FA L L / W i n t e r 2011
University magazine for alumni & friends
Perspective page 8
inside: ICare, page 4 • Nursing Program Defines Pfeiffer as a Leader in Nurse Education, page 14 • Marriage and Family Therapy Program Develops High-Quality Servant Leaders, page 17 • Donor report, page 27
table of contents
P eiffer U N I V E R S I T Y
The Mission of Pfeiffer University Pfeiffer is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses committed to educational excellence, service and scholarship. We value diversity and promote the attainment of full academic and personal potential through accessible undergraduate, graduate and adult study programs. The church-related vision of the University encourages our students to embrace the Christian values of human dignity, integrity and service
On Campus ............................................................................................. 6 Betting on Student Success, First Year Experience Leading the Pack ................................................................................. 14 Nursing Program Helps Raise the Healthcare Quality Bar in Stanly County Building the Capacity of Qualified Servant Leaders .......... 17 Marriage and Family Therapy Program Attracts Top-Notch Applicants Alumni News ........................................................................................ 20
as they become servant leaders and lifelong learners.
Donor Report ..................................................................................... 27 Fall/Winter 2011 Pfeiffer University Magazine is published for alumni and friends by Pfeiffer University, 48380 Hwy. 52N Misenheimer, N.C. 28109. Pfeiffer also operates campuses in Charlotte and the Triangle, and offers programs statewide and online. For additional information, please visit www.pfeiffer.edu or contact the Office of Advancement at (800) 338-2060 ext. 6 or email@example.com. Join Pfeiffer on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pfeifferuniversity. President Michael C. Miller Editorial Advisors Cindy Benson Paul Clark ’11 (Hon.) Jo Ellen Newsome ’93 Editor Susan Messina Contributors Kirsten Bragg ’12 Erica Norris (’04) Burroughs Paul Clark ’11 (Hon.) Callie Furr Teena Mauldin ’09 Class Notes / Donor Report Cindy Benson Creative Director Donna Wojek Gibbs
A Brand New www.pfeiffer.edu This fall, Pfeiffer University launched a new website, easing navigation for prospective and current students as well as alumni and other users. Sites dedicated specifically to Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer, Charlotte and RTP campuses allow users to choose the site they are most likely to visit based on their individual needs. “A university’s website is far and away the tool most used by prospective students as they make decisions about higher education,” said Michael Poll, vice president of marketing and enrollment. “The ability to tell Pfeiffer’s story in a way that resonates with today’s students is essential to the university’s continued success for all its programs.” To view Pfeiffer online, visit www.pfeiffer.edu.
Dear Alumni and Friends: It’s certainly true that time flies when you’re having fun. Over the past year since I became president of Pfeiffer University, it’s been thrilling to witness Pfeiffer’s progress. Our campuses have new life. In Misenheimer, the recently announced ICARE program (page 4) and gifts from other sources are making possible such campus improvements as new signage throughout campus, sidewalk and window replacements, and refreshing paint for a number of campus buildings, including the Merner Gymnasium. In addition, our Charlotte campus has updated its classroom configuration and is gearing up for a much-needed HVAC system replacement. Updates such as these provide not only a facelift to our facilities but an uplifting of spirits for students, faculty and staff who live and work here. Academically, Pfeiffer continues to deliver a proven product for undergraduate students in Misenheimer and our Adult Studies population in Charlotte as well as for graduate students on both our Charlotte and Research Triangle campuses. In Misenheimer, our first class of Nursing students is entering the clinical portion of its education and training, after completing preliminary experience in Pfeiffer’s new simulation lab (page 14). Our master’s degree program in Marriage and Family Therapy expanded this fall from Charlotte to RTP, exceeding its
enrollment goals on both campuses (page 17), while our Master’s in Health Administration program, including its hospital-based cohort groups, continues to expand its influence and scholarship in this needed field. The successes in these programs and others are leading us through the reaccreditation process of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACS), the regional body for the accreditation of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states. This year-long process, which has been coordinated expertly by staff and faculty throughout the entire institution, will culminate later this winter in a site visit by SACS officials that will help determine Pfeiffer’s areas of strength and help inform our work for the future to improve the quality and rigor of Pfeiffer’s curriculum. An important area of administrative growth for Pfeiffer is our ongoing relationship with the United Methodist Church. We are searching actively for an ordained and experienced professional to lead the newly established Office of Church Relations, a role that will encompass recruitment of students from UMC congregations, building relationships with friends of Methodism that ultimately lead to support for Pfeiffer, and serving as associate pastor to The Village Church. In short, the person who fills this position will have a vital role in the life of Pfeiffer University as well as our history and future as a model UMC churchrelated institution. The latter part of 2011 has brought a change in board of trustee leadership. We welcome Dave McIlquham to the chairman’s position after three years as a trustee (and five months in 2010 as interim president). Not only does he know Pfeiffer well but he is singularly committed to the institution’s growth and success. At the same time, we extend thanks and gratitude to Greg Hunter for his service to Pfeiffer, which spanned nine years, including four as chairman. Finally, this issue of Pfeiffer’s alumni magazine includes the 2010-2011 annual honor roll of donors, the generous contributors for whom the entire University is grateful this year. Without your commitment, faith and support, this institution could not thrive. We appreciate your willingness to make the Pfeiffer experience for our students meaningful and memorable. You, our readers, know better than almost anyone how students grow at Pfeiffer, academically, socially and personally. Please recommend young people to Pfeiffer; let us know who they are and let them know who we are and who we can help them to become. Working together, we assure Pfeiffer’s bright future.
Sincerely, Michael C. Miller, President
On the Cover: In the year since President Mike Miller and his wife Donna came to Pfeiffer University, a number of noticeable improvements to the Misenheimer campus are complete or underway. Included are new directional, building and parking signs designed to help students and visitors better navigate the campus, funded by a $36,000 gift from alumni Samuel “Chip” ’78 and Mary Clodfelter (’76) Asbury. The new signs, created to align with the University’s current design standards, replace signage that had been in place for many years.
Coming together for their 50th reunion from Pfeiffer University were members of the class of 1961.
Even though the weather forced relocation of afternoon and evening entertainment by Elvis tribute artist Tom Bartlett and 60s band The Real Clays (below) from outdoor stages to inside Stokes Student Center, friends and alumni found the good time they knew they would have at Homecoming.
