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In a historic night, Pfeiffer head coach Bob Reasso won his 400th career game as the Falcons (8-0) defeated Tusculum (4-3-1) on Wednesday night. Reasso becomes just the 40th coach in NCAA history to accomplish the feat and achieves this milestone at his alma mater.
This fall, Pfeiffer University added faculty members in academic departments across the university, the majority holding terminal degrees in their fields.
Pfeiffer University’s Francis Center for Servant Leadership strives to better the campus, the community and the world by integrating service and academics. The Francis Center has numerous community partners throughout Stanly County and the rest of North Carolina, which offers options for both weekend service opportunities and long-term student volunteer placements.
Recently, the presidents of the North Carolina Community College System and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities signed a revised Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA) that better defines transfer options for students between the two systems. The agreement is designed to save North Carolinians money and potentially shorten the time to degree attainment.
With STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects topping several “hottest careers” lists, faculty, staff and education majors from Pfeiffer University spent a portion of their summer leading elementary, middle and high schools students from Stanly County in separate hands-on activities designed to spark an interest in these growing fields.
Pfeiffer University student-athletes enjoyed a strong year on the field, courts, track and, most important, the classroom in 2014-15. Among those earning academic honors were the women’s track and field teams as well as players on the men’s basketball and men’s volleyball teams.
Robert Fuzy, Pfeiffer University’s new vice president for advancement, arrived Aug. 1, in time to help launch the 2015-2016 academic year.
The Pfeiffer community has been energized by the news that its new president, Colleen Perry Keith, her husband, Barry and their dogs, Pepper and Stump, intend to live full-time on the Misenheimer campus.
Homecoming 2015 at Pfeiffer University is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 on the Misenheimer Campus.
Events Plus, Pfeiffer University’s Sunday evening dinner series known for “Blending Culture and Community,” launches its 2015-2016 season on Sept. 13. Recognized for more than a decade for renowned speakers, authors and musicians, Events Plus celebrates the rich cultural offerings of the central North Carolina region, often featuring Pfeiffer’s talented students, alumni, faculty and staff.
The National Center for Education Statistics has named Pfeiffer University’s master’s degree program in special education as one of the most affordable offered by private, nonprofit institutions in the United States.