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Colleges of Distinction has named Pfeiffer University to its 2016-2017 membership, designating it as an institution that excels in four fundamental elements of an effective undergraduate education: Engagement, Teaching, Community and Outcomes.

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Sport Management students participated in the opportunity of a lifetime Mon.-Wed., July 11-13, supplementing a summer course with hands-on experience managing organizational and promotional aspects of the 2016 Sonic Automotive Triple-A All-Star Game, which took place at BB&T Ballpark, home of the Charlotte Knights.

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The Village Market at Pfeiffer University, an outdoor market featuring local vendors selling homegrown and handmade products and crafts, premieres on Tues., July 26, 3-6:30 p.m., on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus, 48380 U.S. Hwy 52N, for the first of its weekly events scheduled through Nov. 1. 

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Leonard Fairley ’81 has been elected a bishop of the United Methodist Church during a recent meeting of the denomination’s Southeastern Jurisdiction at Lake Junaluska. The consecration of Fairley will take place on July 15. Fairley’s appointment will last four years and can be extended for another four-year term.

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Pfeiffer University is partnering with the Charlotte Mecklenburg, Concord and Fayetteville police departments to offer police officers and other employees the opportunity to enroll in Pfeiffer’s undergraduate degree completion and graduate programs at a discount through the Pfeiffer University Law Enforcement Excellence Program (LEEP).

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Pfeiffer University welcomes G. Scott Middleton as chairman of its board of trustees. Middleton was presented with the chairman’s gavel on Fri., June 10, by outgoing chairman Samuel “Chip” Asbury IV, ’78 ’87 (MBA), officially marking the start of Middleton’s two-year term.

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Pfeiffer University has been named by BestColleges.com as one of the best online colleges in North Carolina. http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/best-online-colleges-in-north-carolina/

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Ted Edlich, retired president and CEO of Roanoke, Virginia-based Total Action for Progress (TAP) and a national leader in human and community development, is the speaker for Pfeiffer University’s summer commencement, which honors those concluding graduate and undergraduate degree completion programs. The ceremony will be held Sat., Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m., Misenheimer campus, 48380 U.S. Hwy.

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Today, Pfeiffer University conferred baccalaureate degrees on 128 new alumni as they celebrated Commencement 2016, the first spring commencement ceremony presided over by Dr. Colleen Perry Keith since she became president last July.

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Pfeiffer University has been accepted by the USA South Athletic Conference to begin the process of full membership within the Conference in a vote by the league presidents. Pfeiffer is currently in the process of reclassifying from NCAA Division II to Division III and will begin USA South play in the 2017-18 season.   

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Pfeiffer held its annual University Awards Ceremony today in the Chapel.  Among the many awards given out were ones to outstanding students in various majors, the Junior Scholastic Award and the Order of the Sundial Awards. Dr. Tracy Espy gave the welcome address and Dr. Keith began handing out the awards before giving way to the deans and leaders of the various departments.

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Today Pfeiffer held its “Passages” program, which is a celebration of its first-year students completing the beginning phase of the Pfeiffer Journey.  One of the hallmarks of the Pfeiffer experience, Journey is a transformative four-year program integrating all aspects of college life — academics, student involvement, service opportunities and extracurricular activities.

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