Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer Students Present at Social Studies Conference
- Published on Friday, February 28, 2014 ( 2:45 pm )
On Feb. 20-21, Pfeiffer University division of Education professor Dr. Angie Kern and several teacher education candidates presented at the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies 44th Annual State Conference in Greensboro. In their sessions, titled "There's Always Time for Social Studies!" and "Who Says There is No Time to Teach Social Studies?," Teacher education candidates presented information regarding effective use of social studies learning centers elementary classrooms. Materials were distributed to attendees that will allow educators to recreate these learning centers in their classes.
Pfeiffer Accounting Students Available to Prepare Income Taxes through IRS Program
- Published on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 ( 3:39 pm )
For the third consecutive year, the Accounting Society on the Misenheimer Campus is participating in the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA is a free tax preparation and eFiling program for those who have a combined household income of less than $51,000.
Pfeiffer University to Honor Susan Andersen, ANSWER Scholarship Endowment, with 2014 Heart of Grace Award
- Published on Friday, February 21, 2014 ( 1:30 pm )
On Wed., March 19, Pfeiffer University will present Susan Andersen, founder of the ANSWER Scholarship Endowment,
with the 2014 Heart of Grace Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Pfeiffer’s Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road. The keynote speaker is Pfeiffer graduate Colletta Bryce, (B.S.) ‘86 and (MSL) ’07, senior vice president, Certus Bank; board president, Dress for Success Charlotte; and a founder and vice president for BECA, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to deserving high school students.
March of Dimes kicks off 2014 Campaign at Pfeiffer University-Charlotte
- Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014 ( 10:18 am )
On Feb. 19, the March of Dimes, North Carolina chapter, kicked off its annual campaign at Pfeiffer University-Charlotte, setting the stage to raise $500,000 locally during the March of Dimes Annual March for Babies, which takes place in uptown Charlotte on April 26. All funds raised will help the March of Dimes advance its mission to help pregnant women have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.
Pfeiffer Students Impress at 2014 NCICU Ethics Bowl
- Published on Monday, February 17, 2014 ( 3:02 pm )
On Feb. 7-8, four Pfeiffer University students competed in the 2014 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl at Campbell University School of Law, Raleigh, N.C. They are Christine Baran ’15, biology/pre-med; Kayleigh Peterman ’14, psychology; Michelle Stoelting ’15, biology; and Nnennaya Ubabuike ’14, political science.
Pfeiffer mourns the loss of Nancy Henderson, professor emerita of computer information systems
- Published on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 ( 7:29 pm )
Nancy Henderson, 74, professor emerita of computer information systems, passed away on Feb. 9, 2014. A member of the Pfeiffer faculty from 1964 until her retirement in 2002, Ms. Henderson touched a cross section of academic departments along with a great number of students.
Stanly County Natives Return to Their Roots to "Give Back"
- Published on Saturday, February 08, 2014 ( 12:03 pm )
Rick and Linda Tunner, Stanly County natives and Pfeiffer University alumni who now live in Hampstead, N.C., return “home” on Wed., Feb. 12 and Thurs., Feb. 13 to Stanly Regional Medical Center (Family and Education Center, Magnolia B Room).
The Tunners, who met as commuter students in the late 1970s, own and operate Professional On-Site Sales, a company that works with hospital volunteer departments across the state to set up sales of brand name shoes and accessories for employees, patients, visitors and the community. Their sales event will be held in Stanly Regional’s Family Education Center not only to sell shoes but to give back.
Dr. Russ Sharples Inducted as Chair, Stanly County Chamber of Commerce
- Published on Saturday, February 08, 2014 ( 11:56 am )
On Feb. 5, Dr. Russell H. Sharples, Pfeiffer University’s vice president of student development and dean of students, was inducted as chair of the Stanly County Chamber of Commerce for 2014.
