Katie’s parents’ shoes, knowing that every minute of every day, I would spend praying for a living donor to come forward,” Buczynski said. “She stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and hit a homerun,” Holland added.

Holland’s years at Peace College gave her confidence and the belief that she could conquer anything. While on dialysis, she would wear her ‘Peace-gear’– t-shirts or pants with Peace College emblazoned on them to remind her of how tough she really was. “Since I was struggling so greatly then, I needed something to remind me that I would persevere and that I was strong enough to survive end stage kidney disease,” she said. “My time at Peace taught me that I could overcome a number of obstacles in my life, and if I had what it takes to make it through college, I had what it takes to survive dialysis and kidney disease.”

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Holland is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of South Carolina. One day, she hopes to work in a dialysis clinic as a social worker.

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The two began the testing process to see if they were compatible. “She was a perfect match,” Holland said. “And, on October 23, 2012, she gave me her kidney. This was truly a blessing.”

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Class of 1992 Peace College graduate and Bath, North Carolina native, Teresa Webster Palma is currently the Assistant Principal for Central Cabarrus High School in Concord. Long before that, she was a Peace student who left many significant footprints on the campus she loved. A Liberal Arts Studies major, Palma was Student Government Association president, an Honor Court member, Leadership Scholar, Citizenship Award recipient and the Class of 1992 student Commencement speaker. But those aren’t the only reasons she has fond memories of Peace. “It was also the family atmosphere Peace provided, the mentor/mentee relationships and the fact that our professors not only expected excellence, but also led by example,” she said. Palma holds fond memories of several Peace professors, but especially enjoyed former English professor Dr. Sally Buckner. “She was a gentle soul that inspired me to pursue excellence. She made literature come to life,” Palma said.

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Palma completed a Bachelor of Science degree at East Carolina University (1994) in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education and a Master’s in Education Leadership and Human Development (2007) at The George Washington University. She also hopes to complete a Doctorate, teach at the college level and train others to be effective classroom instructional leaders. “It is a moral obligation to educate our youth in a student-centered learning environment supported by talented staff and faculty,” she said. “Peace provided a leadership foundation for my future.” As an alumna, Palma offers advice to current students and their parents regarding preparing for careers. “Do your research,” Palma said. “Typically students seek the status quo degree because they do not know the variety of options that exist regarding careers.” Palma and her husband, U.S. Army Captain Luis Palma, reside in Mooresville with their children Taylor (10), Erasmus (16) and Amethyst, a WPU student (17).

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illiam Peace University is celebrating a big year of projects and renovations to campus facilities. Construction is nearly complete on a new building that will house the Office of Student Services, renovations are currently taking place in Belk Dining Hall and classes are underway in the newly renovated Simulation & Game Design (SGD), Art and Biology/ Physics labs. “This is a big time for us in terms of projects. It’s now our third consecutive year of continued campus redesign and growth,” said John Cranham, Assistant Vice President for Buildings and Grounds. “All of the upgrades and renovations will be great additions to our already outstanding campus facilities. The new dining hall will be a fantastic place for our students to gather, and the labs are great.” NEW SCIENCE LAB, PRESSLY ARTS AND SCIENCES BUILDING

When it’s all said and done, the new dining hall will feature flat-screen televisions, new menu and seating choices, and plenty of space for students to relax and hang out. Located just next door, the new student services building will offer increased office space and will allow the second floor of Belk to begin its renovation as a student union next summer.

successful in the field of simulation and game design,” said Roger Christman, Associate Professor and Department Chair. “Our students love the new lab and appreciate and value the opportunities this facility provides them.”

“New facilities provide students with an environment conducive to learning with places they need to work in,” said Luke Buchanan, Adjunct Instructor of Communication/Art & Design. “It’s exciting to be a part of so many positive changes.”

Sophomore Joshua Britt is just one student who loves it. “It’s really quiet and if I need to do my SGD work, then I have two computer screens to work on which is really helpful. This is the most technologically advanced lab we have on campus.”

Of all the renovations, though, the most eye-catching space is located on the third floor of the Pressly Arts and Sciences Building within the SGD lab. It houses a 70-inch, 3-D monitor where students can test their creations, a 108-inch projector display for presentations and projects, digital pen tablets used for graphic mapping and pixel editing, dual HD monitors for each computer, C++ and 3-DS animation software and a full-size motion capture system, which the students use to translate actual motions into digital form.

Located across the hall, within a new art lab, students enjoy access to a beautiful room with superb lighting, made possible by a state-of-the-art LED dimming system and two rows of energy-efficient windows. The Biology/Physics lab also provides students with new equipment and a better space to study. Courses taught in the new room include botany, ecology, environmental science and physics, which students once had to take off campus.

“I am preparing our students for the careers of tomorrow. This lab helps facilitate all the learning and skills needed for our students to be

“The new laboratory certainly strengthens the Biology program by enabling us to increase the diversity of courses offered to our students, and by accommodating larger enrollments in the major,” said Department Chair and Biology Professor, Lisa Bonner, Ph.D. “It was imperative that we add Physics to our curriculum since it is a keystone course for our students interested in health-related careers.”

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According to Justin G. Roy, Interim Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing, similar upgrades and future projects across campus will continue.

