eTorch May 2013 Edition
Commencement is quickly approaching, and soon another academic year will be complete. This year has come to a close with some exciting events: Men's volleyball brought home a championship win, a long-time faculty member and coach was inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame, Admissions hosted a very successful Accepted Student Day event and men's baseball retired Coach Joe Ferebee's jersey, number 23.
Additionally, this month we are highlighting a dedicated faculty member, Vernease Miller, and an exemplarly student with an extremely bright future, Vontenea Williams.
Dr. Stephen Ray Mitchell, dean for medical education, Georgetown University School of Medicine, to address graduates at Pfeiffer University’s spring Commencement
Pfeiffer University announces that Stephen Ray Mitchell, M.D., M.A.C.P., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.R., dean for medical education and professor of medicine and pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., will offer the commencement address at spring 2013 commencement exercises, Sat., May 11, 10:30 a.m., Merner Gym, Misenheimer campus.
Admissions hosts over 400 guests at Accepted Student Day
Each year, Pfeiffer University holds Accepted Student Day events to provide students accepted to the university the opportunity to learn more about university operations, register for classes and meet new friends for the fall semester. On Sat., April 20, the Office of Admissions hosted what has been described by faculty and administrators to be the most successful Accepted Student Day to date.
Pfeiffer University retires jersey of Coach Joe Ferebee
Ceremony honoring “Winningest Coach in North Carolina Baseball” took place on April 20
Pfeiffer University officially retired the jersey of former athletic director and legendary baseball coach Joe Ferebee, who led Pfeiffer’s baseball program from 1958-1987. The ceremony took place on Sat., April 20 on Joseph S. Ferebee Field at Pfeiffer University’s Misenheimer campus immediately prior to varsity baseball at noon between the Pfeiffer Falcons and Mount Olive College.
Long-time Pfeiffer employee inducted into Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame
On Mon., April 29, Jack Ingram ’74, interim athletic director and director, sports management, was inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame sponsored by the Stanly Chamber of Commerce. The induction ceremony was held at the Stanly Regional Medical Family and Education Center in Albemarle, N.C.
A Stanly County native, Jack received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from Pfeiffer and began his career as a coach shortly after graduation.
Men’s volleyball team wins second-straight Conference Carolinas tournament championship
For the second-consecutive season, the Pfeiffer University men’s volleyball team captured the 2013 Conference Carolinas men’s volleyball tournament championship, scoring a 3-1 victory over Limestone College at Merner Gym on Sat., April 13. Senior Caleb Brophy of Mission Viejo, Calif., was named the tournament’s most outstanding player after establishing a new school record of 30 kills.
The second-seeded Falcons ended the season with an overall 17-8 record. This achievement is especially notable because men’s volleyball is the only Pfeiffer athletic team to to compete and be classified at the Division I level.
“Winning the championship was very gratifying for everyone on the team considering we returned to campus last fall soon after the sudden death of a teammate,” said Greg Walker, head coach, referring to Lance Johnson, who passed away in July 2012. “The opportunity to honor a friend’s life brought this group of young men together for a special purpose.”
Bringing the Pfeiffer point of view from the classroom to the workplace
Spotlight on Dr. Vernease Miller
Dr. Vernease Miller, interim dean, health programs holds a very specific set of interests that give her a unique perspective on the world of health administration. An undergraduate degree in political science, a juris doctor degree and master’s of health administration provide her with a unique combination of political and healthcare knowledge.
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