Pfeiffer University News
Harriett Jane Olson, CEO, United Methodist Women, to Address Graduates at Summer 2014 Commencement Ceremonies
- Published on Friday, June 27, 2014 ( 4:06 pm )
Pfeiffer University announces that Harriett Jane Olson, chief executive officer, United Methodist Women (UMW), will offer the commencement address at its summer commencement exercises on Sat., Aug. 9, 2014. Two separate ceremonies will take place that day to recognize the accomplishments of students from Pfeiffer’s graduate programs and adult studies undergraduate programs based in Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham. They are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Merner Gymnasium on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer (Stanly County) campus, 48380 U.S. Highway 52N.
Ms. Olson has led the national administrative and policymaking arm of United Methodist Women, an 800,000 member organization within The United Methodist Church in the United States, since 2007. The group’s purpose, as adopted by the General Conference of The United Methodist Church, is to know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. Every summer, UMW holds Mission U events across the country for a weeklong exploration of social and spiritual issues. From July 17-20, Pfeiffer University will host Mission U for the third consecutive year for the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Pfeiffer biologist Dane Fisher brings real-life genetics to Charlotte high school
- Published on Monday, June 16, 2014 ( 3:02 pm )
PFEIFFER UNIVERSITY PRESENTS ONE-DAY FRAUD AND FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS CONFERENCE TO ADDRESS GROWING NEEDS IN THE FIELD
- Published on Thursday, June 12, 2014 ( 2:25 pm )
Featured speaker is Richard M. Scrushy, former CEO, HealthSouth,
subject of Sarbanes-Oxley Act’s Landmark Case
Pfeiffer University presents Fraud and Forensic Investigations: Lessons Learned from the Experts, a one-day conference for accounting, law enforcement, security, administrative healthcare and related professionals, on Wed., June 11, 2014, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Westin Charlotte Hotel, 601 S. College St., Charlotte, N.C.
The event’s kick-off presenter is Richard M. Scrushy, founder and former CEO, HealthSouth Corporation of Birmingham, Ala., one of the first U.S. corporate executive indicted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, a law that set new standards for accountability for the officers of U.S. boards, management and public accounting firms. Mr. Scrushy was found not guilty of the charges of the financial statement fraud at HealthSouth. Mr. Scrushy, who now speaks publicly about safeguarding against the temptation often present in corporate America to behave unethically, served nearly five years in federal prison after a 2006 conviction in an unrelated case for money laundering, extortion, obstruction of justice, racketeering and bribery.
The forum’s agenda, which includes expert national and regional speakers and several breakout sessions, is designed to address the specialized needs of professionals in this fast-growing field. Other keynote presenters include Richard D. Knapp, founder, Supernova Consulting and Anne M. McGeorge, national managing partner for healthcare practice, Grant Thornton.
According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ 2012 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, only three percent of financial fraud, which takes place typically for an average of 18 months before being discovered, is detected by external audit. Over the coming decade, as organizations put into place the instruments, processes and personnel needed to curb fraud and mitigate its losses (an average of five percent of annual revenue for typical organizations) the demand for experts in the field of fraud investigations is expected to escalate dramatically.
“Employers across industries will seek professionals with the skills and knowledge to uncover white-collar crime; investigate the financial aspects of organized crime and terrorism; and understand and possess the credentials to conduct civil litigation proceedings as well as matrimony, business and asset valuations, lawsuits between joint ventures, and similar activities,” said Dr. Patrick Malloy, CPA, associate professor of accounting and director of Pfeiffer’s newest undergraduate and graduate programs, B.S. Financial Fraud and Fraud Examinations (FFFE) and M.S. Financial Fraud Investigations (FFI). “This educational conference opens opportunities for those interested in the field to take steps toward becoming the financial fraud industry’s newest leaders.”
The conference offers eight (8) hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit. Registration is required. For the complete conference agenda and to register, visit http://community.pfeiffer.edu/FFC-reg.