A Stanly County resident and 1975 Pfeiffer graduate, Dr. Sharples has a long record of community involvement in Albemarle where he lives and throughout the county. Experience with the Stanly Economic Development Initiative, Albemarle Economic Development Task Force, Stanly 2000 Economic Development Initiative, Habitat for Humanity, Albemarle Rotary Club and more provide a broad perspective on the role and potential of the Chamber of Commerce.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs in Financial Fraud Featured on WSOC-TV
- Published on Thursday, February 06, 2014 ( 7:44 pm )
Pfeiffer University’s newest undergraduate and graduate programs were featured in a WSOC-TV news story about the pervasiveness of various types of fraud involving consumers and corporations—and how Pfeiffer’s bachelor of science in financial fraud and fraud examinations and master of science in financial fraud investigations programs are designed to meet the growing need for qualified professionals in these fields.
Pfeiffer University Students Serve to Combat Homelessness and Hunger during Winter Break
- Published on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 ( 7:09 pm )
Several Pfeiffer University students spent part of their winter break in Wilmington, N.C., serving organizations whose missions are to combat hunger and homelessness in Wilmington and surrounding communities. Over the course of the three-day trip coordinated by the Francis Center for Servant Leadership, students volunteered with Wilmington Habitat for Humanity, Good Shepherd Center and Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.
“We helped build a house, cleaned dormitories and packaged rice into family-sized bags,” said senior Brittney Quaranto. “The trip was the experience of a lifetime and definitely made me appreciate all that I have.”
Alumni and Falcons Fans Invited to WinterFest on Feb. 1
- Published on Monday, January 13, 2014 ( 9:52 am )
Pfeiffer University invites all alumni and Falcons basketball fans to its Misenheimer campus on Sat., Feb.1, for WinterFest, an event that celebrates Pfeiffer’s past, present and future with several activities that honor distinguished coaches and recognize former and current student-athletes.
Among the special activities scheduled is the unveiling of renovated space for the Falcon Club, a longstanding booster organization that supports Pfeiffer athletics, during halftime of the men’s basketball game against Lees-McRae.
“Pfeiffer is grateful to Rick and Lourdes Knapp and the extended Knapp family for making possible the renovated space and future vision for the Falcon Club in Merner Gym,” said Bob Reasso ‘73, vice president for athletics. “With tremendous growth over the past two years in Falcon Club membership, the new space, which overlooks the basketball court, appropriately acknowledges those who support athletics at Pfeiffer. We’re thrilled that its dedication takes place on a night that honors coaches, alumni and student-athletes.”
WinterFest activities include:
||Coach Joe Ferebee’s (baseball) 95th birthday celebration
Stokes Student Center/Community Room (RSVP required)
||Women’s basketball v. Lees-McRae
Merner Gym (free admission for alumni)
||Ribbon cutting for New Falcon Club
Merner Gym, Falcon Club Mezzanine
||Men’s basketball v. Lees-McRae
Merner Gym (free admission for alumni)
Halftime recognition of basketball alumni with former coach Francis Essic
The Winston Salem Journal celebrates Joe Ferebee’s birthday. Read the full article here.
Pfeiffer University launches North Carolina’s first Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations program
- Published on Friday, December 20, 2013 ( 9:46 am )
Pfeiffer University announces the launch of a Master of Science in Financial Fraud Investigations (FFI) program, available at its Charlotte campus with some courses available online starting in spring 2014. The only graduate program of its kind in North Carolina, it addresses the emerging need for specialization in a field that is projected to grow by more than 20 percent over the coming decade.
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse (2012), a typical organization loses five percent of its revenues to fraud each year, with more than 20 percent of organizations reporting losses of at least $1 million. Most often victimized are banks and other financial services organizations, government and public administration agencies, and manufacturers in a variety of sectors—with the vast majority of fraud committed by individuals working in accounting, operations, sales, executive management, customer service and purchasing departments. In most cases, fraud occurs for approximately 18 months before being detected.
- Pfeiffer University invites community to annual Christmas concert
- Growing the Pfeiffer Graduate Alumni Network through service
- Recent changes by the North Carolina General Assembly to impact cost of meal plans
- Micki Thompson '91, '07 appointed to NCAA Division II Management Council
- Professor Emeritus J. Griffin Campbell returns to Pfeiffer for presentation of the Emily Prudden Heritage Society Life Enrichment Lecture
- Internal Revenue Service's Charlotte office leads Adrian Project on Misenheimer campus