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“The success of our students is truly our mission. To follow through with that, we continue to upgrade and provide our students with the best facilities possible,” Roy said. “We look forward to the future and the great opportunities we can continue to bring to our students.” NEW ART LAB, 3RD FLOOR PRESSLY BUILDING

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Blaise Noto, adjunct professor in the Department of Communications, recently received an Emmy nomination as one of the producers of a feature-length documentary film, “When The Mountain Calls: NepalBhutan-Tibet.� The film aired nationally in 2013 on over 140 PBS-TV stations. Nominated for a regional Emmy (Northern California Chapter) for Best Historical/ Cultural-Program/Special, the team shot on locations in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, and is narrated by actor Kris Kristofferson. The film also features an interview with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, with music by Grammy award-winner Paul Horn. Noto is a 35-year career veteran in entertainment marketing and public relations, and was Executive Vice President of Worldwide Publicity at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

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2014 COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER ANNOUNCED Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane has been named as the University’s 2014 Commencement speaker. A small business owner, PTA mom, neighborhood advocate and environmental steward, Mayor McFarlane is a 30-year Raleigh resident who was elected in 2011.

EFIRD FEATURED IN CAREERROOKIE.COM’S ARTICLE ON AVOIDING SENIORITIS Barbara Efird, M.Ed., LPC, Director of the University’s Office of Career Services was recently featured in an article titled, “Don’t Let Senioritis Ruin Your Job Search” on CareerRookie.com. Efird offered several pieces of advice for seniors alongside her colleague, Desha Peacock, Director of Career Development at Marlboro College. CareerRookie.com is a website dedicated to “internships, part-time jobs and entry-level careers.”

FACULTY-STUDENT COLLABORATION LEADS TO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATION IN ALABAMA Associate Professor of English, Wade Newhouse, Ph.D., and WPU senior Christina Trimis collaborated on a paper that was presented at this year’s international conference of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, held in Montgomery, Alabama. The paper, entitled “A Haunting in the House of Fitzgerald,” examined Zelda Fitzgerald’s novel Save Me the Waltz through the lens of domestic hauntings provided by the short story “The Yellow Wall-Paper.” Christina developed the topic and the two wrote a short version of the paper together. Dr. Newhouse then presented that version of the paper at the conference. Christina is now expanding the paper into a much longer articlelength paper as part of an independent study.

2014-15 DUKE ENERGY HONORS LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES ANNOUNCED William Peace University’s Arts and Events Committee released the 2014-15 Duke Energy Honors Leadership Speaker Series, which features guest speakers from across North Carolina. The free series kicked off its inaugural year last year, and the 2014-15 calendar is slated to include: Deborah Ross, former state representative and General Council for Triangle Transit; Tom Darden, CEO for Cherokee Investment Partners and Executive Director for Make it Right; Gene Conti, former Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the United States Department of Transportation and former Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation; Steve Swayne, CEO of Step Up Ministries; Sarah Powers, Fine Artist and Executive Director of the Visual Art Exchange Raleigh; and Trish Healy of Hyde Street Holdings who will speak on Entrepreneurship.

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This year the University is proud to celebrate the following employee service anniversaries as part of WPU’s Service Award Program. Long-term service anniversaries will be celebrated at an event held at the end of January. FIVE YEARS: Gary Jones, Senior Accountant and Procurement Manager; Dr. Eliza Fisher Laskowski, Assistant Professor of English and Dramaturg; Dr. Jerry Nuesell, Dean of Student and Academic Services; Dr. Lynn Owens, Department Chair and Professor of Communication; Lyndee Sargent, Athletic Trainer; Joann Sauls, Registrar Coordinator; TEN YEARS: Susan Childs, Controller; FIFTEEN YEARS: Ellen A. Birch, Mathematics Instructor; Dr. Charlie Duncan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of English; Dr. Teresa Holder, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Communication; Diane Jensen, Librarian; TWENTY-FIVE YEARS: Dr. Lisa Bonner, Department Chair and Professor of Biology; Sue Lambert, Accounts Payable Accountant.

WPU TEAMS UP WITH U-HAUL FOR CAR-SHARE PARTNERSHIP WPU announced a new partnership with U-Haul known as UhaulCarShare. The program allows students to easily share a car without the

Hannah Souman, Ed.D., a WPU adjunct professor for the PDS 100 courses, recently joined a mission trip with one of the cofounders of the Karam Foundation to help Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. Instead of visiting refugee camps where basic necessities were being met, they instead visited those living just outside the camps. With less than 48 hours to convene, collaborate and take action, the duo hired a driver and guide to take them into what Souman says “was probably the most emotional and mentally exhausting experience of my life.” They began by visiting a wholesale warehouse to purchase basic hygiene items and food supplies, then assembled care packages to distribute to more than 25 refugee families. For the full article written by Souman, visit The Chapel Hill News at www. chapelhillnews.com/2013/06/22/2980077_a-war-away-how-can-life-be-so.html.

burden of bringing and maintaining a vehicle while attending school. A 2012 Toyota Prius is located on campus in the Main Parking Lot, just off Peace Street, directly in front of Flowe Academic Building. Access to the vehicle is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All that is needed to rent the car is a valid driver’s license and major credit card. “Car-sharing programs are becoming increasingly popular on campuses across the U.S. because they are convenient, practical and cost-effective,” said Carrie Draper, Executive Administrative Assistant for Communications and Marketing.

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NEWHOUSE SELECTED TO DELIVER CLOSING ADDRESS AT SPEEDCON CONFERENCE Wade Newhouse, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, has been invited to deliver the closing address at this year’s SpeedCon conference at North Carolina State University. SpeedCon is an “unconference,” a one-day roundtable of papers and discussions focusing on language, communication, and media studies. SpeedCon will be held Saturday, February 8 at the Hunt Library on NCSU’s Centennial Campus and is free and open to the public. http://speedcon.wordpress.com.

