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On this day in Pfeiffer history-Emily Prudden was born in 1832

emily prudden resized 2Emily Prudden, the founder of what is now Pfeiffer University, was born June 13, 1832 in Orange, Conn. She was in her fifties before she would start what would become her life's calling. After learning of the lack of schools in the South, she moved first to Kentucky then further south and started helping in various Home Schools in North and South Carolina. She would go on to found at least fifteen schools in North and South Carolina. For many of  the schools she founded, Emily Prudden would establish it, get it running with students, one or two teachers, a budget (usually around $200-$300 a year) and then sell it to a religious organization.

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Professor Steve Harrill remembers his experience with music legend Doc Watson

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by David Whisenant on www.wbtv.com. 

Bridging the distance from Misenheimer to London

Houston Armstrong 1resizedWaiting to learn the details of a summer internship in London was an exercise in patience for Houston Armstrong '13. The pre-law and psychology major was crossing his fingers for an assignment with the House of Parliament, particularly after becoming interested in British law and politics through his Intro to Law class at Pfeiffer.

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Pfeiffer University and Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum present Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare

medical tourismPfeiffer University's Department of Health Administration and the Triangle Healthcare Executives Forum of North Carolina are partnering to present Medical Tourism: The Globalization of Healthcare on Wed., June 13, 5 p.m., at WakeMed Cary Hospital Conference Center, 1900 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, N.C.

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Pfeiffer University's Class of 2012 ready to enter the workforce, continue education and take on the world

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Photo Caption: President Michael C.
Miller conferred honorary
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upon Dr. Michael Brown and Dr.
Lawrence J. Wheeler.

On May 12, Pfeiffer University's 141 new graduates crossed the stage to receive their undergraduate diplomas. The vast majority of the class of 2012, who completed requirements for graduation either in December 2011 or May 2012, are from cities and towns across North Carolina. Approximately half of the class earned bachelor's degrees in business administration, criminal justice, elementary education, exercise science, psychology or sports management.

Dr. Michael Brown, senior minister, Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, gave  the commencement address. Dr. Brown, a native of Asheboro, graduated from High Point University and Duke Divinity School and received his doctorate of ministry from Drew Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Marble Collegiate, the church served for 52 years by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, he was senior minister to the 4,000-member Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem. He has taught ethics at the College for Seniors at UNC-Asheville, New Testament at High Point University and congregational change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. He is the author of six books and a contributor to 11 others, and awaits publication of two more, Making the Timeless Word Timely and Love Your Way to Happiness. In 1995, he was included in the Great American Preachers book series.

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Pfeiffer University presents 2012 Starnes Awards to exemplary faculty and staff

Starnes Malloy Hraczo 3resizedPfeiffer University has awarded its 2012 Starnes Awards for Outstanding Achievement to Dr. Patrick Malloy, assistant professor of accounting, and Rebecca Treece Hraczo, coordinator of international students and scholar services and assistant director of study abroad.

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Dr. Anne Murray of Pfeiffer University named Fulbright Award recipient

a murrayAnne Murray, PHR, Ph.D., of Winston-Salem, N.C., a professor in Pfeiffer University's Master of Science in Leadership program, has received a Fulbright award to teach in Romania for the 2012-13 academic year.

Read Dr. Murray's blog: A Year in Romania

Dr. Murray, who has taught at Pfeiffer since 1999, primarily at its Charlotte campus and online, will likely teach Organizational Behavior and Human Resources, subjects she teaches at Pfeiffer, at the College of Communication and Public Relations in the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest. Her intent is to teach American approaches to these subjects while comparing and contrasting them to approaches of the European Union.

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Playwright Mike Wiley visits Pfeiffer University to perform his one man show Blood Done Signed My Name

blood-done-sign-my-nameCommunity Invited Thurs., April 26 and Fri., April 27

Playwright and actor Mike Wiley performs his one-man show, Blood Done Signed My Name, at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus, 48380 U.S. Hwy. 52N,  on Thurs., April 26, 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public as is a discussion with the playwright the next morning, Fri., April 27, 10 a.m. in the chapel.

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Dr. Michael Brown of Marble Collegiate Church, New York City, will address new graduates and guests at Pfeiffer University's spring commencement

Michael Brown commencement2012 2Dr. Lawrence J. Wheeler, Director, North Carolina Museum of Art,
to Receive Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts

Dr. Michael Brown, senior minister, Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, is scheduled to give the 2012 spring commencement address at Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus on
Sat., May 12, 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Brown, a native of Asheboro, graduated from High Point University and Duke Divinity School and received his doctorate of ministry from Drew Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Marble Collegiate, the church served for 52 years by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, he was senior minister to the 4,000-member Centenary United Methodist Church in Winston Salem. He has taught ethics at the College for Seniors at UNC-Asheville, New Testament at High Point University and congregational change at Wake Forest University Divinity School. He is the author of six books and a contributor to 11 others, and awaits publication of two more, Making the Timeless Word Timely and Love Your Way to Happiness. In 1995, he was included in the Great American Preachers book series.

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Baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies to take place May 11 and 12 on Misenheimer Campus

Graduation resizedThe schedule for Baccalaureate and Spring Commencement Ceremonies and related activities are as follows:

 

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Pfeiffer University awards 2012 Heart of Grace Awards for community service and global humanitarian efforts

Award Recip SpeakersToday, Pfeiffer University's awarded its 2012 Heart of Grace Awards for community service and global humanitarianism at its Charlotte campus as part of the Heart of Grace Symposium and Awards, an annual event that celebrates the personal, professional and service achievements of local women.

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Beat Unemployment 101 on Charlotte Campus draws 50+ job seekers and News 14

news 14 screen shot beat unemploymentOn March 30, 50+ job seekers participated in Beat Unemployment 101, a free seminar about resume writing, interview skills and networking to give them a leg up in the job market. For the complete story, click here.