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Dr. Vernease Miller, interim dean, division of applied health sciences

Vernease Miller web“I arrived at Pfeiffer committed to life-long learning and servant leadership, prepared to share my gifts, talents and love for Socratic teaching. I found opportunity to be innovative through service. Through service I have found my calling and improved healthcare delivery, led others, become a better teacher, advanced from adjunct professor to dean and become my best self. Through service I have become Pfeiffer University.”

Misenheimer Family Reunion

ReunionIt is believed that most of the Misenheimers of the US are descendants of Johann Jakob Meisenheimer, the first known American Misenheimer. He came to Pennsylvania from Germany in 1743 and later, about 1775, moved to present day Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina with his family. Nearby St. John’s Lutheran Church was the family church and in 1999 the descendants erected a granite and bronze memorial to Johann and his family in the church cemetery.

Several other Meisenheimers immigrated to America generally in the 1860’s and 70’s mostly to mid-state Illinois.

We emphasize that this is a reunion for ALL Misenheimers and marriage related families. It is not just applicable to only one small group from a small limb of the family tree, but for ALL on the total tree that was first planted in America in 1743, so to say.

Any descendants of the 1860's Meisenheimer immigrants are also warmly welcome as we may well be related prior to 1743 in Germany.

This will be our 29th reunion. 

The Reunion again will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Community Building. St. John’s is either the oldest or second oldest Lutheran congregation in North Carolina, established in the 1740's. Just by walking around the churchyard and through the large cemetery one easily senses the rich church heritage and family heritages of the early German settlers of the area.

Click here for the full reunion itinerary

North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium

CardinalThe State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research and Creativity Symposium will be held at N.C. State on Saturday, November 22. Approximately 20 Pfeiffer students will present at the symposium.  Of the 34 North Carolina colleges and universities attending, Pfeiffer ranks sixth overall in total number of student presenters/presentations.

Sports Hall of Fame to add four members

HOFOn Dec. 5 Pfeiffer University will induct four new members into its Sports Hall of Fame.  This year's honorees are:

  • Beth Bennett Welsh, swimming – ‘80
  • Rex Mitchell, basketball, coaching – ‘74
  • Jim Waugh, baseball – ‘79
  • 1992 Men’s Basketball Team

Festivities begin Friday night with a social hour starting at 6:00 p.m. and dinner at 7:00 p.m.  Additionally,inductees will be invited to a Pfeiffer Basketball doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 6 as the Falcons take on Southern Wesleyan. The women’s game will tip off at 5:30 p.m. while the men will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the women.

 

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