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Board Members

Pfeiffer University Alumni Board 2012-2013

President            Donna Ingram DeBoy '84 
Past-President    Pixie Klein Gentle '83
Secretary           John Howard '10 

Class of 2013 (Seniors)

Donna Ingram DeBoy '84
John Howard '10
Sarah Kalish '77
Pat Hinson McKim '85 '96 MCE
David Miller '04
Renee Bleasdell Odom '03
Susan Ingram Sharples '76

Class of 2014 (Juniors)

Charlotte “Charlie” Cooper Cherry '72
Paul Childress '93
Darryl Glick '83
Larry Monaghan, Jr. '68
Griggy Porter, Jr. '69
Kimberly Tenenholz '04

Class of 2015 (Sophomores)

Suzanne Ames Belden '10
Grady Gaston '12
Monty Honeycutt '12
Erik McGinnis '10

Class of 2016 (Freshmen)

Uconda Dunn '06
Dan Gobble '95
Cassie Goforth '11 MFT
John McNeil, Jr.'04
Pam Felker Robinson '83
Michael Swofford '75
Melissa Swofford '74
Cody Teague '13

Graduate Students (2-year Term)

Tomy Aldridge '75
John Branin '89
Jane Cashion Brietz '68
Lisa Kluge Cain '87
Richard "Tinnie" Chapple '57
Stephania Hyatt Cude '72
Pixie Klein Gentle '83
Jim Griffith '58
Dawn Hedrick '95
Cathy McCauley '77
David Melton '76
Philip J. Passanante '81

Graduate Students (2-Year Terms) Continued

Roger Spoon '57
Alton Taylor '58


Warren Knapp, Jr. '66
Tom Lewis '68

Alumni Awards

Congratulations to the 2012 Recipients of Pfeiffer University Alumni Association Awards

Outstanding Alumni Award Distinguished Alumni Award
 carolyn dial award  michael lowder award
Dr. Steve Dial '59 (accepted posthumously by his wife, Carolyn) Michael Lowder '76
thomas lewis  
Thomas Lewis '68  


Since 1959, Pfeiffer has chosen to recognize the extraordinary contributions made by alumni of the institution by presenting two annual awards to deserving individuals. The Service Committee of the Alumni Association Board of Directors is charged with bringing nominations to the Board at large, where a vote is taken during the Board's annual spring meeting to determine recipients.

Print and mail nomination forms to: Alumni Programs/Pfeiffer University, P.O. Box 960/ Misenheimer, NC 28109

**Please note: Individuals may only be nominated for one award per year. The Board reserves the right to determine which award category is most appropriate/applicable for nomination in the case of an alumnus being nominated for both Outstanding and Distinguished Awards.

Past Award Recipients

Board Committees

Alumni - Student Relations Committee
Chair: Kimberly Tenenholz '04
Co-Chair: Pixie Klein Gentle '84
Darryl Glick '83
Larry Monaghan '68
Paul Childress '93
Jenna Gulledge '12
Grady Gaston '12
Phil Passanante '81

Alumni Service Committee
Chair: Jim Griffith '58
Richard Chapple '57
Mary Beth Fraley '04
Monty Honeycutt '81
Melinda Lott '78
Theresa Moore-Mitchell '90
Philip Noble '04
Griggy Porter '69
Kimberly Tenenholz '04
Roger Spoon '57
Alton Taylor '58

Alumni Events Committee
Chair: Tomy Aldridge '75
Co-Chair: Cathy McCauley '77
Jane Brietz '68
Lisa Cain '87
Charlotte Cherry '72
Robert Ellis
Dawn Hedrick '95
Erik McGinnis '10
David Melton '76
Renee Odom '03
Susan Ingram Sharples ‘76

Church Relations Committee
Chair: Rev. David Melton '76
Mary Asbury
Suzanne Belden '10
John Branin '89
Rev. Sarah Kalish '77
LTC (Ret.) Mike Little '62
Pat McKim '85, '96 MCE
Helen Rose '61


News and Publications

The Honor Roll of Donors includes those individuals and organizations whose gifts were received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. In preparing this report, every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness. If a mistake has been made in the way a donor is identified, or if a donor's name has been omitted from a gift list, we sincerely apologize. Please report any corrections to the Office of Advancement at (800) 338-2060, Ext. 6, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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