The Silent Auction, sponsored by the Alumni Association, featured dozens of donated items that brought in more than $14,000 to apply to the purchase of outdoor furniture for the patio outside Pfeifferâ€™s cafeteria.
Homecoming 2011: Return to Sender in Misenheimer Take a look at just some of the events that made Homecoming 2011 memorable
he rain during Homecoming weekend, Sept. 23-25, could not dampen the spirits of Pfeiffer University alumni, friends and students through class reunions, Alumni Association Silent Auction, 5K race, and Elvis-themed activities that brought several hundred people to Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus. “Rain or shine, Homecoming is Pfeiffer’s premier alumni and community event of the year,” said Pixie Klein Gentle ’83, president, Alumni Board. “A chance to remember why Pfeiffer is special is what drives so many people back to Misenheimer year after year.” On Saturday morning, Alumni Association President Pixie Klein Gentle ’83 presented awards to deserving friends and alumni.
Notable Alumni Awarded
Alumni inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Homecoming included the 1961 men’s soccer team; Candace Phifer ‘00, women’s basketball and cross country; and Jim Fritz, coach for men’s lacrosse 1990-2002 and women’s cross country 1991-94. With them are Mary Ann Sunbury, athletic director, and Jack Ingram, sports management.
The class of 1966 gathered on Friday for a mixer and Saturday for dinner. Among them were Adele Roach Colston, Mary Ann Campbell Magee, Jeannie Alfano Moretto and Diane Harmon Lamont.
The 2011 Outstanding Alumni Award was presented to Harold “Mackie” ’63 and Mary Earnhardt (’64) Eagle for their generous and longtime support of various Pfeiffer University programs and projects. The Eagles, who are retired (Mr. Eagle is a former state revenue officer and trainer and Mrs. Eagle is a former middle school teacher), are avid Falcons basketball fans and enthusiastic Falcon Club members. In fact, one of the two endowed scholarships they have established at Pfeiffer is for men’s basketball; the other is academic. Greensboro residents, the Eagles are members of Guilford College United Methodist Church. Kevin DeSanctis ’74, who is chairman and chief executive officer of the Atlantic City, DeSanctis N.J.-based Revel Entertainment Group, LLP, received the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award. The Trenton native and former Accounting major who lives in Wyomissing, Penn., started his career with the New Jersey State Police. Since that time, Mr. DeSanctis has served in leadership roles with several New Jersey hotel and casino corporations. Paul E. Clark, who was appointed associate vice president for Advancement on Sept. 1, was named an honorary alumnus during the Alumni Awards ceremony. Mr. Clark joined Pfeiffer in 2007, originally as director of annual giving and alumni relations, until becoming director of development in 2010. He accepted the award from Alumni Association President Pixie Klein Gentle ’83 and was congratulated by his wife, Terri, and President Mike Miller.
A Chance to Show How Much You Care About Pfeiffer ICARE: Curb Appeal Restoration and Enhancement Campaign
new giving opportunity is available for alumni, parents and friends of Pfeiffer University to make an immediate impact on the institution based on their specific and individual interests. The ICARE (Curb Appeal Restoration and Enhancement) campaign, proposed initially by Trustee Dave McIlquham, offers the chance to support a wide range of “pet projects” at Pfeiffer, from large capital projects such as painting and sidewalk replacement to smaller classroom and office improvements. Donors who make possible the completion of designated ICARE projects will be acknowledged if they wish on Pfeiffer’s website and in the 2012 Honor Roll of Donors. Naming opportunities will be decided on a project-by-project basis. Work on individual ICARE projects will begin when funding for an entire project has been received. (The Pfeiffer alumni board reserves
A) Chip ’78 and Mary Clodfelter (’76) Asbury are ICARE campaign leaders with support that has brought new exterior signs for the entire Misenheimer campus, including those that let visitors know, whether approaching from the east or west, that have arrived at Pfeiffer.
B) The Pfeiffer sundial, installed originally in 1935 on the same day the cornerstones were dedicated for Rowe, Merner, Good and Cline halls, has been replaced and reinstalled, thanks to the classes of 1956, 1961 and 1971, inspiring students to reinstate the tradition of touching it for good luck before a test or final exam.
the right to consolidate partially funded projects if they remain incomplete for two years.) “Participating in the ICARE program is a great way for people who love Pfeiffer to leave an enduring imprint on the University,” said Paul Clark, associate vice president for advancement. “Completed projects are making a distinctive mark on the Misenheimer campus and a noticeable impression on prospective students and other visitors.” A list of available projects and their funding status (updated weekly) is available on Pfeiffer’s website; new projects are added as they are identified. To check project availability and select one to support, visit: www.pfeiffer.edu/ICARE or contact Erica Norris (’04) Burroughs, development officer, (704) 463-3038 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
C) Students are enjoying meals outdoors on the patio adjacent to the cafeteria with furniture purchased by the class of 1979, Student Government Association and the Alumni Board.
D) Falcons fans, student-athletes and coaches appreciate new paint in the lobby of the Merner Gym, a gift from Rusty Ring ’85.
Economics Students Offer Their Two Cents About the Economy
Students in Eugene Pickler’s Principles of Macroeconomics ICARE: Making a Difference Already Check these projects off the list! ICARE projects that are completed or underway include: • New exterior campus signs (Chip ’78 and Mary Clodfelter [’76] Asbury) • Sundial renovation and enhancement (Classes of 1956,1961 and 1971) • Patio furniture for Stokes/Library patio (Class of 1979, SGA and Alumni Board) • Paint for Merner Gymnasium lobby, entrance and hallways (Rusty Ring ’85) • Paint for the Knapp Health and Fitness Center training room and new rocking chairs for Knapp Tennis Center (Warren ’66 and Fran ’80 [Hon.] Knapp) • Sidewalk replacement for the front and west end of Cline Hall (Class of 1989) • Falcon Club kitchen renovation (Sen. Jim McDuffie ’48 and David McDuffie ’83) • Replacement of more than 400 windows for several campus buildings Additional opportunities exist for Academics, administrative offices, Athletics, classrooms, exterior paint, Gibson Lake House, Knapp Health and Fitness Center, Pfeiffer Chapel, residence halls, sidewalks, Student Development and plant operations.
