Pfeiffer students make a difference in Charleston over spring break

francis center springbOver spring break, the Francis Center for Servant Leadership and Peer Ministries from Pfeiffer University teamed up to take 12 students, one staff member  and one community member to Charleston, S.C., on an alternative break trip. The group spent four days volunteering at three service sites: Lowcountry Children's Museum, Lowcountry Food Bank and SCORE (South Carolina Oyster Restoration and Enhancement).


Pfeiffer students spend spring break participating in service and adventure

col spring breakMost college students go home or to the beach for spring break but seven Pfeiffer students joined two student trip leaders on the Alaska Malamute Service & Adventure Experience sponsored by Pfeiffer's Center for Outdoor Leadership. 

Sophomore Lindsey Sisco, student trip leader and Junior Zach Thompson, assistant student trip leader, led students to Wayeh Kennel located in Spring City, Tenn., which specializes in breeding Alaska Malamutes and training them for work in the show ring, therapy and as house pets. Additionally, the leaders incorporated an educational visit to an aquarium and hiked to the summit of Crowder's Mountain.


Junior Rhonda Benton presents data collection information at N.C. conference at Elon University

Rhonda Benton resizedRhonda Benton, a junior studying history at Pfeiffer University, co-presented with Dr. Ashley Oliphant, assistant professor of English and Bridget Ferrigan, director of service scholars in the Francis Center at the North Carolina Campus Compact Pathways to Achieving Civic Engagement conference at Elon University on Wed, Feb. 13.


N.C. Falconers Guild presents to Pfeiffer student at Gibson Lake House

falconryOn Sat., Feb. 9 the Center for Outdoor Leadership hosted several birds of prey, including Pfeiffer's mascot, the falcon, in a hands-on educational program at Gibson Lake House.


Freedom Writer Tiffony Jacobs speaks of overcoming adversity through determination

tiffony jacobsOn Mon., Feb. 18, original Freedom Writers member Tiffony Jacobs spoke at Henry Pfeiffer Chapel to a group of students, faculty and staff.

As a high school sophomore, Ms. Jacobs joined the Freedom Writers, a group of students in Ms. Erin Gruwell's English class at Wilson High School in Long Beach, Calif., who wrote anonymous journal entries about the challenges of living in their community. She found strength and determination to achieve a successful future through Ms. Gruwell's emphasis on Holocaust education.