Francis Center organizes drop-in service project for 9/11 remembrance

Sept. 11 Project resizedThe Francis Center remembered the Sept. 11 tragedy by focusing on deployed military service members who are currently overseas. They organized a drop-in service project, where over 150 students stopped by Stokes Student Center to sign a banner for veterans and write a letter to a soldier.

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Marriage and Family Therapy Program Prepares Students for Rewarding Careers

ellen wilsonEllen Wilson '13 is enrolled in Pfeiffer's Marriage and Family Therapy Program and works with the Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy, a community-based therapy and training clinic that offers counseling serviced to individuals, couples and families. She is a Charlotte native and holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Davidson College. 

Why do you want to become a marriage and family therapist?
An internship during my junior year of college at Broughton Hospital in Morganton sparked an interest in clinical psychology and family therapy. After graduating, I worked for five years at Thompson Child and Family Focus, a psychiatric residential treatment facility where I became acutely aware of the impact that early childhood attachment trauma has on emotional and mental health in later childhood and adolescence. My work with the children at Thompsons inspired me to continue my education so I could better serve individuals, couples and families suffering from attachment-related injuries.

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Eight Pfeiffer University alumni and friends ordained at 2012 Western N.C. Annual Conference of United Methodist Church

deacons elders ordained resizedOn Sat., June 23, four deacons and four elders with ties to Pfeiffer University were ordained at the 2012 Western North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church at Lake Junaluska. Those ordained represent 1/3 of those ordained that day and are Todd McCullough, Alexis Coleman, Rhonda Hermann, Melissa Finley Swofford, Nancy McDow, Johanna Miller, Anne Conover and Katie Roberts.

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Pfeiffer University co-hosts George E. Thompson Proclamation Institute for local clergy on Charlotte Campus

proclamation institute imagePfeiffer University and The Metro District will sponsor the 2012 George E. Thompson Proclamation Institute. Sessions will be held Aug. 29, Sept. 25 and Nov. 15 from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m at Pfeiffer's Charlotte Campus, 4701 Park Rd.

The Institute, which began three years ago, is geared towards deacons, elders and local pastors who are preparing for their commissioning and ordination. Those who are already ordained and would like a chance to refresh their knowledge in these areas are also welcome.

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Center for Outdoor Leadership Brings Live Falcons to Misenheimer Campus

falconry hunt cropped resizedOn Sun., Feb. 19, 30 Pfeiffer students, faculty and administrators participated in the Center for Outdoor Leadership's Falconry Hunt at Gibson Lake House and the surrounding Pfeiffer property.  Five falconers offered demonstrations by peregrine falcons, redtail hawks, a goshawk and kestrel hawk, with Larry Dickerson, president of the North American Falconer Association, presenting a comprehensive program about falconry.

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