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Pfeiffer announces new scholarship established by alumna and Cabarrus resident Jackie Lafferty

New scholarship will assist Pfeiffer students from Cabarrus, Stanly Counties

Jackie_Lafferty_webPfeiffer alumna and Cabarrus County resident Jacquelyn Burrage Lafferty recently endowed a scholarship to benefit deserving Pfeiffer students who are from Cabarrus County. David J. McIlquham, interim university president, thanked Lafferty for her continued support and for the establishment of the Jacquelyn Burrage Lafferty Endowed Scholarship. 

 â€œWe are deeply appreciative of the relationship that Jackie and her family have shared with Pfeiffer University. Jackie and her parents have a long history with Pfeiffer and her recent gift will help provide an outstanding educational option for generations of future Pfeiffer students,” McIlquham said.

A member of Pfeiffer College's class of 1964, Lafferty has remained a supporter of the campus community.  Her father, the late Robert Burrage was a member of Pfeiffer Junior College's class of 1938 who later served as a member of the university's board of trustees and was honored with trustee emeritus status.  Burrage and his wife Jackie also established a scholarship at Pfeiffer, the Jacquelyn B. and Robert L. Burrage, Jr. Endowed Scholarship, which assists students from Cabarrus and Stanly counties. 

The minimum to endow a scholarship fund at Pfeiffer is $25,000.  For more information regarding the endowed scholarship program at Pfeiffer University, please contact Jo Ellen Newsome, director of stewardship and special projects, at (704) 463-3037.

Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses, including Misenheimer, Charlotte and the Triangle, committed to educational excellence, service and scholarship.

Media contact: Natasha A. Suber, (704) 463-3040 or


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