class recently were given a chance to share their opinions about ways to fix—or at least boost—the struggling U.S. economy. Their thoughts, which range from decrease spending to tax the rich and everything between, reflect the current debate among the general population. “I knew the students, many whose families are experiencing unemployment and other challenges related to the current economy, would have a lot to say about the situation,” said Professor Pickler, self-employed farmer who has taught economics at Pfeiffer for 50 years. “Through this experience, they are learning valuable life lessons that will remain with them throughout their lives.” Students’ thoughts include the following: “Consumer spending is a great way to pump more money into the economy…but since it’s hard to boost spending in a down economy we need to get consumers from other countries to do the spending for us, basically import consumers from cash-rich countries to come and spend money here. Experts say the effect could be up to 1.3 million new jobs and $860 billion into the economy over the next decade.” — Michael Blair “I think government officials could start taking a few days out of the year off without pay…If they take maybe just four or five days off without pay then the government would save quite a bit of money. It seems like middle class workers are taking pay cuts and having their hours cut, so why can’t Congress do the same?” — Amber Cottrell “The most immediate ways the country can help solve some of the issues is by…increasing spending on infrastructure, reduce military spending and raise taxes. By investing in infrastructure, government not only puts people back to work but also creates opportunities for companies to invest in equipment needed to build things.” — Ian Levine “We should increase taxes on things that are unhealthy for our bodies…tobacco products, alcohol, sugar-loaded food and soda…Everyone has to feed their habits so people will continue to purchase taxed items even with the tax increase.” — Jodie Lemons “The government needs to decrease spending. By doing so the government would require fewer taxes now and in the future. Lower taxes encourage work, saving and investments. Lower spending overall is a benefit even if taxes are not lowered. Less government spending would encourage investment and growth in areas of the economy that need to be more solid to create a balanced scenario.” — Luis Villalta
Betting on Student Success First-Year Experience Eases Transition to College Life and Promotes Academic and Life Success
ince fall 2009, the First-Year Experience has helped incoming students transition successfully to all aspects of college life, a factor that often determines a student’s willingness and ability to persist with higher education through graduation. During the year, students participate in a series of activities in addition to their academic courses designed to engage them in and connect them to life at Pfeiffer. A recent grant from The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts (see adjacent story) will support this program by providing related and ongoing training for mentors and advisors from Pfeiffer’s faculty and staff so they are prepared to support students through the experience. “Because a successful transition to college life is a major contributor to overall college success, it’s vital to integrate these activities from the start of a student’s college experience,” said Deborah Burris, chair of
Pfeiffer’s Communications Department and director of the First-Year Experience program. “Support from The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts allows us to enhance our ability to meet the needs of young people as we create a ‘culture of coaching’ through these services.” Early support for the notion of student-centered mentoring at Pfeiffer can be found in Trustee Rob Knapp’s 2009 Convocation speech. He challenged the audience to imagine a culture of servant leadership, an environment where students are assigned a professor or coach mentor who would guide them through their four years at Pfeiffer, meet with them regularly and help them develop their talents. “Everyone involved would be putting others before self,” he said. “How many schools can say that? None. The result would be higher standards and higher achievement.”
Components of the First Year-Experience include: • Pfeiffer Journey, a yearlong course, focuses in the fall on subjects
• Students and faculty participate throughout the year in a series of
such as study skills and time management that prepare students for the
assembly opportunities that support students’ personal development
expectations of college-level courses. In the spring, students participate
through themes that include, among others, developing one’s own
in career-related activities that encourage them to think about their
honor code, understanding the meaning and value of Pfeiffer traditions,
choice of major, meet with mentors and advisors, and begin the process
and discussing issues of ethics through a town hall meeting with
of mapping their course to graduation. The culminating event is a Major
Pfeiffer’s ethics bowl team.
Fair, where all of Pfeiffer’s schools and majors display information about the career options each field offers and the ways Pfeiffer prepares students for them. • Keys to Success is a weeklong summer opportunity that was offered for the first time in August to supplement the first-year experience by bringing a number of incoming students to campus for a week prior to the start of classes for a more intense introduction to Pfeiffer. This effort was supported by a grant from the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU). In the first round of Keys to Success, 25 students participated on a first-come, first-served basis; plans for future sessions include the ability to accommodate more students.
• During 2011-2012, all freshmen will read the novel Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy B. Tyson and participate in a series of discussions and cultural activities that spark critical thinking and in-depth discussion about the book and the human condition. • Plans are underway to extend the First-Year Experience into the sophomore year with opportunities geared for second-year students. For more information about the program, email email@example.com.
In August, before the start of classes, 25 incoming freshman participated in Keys to Success, which introduced them to college life. They were led by several faculty members and peer mentors.
Pfeiffer University Receives $197,000 Grant from The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to Help Meet the Needs of First-Year Students Pfeiffer University has received a $197,000 grant from The Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trusts to improve the effectiveness of its First-Year Experience program for incoming students. Currently, freshmen at Pfeiffer participate in a series of activities, including a course called The Pfeiffer Journey, designed to ease the transition to college life and accelerated academic expectations. The grant will provide additional support to deepen those services, providing tools and training for staff and faculty so they can determine more precisely each student’s level of preparedness for college life and coach them according to their specific needs. This customization of services, as indicated by both measurable and anecdotal research, increases the likelihood that students will persist with their education through graduation. “Because students enter college with differing degrees of maturity or ‘emotional intelligence,’ a one-size-fits-all model isn’t necessarily most effective for addressing their needs,”
said Deborah Burris, professor of Communications and director of the First-Year Experience program. “Coaching students in a personalized way is much like executive business coaching in the professional world; it increases success not only for those less prepared or less emotionally mature but also helps a more emotionally mature student make the most of available opportunities, resulting in a more satisfying and valuable collegiate experience for all students.” Assuring that students are prepared to persist through graduation is a priority for colleges and universities as an increasingly global and technological job market demands highly educated workers. According to a March 2011 study by the Stanford University Department of Education, customized coaching, in addition to leading to increased retention rates, has a greater impact than financial aid on motivating students to stay the course.