TAGSOLD WINS EASTERN EDUCATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATION’S BEST PROFESSIONAL PAPER AWARD PRESENTED AT THE EERA CONFERENCE Jennifer T. Tagsold, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty in WPU’s English and Education departments, won the Eastern Educational Research Association’s Best Professional Paper Award. The paper focuses on strategies for preventing distraction in a 1:1 learning environment. She also recently had two articles published: (1) Tagsold, J. T. (2013). Why aren’t they paying attention to me? Strategies for preventing distraction in a 1:1 learning environment. The Journal of Research in Education 2, 126-145. Retrieved from http://eeraonline.org/journal/v23n2.cfm; and (2) Tagsold, J.T. (2013). Dual-Coding Theory and Empathy: How Animoto Can Animate English Language Arts Classrooms to the Core. Meridian 16, 1-11.

MCLENNAN COMPLETES STUDY OF WOMEN IN APPOINTED NC POLITICAL OFFICES David McLennan, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Communication, and Chair of Political Science, completed a study of women in appointed political offices in North Carolina and published the report, “Closing the Leadership Gap: Achieving Gender Equity on North Carolina Boards and Commissions,” with the sponsorship of the Women’s Forum of North Carolina. He also spoke about North Carolina politics at Carolina Meadows in Chapel Hill. In addition, David’s comments appeared in over 50 news stories this fall about a range of issues from the government shutdown to the political meaning of Nelson Mandela’s life and death.

WPU ATHLETICS EXPANDS WITH ADDITION OF MEN’S TENNIS IN 2014-15 William Peace University will expand its athletics department with the addition of a men’s tennis program that will begin in the 2014-15 academic year. The program will be led by Jeron Baker, who has been hired to serve as the head coach for both the William Peace Pacers men’s and women’s tennis programs. For more information on this topic, visit www.peace.edu/news.

WPU OMICRON DELTA KAPPA CHAPTER TO HOST ODK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

HONORARY PH.D. TO BE AWARDED FAY JACKSON ANDERSON ’54

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WPU’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter will host the Triangle ODK Centennial Celebration on Feb. 6, 2014. Led by Taylor Murray ’14, student chair, WPU will invite ODK members who live and work across the triangle to the gala event. For more information, visit www.peace.edu/events.

William Peace University will recognize longtime benefactor Fay Jackson Anderson ’54 with an honorary Ph.D. presented at the May 2014 Commencement Exercises, 60 years after graduating from Peace College. A current member of WPU’s Foundation Board, Fay was also a longtime member of the University’s Board of Visitors (2003-2006) and Board of Trustees (2006-2013). Before that, she was a simple Peace girl, who shot hoops on the women’s basketball team as a student athlete and was also active as the Senior Class Secretary for the Class of 1954, the vice president for the Athletic Council and a member of the May Day Court. After graduating, Fay married her late husband, W. Edward Anderson, and together she and Ed built a legacy of family and philanthropy that included her Alma Mater. The couple became longtime patrons of both the institution and of Peace’s athletics program, helping renovate Hermann Center in multiple areas and as annual Hall of Fame Pacer Club members. In addition, Fay and Ed created the W. Edward and Fay Jackson Anderson Athletic Endowment Fund, which continues to provide support and enhancement for the athletics program and its facilities. As a former Class Committee member and Class Agent, Fay also helped raise additional funds for The Loyalty Fund, leading her class in raising the largest class gift in the history of Peace -- $25,000 to name the Lucy Steele Chaplain’s Office as part of the Dorm Room Redux Campaign over a decade ago. In 2005, because of her dedication of service on several boards and her annual and capital giving, Fay was the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Service Award. And, just six years later, she was recognized for her support of Pacer Athletics and was inducted into the University’s Athletic Hall of Fame. A dedicated alumna in everything she does, Fay not only made Peace a philanthropic priority, she and Ed were also longtime members of the Edenton Street United Methodist Church. There, Fay served as private secretary to the Church’s minister, vice president of the Student Loan Fund and also on the Administrative Board. Fay is also a former secretary for the United Methodist Women and a former president of the Raleigh Jaycettes. An avid golf enthusiast, she is a past president of the Women’s Golf Association of the Carolina Country Club, Tar Heel League of Women Golfers and Past Club Champion of Carolina Country Club. Fay and Ed raised two daughters, Nina Cheney and Elizabeth Purrington, who plan to be with Fay as she accepts her Ph.D. in May.


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William Peace University’s commitment as a faith-based institution is strong and is outlined in the 2011 Strategic Plan. We encourage leading a spiritual life for students from all religious/spiritual backgrounds and support members of the campus community as they look to strengthen their own spirituality.

Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church for over 150 years, Peace continues to honor its historical relationship with the Presbyterian Church in many ways. Chapel services are offered during the semester, a greater number of Religious Studies courses have been added, and additional student groups whose focus is on spiritual life, like the Ambassadors for Christ, are growing in number.

