Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer’s Fraud Investigations programs featured on WFAE’s “Charlotte Talks”
- Published on Tuesday, June 03, 2014 ( 10:57 am )
Listen here: http://wfae.org/post/internal-fraud-and-prevention
On Wed., June 4, 9-10 a.m., “Charlotte Talks” (WFAE, 90.7 FM) welcomes Pfeiffer University’s Dr. Patrick Malloy, assistant professor of accounting and director of undergraduate and graduate Financial Fraud programs, for a conversation about the growing need for credentialed professionals in this fast-growing field.
“Over the coming decade, corporations and nonprofit organizations of all sizes must be equipped to investigate and recognize white collar crime and detect financial activities related to organized crime and terrorism,” said Dr. Malloy. “Pfeiffer is preparing students to meet this need by partnering with major banks and accounting firms to develop curriculum designed especially for this purpose. We look forward to the opportunity to share what is happening at Pfeiffer and in the field on ‘Charlotte Talks.’”
Estate Gift Supports a New SMART Classroom
- Published on Monday, June 02, 2014 ( 11:56 am )
Pfeiffer University will dedicate a SMART classroom on its Misenheimer campus to the memory of longtime faculty member and Stanly County resident Nancy Henderson, a project that will be funded by a gift to Pfeiffer from Ms. Henderson’s estate. The gift, which was announced by President Michael C. Miller at Pfeiffer’s spring commencement ceremony, totals nearly $148,000.
Ms. Henderson, who passed away in February, arrived at Pfeiffer in 1964 to teach English. In 1986, she earned a master’s degree in in computer information services from the University of Evansville, an accomplishment that led to her being named Pfeiffer’s first credentialed instructor for information technology. She taught computer information systems until she retired in 2002.
Pfeiffer Mourns the Death of Longtime Pfeiffer Trustee J. Keith Crisco ‘64
- Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 ( 7:34 pm )
J. Keith Crisco ’64, who has served for more than 30 years as a Pfeiffer University trustee, including board chair, died suddenly on May 12 at his home in Asheboro, North Carolina.
With a long history of public service, Crisco, who was appointed North Carolina Secretary of Commerce in 2008 by then-Governor Bev Purdue, most recently was a candidate for U.S. House District 2, facing former “American Idol” finalist Clay Aiken in the Democratic primary on May 6. The candidates had been waiting for a final vote in a race that indicated a difference of less than 400 votes before deciding whether or not a recount would be called.
An extraordinarily committed alumnus, Crisco was present at Pfeiffer most years for Homecoming and frequently for Falcons basketball games. In fall 2013, he and his wife, Jane Sidbury Crisco ’63, served as honorary chairs for Met My Mate, an annual Homecoming event for couples who met at Pfeiffer. Recently, he was instrumental in the success of an event at the North Carolina Museum of Art that brought together friends and alumni of the university and, in 2013, was a featured speaker at Pfeiffer’s first-ever reunion of MBA graduates.
“The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Pfeiffer are with the Crisco family,” said Michael C. Miller, president, Pfeiffer University, Crisco’s friend and Asheboro neighbor. “Keith was an outstanding individual in every respect and will be missed beyond measure.”
2014 Science Grads Soar Toward New Chapters in their Lives
- Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 ( 4:10 pm )
Spring commencement ceremonies brought excitement and provided a springboard for what’s next for many 2014 Pfeiffer graduates. The experiential education that science students received leaves them with options and optimism for the future.
Chemistry major Zach Dyer originally thought that after high school he would attend one of the U.S. military academies. But a talk with his older brother, Chris, a 2010 Pfeiffer graduate, steered him to Misenheimer. Once at Pfeiffer, Dyer was quickly impressed by his professors’ concern for his success and their willingness to guide his studies.
Pfeiffer Holds Spring 2014 Commencement Service
- Published on Monday, May 12, 2014 ( 10:59 am )
Pfeiffer University held its commencement services for graduating seniors Saturday, May 10. There were 149 graduates who received diplomas in the ceremony at Merner Gymnasium. Brad Wilson, president and chief executive officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, was the commencement speaker.
Wilson encouraged students to push beyond their perceived boundaries about themselves and the world by quoting Olympic gold medalist and three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali:
Falcons' Women’s Lacrosse Team Sent Off to NCAA Quarter-finals in Style
- Published on Thursday, May 08, 2014 ( 10:45 am )
The exciting news that the Pfeiffer University women’s lacrosse team had earned a second-consecutive spot in the NCAA quarter-finals came with a twist—three graduating seniors would miss commencement exercises at Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus on May 10.
So that the girls wouldn’t miss out on their college graduation experience, a special ceremony on May 6 allowed them to wear their caps and gowns and receive their diplomas in person. In full regalia, President Michael C. Miller and several other faculty members presented Maryland natives Kristina Anderson (Gaithersburg,) Katherine Athens (Huntingtown), and Sarah Daly (New Market) with their degrees during a brief but meaningful ceremony in Stokes Student Center.