Presidential Perspective Mike Miller Reflects on His First Year in the President’s Office Mike Miller became Pfeiffer University’s ninth president in December 2010. After a career primarily in banking, Mike, an Asheboro resident, is leading Pfeiffer toward educational success for the 21st century. Here he reflects on the past 12 months, shares what he’s learned and continues to learn, and discusses what it will take for Pfeiffer to achieve new heights in a competitive higher education environment. What about Pfeiffer led you to become its president? My chief interaction over the years with Pfeiffer University had been through graduates I encountered in the business world or who had been employed by my church. It was an alumnus who first informed me of Pfeiffer’s search for a new president and suggested—and later insisted—that I throw my hat into the ring. When I learned more about the opportunities and challenges, particularly that I would have the chance to make a difference at an institution with such a rich history and heartfelt support, it proved to be a call I could not resist. A year into your presidency, what are your impressions relative to what you expected? I learn more each day. Never have I been part of a school that has engendered feelings or created life-changing experiences that alumni and others describe in such sincere, warmhearted detail. At the same time, because the world moves at such a fast pace and higher education is extremely competitive, academic and co-curricular programs must continue to be strengthened for both undergraduate and graduate students if Pfeiffer is to continue changing lives. It’s also clear to me that dedication of the extended Pfeiffer community is impressive and greater than I could have expected. From your perspective, what are Pfeiffer’s greatest strengths? Pfeiffer provides terrific individual attention to students at all levels. I’ve witnessed remarkable interaction among faculty, staff, coaches and students. I’ve been very impressed with the Pfeiffer alumni board’s dedication and the interest that members demonstrate toward our students. Academically, Pfeiffer offers a number of graduate and undergraduate programs that meet the needs and demands of the world today and in the future. Where lies its greatest potential? Pfeiffer possesses an exceptional capacity to provide value-added educational experiences that prepare students for productive,
satisfying careers and active citizenship and service to their communities. To accomplish this, Pfeiffer must be strategic in recruiting the right students, thoughtful about enhancing its mentoring programs, and serious about increasing the scholarship activities of faculty as well as research and internship opportunities for students. What are your short-term and long-term goals for the University? This winter, Pfeiffer will complete the reaffirmation of its accreditation, and over the coming months continue “freshening up” and reinvigorating the Misenheimer campus. We have also begun a comprehensive, institutionwide strategic planning process that will provide a detailed roadmap leading to the achievement of long-term goals and objectives. This will not only inform the work and direction of all academic and administrative departments but also outline the ways the board of trustees and alumni board can support the institution in achieving its goals. Overall, my aspiration for Pfeiffer is to build its academic reputation so it becomes an “in-demand” university—for all its campuses and online. How will you know you’ve succeeded? While partial success is enjoyed with each graduating class or cohort, realistically, no longstanding, high-quality institution is ever finished developing state-of-the-art programs, growing topnotch graduates or providing outstanding service to the community, state and nation. Success will lie in Pfeiffer’s ability to consistently provide relevant academic programs and build and sustain enrollment while remaining true to its mission.
Mission: To Make a Difference Three Pfeiffer University graduates recently started service with Global Ministries, the international missions agency of the United Methodist Church. Nick Haigler is working as a service and outreach coordinator at the L’viv United Methodist church, which serves a large downtown population of young people in L’viv, Ukraine; Joy Prim is serving with the Mission for Migrant Workers, an organization dedicated to helping migrants in crisis in Hong Kong; and Alex Devoid is a facilitator for communications and visiting mission volunteers at Acción Médica Cristiana in Nicaragua, which provides pro bono services to people in impoverished communities. To read more about Nick, Joy and Alex, visit www.new.gbgm-umc.org.
Dr. Phil Wingeier-Rayo, associate professor of Religion; Nick Haigler; *Sandy Hathan Devoid ‘82; Joy Prim and Rev. Dana McKim ’82, pastor of the Village Church, celebrated at Pfeiffer’s sendoff as the new missionaries prepared for their appointments. (Note: *Alex Devoid was represented at the event by his mother as he had already departed for his post in Nicaragua.)
Annual Convocation Ceremony Opens Academic Year
Pfeiffer University Adopts 100 Percent Tobacco-Free Policy
Pfeiffer University opened the academic year on Sept. 9, welcoming Colonel Arthur J. Athens, director of the Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, as keynote speaker for the 2011 Academic Convocation. Col. Athens, whose daughter, Katherine, is a Pfeiffer sophomore and a member of the women’s lacrosse team, retired in 2008 from the U.S. Marine Corps after more than 30 years of combined active duty and reserve service. As a Marine Officer, he commanded units in the 3rd and 4th Marine Aircraft Wings, served with the U.S. Space Command and instructed at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron 1, the Marine Corps’ equivalent of the Navy’s Top Gun School. Additionally, he was a White House Fellow under President Ronald Reagan; special assistant to the NASA Administrator following the Space Shuttle Challenger accident; executive director of OCF, a worldwide nonprofit organization that helps military personnel integrate their faith and profession; commandant of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and the U.S. Naval Academy’s first Distinguished Military Professor of Leadership. Aside from his professional responsibilities, Col. Athens has been a volunteer lacrosse coach at the high school and collegiate levels and has been recognized by the Washington Post as its High School Coach of the Year. He and his wife, Mistina, have 10 children. “It’s fitting for new students to hear from a leading voice such as Colonel Athens’s as they pledge to maintain high standards of integrity in their higher education pursuits,” said Mike Miller, president, of the tradition new students participate in at the ceremony. “We’re honored to welcome a servant leader of his caliber, as his personal and professional accomplishments reflect the high bar that Pfeiffer sets for collegiate and lifelong performance.”