An old pagan custom, based on the figure of Janus, continues into our own day as many of us, before midnight of January 1, look back on the past year (or drink to forget it), and make resolutions about changes we plan to make in their lives for the coming year. Looking backward can be painful. We can’t erase the past. We have made mistakes. We have broken promises to ourselves and to others. We have fallen short of becoming the kind of person we know we were meant to be. And looking forward makes us fearful. Who knows what the new year will bring? Who knows what danger lurks or what overwhelming challenges await us? There is nothing hopeful about the old image of Janus, looking backward with pain and forward with fear. We long for real change in our lives and real peace within. But that kind of change does not come from making New Year’s resolutions and that kind of peace does not come through drinking champagne. The life we seek and the faith that sustains us, no matter what life brings, comes from trust in the One who beckons us to walk with Him fearlessly and with patient endurance.

only read the last chapter of His book to be assured that God wins the victory over all the forces that beset our lives now. Our Lord heals the pain of our past not by our repressing it or by our denying the truth. The power of God’s forgiveness far exceeds our strongest compulsions to flagellate or berate ourselves. Our Lord Jesus demonstrated so clearly that His purpose for us is our redemption. Forget Janus. Forget resolutions. God gives us the courage to face up to ourselves and find strength to move on with life here. He helps us to look backward at our lives, not with regret but as stages in our growth, stages in our redemption. For in

H o w t o Fa c e t h e N e w Ye a r The month of January is named for the ancient Roman god, Janus, who is depicted with two faces, one looking backward, the other looking forward.

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“We look the future with hope. We may not know what the year will bring, but we do know the One who will be there with us through the year. — Rev. R. Lee Carter, Ph.D.

spite of the pain, our lives are ultimately stories of hope; for He helps us to see the ugly face of our egoism and the beauty of what we can be as we allow the Spirit of Christ to live in us. By God’s grace we look back on the past with thanks and to the future with hope. So bring on 2014.

If our god were Janus, we would look to the past with regret and to the future with fear, but we are the community of Jesus, not Janus. We look to the future with hope. We may not know what the year will bring, but we do know the One who will be there with us through the year. Whatever chapter of our lives we find ourselves in at the present moment, we need

This Devotional is the second in the series written by Rev. Dr. R. Lee Carter, William C. Bennett Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion. Additional devotionals will be featured in future issues of the PEACE BULLETIN.


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WEDDING BELLS ARE RINGING

Margaret Griffin Delbridge ’77 and her husband, Matthew, celebrated their 25th anniversary on July 30, 2013. The couple married in 1998 in Goldsboro at First Presbyterian Church. Dana Mason Daniels ’87 is engaged to marry Ellis “Butch” Taylor in Dinwiddie Chapel on May 24, 2014. Catherine Lynn Batts ’93 married Andrew G. Mynatt on July 11, 2013 Megan Suzanne Page ’98 married Frederick B. Tarry on June 1, 2013. Joya Cogdill ’00 married Taylor Austin on Sept. 29, 2013 in Southport, NC. Shelby Anne Barber ’01 married Andrew Glenn Thompson on Aug. 10, 2013 in Atlantic Beach, NC. Catherine E. Muse ‘01 is engaged to marry Shawn M. Smith. An April 2014 wedding is planned. Elizabeth Ann Cook ’04 married Benjamin Robert Peters on Nov. 2, 2013 at Central United Methodist Church in Concord. Katherine (Kiki) Stewart ’02 ’04 married Seth Wilson in the James Dinwidde Chapel on Sept. 1, 2013. Courtenay Anne “Missy” Griffin ’05 married John Hollis Fields II on Oct. 26, 2013 at Figure Eight Island. Jennifer Ann Aleska ’07 married Frank Evan Haren III on Aug. 3, 2013. The ceremony was held at the James Dinwiddie Chapel with a reception at the Cardinal Club immediately following the ceremony. Bevonnie Monisha Louden ’07 married Tony Smith on Sept. 28, 2012. Sarah Emily Allen ’08 and Fleming Carr Herring were married on Aug. 24, 2013 at the First Church of Christ, Washington, NC. Marjorie Witten Duffy ’08 married Travis Brooks Ward on Sept. 21, 2013 at Lakeside Baptist Church. Sarah Talbot Hoffman ‘08 married Travis M. Gurley on Sept. 28, 2013 in the First Presbyterian Church of Wilson. Lauren Seeger ’09 married Alan Hinnant on Sept. 1, 2013 in a ceremony held at Saint David’s School Chapel, with a reception at Stockroom 230. Many Peace sisters attended the wedding: McKenzie Estes ‘09, Rebecca Hailey ‘09, Amanda Brown ‘09, Dr. Patricia Drolet-Wilder ‘04, Laura Carpenter Bingham ‘77, Elizabeth Wells ‘09, Anna Prorock ‘09, Lauren Manns ‘09, Brenna Mickey ‘10 and Karissa Herring ‘12. Hilary Claire Harman-Scott ’09 married Eric Duane Stautzenberger on July 28, 2012 at Outer Banks Presbyterian Church. Kristin M. Brady ’10 married Lewis Cox at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, SC on June 15, 2013. Erin G. Banks ’10 married Greg Harbinson on Aug. 3, 2013 at Fairbanks United Methodist Church in Raleigh, NC. Ayla King ’10 married Gene Smilek in the James Dinwiddie Chapel on June 1, 2013. Bianca M. Boles ’11 married John Tyler Bruce on June 8, 2013. Katherine (Katie) Reaves ‘11 became engaged to Jerrad Stewart in September. A March 17, 2014 wedding is planned. Allison Morgan Weathington ’11 married Lance Bullard on Nov. 24, 2013 at Boone Plantation. Laura Bethany Price ‘12 married Tyler Greer Staton on Nov. 2, 2013. Leigh Anne Sims ’12 married Richard Keith Ivey on June 29, 2013 in Greensboro, NC. Ashleigh E. Dorsey ’13 will marry Al S. McArthur in Dinwiddie Chapel on Aug. 30, 2014. Suzanne Richardson ‘13 married Rayne Delong on Sept. 21, 2013 at the James Ross River Plantation in Urbanna, VA. The ceremony was attended by a small group of close friends and family only, including Hannah Tucker ‘12, Taylor White ‘13, Hannah Murphy ‘14, and Kailie Batsche ‘14. Kayla Michaels ‘13 served as a bridesmaid. The couple currently resides in Raleigh.

