|Keith Crisco||Rick Thames|
Alumni Keith Crisco '64 and Rick Thames '75 are featured speakers
On Thurs., April 11, 6-8 p.m., the Master of Business Administration program will celebrate nearly 30 years in Charlotte by hosting a networking reception for MBA graduates, students and friends at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 Tryon Street, Charlotte 28202.
Featured speakers for Reflections and Projections: North Carolina's Climate for Business Growth and Expansion include J. Keith Crisco '64, former N.C. Secretary of Commerce and founding partner of Asheboro Elastics (now AEC Narrow Fabrics) and Rick Thames '75, editor of the Charlotte Observer and CharlotteObserver.com.
This winter, Pfeiffer lost two beloved former faculty members, Daisy L. Cotton, professor emeritus of English, and Janet W. Pickler, professor emeritus of speech.
Mrs. Cotton, whose tenure at Pfeiffer was from 1954-1985, arrived at Pfeiffer Junior College after teaching in-service courses in Iredell and Montgomery counties for public school teachers as well as working as an assistant professor at Mars Hill College. She earned an associate's of science degree from Atlantic Christian College, Wilson, N.C., in 1939 and a master of arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1951. In 1998, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. William D. Cotton, who was a professor emeritus of history for Pfeiffer.
Most college students go home or to the beach for spring break. But seven Pfeiffer students joined two student trip leaders on the Alaska Malamute Service & Adventure Experience sponsored by Pfeiffer's Center for Outdoor Leadership.
Sophomore Lindsey Sisco, student trip leader and Junior Zach Thompson, assistant student trip leader, led students to Wayeh Kennel located in Spring City, Tenn., which specializes in breeding Alaska Malamutes and training them for work in the show ring, therapy and as house pets. Additionally, the leaders incorporated an educational visit to an aquarium and hiked to the summit of Crowder's Mountain.