Beginning Jan.1, 2012, Pfeiffer University will become a healthier place for students, staff and visitors. The Pfeiffer University Board of Trustees recently passed a policy that prohibits tobacco use anywhere on the grounds of Pfeiffer’s campuses. In doing so, Pfeiffer joins more than 30 public and private colleges and universities statewide to pass a tobacco-free policy. North Carolina is a national leader in the number of tobacco-free colleges, with more than one-third of the state’s colleges and universities having adopted the tobacco-free policy. “Our goal in initiating this policy is to improve the environment at Pfeiffer for everyone – faculty, staff, students and visitors alike,” said Dr. Russ Sharples ’75, vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. “We all know the inherent dangers of tobacco use and now we, as a community, will be taking a stand to educate and support better health for everyone affiliated with the University.” The 100 percent tobacco-free policy applies to everyone on campus, including administrators, students, faculty, staff, visitors, vendors and contractors. The policy also prohibits the sale, distribution and/or advertisement of tobacco products on campus. To support students, faculty and staff members’ efforts to quit smoking, Pfeiffer is promoting cessation resources such as phone-based coaching provided by QuitlineNC, funded by the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, which works with colleges and universities across the state to pass and implement health-related policies. This service is available free to all North Carolina residents by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669).
Faculty and Staff Notes Undergraduate Faculty Dr. Dianne Daniels (Nursing) presented a poster at the North Carolina Governor’s Conference on Aging titled “Aging Awareness, Knowledge, and Attitudes in Pre-health Professional College Students,” Oct. 2010. Dr. Tracy Espy (Provost) has concluded her term as editor for Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, publishing between 2008-2011 vol. 2, no. 1 and vol. 2, no. 2. This peer-reviewed journal explores how theories and practices can inform and improve partnerships, connections, and collaborations and recognizes that successful engaged learning depends on effective partnerships among students, faculty, community agencies, administrators, disciplines and others. Dr. Dane K. Fisher (Biology) is involved in a research collaboration with Garden Genetics, LLC in Bellefonte, Pa., and the Department of Environmental Horticulture at the University of Florida to develop and evaluate lines of tomato for flavor and culinary use, and recently participated in discussion and presentation of research at the Independent Plant Breeders Conference at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. Results from more than 12 years of plant breeding research on tomatoes has recently included the release of two new inbred lines of tomato for the local culinary market, the most recent of which is a dark fleshed tomato developed from the germplasm of the Russian plant breeder Tarasenko. He is currently working with three Milton Rose undergraduate fellows in the Steve Dial Greenhouse on the Misenheimer campus to develop molecular markers to use in tomato breeding and to teach techniques in cross pollination.
Sylvia Hoffmire (English) presented “Experiential Revision Practice” at the Associated Writing Programs Conference, Washington, D. C., and published a short story titled “Carrying the Day” in the literary magazine R.KV.R.Y. Laura Y. Lu (Computer Information Systems) has written an article about IT capabilities and organizational agility, based on research she conducted on IT management and IT business value in organizations, which will be published in December in MIS Quarterly. Dr. Patty Meyers (Religion) published an historical and biographical paper for the Religious Education Association and presented it in November as well as a scholarly article that compares and contrasts the cosmologies of Rudolf Steiner and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and explores the implications for religious education. In addition, Dr. Meyers and Dr. David Kirby (Music) composed “The Nature to Serve” for choir, soloist and wind ensemble, which premiered at the 2011 Fall Convocation on the Misenheimer campus, featuring the Pfeiffer Concert Choir and Wind Ensemble with baritone soloist Joe Judge ’87 (Music). The piece will be published later this year. Dr. Gerald Neal (Education) presented “The Doorway to Success: Classroom Climate and Management” at the North Carolina Middle School Conference, Greensboro, March 2011. Dr. Enoch Park (Distance Learning) presented “Campus Tool Kit for Facilitating Adult Student Success” at the fall 2011 North Carolina Adult Education Association (NCAEA) Conference, University of North Carolina Charlotte, which outlined Pfeiffer’s best practice of using tools and resources to support adult students for success in undergraduate and graduate studies. He
presented “Cloud Telephone Assistance for Every Faculty: No PBX Required,” at the Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) annual conference, Providence, R.I., March 2011. Dr. Park reported the use of cloud-based telephony services such as Google Voice and Skype as alternatives to analogue telephone service for faculty to use as a course hot-line for student inquiries. Also in March, Dr. Park attended the NASA STEM Educators Annual Workshop, in Charlotte, where he made connections to the North and South Carolina schools and STEM programs for collaboration opportunities with Pfeiffer. Upon completion of the workshop, Park was certified to check out and handle moon rock specimens from NASA for exhibitions at Pfeiffer and local area schools. Dr. Barnett Parker (Business and Health Administration) serves in editorial positions for Inderscience Publishers, 2009-present, editorial board member, International Journal of the Society of Systems Science; IGI Global Publishers, 2009-present, associate editor, International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change; review panelist, Journal of Health Care Management Sciences, special issue on global health; and guest editor, Advances in Operations Research, special issue on health care delivery in the world’s least developed nations. Dr. Ali Sever (Computer Information Systems) has written “A Problem of Data Mining in E-Commerce” for the Journal of Applied Modeling and Computation, Aug. 2011, which uses an artificial intelligence algorithm based prediction model for the reconstruction of volatility of user ratings. Dr. Kevin Taylor (Religion and Philosophy) served as co-editor for Christian Theology and Tragedy, published by University of Cambridge, U.K.
welcome Pfeiffer Welcomes 12 New Faculty Members
“This group of educators contribute to the current depth of scholarship and experience that exists among Pfeiffer’s excellent faculty,” said Dr. Tracy Espy, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Phil Wingeier-Rayo (Religion) has published a book titled Where are the Poor?, Wipf & Stock; and “Teaching Latinamente” in Spotlight on Teaching, Oct. 2011. Graduate Faculty Dr. Faith Drew (Marriage and Family Therapy) presented a research poster at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Annual Conference, Sept. 2011, which represented qualitative research conducted on how marriage and family therapists experience creativity in the therapy room. Dr. Bradford Frazier ’93, ’04 MBA (MBA) published “Nontraditional Adult Master’s Degree Students and Their Choice of Program of Study” in the peer-reviewed Academy of Educational Leadership Journal. He made a presentation with the same title in April at the Allied Academies Spring International Conference in Orlando, Fla. In Oct., he presented “The Impact of Career and Personal ‘Life Triggers’ on Adult Graduate Students” at the same organization’s fall conference in Las Vegas, for which he also served as a session chair. Dr. Susan Luck (MBA) presented “Please, Dr. Luck, Just Let me Fail this Paper and Get on with My Life!” at the International Conference for the Association for Business Communication in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 2011. Dr. Luck’s proposal for this conference was selected as one of the Top Ten Best Practices in teaching among the North American division of the Association, which includes the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
Tyra Dixon, visiting professor of psychology/Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree, political science, Loyola University, Chicago; master’s degree, human services administration, Spertus College, Chicago; Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
exercise science; doctoral degree, exercise
Dr. Kelli Fellows, assistant professor of business communications/Charlotte, bachelor’s degree, University of Southern Mississippi; doctorate, speech communication, University of Georgia.