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Pam Blizzard Batts ’98 and her husband, Shawn, welcomed a son, Wilson Burton Batts, on Feb. 4, 2013. Pam and Shawn are thrilled to welcome their second child to this world. His big sister, Charlotte, 6, is also enjoying her new role as a big sister! Leah Catherine Daniel Stout ‘07 and her husband, Patrick, welcomed a son, William Patrick Stout II, on Mar. 31, 2013. Hannah Ivey Glunt ’08 and her husband, Brandon, are expecting a new baby in March who will join big sister, Lillian Joy. The family has recently relocated to Roseboro, North Carolina, where Brandon is now an Associate Pastor. Cristara R. Owens ’13 is expecting her first child, a son to be named Masiah Sincere Jones. Masiah is due Dec. 1, 2013.

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Linda Harrell Hobbs ’73 was named to the Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital Directors Council, the local governing board for the hospital. She recently retired after serving as the Director of Exceptional Children for the Edenton-Chowan Schools, and also previously for the Gates County Schools. Lynn Price Rorie ‘74 retired Nov. 13, 2012 when the prosthetic-orthotic company for which she worked and co-owned was sold and became an affiliate of a larger facility. She completed 37 years in the healthcare arena, including clinical work with breast cancer and lymphedema patients, as well as corporate business administration the last several years. She also has been a freelance writer and copy editor for many years, often covering health care issues. Lynn and her husband, Rick, an architectural designer and photographer, moved from their previous home of 15 years in Charlotte to Mint Hill, combining Rick’s mother’s household with theirs, into a new home, where they are all settling in and enjoying very much. Kim Parrish Batten ’85 was named as Finance Director for the Town of Selma. Kim has worked for the Town since 2006 as an accountant and special projects coordinator. Sandra Woods Mitterling ’86 has been named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers. Sandy is a partner at the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh. She has also been invited into the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance where membership is extended to select attorneys by invitation only from current CLM fellows. Sandy is currently a partner and litigation lawyer who practices primarily in insurance defense and general commercial litigation with focus on defending construction design professionals. She also practices in Labor and Employment law. Kimberly Davis Hughes ’89 is the new assistant principal at Bogue Sound Elementary. Hughes joined the school system in 1997 as a teacher at Newport Elementary. She also taught at Siler City. While at White Oak, Hughes served as an interim assistant principal. In addition to her A.A. degree from Peace College, she also holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in School Administration from East Carolina University. Carolyn Washer Sinclair ’89 is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of her consignment boutique, Adrienne’s. Carolyn is the secondgeneration owner of the store, which is Hickory’s oldest independently-owned clothier, and specializes in designer and boutiquebrand items. Check out the store on Facebook (www.facebook.com/adriennesonline) or online at www.AdriennesOnline.com. Carolyn is married to Bob, and has two daughters, Carter & Sloane. Mary Joe Creech ’90 became a curriculum coach at Glendale-Kenly Elementary School this year, having previously been a kindergarten teacher at Cleveland Elementary. She is a 1990 graduate of Peace College and a 1993 graduate of UNC Greensboro. She earned a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from Gardner-Webb University in 2013. Renee Dixon Whitford ’90 was named Craven County Schools 2014 Principal of the Year at James W. Smith Elementary School. She was previously named Principal of the Year in 2009 while at Bridgeton Elementary School. Julie Haynes Hancock ‘91 was named Principal of the Year at Smith Elementary School by the Alamance-Burlington School System. I PEACE.EDU

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Debra Davis Rezeli ’93 is the Director of Engagement for the North Carolina League of Conservation Voters. Michelle Hardison Harrell ’94 has been awarded the NC Museum Educator of the Year for her work at the NC Museum of Art. After 13 years of teaching middle and high school art, she began a position at the NCMA in 2010 to develop a new teen and


