Graduate & Center for Professional Advancement Commencement Information

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

Commencement Speaker

Dr. Susan Luck, professor of business administration for the Graduate School at Pfeiffer University, specializes in organizational communication, electronic communications, negotiation, public relations and diversity communication. In addition to teaching online and in the classroom, she serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and is a certified mediator for North Carolina Superior Court. A former television writer, she is author of Zen and the Art of Business Communication. Dr. Luck holds a doctorate in English from the University of South Carolina, master’s degree from UNC Charlotte and bachelor’s degree from Queens University.


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

3400 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, NC 28216


Parking is available adjacent to Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in the East Parking Area. All parking is first-come, first served.


Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will open for students and their guests beginning at 11:30 a.m. for the 1:00 p.m. ceremony. There are no issued tickets and all seating is first-come, first served. Family and guests of graduates should be seated at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the ceremony.

Special Assistance

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is handicap accessible with an elevator and designated parking. If you or your guest(s) require an auxiliary aid or service identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Dr. Joanne Zukowski at

Photography & Video

Individual photographs of graduates will be taken by an independent photography company. Graduates will be sent information via their my.pfeiffer email account regarding the purchase of graduation photos. Guests may take their own photos and videos of the ceremony from their seats, but are asked not to block the aisles or view of other guests.

A video of the Commencement Ceremony will be available for purchase at a later date. Information for ordering will be sent to graduates via their my.pfeiffer email account.


A reception will take place in conference rooms B-D to celebrate the achievements of all graduates. Pfeiffer faculty and staff will join as well.

Official Hashtag

The official hashtag for Pfeiffer University's Commencement Ceremony is #PfeifferGrad on all social media platforms.