University in Florida.
physiology, University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Lisa Kelledy, assistant professor of social and behavioral science/Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree, psychology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in marriage and family therapy, Nova Southeastern
Dr. Angela Haywood Kern, visiting professor of elementary education/ Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree, psychology, North Carolina State University;
Susan Bullard Furr, assistant professor of
master’s degree, elementary education,
nursing/Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree,
UNC Greensboro; doctoral degree,
nursing, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory,
curriculum and instruction, UNC Chapel Hill.
N.C.; master’s degree, social work, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.; master’s degree, nurse administration and postmaster’s certification, Education, GardnerWebb University, Boiling Springs, N.C.
Dr. Lane Graham, assistant professor of special education/Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree, psychology, Catawba College; master’s degree, psychological counseling/human development and learning, Appalachian State University; graduate certification, special education, UNC Charlotte; doctorate, curriculum and instruction, UNC Greensboro. Dr. Valerie Johnston, assistant professor and assistant director of the master’s in healthcare administration program/ Charlotte, associate’s degree, biology, Macon State College, Macon, Ga.; bachelor’s degree, industrial and systems engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta; MBA Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, Durham, N.C.; and doctoral degree, health services research, UNC Charlotte. Dr. Blake Justice, assistant professor of exercise studies/Misenheimer, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, Appalachian State University in communications and
Dr. Ying (Laura) Lu, assistant professor of computer information systems/ Misenheimer, bachelor’s degree, Sichuan University, China; master’s degree, Pennsylvania State University, University Park; doctorate, business administration, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dana Martin, assistant professor of nursing/Misenheimer, bachelor’s and master’s degrees, nursing, UNC Charlotte, the latter with a double concentration in nurse education and community/public health nursing. Dr. Patrick Meadors, assistant professor of marriage and family therapy/Charlotte, licensed marriage and family therapist, bachelor’s degree, psychology, UNC Chapel Hill; master’s degree, marriage and family therapy, and doctoral degree, medical family therapy, East Carolina University. Gwyndolan Swain, assistant professor of healthcare administration/Charlotte, bachelor’s degree, nursing, Dillard University, New Orleans, La.; combined MBA/Master’s of Health Administration, Pfeiffer University; Ph.D. candidate, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
Falcon Club Gliding to New Heights New Directions Include Gatherings at Both Men’s and Women’s Home Basketball Games in 2011-2012
Allen Snook, head athletic trainer/assistant athletics director and director of the Falcon Club, gets ready for the upcoming basketball season in a newly renovated Falcon Club kitchen, where preparations take place for half-time social gatherings. The kitchen also will be used to prepare meals for studentathletes during University breaks when the cafeteria is closed. Renovations were funded by a gift from Senator Jim McDuffie ’48 and David McDuffie ‘83.
he Falcon Club, long established at Pfeiffer University primarily to support scholarships for student-athletes, is taking on new life under the leadership of Allen Snook, head athletic trainer and assistant athletic director. For years, Falcon Club members, whose levels of membership range from $25-$2,500, depending on individual, family or corporate status, have enjoyed a variety of benefits during Falcons’ basketball season, including half-time get-togethers at men’s home basketball games (now to include women’s home games as well). Throughout the organization’s history, fees and other contributions from members have been applied
solely to Athletics scholarships. Now, with an expanded organizational structure, its purpose will diversify. “Given the high percentage of Pfeiffer students who participate in NCAA Division II sports, the historic approach to funding scholarships exclusively has been appropriate,” said Mr. Snook, who joined Pfeiffer in 2002. “At the same time, needs arise frequently that affect the quality of our student-athletes’ experience or our ability to attract and retain high-quality talent to Pfeiffer’s athletic programs. With a proposed adjustment to the guidelines for dispersing contributions, the Falcon Club, hopefully, will gain the ability to address a broader array of Athletics needs.” Under the auspices of a new Falcon Club board of directors, Athletics staff and coaches as well as the Student Athletic Committee (SAC) would have an opportunity to submit proposals every spring for the funding of Athletics projects related to the upcoming academic year. Upon review of the proposals, the Falcon Club board will determine how funds above and beyond $30,000, an amount that will continue to fund scholarships before any additional money is diverted to other proposed projects, should be allocated. “Our aim is to find ways to enhance the entire Pfeiffer experience for student-athletes,” continued Mr. Snook, who will complete a doctoral degree in health sciences in March from A.T. Still University. “Being a part of a tradition such as the Falcon Club is a great way for alumni and friends of Pfeiffer University to demonstrate the importance of athletics in the lives of so many of our students.” To learn more about the Falcon Club and levels of membership, contact Allen Snook, (704) 463-3214; firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.gofalconsports.com, click Fan Center and Falcon Club.
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Cheerleading Returns to Pfeiffer Basketball for a Second Season Boosting school spirit during basketball season this winter, the 2011-2012 Pfeiffer University cheerleading squad is focused on energizing Falcon fans at all men’s and women’s varsity home games. Having been absent from Pfeiffer since 2004, the cheerleading squad made its return during the 2010-2011 basketball season. Since tryouts in September, this year’s squad of ten students has practiced three times weekly in the Knapp Health and Fitness Center perfecting a number of new cheers and dances. At games, they are donning new uniforms and gear, thanks in part to the contributions of former Pfeiffer cheerleaders. “We are blessed to have such a dedicated and enthusiastic group of students on the squad,” said Erica Norris (’04) Burroughs, Pfeiffer development officer and former Falcon cheerleader. “Without the generous backing of our former Falcon cheerleaders, these young men and women would not have the opportunity to carry on this great Pfeiffer tradition.” The squad is led by student-coach Lauren Kaminski ‘12. Burroughs and Robin Listerman MBA ’09 serve as co-advisors; Jane Cashion Brietz ’68 has been named honorary coach for her consistent presence and support. For more information about cheerleading at Pfeiffer University, email email@example.com.