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college program. In this position, she has managed a grant to partner with the NC Virtual Public School to create a series of five online art courses using works of art from NCMA as catalyst for learning subjects such as game design, fashion, and photography. Michelle lives in Clayton with her husband Mark and two sons. Megan Parpart Williams, MSN, RN, FNP ’96 began a two-year appointment as President of the North Carolina Nurses Association. Stephanie Averitt Browning ‘99 ‘01 was promoted in September 2013 to Human Resource Business Partner for Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC. Courtney Taylor Biedell ‘01 recently self-published her first children’s book, “Cassie the Cow, a Cat Named Meeyow and Friends.” Claire Doyle Ragin ‘03 founded Red Beret Design in Durham, NC in 2004 as a solo studio focused on strategic communication design. She is a graphic designer, web designer, and a logo designer. Katie French ‘04 (B.A., Communication) is now a student in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Cape Fear Community College. She has been leading the “Sit and Be Fit” weekly class at Heritage Place in Burgaw this fall. She will graduate from CFCC in May. LeAnn Hughes ’04 is a personal stylist. Her firm is LH Consulting, and she also works for Saks Fifth Avenue in Raleigh. Kathryn Goodson Wright ’04 joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC in August 2013 as a Senior Corporate Meeting Planner. Julie Gay Dipresso ’05 was promoted in Dec. 2012 to Student Financial Services Campus Operations Manager at Strayer University, leading and managing the North Carolina and South Carolina Markets. April M. Flora ’09 accepted a position as a Clinical Trials Project Manager for Duke University Medical Center. Melissa R. Sullivan ‘09 is currently enrolled in Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Master of Divinity program with a concentration in both Children’s Ministry and Biblical Counseling. She will graduate in the spring of 2015 and plans to continue her studies toward a Doctorate in Divinity upon completion of her Master’s. Alexandra Boncek ’11 was named Nash County’s Travel and Tourism Executive Director in June 2013. Megan E. Hoffner ‘11 was named WPU’s Office of Career Services’ Alumni of the Month in November. Gale McKoy Wilkins ‘11 is the Executive Director for the North Carolina Council for Women. Laura Beth Price Stanton ’12 is a pre-school teacher at Chesterbrook Academy in Raleigh, NC. Until June 2013, Laura Beth served with Campus Crusade for Christ in Senagal, Africa. Melanie M. Thompson ’13 is became a Marketing Associate for Birch, Stewart, Kolasch, & Birch, LLP (BSKB) in May 2013. Taylor C. Shaw ‘12 was accepted to American University to study journalism and public affairs in Washington, D.C.

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Sierra M. Alley ‘13 was accepted to The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY for the M.F.A. in Creative Writing program. She began in Aug. 2013.

Michelle Hardison Harrell ‘94 has been awarded the NC Museum Educator of the Year for her work at the NC Museum of Art. After 13 years of teaching middle and high school art, she began a position at the NCMA in 2010 to develop a new teen and college program. Michelle lives in Clayton with her husband Mark and two sons.


W H E R E A R E THEY NOW? U p d a t e s o n Pe a c e Fa c u l t y & S t a f f by Alison Trinkle

VALERIE G. HALL I PH.D.

Resting on her laurels never even occurred to Dr. Valerie G. Hall, Professor Emerita and Senior Scholar in History, when she retired from Peace in 2011. In fact, Dr. Hall was at long last able to turn her full attention to the research and scholarship she previously pursued both abroad and stateside only when time permitted between the needs of her family, her Peace students, and her numerous professional obligations, including developing and coordinating Peace’s Liberal Studies program and then the History major, and chairing the Humanities Division. As a result, it took Dr. Hall eight long years to complete the research for her newly published book, Women at Work 1860-1939: How Different Industries Shaped Women’s Experiences (Boydell and Brewer).

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In this, Hall examines the differences among farmers’ wives who enjoyed relative autonomy; female farmers, who achieved real authority; and female farm servants whose lives were characterized by physical and sexual subordination to farm owners.

In addition, Hall received several Faculty Advancement Awards that helped fund her research trips to England, a boon she gratefully acknowledges in her book. While Hall has certainly made the most of her retirement, she misses teaching, advising and working one-on-one with her “dear students,” taking them on study abroad tours to Spain, Italy, Greece and Cambridge, England, to study art, architecture and history, and working with colleagues like Dr. Carol Hiscoe, Chair of the English department. But, Dr. Hall was “tickled” when former students from the Raleigh area and the North Carolina coast recently returned to Peace on October 16th as Hall presented the results of her research as part of WPU’s Lunch and Learn series. Former faculty, including Drs. Emilie de Luca (French) and Ann Bingham (Mathematics), and alumni joined current Peace students, faculty and staff while Hall summarized her research.

And in her “spare” time? Valerie Hall spends as much time as she can with her three sons, ten grandchildren, and two (soon to be three!) great-grandchildren, and returns to Scotland at least once a year to visit her brother – and hit archives in Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

To purchase a copy of Dr. Hall’s latest book, visit www.Amazon.com or www.boydellandbrewer.com.

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Hall’s book examines three groups of This book examines three different groups of women living in women –north-east fromEngland coal mining communities, - in coal mining communities, in inshore fishing communities and in agricultural labour. It demonstrates how the work these groups undertook was fundamental in inshore fishing communities and agricultural shaping their experiences as women in different ways and shows that women’s experiences varied within class as well as labor – and demonstrates the work between classes. The book illustrates howhow mining women, despite being restricted to domestic roles, created, through meticulousundertook housekeeping, a power base in their homes and these groups was fundamental rendered their husbands dependent on them, while a minority took so active a role in politics that they were said to be ‘the in shaping their experiences asengaging women in backbone of the Labour Party’; how fisher women, in a household economy reminiscent of pre-modern times, exercised great influence on financial decision-making through different ways. their roles in baiting lines and selling fish; and how some single female agricultural labourers enjoyed considerable autonomy whereas those who were tied in a family economy had little independence. Overall, the book makes a very significant contribution to women’s history, to labour history and to economic and social history.

As very little scholarship exists regarding the ‘This isamong a tremendously useful and relevant book for historians differences working-class women, of women as well as social and labor historians.’ previously considered a homogenous is Professor Emerita of History at group, Hall’s makes a very significant William book Peace University, North Carolina. contribution to women’s history, to labor history and to economic and social history. PROFESSOR JOAN SCOTT, INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

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Cover illustration: Cullercoats fisher lass, returning from selling her fish, 1912. ACC 19330. Reproduced with permission of North Tyneside Council.