Registration includes attendance at a pre-conference networking session (cash bar), Tues. June 10,
6-8 p.m., Urban Sip, The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte, 201 E. Trade St., Charlotte. Event sponsors include Asbury Management Group, Barker Jones & Co., Grant Thornton, Lincoln Financial Group, and Rives and Associates LLP.
Pfeiffer University Fraud and Forensic Investigations: Lessons Learned from the Experts
June 11, 2014
Welcome Dr. D. Larry Crumbley ’63, CFD, Cr.FA, CPA, CFF, FCPA
Executive in Residence, Dept. of Accounting
Morning Keynote Richard M. Scrushy
Building the Billion Dollar Company Former CEO
and Some Things that Can Go Wrong HealthSouth
Financial Forensics in Insurance Richard Pasquantonio, CPA, CFF, CFE, CDFA
Fraud Investigations Manager, Forensic Accounting
Barker Jones & Co.
Special Address Robert D. Knapp
American Greed and Avoiding the Founder
Inevitable Ponzi Scheme Supernova Consulting
Networking Luncheon and Dr. D. Larry Crumbley ’63, CFD, Cr.FA, CPA, CFF, FCPA
Recognition Ceremony Outstanding Career Service in the Field of Forensic and
C. William Barker ’60, CPA/CFF, CFE
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Financial Forensics
Afternoon Keynote Anne M. McGeorge, CPA
Shifting Sands…The Changing National Managing Partner, Health Care Practice
Health Care Market Place and Its Grant Thornton
Effect on Fraud Risk
How to Set Yourself Apart in the Elaine Leggett, CPA, CFF, CGMA, CFE
Marketplace – Become a CFF and/or CFE Manager, Forensic Services
Barker Jones & Co.
Digital Footprints: Tracking Alan “Skip” Westfall
Fraudsters in the 21st-Century Managing Director, Forensic, Investigative & Dispute Services
Do Good People Commit Fraud? Richard T. Livingston, CPA, CFF, CFE, CVA
Director, Forensic Litigation Support and Valuation Services Division
Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP
Concluding Session Erik C. Lioy, CPA, CFE, CFF
5 Fatal Flaws and How to Avoid Them Partner, Carolinas Forensic and Valuation Services Practice Leader
Established in 1885, Pfeiffer University is a globally engaged, regional university distinctive for its transformational undergraduate experiences and leadership in professional and graduate programs that fill demonstrated needs on its campuses in Charlotte, Misenheimer and Raleigh, and online. Vested in its history as a United Methodist-related university and propelled by an innovative faculty and staff, Pfeiffer prepares its students for a lifetime of achievement, scholarship, spirituality and service. Visit Pfeiffer at www.pfeiffer.edu or www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity. Pfeiffer University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees.
First fraud conference draws industry pros and world class speakers
- Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ( 12:07 pm )
Pfeiffer baseball coaching legend Joe Ferebee on WCNC
- Published on Monday, June 09, 2014 ( 9:03 am )
Pfeiffer University and North Carolina baseball coaching legend Joe Ferebee was featured in a segment on Charlotte’s WCNC-TV on Sunday, June 8 at 6:00 p.m. WCNC’s Sports Anchor/Reporter Russ Owens sat down with Coach Ferebee and asked him about his career and accomplishments.
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
- Senior Art Majors Present “Junk in the Trunk” for Culminating Artworks
- Pfeiffer Athletics Celebrates First Annual All-Sports Banquet
- Taking Care of Business: Pfeiffer Business Students Lead the Pack at Phi Beta Lambda N.C. State Competition
- Dusty Mason, Award-Winning Gold’s Gym Franchisee, Featured Speaker for Pfeiffer University’s Free Lunch and Learn Series
- Luke Dollar and the IMAX Film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar"
Pfeiffer University’s teacher education programs receive national accreditation through 2021
December 16, 2014
Pfeiffer Campuses Welcome New Faculty
August 26, 2014