Ready to cheer for the Falcons at every men’s and women’s home basketball game in 2011-2012 are (front row): Taryn Laxton, Carson Stewart, Karla Topete, Jacqui Peck and Melquan Thomas; and (back row) Deedge Cervantes, Peyton Lloyd, Ashley Caudle, Taylor Griffin and Caitlin Hite.
She’s Got Game Freshman Rachel McCarthy Brings Her “A Stick” to Pfeiffer What started out as high school science fair project has become big business for Pfeiffer freshman Rachel McCarthy. When she set out as a high school freshman to compare the effectiveness of wood lacrosse sticks to metal ones, she couldn’t know that a passion for her favorite sport would lead the following year to an extension of her original experiment, the International Science and Engineering Fair and the United Technologies Award. This distinction gave her the confidence to take a next bold step: manufacturing and selling lacrosse sticks based on what she learned and refined through her science projects. During test marketing phases, Rachel gave sticks that she crafted from hickory, ash, bamboo, and purple heart to teammates to try out. The results? “They were pleased by the bruises on the opposing team’s arms and by the fact that their sticks never broke,” said Rachel. Working with her father, Rachel continues to make and market custom, handmade lacrosse sticks through their company HIKSTIK (hikstik.com), named for hickory wood, which is based in their hometown of Austin, Texas. Their impressive client list includes Hollywood movie producer Anthony Katagas, some players in the Major Lacrosse League, and a group of lacrosse-playing American soldiers stationed in Iraq as well as dozens of high school and college lacrosse players across the U.S. Rachel’s secret? Like any successful entrepreneur, she doesn’t reveal much except to say that she is patient, careful, willing to work with the wood, make mistakes and learn from them. “This experience has taught me a lot about management and how to work with customers,” she said. While Rachel’s tuition is covered by her athletic scholarship, HIKSTIK profits pay for room and board on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus. Quite an accomplishment for a student-athlete still waiting for her first collegiate lacrosse season to begin.
Nursing students and faculty work together in the simulation lab on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus, addressing routine and emergency patient care with the use of life-size mannequins.
Leading the Pack: Pfeiffer’s Nursing Program Serves Students and the Region
ith an aging population that exceeds statewide trends, Stanly County will need to employ more nurses with bachelor’s degrees over the next several decades to meet anticipated needs. This projection and the fact that most nurses work in the geographic region where they are educated are among contributing factors that led to a decision to launch a bachelor of science in Nursing (BSN) program at Pfeiffer University. In addition, a 2007 review of BSN programs within a 50-mile radius around Stanly County confirmed that those closest were in Charlotte and Greensboro. With several regional and community medical centers in close proximity to provide clinical training and jobs, a BSN program at Pfeiffer made sense. The program
welcomed its first students in 2009 after a year of preparatory work. “Clearly, we have a perfect opportunity to serve Stanly County and those surrounding it by helping to increase the number of highly educated nurses in the local workforce,” said Dr. Mark McCallum, professor of Biology and dean of the School of Natural & Health Sciences. “Studies indicate that nurses educated at this level can elevate the quality of care in general.” Those with a desire to become a registered nurse have three choices for entry into the field. A diploma of nursing, which is often offered through hospitalbased nursing schools, provides a basic entry to the field; an associate degree in nursing (ADN) is typically
Practice Makes Perfect Students interested in nursing are accepted to Pfeiffer University first as pre-nursing students; during the sophomore year, qualified students apply to enter the program as nursing majors. Hands-on training begins early in a state-of-the-art simulation lab on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus that features life-sized (adult, pediatric and infant), programmable mannequins for practicing patient care and nursing procedures that students may or may not encounter in actual clinical
What Makes the Pfeiffer BSN Program Stand Out? • The program is a candidate for accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and has been granted initial approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. • Its foundation is based on six Christian caring principles promoted by Nursing Theorist M. Simone Roach, R.N., Ph.D., C.S.M.: compassion, competence, confidence, conscience, commitment and comportment. • Pfeiffer and Stanly Community College are exploring participation in the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Project, which would allow students to be admitted to both institutions and matriculate directly from one to the other at the appropriate time. This makes earning a BSN degree more affordable. • A prestigious Nursing Advisory Board is in place for the purpose of advising about curriculum issues and meeting local needs.
rotations. The lab, funded in part by alumni Richard Sloan ’54 and Harold ’63 and Mary Earnhardt (’64) Eagle, and the Alcoa Foundation (see sidebar), provides students the unique opportunity to practice “real” situations—such as catheterization, labor and delivery, and listening to heart and lung sounds, among others— without risk to human patients. “We know that students who learn in simulated In September, Pfeiffer’s first class of nursing students, who are scheduled to graduate in 2013, received their white coats in a ceremony to mark the midway point of the first semester in the nursing major and the start of clinical training. Students were joined by nursing faculty and President Mike Miller.
earned through a community-college program; and a BSN is earned through a four-year program at a college or university. All three qualify an individual to sit for the licensing exam. However, those with BSN degrees, due to courses they take in community nursing that cover diverse populations, healthcare policy and economics, geriatrics, nursing research, and other subjects that require critical thinking, most often progress rapidly through professional and management ranks and earn higher salaries. “A BSN is required for public health, military, and forensic nursing as well as management on every level,” said Dianne Y. Daniels, Ph.D., M.S.N., R.N., C.N.E., associate professor and chair of Pfeiffer’s Department of Nursing. “Most important, it is required for graduate level study. A master’s degree is often required for teaching and is essential for nursing programs in any community or region to be able to continuously train new BSN candidates.”