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At Peace, Hall garnered numerous accolades for her passionate teaching and service to the University and its students, including the first Distinguished Alumnae Advising Award ever given and the McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, which recognizes a member of the William Peace University faculty who has exhibited a sustained contribution

previously unplumbed archival material that she is now hard at work researching her next book, tentatively titled “Farming Women in Aberdeenshire, Scotland 1850-1940: Autonomy, Authority and Subordination.”

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A native of Aberdeen, Scotland, Dr. Hall completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees with honors at the University of Aberdeen, before immigrating to Chapel Hill in 1969 when her husband, a neurologist, accepted a teaching position at UNC’s medical school. Hall devoted herself to rearing their three sons, Russell, Steven and Michael, while completing another Master’s degree in History at UNC and a Ph.D. in modern British history from the University of London. In 1989, Dr. Hall joined Peace as an Assistant Professor of History, rising through the ranks to become Professor of History in 2000.

to the University and its students by demonstrating enthusiasm for teaching, encouraging exploration and life-long learning, contributing to institutional vitality, representing the University in the community and participating in campus activities beyond the classroom.

VALERIE G. HALL

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Amelia Farrior Thompson ‘38 on the death of her legacy cousin, Catherine Bryan Sloan ‘44, on Aug. 9, 2013. Dorothy Currin ‘45 on the death of her legacy sister, Mary Frances Currin Watkins ‘44, on June 1, 2013. Judy Butler Robinson ‘61 on the death of her husband, Kenneth Lee Robinson, on Oct. 27, 2013. Margaret Nadal Smith ‘61 on the death of her legacy sister, Dr. El Nadal Clark ’53, on Sept. 8, 2013. Barbara Joyner Dunlap ’66 on the death of her husband, retired Episcopal Priest, Joseph L. Dunlap, on Aug. 31, 2013. Mary Paris Templeton ’66 on the death of her brother, Walter Bullock Paris, on Mar. 17, 2013. Candida Caulk ‘67 on the death of her legacy mother, Alworthy Upchurch Caulk ‘38, on April 29, 2013. Kaye Frances Currin Neathery ‘67 on the death of her legacy aunt, Mary Frances Currin Watkins ‘44, June 1, 2013. Dr. Sarah Gibson Hawes ‘68 on the dealth of her mother, Frances Gibson, on Sept. 15, 2012. Doreen Donathan Wicker ‘70 on the death of her father, Marshall J. Donathan, on Aug. 27, 2013. Sue Donathan White ‘72 on the death of her father, Marshall J. Donathan, on Aug. 27, 2013. Beth Michael Moncure ‘77 on the death of her mother-in-law, Jane Belk Moncure, on July 30, 2013. Ginger Lancaster Shields ’77 on the death of her mother, Annie Rebecca Wright Lancaster, on Dec. 16, 2013. Laura Watkins Cobb ‘78 on the death of her legacy mother, Mary Frances Currin Watkins ‘44, on June 1, 2013. Alisone (Soni) Warlick Carr ‘79 on the death of her husband, Robert H. Carr Jr., on Aug. 17, 2013. Patricia Ann Bartholomew Jenks ‘79 on the death of her mother, Elizabeth Jackson Bartholomew, on June 8, 2013. Beth Lancaster Caraway ’81 on the death of her mother, Annie Rebecca Wright Lancaster, on Dec. 16, 2013. Temple Hunter Creech ‘94 on the death of her father, John Hunter, who passed away Aug. 13, 2013. Joy Neal ‘00 on the death of her grandmother, Wanda Lane, on Aug. 7, 2013. Stacy C. Currin ‘03 on the death of her legacy great-aunt, Mary Frances Currin Watkins ‘44, on June 1, 2013. Lauren E. Moncure ‘09 on the death of her grandmother, Jane Belk Moncure, on July 30, 2013. Julie Davis ‘16 on the death of her father, Martin Davis, on Aug. 26, 2013.

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Obituaries Summer I Fall 2013 Catherine Bryan Sloan ’42

Catherine Bryan Sloan ‘42 passed away on Aug. 9, 2013. A legacy alumna with deep ties to Peace – which began with her great-aunt, Katharine Bryan Sloan Graham, the first student to matriculate at Peace Institute in 1872, and several cousins and aunts also attending– Miss Sloan was inspired to endow The Sloan Sisters Scholarship Fund, in 2006 to honor her Peace family members. Miss Sloan created the fund to help others earn a Peace education and was further delighted with the annual awarding of the Katherine Bryan Sloan Graham Academic Achievement Award, granted at Commencement. After graduating in 1942 with her Associates Degree from Peace, she was also awarded a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism in 1944 from the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, pursued graduate study at The Ohio State University, and completed a Master’s Degree in Media from UNC-Greensboro in 1979. In her professional life, Miss Sloan served as the Director of Research for WFMY-TV. She retired in 1990 and joined the Garland Rotary Club. As their President, she realized numerous accomplishments. She was also a contributing member of the Democratic Party and served many years as precinct chair, volunteering lengthy hours to public issues. A lifelong Presbyterian, Miss Sloan was a dedicated member of the South River Presbyterian Church and served as Chair of the Board of Trustees. She was a self-appointed guardian of South River and organized the South River Association. In her lifetime, Miss Sloan received numerous awards and honors including the Peace College Outstanding Alumna Award (2008), an Award of Merit by the Conservation Council of North Carolina, the Paul Harris Fellow Award by the Garland Rotary Club, and an Award for Meritorious Service by the Coastal Conservancy of North Carolina.

