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Pfeiffer University MBA program celebrates nearly 30 years in Charlotte

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Networking Reception at Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Brings Together Graduates and Friends

Pfeiffer University's Master of Business Administration program celebrates nearly 30 years in Charlotte with a networking reception for alumni and friends at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 Tryon Street, Charlotte, on Thurs., April 11, 6-8 p.m.  

Reflections and Projections: North Carolina's Climate for Business Growth and Expansion features Pfeiffer alumni and trustees J. Keith Crisco '64, N.C. Secretary of Commerce 2009-2013, and Rick Thames '75, editor of the Charlotte Observer and CharlotteObserver.com.

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Pfeiffer University Wind Ensemble and Stanly County Concert Band to perform in Misenheimer on March 14

StanlyCountyBandPfeiffer University's Wind Ensemble will join the Stanly County Concert Band on Thurs., March 14, 7 p.m., in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus, 48380 Hwy 52N. The community is invited to this free event.

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From the corporate world to the classroom

rosemary minyard resizedCelebrating Black History month by promoting continual learning

Dr. Rosemary Minyard, associate professor of economics and finance for the Master's of Business Administration program, is a seasoned faculty member who is highly experienced in the corporate world and the classroom.

Dr. Minyard has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, working in a variety of capacities. These experiences have included working for the Congressional Budget Office in National Security International Affairs, Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Debt Trading Strategy, FDIC/RTC, where she evaluated assets from insured institutions from all over the country and Bank of America Corporate Audit for Global Corporate Investment Banking.

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Church leaders to learn about reducing risk of crime and its outcomes in their congregations

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Plan, Prepare, Protect: Strengthening Safety in Ministry

Pfeiffer University will host a three-day seminar April 17-19 at its Charlotte, N.C., campus and Myers Park United Methodist Church for church and ministry leaders that provides education and resources for addressing and strengthening safety and managing risk in congregations and other ministry settings.  Plan, Prepare, Protect: Strengthening Safety in Ministry will prepare clergy as well as church business administrators, finance leaders and trustees to inform their congregations about security priorities, mitigate security risks and evaluate safety plans.

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Maximum effort yields maximum results

antonio harveyAntonio Harvey '93 is a prime example of a Pfeiffer student-athlete who accomplished his goals. After 11 seasons of professional basketball—eight in the NBA and three in Europe—he's continued his career in professional sports as an announcer for the Portland Trailblazer, a job he's had for 14 years. Even with a hectic travel season, being a sports announcer is a dream job because it allows him to analyze and study basketball, the sport that has always been a big part of his life.

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Freedom Writer Tiffony Jacobs speaks of overcoming adversity through determination

tiffony jacobsOn Mon., Feb. 18, original Freedom Writers member Tiffony Jacobs spoke at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel to a group of students, faculty and staff.

As a high school sophomore, Ms. Jacobs joined the Freedom Writers, a group of students in Ms. Erin Gruwell's English class at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., who wrote anonymous journal entries about the challenges of living in their community. She found strength and determination to achieve a successful future through Ms. Gruwell's emphasis on Holocaust education.

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Pfeiffer University to offer eight-week graduate courses online

IMG 1653croppedFor the first time this spring, Pfeiffer University is offering eight-week graduate courses online. The two courses available in this format, which typically run 16 weeks, are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy working adults and allow them to complete their master's degree programs faster than with traditional schedules. This program is not open to students who are currently enrolled for the spring semester.

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Encouraging students to question everything

Photo of Almeda Wright, Assistant Professor Celebrating Black History Month by honoring excellence

Dr. Almeda Wright, assistant professor of religion and youth ministry, describes herself as an inquisitive person who questions everything—a quality that has led her from corporate America to her current role at Pfeiffer.

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Pfeiffer students analyze complex issues as part of 2013 NCICU Ethics Bowl in Raleigh, N.C.

ethics bowl resizedOn Feb. 8-9, Pfeiffer University students Diamond Pate, Kayleigh Peterman, Rachel Harden and Stacy Guinto-Salinas traveled to Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C., to participate in the 2013 North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Ethics Bowl.

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From Las Vegas to Misenheimer for the ministry

diamond pate webimageSenior religion major and Las Vegas, Nev., native Diamond Pate is the embodiment of a servant leader at Pfeiffer University. Not only is she an exemplary student, but she spends countless hours serving others.

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Tiffony Jacobs, original member of the Freedom Writers, to speak at Pfeiffer University

tiffony jacobs2On Sun., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Pfeiffer University welcomes to its Misenheimer campus (Henry Pfeiffer Chapel, 48380 US Hwy 52N), Tiffony Jacobs, an original member of the Freedom Writers, a group of at-risk students from Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., who changed the direction of their lives through a powerful English class writing project in 1994—and named their group after the Freedom Riders who fought against segregation during the Civil Rights Movement. The event is free and open to the public; seating is limited and available on a first-come, first served basis.

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Graduating into church at Pfeiffer

chapelThe Village Church was recently profiled by the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry. Read the complete article, Graduating into church at Pfeiffer by Renee Elder here.