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Pfeiffer University dedicates Nursing Department's state-of-the-art learning facility

Nursing Dept Dedication 092912resizedStokes Construction of Albemarle contributes $25,000 for opportunity to name faculty office

Today, Pfeiffer University dedicated the Department of Nursing's newly renovated and recently opened space in Harris Science Building on its Misenheimer campus during Homecoming weekend. The facility, located on the building's second floor, includes state-of-the-art patient simulators, classrooms and an observation room from which faculty may program realistic patient-care scenarios for students to respond to in preparation for clinical training.


Pfeiffer University invites alumni and community to Homecoming 2012

homecoming logosOpening Color Guard Ceremony Features Trustee Emeritus Pat Waters ‘65, Grandson of General George S. Patton

The weekend of Fri.-Sun., Sept. 28-30, Pfeiffer University's Misenheimer campus hosts “I Care About Pfeiffer Because…,” as alumni, students and the community celebrate Homecoming 2012.

Kicking off public events on Sat., Sept. 29 at 9 a.m., is a Color Guard and Veterans Recognition Ceremony, taking place in Honeycutt Plaza adjacent to Jane Freeman Hall. Colors will be presented by West Stanly High School Junior ROTC and The Star Spangled Banner will be performed by Albemarle's The Singing Americans, guests invited by North Carolina's only AMVETS Career Center, which is located on Pfeiffer's campus. Special remarks will be made by George P. “Pat” Waters '65, grandson of General George S. Patton.

Later that morning, Mr. Waters will address the graduates of Pfeiffer Junior College, many of whom are World War II veterans, at a luncheon in Stokes Student Center (elevator accessible). Members of the public are welcome to attend both events featuring Mr. Waters and participate in Homecoming events all day Saturday; reservations are necessary for the luncheon. (To register for select Homecoming events by Sept. 26, visit

“Homecoming is part of the great Pfeiffer tradition that unites alumni, students, faculty, staff and the entire community,” said President Michael C. Miller. “We are eager to welcome back alumni and longstanding community members—particularly the 1,001 households in Stanly County with a Pfeiffer alum—as well as extend a hand of hospitality to those visiting our campus for the first time. We are particularly pleased to invite veterans and their families as we honor their contributions.”  

Following the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony (10 a.m.) at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel will be the first annual Met-My-Mate Ceremony (11 a.m.), which honors couples who married a fellow Pfeiffer alum. Participants will then attend a cake cutting and reception hosted by President Miller and his wife, Donna, at the President's Home.


LINET® Americas donates intensive care bed to Nursing Department

students daniels pike2 resizedPfeiffer University's Department of Nursing has received a state-of-the-art high acuity bed from LINET® Americas for teaching and learning the challenges of caring for patients in intensive care situations. The bed, known as Multicare®, is part of Pfeiffer's nursing simulation lab, a facility that due to growth in the nursing program recently moved to newly renovated space in the Harris Science Building on Pfeiffer's Misenheimer campus.


Community invited to Pfeiffer University choir concert to remember Dr. David Kirby on October 7

david kirby3On Sun., Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., the Pfeiffer University Concert Choir will present a memorial concert in Henry Pfeiffer Chapel to honor the life of Dr. David Kirby, Pfeiffer's director of instrumental music from 2005-2012. Dr. Kirby passed away suddenly in June.

The Concert Choir, along with select Pfeiffer faculty, staff and alumni soloists and instrumentalists, will perform John Rutter's Requiem, a piece composed as a service for the living, offering comfort to those remembering one who is lost.


The University honors three “Gems of Pfeiffer” on September 15

On Sat., Sept. 15, Pfeiffer University pays tribute to Dr. Joel Vickers, Coach Joe Ferebee and Ray Harrington, three “Gems of Pfeiffer” who have made outstanding contributions to the institution and their fields and touched the lives of countless students and colleagues.