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Caving in Virginia

CavesThe Center for Outdoor Leadership is heading for the mountains of Virginia for two days of caving and glamorous camping. The trip takes place Jan. 23 - 25 and there is an information meeting Jan. 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Leadership Institute. Please contact trip leader Abbie Goodman with any questions at


Ski & Snowboard

Pfeiffer logotypeNEWCome and experience an afternoon of skiing and snowboarding at Winter Place, West Virginia, on Feb. 7.  There will be an information meeting in January, date and time to be announced. For further information, contact Matt Lattis at (704) 463-3189 or at



Ski and Snowbard

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.”