On May 12, Pfeiffer University's 141 newest graduates crossed the stage to receive their undergraduate diplomas. The vast majority of the class of 2012 are from cities and towns across North Carolina. Approximately half of the class earned bachelor's degrees in business administration, criminal justice, elementary education, exercise science, psychology or sports management.
Pfeiffer's newest alumni are on their way to becoming leaders in fields from business to religion a few standouts are:
Arsena Todd Schroeder, Charlotte, N.C., Pfeiffer's first Knapp Scholar and Gates Millennium Scholar. Graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in communication studies, Arsena will head to UNC Charlotte next fall to earn a master's degree in school counseling with extended support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, administered through the United Negro College Fund. The Knapp Scholars Program, funded by the Knapp Family Foundation, in particular Pfeiffer trustee Robert D. Knapp and his wife Marcia, supports deserving low-income students who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship and extra-curricular achievement. Arsena's career goals include opening a family counseling business with her husband, Stephen, who will graduate from Pfeiffer in December.
Pfeiffer University is pleased to announce that plans for Homecoming 2012, which will take place Sept. 28-30, are now underway.
Earlier this year, the Advancement Office sponsored a contest that allowed students to submit their theme ideas. I CARE ABOUT PFEIFFER BECAUSEâ€¦, submitted by senior Brad Kenn, was selected as the winning theme.
On Sat. April 24, Pfeiffer University's Office of Admissions hosted Accepted Student Day on the Misenheimer Campus. This event is designed to provide accepted students the opportunity to meet with an advisor, register for classes, tour the residence halls and visit with representatives from financial aid and other offices.