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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

2014 Homecoming

Connected final web versionHomecoming this year is Fri., Oct. 3 - Sat., Oct. 4

Annual Alumni & Milestone Years: 12 – 2 p.m. (on the lawn)

50th – Class of 1964
40th – Class of 1974
30th – Class of 1984
25th – Class of 1989
20th – Class of 1994
10th – Class of 2004

Annual Alumni Gathering and Awards Ceremony: 10 -11:30 a.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Lunch:
All Alumni & Milestone Years: 12 – 2 .p.m (on the lawn)
Junior College: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
(Community Room, Stokes Student Center)


Additional Events:
Met-My-Mate Society Breakfast - Lattes with your Love:
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (Crumbley Hall, Jane Freeman 200)


NCAA DII Athletic Events & Alumni Games
Featured Bands throughout the day
KidZone ages (3-12)
Bonner Leader Reunion: 2 - 3:30 p.m.
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Nominate your classmates for the Outstanding and Distinguished
Alumni Awards online at pfeiffer.edu/alumniawards
Register: http://community.pfeiffer.edu/homecoming2014

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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.”

NCAA recognizes Pfeiffer's 1981 Field Hockey team

Field Hockey2The NCAA Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, Indiana is celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Divisions II and III with a special exhibit.  The exhibit currently features a prominent display of Pfeiffer’s 1981 National Champion Field Hockey team.
 
The 1981 Falcons were the first Division II Field Hockey Champions and won the title on the first day that the NCAA awarded National Championship status to female teams. Pfeiffer went 9-4 in 1981 and hosted the National Semifinal and National Championship games in Misenheimer. The Falcons defeated Chico St. 1-0 in overtime on Nov. 14 to advance to the title game against Bentley on Nov. 21. Pfeiffer was led by Carol Whitehouse who scored the first four goals of the game for Pfeiffer as they went on to secure the Championship with a 5-3 victory.
 
On display at the Hall of Champions is the Number 10 jersey that was worn during the 1981 season by Jean Whitehouse, Carol’s sister. Also featured is the 1981 Media Guide and Tournament program.
 
The display will remain prominent through Labor Day.