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Pfeiffer University to retire jersey of Coach Joe Ferebee

joe ferebeeCeremony to honor “Winningest Coach in North Carolina Baseball” set for April 20

Pfeiffer University will officially retire the jersey of former athletic director and legendary baseball coach Joe Ferebee, who led Pfeiffer's baseball program from 1958-1987. The ceremony will take place on Sat., April 20, 11:30 a.m., Joseph S. Ferebee Field at Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hway 52N) immediately prior to varsity baseball at noon between the Pfeiffer Falcons and Mount Olive College.


Pfeiffer Players to perform "Smoke on the Mountain" April 5-7

smoke on the mountainThe Pfeiffer Players will present the comedy musical "Smoke on the Mountain" on the University's Misenheimer Campus April 5-7 in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel. Performances on Fri., April 5 and Sat., April 6 begin at 7 p.m., and the Sun. performance begins at 3 p.m.


Pfeiffer University supports Autism Awareness Month with special campus events

autism awareness2Community invited to participate

From April 1-3, Pfeiffer University will celebrate Autism Awareness Month through several activities on its Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hwy 52N) designed to create awareness for early detection and intervention for the diagnosis defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a national health crisis. Autism spectrum disorder affects 1.5 million adults and children in the U.S., 60,000 in North Carolina alone.

Whether or not individuals or families are affected directly by autism, community members are invited to participate in the schedule of events organized by Pfeiffer's division of education. They are:


Long-time Pfeiffer employee to be inducted into Stanly Chamber's Sports Hall of Fame

jack ingram resizedOn Mon., April 29, Jack Ingram '74, interim athletic director and director, sports management, will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame sponsored by the Stanly Chamber of Commerce. The induction ceremony will be held at the Stanly Regional Medical Family and Education Center in Albemarle, N.C.

A Stanly County native, Jack received a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Pfeiffer and began his career as a coach shortly after graduation.


Pfeiffer University Honors Virginia Canipe, Walter G. Canipe Foundation, with 2013 Heart of Grace Award

V CanipePaul Leonard, former CEO, Habitat for Humanity International to Deliver Keynote Address

On  April 25, Pfeiffer University will present Virginia Canipe of Charlotte, who supports a number of charitable and nonprofit endeavors through the Atlanta-based Walter G. Canipe Foundation, with its 2013 Heart of Grace Award. The award will be presented at a luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Pfeiffer University's Charlotte campus, 4701 Park Road. The keynote speaker is Paul Leonard, former CEO, Habitat for Humanity International.


Marriage and family therapy professor and student recognized at NCAMFT Conference

mftawardwinnersIn March 2013, marriage and family therapy student Sarah Alwran received the Graduate Student Research Award at the North Carolina Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference. This is the first time a Pfeiffer student has been recognized in this category.

This award was established in 1997 by the NCAMFT Board of Directors to recognize excellence in research focused on enhancing the practice of marriage and family therapy or the understanding of families.


Pfeiffer University Concert Choir and Stanly County Chorale present An American Choral Landscape

The Pfeiffer University Concert Choir and the Stanly County Chorale will join their voices to present a spring concert: An American Choral Landscape. The concert will be performed on Fri., April 19 at 7 p.m. in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel in Misenheimer, N.C., and Sun., April 21 at 4 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Albemarle, N.C.


Dr. Angela Kern, Pfeiffer University Education Professor, receives Cornetet Award from Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation

Angela Kern resizedDr. Angela Kern, associate professor of elementary education, Pfeiffer University, has received a Lucile Cornetet Individual Award for professional development from the Delta Kappa Gamma Educational Foundation. It is a nonprofit organization that supports the goals of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, an association that promotes the professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education.

The $1,000 award will allow Dr. Kern, an Asheboro resident, to participate in a train the trainer workshop offered by Thinking Maps®, a tool that helps teachers and teacher educators fully understand the ways learners process and understand information. Upon completion of the workshop, Dr. Kern will be certified to share the information with her Pfeiffer colleagues and students. She also plans to present what she learns at the Delta Kappa Gamma (Eta State Chapter) Conference in Greenville, N.C., and the organization's international conference in 2014.


Pfeiffer students make a difference in Charleston over spring break

francis center springbOver spring break, the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and Peer Ministries from Pfeiffer University teamed up to take 12 students, one staff member  and one community member to Charleston, S.C., on an alternative break trip. The group spent four days volunteering at three service sites: Lowcountry Children's Museum, Lowcountry Food Bank and SCORE (South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement).


Pfeiffer University helps celebrate Stanly County's economic development achievements

economic development2On March 7 at the Stanly County Outstanding Economic Development Ally Awards hosted by the Stanly County Economic Development Commission, Pfeiffer University administrators, faculty members and alumni were introduced to North Carolina's new secretary of commerce, Sharon Decker (fourth from left) by outgoing secretary and Pfeiffer alumnus and trustee Keith Crisco '64 (third from right), owner, AEC Narrow Fabrics, Asheboro. Greeting the secretaries were Dr. Michael Riemann ‘66 professor emeritus of chemistry and mayor, village of Misenheimer; Thad Henry, special assistant to the president for advancement; Dr. Ken Bandy, dean, division of business; Uconda Dunn ‘06, NC Department of Commerce, Charlotte office; and Trustee Tony Dennis, Stanly County commissioner and chairman, Stanly County Economic Development Board.

Photo courtesy of Stanly News and Press.

Pfeiffer students spend spring break participating in service and adventure

col spring breakMost college students go home or to the beach for spring break but seven Pfeiffer students joined two student trip leaders on the Alaska Malamute Service & Adventure Experience sponsored by Pfeiffer's Center for Outdoor Leadership. 

Sophomore Lindsey Sisco, student trip leader and Junior Zach Thompson, assistant student trip leader, led students to Wayeh Kennel located in Spring City, Tenn., which specializes in breeding Alaska Malamutes and training them for work in the show ring, therapy and as house pets. Additionally, the leaders incorporated an educational visit to an aquarium and hiked to the summit of Crowder's Mountain.


Pfeiffer University Named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Honor Roll

angel tree resizedPfeiffer University has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its commitment to and demonstration of exemplary, innovative and effective community service programs. Pfeiffer has earned this distinction every year since the designation's inception in 2006.