Eleven students, all Class of 2021, have been named to the Order of the Sundial, a designation that recognizes students who’ve made significant contributions to campus life at Pfeiffer University. They are pictured above: (front row, left to right) David Chavarria, Paige Love, Karie Grace Shields, Gabby Bosak, Starnice Galloway, Haley Zoltoski and (second row) Sarah Brown, Regan Allen, Patricia Summers, Brina Bentley, and Cayci Eaton.
They’ll each receive a certificate and wear a purple honor cord during one of seven commencement ceremonies next month.
Cayci Eaton hails from Harrisburg, N.C. This past December, she completed work toward a B.S. degree in Business Management and Leadership but has chosen to walk in next month’s commencement.
She captained and excelled as a forward on the women’s soccer team. This season, she led the team in goals and was the team’s co-leader in total points.
Eaton was also a member of the Undergraduate Honors Program. She served as a representative of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and as a peer tutor. She also did work for the Special Olympics and took part in a mission trip in the Philippines.
Brina Bentley, who hails from Chester, Va., is president of Pfeiffer’s student body. She majors in Health and Exercise Science.
She began her first season on the Pfeiffer women’s lacrosse team this spring. She’s also been a member of the women’s basketball and track & field teams. Bentley has held leadership positions with It's On Us and SAAC. She has served on the Residence Life staff and was recognized as RA of the Year.
Patricia Summers, who’s majoring in psychology, hails from Lenoir, N.C. A member of the Undergraduate Honors Program, she played women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse, and she volunteered in the Undergraduate Admissions office. She also tutored students in the Wick S. Sharp Learning Center, where her supervisor commended her for seeking new and better ways to communicate material.
Regan Allen, who’s majoring in secondary education, hails from Olin, N.C. She captained and played forward on the women’s basketball team. She became a charter member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, and she served on the staff of Residence Life.
A standout in academics and athletics, Paige Love joined the Undergraduate Honors Program and made USA South Student Athlete Academic All Conference honors during each of her four seasons as a shortstop/outfielder on the women’s softball team. Love, a nursing major from Rock Hill, S.C., also served as a peer mentor and as a member of the Campus Activities Board.
Haley Zoltoski, who’s double-majoring in biology and mathematical sciences, hails from Raleigh, N.C. She became a Milton Rose Scholar, and she joined the Undergraduate Honors Program. She participated in women’s soccer and swimming. She took part in the Ethics Debate Team and in the Student Government Association (SGA). She served as a tutor in the Wick S. Sharp Learning Center.
David Chavarria, who’s double-majoring in Business Management and Leadership and in accounting, hails from Franklinville, N.C. He played on the men’s soccer team for four years. A member of the Undergraduate Honors Program, he has served as an Admissions Ambassador, been a member of It’s On Us, and worked as a peer tutor.
Starnice Galloway, an accounting major, hails from Winston-Salem, N.C. She has served as an Admissions Ambassador, as a Residence Life staffer, and as a member of the Student Conduct Hearing Board. She played women’s lacrosse for the Falcons and has participated in It’s On Us and Standing Ovations. She is also a participant in the ROTC program at UNC Charlotte.
Gabby Bosak, a Health & Exercise Science major, hails from Mount Pleasant, S.C. A Milton Rose Scholar and a member of the Undergraduate Honors Program, she also played women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer, and she served on the Student Athletic Advisory Council. She was a peer tutor and a member of the Exercise Science Club.
Karie Grace Shields, a Health & Exercise Science major, hails from Albemarle, N.C. She was recognized with Academic All-Conference honors. She has been recognized as MVP on the women’s golf team, and she played women’s lacrosse. She’s been a member of the SAAC, a sports chaplain, a peer mentor, and has served as an RA and an RD.
Sara Brown, a nursing major from Rocky Mount, Va., was recognized with Academic All-District and Academic All-Conference honors. She played softball. She has served as a peer mentor, as a member of the Nursing Club, and as a member of the Campus Activities Board. Over the last year, she served the campus community by delivering meals to students in quarantine.
The Order of the Sundial is one of the highest leadership and service honors that Pfeiffer bestows on its students. To be considered for the Order of the Sundial, a student must be a graduating senior who demonstrates high academic performance and shows a commitment to Pfeiffer and its organizations and programs. He or she must also demonstrate leadership qualities in service to the campus community and beyond.