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2012 Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards at Charlotte Campus on April 13

HeartofGrace DoubleHeart 2Pfeiffer University's 2012 Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards, an annual event that celebrates the personal, professional and service achievements of women, will be held at Pfeiffer's Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road, on Friday, April 13.

The event, which traditionally includes a continental breakfast, presentations by distinguished speakers, an academic poster showcase by Pfeiffer graduate students, and the presentation of awards for community service and global humanitarian efforts, adopted the title Heart of Grace this year from Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 “A Drum Major's Instinct” sermon, which he delivered in February 1968.

In describing what it takes to serve, Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's Theory of Relativity to serve. You don't have to know the second theory in thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. And you can be that servant.”

“Dr. King's characterization of service embodies not only the humble and grand accomplishments of award recipients but also reflects Pfeiffer University's commitment to developing servant leaders among its students, faculty and staff,” said Michael C. Miller, president, Pfeiffer University.

The 2012 Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards will include:

8:30 a.m. Registration at Pfeiffer's Charlotte campus
9 a.m. Continental breakfast and academic poster showcase
10 a.m.

Keynote Address by Martha Bedell Alexander, Member of
the N.C. House of Representatives, District 106
"Overcoming Obstacles with Grace, Faith and Hope"
11 a.m.

Dr. Patrick Meadors, assistant professor, Marriage & Family Therapy, School of Graduate Studies
"Positive Momentum During Breast Cancer Treatment: Strengthening Body, Mind,
Spirit and Family"
11:45 a.m. Presentation of Heart of Grace Community Service and Global Humanitarian Awards

Reservations are necessary as space is limited. Click here to access the registration materials. For more information, contact Dana Hanson, assistant dean of student services, School of Adult Studies,

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