William Peace University Sponsors Greater Raleigh Chamber Of Commerce 2012 Education Forum June 7

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) June 05, 2012 - William Peace University (http://www.peace.edu), a private four-year university in downtown Raleigh, has announced its bronze sponsorship of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Education Forum, which will take place Thursday, June 7 from 7:30 a.m. through 10:30 a.m. at the Marbles Kids Museum, located at 201 E. Hargett St. The forum will focus on the theme "The Urgency of Now" and will feature Colorado State Sen. Michael Johnston, who will provide attendees with information on Colorado's legislative reform efforts he championed and how North Carolina is responding. Johnston was named one of Time magazine's "Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Politics" and one of the country's "Seven Most Powerful Educators" by Forbes magazine. Registration is available online at http://bit.ly/KSlXqT. The cost is $25 per attendee.

    "We are excited to sponsor the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Education Forum," said Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University. "As educators, it is critical that we maintain a commitment to improving the performance of all students, which is why we are proud to support an event that addresses the important and popular topic of reforming education systems across the nation."

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    - The Education Forum will feature discussions with N.C. Department of Public Instruction Superintendent June Atkinson, N.C. Sen. Phil Berger and NC Chamber President Lew Ebert as well.

    William Peace University is located in the heart of Raleigh, North Carolina. It was founded in 1857 as Peace Institute, offering education for boys and girls in primary grades and to women from high school to college. Peace, an all women's college, became a four-year baccalaureate college and graduated its first bachelor's students in August of 1996. Exclusively an all-women's institution for its first 152 years, Peace began offering coeducational evening courses through the William Peace School of Professional Studies in 2009. In 2011, Peace College transitioned to William Peace University and will begin admitting male students to its day program in fall 2012. Its mission is to prepare students for careers in the organizations of tomorrow. On average, more than 90 percent of the university's graduates are placed in jobs or graduate school within one year of graduation. For more information, please visit http://www.peace.edu.

    Jennifer Fair
    MMI Public Relations
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    jennifer ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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