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Pfeiffer University's freshman class hosts fundraiser at Richfield McDonald's to benefit Special Olympics Stanly County
- Published on Tuesday, March 05, 2013 ( 11:09 am )
â€œMcEducators Nightâ€ features Pfeiffer faculty and administrators as servers
Pfeiffer University's freshman class will host â€œMcEducators Nightâ€ on Tues., March 12, 4:30-8 p.m., at the McDonald's restaurant located at the corner of Route 49 and Route 52 in Richfield, N.C. During the event, which features members of Pfeiffer's faculty and administration as counter servers, a portion of each customer's receipt will support Special Olympics Stanly County, specifically for uniforms for its basketball team.
â€œThe freshman council agreed unanimously to support the needs of local children who face challenges in daily living,â€ said Kimberly Goodell '16, freshman council representative. â€œWe encourage everyone at Pfeiffer and throughout the entire community to plan to eat dinner at McDonald's that night to support Special Olympics Stanly County.â€
The fundraiser is organized as part of the Freshman Experience, an established Pfeiffer program designed to foster a positive transition to college life. In addition to classroom-based learning that includes discussions about study habits and learning styles as well as a reading experience and activities shared by the entire class, the program includes opportunities for students to develop into servant leaders through community service, a focus of the overall Pfeiffer experience.
â€œWe're delighted that Pfeiffer's freshman class selected McDonald's as its partner for supporting Special Olympics because it is accessible to people in all of Stanly County,â€ said Kathy Odell, the organization's local coordinator and Pfeiffer's director of human resources. â€œEveryone in the area has the opportunity to help make a difference for a great group of athletes.â€
Ms. Odell is among the Pfeiffer administrators and faculty members scheduled to serve during McEducators Night. Others are Ross Braymer, assistant professor of mathematics; Deborah Burris, assistant professor of communications; Sarah Denton, coordinator of student organizations and ministries; Dr. Tracy Espy, provost and vice president of academic affairs; Robin Listerman, administrative assistant to the provost; Rebecca McQueen, director of residence life; Dana McKim, minister to the university; Paula Morris, administrative assistant for student development; Dr. Russ Sharples, dean of students and vice president for student affairs; Jason Smith, assistant athletic director and head coach for men's soccer; and Dr. Michael Thompson, professor of history.
Pfeiffer University will offer a free shuttle service between Stokes Student Center and McDonald's at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Pfeiffer's mascot, Freddie the Falcon, will be on site at McDonald's for the fundraiser.