Dr. El Nadal Clark ’53

A lifelong Presbyterian and legacy alumna, Dr. El Nadal Clark ’53 passed away on Sept. 8, 2013. Dr. Clark’s Peace family members include her late mother, Lillie Rouse Lane Nadal ’26, legacy sister, Margaret Nadal Smith ’61, and her late grandmothers Hattie Edmundson Lane (who attended Peace from 1881-1882) and Ella Erwin Green Nadal (who attended Peace from 1893-1894). After Peace, Dr. Clark earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Education (1965) and Doctor of Education (1971) degrees from Duke University. Devoting nearly four decades of her life to public education, Dr. Clark taught in Richmond, VA; North Kingstown, RI; Lafayette, IN; and in New Hanover County (Wilmington, NC). She attended graduate school at Purdue University, earning a certification in administration and supervision for elementary and middle schools, and in several areas for special needs students. She also earned the very first certificate issued for Teaching Emotionally Disturbed Children in North Carolina. In 1972, Dr. Clark became the second female in NC to be elected Assistant Superintendent in the public school district, serving New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction, Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Services and Assistant Superintendent for Student Support Services. Dr. Clark also played a vital role at NHCS in the 1960’s and 1970’s during school desegregation. In 1968, Dr. Clark was appointed to a state-level leadership position to the Governor’s Study Commission on the Public Schools (NC). She was also active in her community as a member of the Carolina Yacht Club, the Country Club of Landfall and a former member of the Figure Eight Island Yacht Club.

Kathrine Fort Neel ’39

Legacy alumna and former Peace College Board of Visitors member, Kathrine Fort Neel ’39, passed away on October 31, 2013. A lifetime philanthropic benefactor to Peace, Mrs. Neel became a member of the Heritage Society in 2006, was a consistent annual donor to The Loyalty Fund and became a member of the prestigious William Peace Society in 2013. Mrs. Neel graduated from Peace Junior College’s High School department in 1939. She attended St. Mary’s School and the University of Georgia and made her debut in Raleigh in 1941. In 1944, she graduated from Salem College and then received a degree in Library Science in 1945 from Columbia University. Mrs. Neel worked as both a military librarian (in Maryland and Germany) and as a civilian librarian (in North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio). Mrs. Neel was a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Married in 1964 to her husband Paul, the couple together raised their son David. Mrs. Neel was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church of Raleigh and loved being visited by Peace staff and alumni while residing at Glenaire. Mrs. Neel enjoyed sharing her love of the Presbyterian Church, arts, history and travel with both family and friends.


In Memory of… Peace Alumni Who Have Passed Before Us Willie Stowe Franklin ‘28 І July 3, 2012 Helen Brame Farmer ‘34 І Apr. 13, 2012 Miriam Doub Gregory ‘37 І Oct. 13, 2013 Marcella Folley McKeithen ‘37 І Sept. 20, 2013 Alworthy Upchurch Caulk ‘38 І Apr. 29, 2013 Elizabeth Kennison Pease ‘38 І May 10, 2012 Kathrine Fort Neel ‘39 І Oct. 31, 2013 Betty Lee Johnson Brown ‘40 І Apr. 6, 2013 Mary Gerling Browning ‘40 І Sept. 5, 2013 Marie Cox Dixon ‘41 І Oct. 30, 2013 Jane Royster Pate ‘42 І Aug. 12, 2013 Catherine Bryan Sloan ‘42 І Aug. 9, 2013 Faustine Pair Knott ‘44 І Nov. 21, 2013 Mary Frances Currin Watkins ‘44 І June 1, 2013 Rebekah Wall Thomas ‘44 І Nov. 13, 2013 Dora Jefferson Ballou ‘45 І Apr. 12, 2013 Mildred Bulluck Givens ‘45 І June 17, 2013 Norma Bagley Harrington ‘45 І Nov. 30, 2013 Lucille Southall Barker ‘46 І July 18, 2013 Georgia Mayberry Clark ‘46 І Oct. 25, 2013 Roselyn Miller Powell ‘46 І Dec. 4, 2013 Betsy Ann Seely ‘48 І July 23, 2013 Helen Vickers Wright ‘48 І Dec. 5, 2013 Beverly Moody Schultz ‘49 І Feb. 11, 2013 Betty Louise Smith ‘50 І Aug. 13, 2013 Julia (Judy) Lancaster Moore ‘51 І Sept. 24, 2013 Dr. El Lane Nadal Clark ‘53 І Sept. 8, 2013 Susan Cork Meadows ‘53 І Oct. 24, 2013 Evelyn Peterson Kornegay Mewborn ‘57 І Dec. 7, 2013 Sandra Moody King ‘65 І Dec., 12, 2013 Elizabeth Walker Wells Denning ‘68 І Sept. 25, 2013 Tami Dyson Duke ’78 І Dec. 12, 2013 Mary Bunton Pritchard ‘81 І July 10, 2013

Please notify William Peace University of an alumni member’s passing by sending an email to our records division at Bulletin@peace.edu or call 919.508.2043. To learn more about alumni Memorial Services at WPU, contact the Office of Visitor Services at 919.508.2044 or email Rebecca.Leggett@peace.edu. To make a memorial gift for your classmate or to purchase a memorial brick, please visit www.peace.edu/alumni/give. Or, call the Office of Engagement at 919.508.2043.

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