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Adapting in the Digital Age
Join us for an evening with Elizabeth Hudson, Editor in Chief, Our State magazine for an intimate discussion...
Lunch and Learn: Erik Lioy Discusses Financial Fraud Prevention
Erik Lioy, partner for forensic and valuation services, discusses Grant Thornton's approach to preventing and managing financial...
Junk in the Trunk Senior Art Exhibition
Class of 2014 Graduating Seniors in Art to show off their creative world. April 23, 2014 Circle...
Pfeiffer's March for Babies
April 26, 2014 Uptown Charlotte208 S Poplar Street Across from Romare Bearden Park Charlotte, NC 28205 Walk Distance: 3.5...
Pfeiffer Celebrates Earth Week
Pfeiffer University is celebrating Earth Week, with festivities going on from April 22-27. April 22 - James...
Sophomore Patrick King's Story Detailed in "Optimism For Autism"
Most of us can only imagine the challenges inherent in raising a special-needs child.  Susan King has...
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Admissions Office shares summer reminders with Pfeiffer parents

We have enjoyed working with you, your student, and your family through the admissions process. As we enter the summer months and inch closer to August, here are a few things to keep in mind:

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New Student Orientation will help students get connected

 MG 8918resizedThe theme of this year's New Student Orientation is "Get Connected! It's Electric," and the schedule of events provides a weekend full of exciting opportunities for new students to connect with the University and each other.

New Student Orientation, which will take place Aug. 16-19, allows new students to get acquainted to campus, meet new friends, finalize registration and prepare for classes. In addition to the faculty and staff available to help students settle in, there are peer mentors, upperclassmen students who dedicate their time to helping new students find their way. Peer Mentors facilitate New Student Orientation activities and are available to students throughout their first year at Pfeiffer.

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Marriage and Family Therapy Program Prepares Students for Rewarding Careers

ellen wilsonEllen Wilson '13 is enrolled in Pfeiffer's Marriage and Family Therapy Program and works with the Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy, a community-based therapy and training clinic that offers counseling serviced to individuals, couples and families. She is a Charlotte native and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Davidson College. 

Why do you want to become a marriage and family therapist?
An internship during my junior year of college at Broughton Hospital in Morganton sparked an interest in clinical psychology and family therapy. After graduating, I worked for five years at Thompson Child and Family Focus, a psychiatric residential treatment facility where I became acutely aware of the impact that early childhood attachment trauma has on emotional and mental health in later childhood and adolescence. My work with the children at Thompsons inspired me to continue my education so I could better serve individuals, couples and families suffering from attachment-related injuries.

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Robin Hayes, chairman, North Carolina Republican Party, to deliver keynote address at Pfeiffer University Fall Convocation

robin hayesRobin Hayes, chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and former Congressman from the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina's District 8 (1999-2009), is the keynote speaker for Pfeiffer University's 2012 Fall Convocation, Fri., Sept. 7, 10 a.m., a ceremony that takes place in Merner Gymnasium to officially open the 2012-13 academic year.

Mr. Hayes, a Concord native, was first elected to public office in 1978 to the Concord Board of Aldermen, then elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1992. While a member of Congress, Mr. Hayes was on the Armed Services, Transportation and Agriculture committees and chairman of the Livestock subcommittee and co-chairman for the Special Forces and Philanthropy caucuses.

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Center for Outdoor Leadership
The Center for Outdoor Leadership (COL) provides experiential development programs using outdoor adventure and leadership programs to...
Francis Center for Servant Leadership
The Francis Center for Servant Leadership helps Pfeiffer University fulfill its mission to prepare servant leaders for...
Center for Deacon Education
In partnership with Wesley Theological Seminary To provide deacon education and ordination for people of the United...
Wick S. Sharp Learning Center
Named for a former Pfeiffer president especially committed to the notion that higher education be available to...
Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy
The Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy (located in Charlotte, N.C.)  and the Pfeiffer Institute for...
Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer
The Confucius Institute at Pfeiffer University promotes understanding of the Chinese language and culture through education, cultural...
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