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Mariah Jones '19
Academics
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Mariah Jones '19 has made her mark in education with remarkable speed. 

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Life Skills Lab
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Tyler Foster Ritchie ’16, ‘18 MATSP of China Grove is bullish on life skills labs. So much so that he established one this past October for the students with special needs he teaches at South Rowan High School.  

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Emily Carella April Kuhn
Admissions
Alumni

Pfeiffer University is pleased to announce the appointment of two new vice presidents as the university continues to re-organize in light of new opportunities and challenges before private universities. Emily Carella, who previously served Pfeiffer as Director of Admissions, returns to the Village as Vice President of Enrollment Management.

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The weight room in Merner Gymnasium at Pfeiffer University has been named “The Snake Pit” in memory of Lester “Snake” Roberts, who served as the head of security on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus for 27 years until 1994. Signage will be installed in the coming weeks to commemorate the new name, which honors one of Pfeiffer’

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Phyllis Sockwell
Academics
Alumni

Often, Pfeiffer University launches a journey in servant leadership, a core principle of the school’s mission. In Phyllis Sockwell’s case, though, that journey was well underway before she pursued a Master of Health Administration at the school, graduating in 2018.

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Jim Haymaker
Alumni

It is with great sadness that Pfeiffer University announces the death on Aug. 10 of James Milligan Haymaker, a professor of art at Pfeiffer from 1965 to 2005. He was 85.

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Lester “Snake” Roberts
Alumni

It is with great sadness that Pfeiffer University announces the death on July 31 of Lester “Snake” Roberts, 92, who served as the head of security on the Misenheimer campus, for 27 years before retiring from that position in 1994. Unable to stay idle, though, he signed on as the head of security at nearby Uwharrie Point, serving 20 years there before retiring for good.

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Marcus Sawyers
Academics
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Why Pfeiffer

Editor’s Note: Rep. John Lewis died of pancreatic cancer shortly after this article ran. The office serving his constituents is now named The Office of Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District. Marcus Sawyers ’18 works there as a staffer, having assumed the new title of Senior Confidential Advisor.

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Vernease Miller
Academics
Alumni
Why Pfeiffer

Back in the early 2000s, Dr. Charles Ambrose, Pfeiffer University’s president from 1998 to 2010, asked each university unit for a Steeple of Excellence project. The task of coming up with one for the now-defunct School of Adult Studies fell to Dr. Vernease Miller, who was serving as the advisor of the school’s Health Administration program.

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