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Vernease Miller
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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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Pfeiffer University recognizes that students may have incurred unanticipated expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce that Pfeiffer University received a limited amount of emergency grant funding from the United States Department of Education and the state of North Carolina.

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Lea Hilton
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Lea Hilton ’21 of Kannapolis has been volunteering for nonprofits for as long as she can remember. As a Francis Scholar at Pfeiffer University, she received a Francis Service Scholarship, which obligated her to complete 60 service hours each semester.

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The new Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Pfeiffer University will hold its first classes in August at the university’s Center for Health Sciences in downtown Albemarle, having been granted “candidacy status” by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

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Sam Hanlon
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When Samantha Hanlon ’19 calls herself “a massive, insane advocate for mission work,” she’s probably not exaggerating.

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Pfeiffer University has been awarded a $300,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Pfeiffer at SCCM
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The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are creating some daunting challenges for Stanly County Christian Ministry (SCCM). These include increases in food insecurity caused by lost or reduced incomes as well as shortages of volunteers brought on by stay-at-home orders.

Fortunately, Pfeiffer University has been able to help the ministry weather this storm in three ways:

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Before Abigail Peck ’18 BSN, RN begins a shift as an oncology nurse on the Hematology-Oncology floor of Duke University Hospital, she has read through three or four emails detailing how her employer is trying to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. She is also asked questions: Have you traveled outside the country? Do you have a fever?

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Chad Leonard
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As part of his studies in Pfeiffer University’s Counseling and Human Services program, Chad Leonard of Lexington is interning through early May at Child Protective Services (CPS) of Stanly County. He couldn’t be happier.

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Joe Ferebee
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It is with great sadness that Pfeiffer University announces the death on Wednesday of Joseph S. Ferebee Sr, Pfeiffer’s beloved and highly successful baseball coach who served for over three decades.

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