Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer University Opens AMVETS Career Center on its Misenheimer Campus with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Dec. 7, 9 a.m.
- Published on Friday, December 02, 2011 ( 4:38 pm )
Pfeiffer University will honor the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with the grand opening of an AMVETS Career Center on its Misenheimer campus. The ribbon cutting will take place on Wed., Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., in the Community Room of Stokes Student Center, Pfeiffer University, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N, Mishenheimer. The Career Center itself, which will be open when classes are in session, will be located in Jane Freeman Hall.
Stanly County is one of six regions across the country to receive an AMVETS Career Center grant from AMVETS, an organization that supports the needs of veterans of the U.S armed forces. It is the first to open in North Carolina.
â€œPfeiffer University is proud to host the AMVETS Career Center in Stanly County,â€ said Mike Miller, president. â€œThe timing couldn't be more appropriate with so many dedicated service men and women returning from Iraq this month; we are honored to invite them to campus as they transition to civilian life.â€
At the ceremony, West Stanly High School's Air Force JR. ROTC representatives will present the colors. American, State and AMVETS flags, donated by Senator Kaye Hagan, N.C. State Representative William Purcell and AMVETS' national office, will be presented to the Career Center.
The first AMVETS Career Centers opened nearly a decade ago in Ohio to fill resource gaps in helping veterans remain competitive in the job market. Typically, Career Centers offer internet access, online courses, through MindLeaders, Inc., writing skill development, networking and related services.