Pfeiffer University News
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:
The 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.
Ellen 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.
Robin Hayes, chairman, North Carolina Republican Party, to deliver keynote address at Pfeiffer University Fall Convocation
Robin 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.