Experiential Learning Opportunities for Sport Management Students
- Published on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 ( 3:01 pm )
Pfeiffer University sport management students have had numerous opportunities recently to work with some of the top athletic organizations and facilities available in North Carolina. These include working at the ACC Men’s Golf Championships at the Old North State Club; partnering with the Kannapolis Intimidators, the Single-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox; and networking at the 10th Annual Charlotte Bobcats Career Fair.
First-Ever Amanda Jean Malloy Memorial Educational Award Presented to Education Major
- Published on Friday, April 25, 2014 ( 1:08 pm )
Today, Megan Lowder ‘14, became the first recipient of the Amanda Jean Malloy Memorial Educational Award at Pfeiffer University. Meghan, an elementary education major, was presented the award by Dr. Patrick Malloy, associate professor of Accounting. Dr. Malloy is father of the award’s namesake, Amanda Jean Malloy, an elementary school teacher and karate black belt who was hit and killed by a narcotics-impaired driver while jogging in November 2008 near her home on Long Island, N.Y.
“I cannot think of anyone who deserves this award more than Meghan,” said Dr. Malloy. “She exemplifies commitment to leadership, her community, and living life to its fullest; she will be a very effective teacher who will go above and beyond for each and every child in her class as well as others who come into contact with her in her school. She is just that kind of special person.”
Senior Art Majors Present “Junk in the Trunk” for Culminating Artworks
- Published on Thursday, April 24, 2014 ( 8:58 am )
Pfeiffer Athletics Celebrates First Annual All-Sports Banquet
- Published on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 ( 5:06 pm )
Pfeiffer athletics hosted the first annual All-Sports Banquet to honor the seniors as well as team MVPs for each sport. President Mike Miller and Athletic Director Bob Reasso addressed the student athletes and assisted in distributing the honors along with Pfeiffer’s Faculty Athletic Representative Ross Braymer.
The banquet consisted of a formal setting in which the 51 seniors were given plaques in honor of their dedication to the university. Each team was awarded a most valuable player who received a bronze falcon trophy.
Taking Care of Business: Pfeiffer Business Students Lead the Pack at Phi Beta Lambda N.C. State Competition
- Published on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 ( 8:40 am )
On April 12, nine Pfeiffer University students participated—and excelled—at the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) business fraternity 2013-14 State Leadership Conference in Charlotte, N.C., where they demonstrated their knowledge of economics, statistical analysis, organizational behavior and leadership, website design and related topics in competition against PBL chapters from across North Carolina.
Six students earned spots to progress to PBL’s national competition in June in Nashville, Tenn., by finishing first or second in their categories. These include M. Darien Malone, 2nd place, Microeconomics; Christie Baran, 1st place, Microeconomics; and Kristina Trexler, Shana Tarlton and Christie Mello, who were awarded 2nd place for website design. Also participating were Hernan Jaimes and Henry Furman.
Dusty Mason, Award-Winning Gold’s Gym Franchisee, Featured Speaker for Pfeiffer University’s Free Lunch and Learn Series
- Published on Wednesday, April 09, 2014 ( 2:53 pm )
Dusty Mason ’02 is the featured speaker for Lunch and Learn, Pfeiffer University’s free speaker series, Wed., April 16, noon-1 p.m., at Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road. He will present “Achieving Business Excellence.” (Registration required: https://community.pfeiffer.edu/lls)
Mr. Mason, an award-winning franchisee with Gold’s Gym, owns three Gold’s Gym locations through his company, Carolina Fitness Group, Inc., in Albemarle, Harrisburg and Epicenter-Uptown Charlotte. A fourth location in Rock Hill, S.C., is set to open in September 2014. Selected by Gold’s Gym International to develop the Charlotte metro market, he will lead the development of five additional sites over the next five years.
- Luke Dollar and the IMAX Film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar"
- Division of Education offers one-day summer camp experience for gifted elementary school students
- Chinese Language and Culture Camp
- Pfeiffer University mourns the loss of Dr. Vallin Dayton Estes, professor emeritus of German
- Brad Wilson, President/CEO of BCBS of North Carolina, to address class of 2014
- Remembering Lynda Petty
Homeland Security and Counterterrorism: A View from the Top
September 12, 2014
Pfeiffer Campuses Welcome New Faculty
August 26, 2014
Alcoa Foundation grant to support STEM summer camps
September 10, 2014
Pfeiffer Campuses Welcome New Faculty
August 26, 2014
Pfeiffer Campuses Welcome New Faculty
August 26, 2014
Friends of the Library Welcomes Smoky Mountains Author Wally Avett
August 13, 2014