Pfeiffer University Campus

Staff/Faculty Service Trip

GKTWFor the past several years our Misenheimer undergraduate students have taken an Alternative Break Service Trip to Give Kids the World in Kissimmee, FL. Two years ago a group of staff and faculty took the first staff/faculty service trip to GKTW and had a tremendous experience. I have secured 15 volunteer spaces at Give Kids the World once again for this year and we will take this trip May 13-19, 2015.

The cost, $250 will cover your travel, food, lodging and shirts. The attached application must be submitted to Dana McKim with full payment to secure your place on the trip. The deadline is April 1, 2015 – No foolin!
Some basic details:
·         We will travel by 15 passenger van, departing Misenheimer Campus at 7AM, departing Charlotte Campus at 8:15AM with estimated arrival in Kissimmee about 6PM.
·         We will be staying in a vacation home, you will be sharing a bedroom with at least one other participant, linens are provided.
·         Most of our meals will be at GKTW or we will cook at home, special dietary needs will be accommodated.
·         We will have some down time and what we will do will be determined by the group.
·         For more information, check out these Youtube clips:
 If you have volunteer time available for this year, you will be able to apply for volunteer leave for this event. You will need to begin now to make these arrangements with your supervisor. Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
While this trip is for staff and faculty, we wish to fill every volunteer slot we have. Therefore, 35 days before departure any open seats may be given to students and alumni who are vetted past participants.
Some recent FAQ’s:
·         Q: May I meet you in Orlando? A: Yes! If you have plans to head to Florida before or after this trip and wish to make other travel arrangements you may do so. Should you wish to make other housing arrangements, you may also do that.
·         Q: May I take a member of my family? A: Yes! Family is welcome to participate. There are some limitations for service on volunteers under the age of 21. Your family member must be at least 16 years of age.

Night at the Library

NightSpend the night in the historic G.A. Pfeiffer Library on the Pfeiffer University campus in Misenheimer.

Students will be treated to a movie in the historic Administration building theater, activities in the gym, storytelling and other exciting events. Hosted by the Division of Education students.

Misenheimer Family Reunion

ReunionIt is believed that most of the Misenheimers of the US are descendants of Johann Jakob Meisenheimer, the first known American Misenheimer. He came to Pennsylvania from Germany in 1743 and later, about 1775, moved to present day Mt. Pleasant, North Carolina with his family. Nearby St. John’s Lutheran Church was the family church and in 1999 the descendants erected a granite and bronze memorial to Johann and his family in the church cemetery.

Several other Meisenheimers immigrated to America generally in the 1860’s and 70’s mostly to mid-state Illinois.

We emphasize that this is a reunion for ALL Misenheimers and marriage related families. It is not just applicable to only one small group from a small limb of the family tree, but for ALL on the total tree that was first planted in America in 1743, so to say.

Any descendants of the 1860's Meisenheimer immigrants are also warmly welcome as we may well be related prior to 1743 in Germany.

This will be our 29th reunion. 

The Reunion again will be at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Community Building. St. John’s is either the oldest or second oldest Lutheran congregation in North Carolina, established in the 1740's. Just by walking around the churchyard and through the large cemetery one easily senses the rich church heritage and family heritages of the early German settlers of the area.

Click here for the full reunion itinerary

Pfeiffer garners U.S. News & World Report ranking for veterans

VeteransU.S. News & World Report included Pfeiffer University among its best colleges in the South for veterans. All current and former members of the armed services are encouraged to visit our military page to find out more about the benefits available at Pfeiffer.

Dr. Vernease Miller, interim dean, division of applied health sciences

Vernease Miller web“I arrived at Pfeiffer committed to life-long learning and servant leadership, prepared to share my gifts, talents and love for Socratic teaching. I found opportunity to be innovative through service. Through service I have found my calling and improved healthcare delivery, led others, become a better teacher, advanced from adjunct professor to dean and become my best self. Through service I have become Pfeiffer University.”