Leading the Pack: environments develop better critical thinking skills, self-confidence and overall competence than students who don’t,” said Dr. Daniels. “The opportunities provided by the simulation lab are helping to define Pfeiffer as a leader in
Support Nursing at Pfeiffer In summer 2011, the Pittsburgh-based Alcoa Foundation (facilitated locally through its Badin plant) awarded Pfeiffer University a $13,000 grant as part of its Global Education and Workplace Skills initiative to support the development of a medical/surgical patient care station, one of eight in the clinical learning laboratory at Pfeiffer. In addition, gifts from Pfeiffer University alumni, each for $20,000, will support other renovations to Harris Science Hall. Harold ’63 and Mary Earnhardt (’64) Eagle will support a labor and delivery patient care station that will bear their names. And an observation room on the unit will be named in memory of Peggy R. Sloan, the late wife of Richard Sloan ’54. “Through their generous gifts, our alumni and community leaders such as Alcoa recognize the value of a Pfeiffer education for our students,” said Mike Miller, president. “No doubt, their leadership, combined with the quality of the BSN program, faculty and students, will encourage continued investment in the nursing program.” To learn more about supporting the BSN program at Pfeiffer University, contact Paul Clark ‘11 (Hon.), associate vice president for Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org or (704) 463-3076.
Terresa Park ‘13 — With a desire to pursue nursing since 1998 after her mother died from cancer, Terresa Park put her goals on hold due to other life obligations. When the opportunity to study nursing presented itself in 2009 with the launch of Pfeiffer’s BSN program, Terresa jumped at the chance. “The personal attention at Pfeiffer makes me feel like a real part of the program rather than just another student.”
Micah Bortner ‘13 — Recruited to play volleyball for Pfeiffer, Micah Bortner wasn’t sure what his major should be. Knowing he admired his older brother’s action-packed U.S. Navy career, Micah’s parents suggested nursing because they knew he’d be suited for a career that offered something different every day. “I love the hands-on experience the simulation lab offers; it’s made me look forward to clinicals.”
educating qualified nurses in North Carolina.” At the midway point of the first semester as nursing majors, students participate in a white coat ceremony to mark the start of their clinical training, a practice that nursing faculty support because of the message it sends to students and the professional community. “Physicians and other professional health care providers regularly receive their lab coats in a ceremony but rarely do nurses,” said Dr. Daniels. “It’s fitting that nurses participate in this milestone marker, given their position on the front line of patient care.” Agreements with area medical institutions such as CMC-Union Regional, Stanly Regional Medical Center, Stanly Manor, Moore Regional Hospital, and Rowan Regional Medical Center give students excellent opportunities for a broad range of supervised clinical experiences. “Pfeiffer’s first class of nursing majors has entered the clinical portion of their training prepared and confident of their abilities,” said Dr. Daniels. “The faculty are very proud of what they are accomplishing and how they represent Pfeiffer University in the community.” For more information, visit www.pfeiffer. edu/nursing.
Brittney Summers ‘13 — Since she was a senior at West Stanly High School where she studied allied health, Brittney Summers has known she would be a nurse. After transferring to Pfeiffer from Lenoir-Rhyne University, the Locust native and former Miss Stanly County hasn’t minded commuting to and from Misenheimer. “Pfeiffer felt like home from the moment I arrived and it’s given me a good sense of what being a nurse will be like.”
Jo Ellen Newsome ’13 — Among Pfeiffer’s first class of nursing students is Jo Ellen Newsome ’93, a member of the University’s Advancement staff since 1996. Until she graduates in 2013, Jo Ellen’s professional focus will be on grant-related research and advancement support.
Master of Arts Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and New Undergraduate Program in Human Relations Attract Highly Qualified Students to Charlotte and Morrisville
Building the Capacity of Qualified Servant Leaders Fact 1: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for licensed professionals in many service and helping professions is growing and will continue to do so over the coming years. Fact 2: As late as 2007, no college or university in the Charlotte market offered an accredited master’s level program to train qualified marriage and family therapists. At the risk of overstating the obvious, Pfeiffer University recognized and seized an opportunity four years ago when it hired Susan Wilkie-McHale LPC, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and LPC Supervisor, to research, write, and launch its master of arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) at the Charlotte campus. Not far behind came the Pfeiffer Institute, a community-based therapy and treatment clinic located next to Pfeiffer’s Park Road location that offers confidential counseling services to individuals, families and couples, and the opportunity for students in the program to gain valuable experience in a supervised environment.
“I am currently doing what I love: helping youth and families through difficult times. I would not be where I am right now without the knowledge, tools and confidence I gained from Pfeiffer.
— Matt Simon ’10 (Charlotte campus)
When members of the first graduating class received their diplomas in 2010, program administrators started planning to provide the same opportunity on Pfeiffer’s Morrisville campus. With the program’s reputation for academic rigor building, they knew high-quality students in the Research Triangle area would seek and choose the program. In August 2011, the program expanded to Pfeiffer’s Morrisville campus, surprising no one when initial recruitment goals were exceeded. “Our research indicated that most adult students who attend large four-year universities live nearby or enroll in daytime cohorts,” said Professor Wilkie-McHale, who serves as program director. “With accredited MFT programs at Appalachian State and Eastern Carolina so far away, working adults in the Raleigh area had no practical options for pursuing a degree in this field.”
Marriage and Family Therapy students and faculty, including program director Dr. Susan Wilkie-McHale, second from right, participate annually in an off-site retreat designed to enhance learning and build relationships.
In both Charlotte and Morrisville, the MFT program is designed to accommodate the academic and everyday needs of its students. Full-time and part-time options are available; in most cases students graduate in three to four years. The academic course load is demanding, to meet and sustain the requirements of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Education (COAMFTE) and the North Carolina MFT licensure. Pfeiffer’s program requires a greater number of course credits than many other programs in addition to a total of 500 minimum clinical face-to-face hours and 100 hours of supervision during a minimum of three consecutive semesters. High standards apply also to faculty. All full-time and adjunct professors are approved supervisors of the American Association of
“The fact that Pfeiffer’s MFT program is AAMFT accredited is important for reasons of becoming licensed and finding employment. The students and professors at the Triangle campus are a small but close-knit group and we encourage each other.”
— Claire Bell ’14 (Morrisville Campus)
Marriage and Family Therapists and licensed marriage and family therapists in North Carolina and, in some cases, other states as well. Faculty members understand the value of ongoing professional development and engagement. They encourage MFT students to participate in field-related activities and help provide plenty of opportunities to do so. For example, those who qualify are eligible to become members of Delta Kappa Honor Society which promotes awareness of scholarly research; leadership positions are available in graduate student associations; and an annual retreat, research symposiums and community projects are designed to bring students together to network and exchange ideas. “The notion of servant leadership, whether it’s serving clients, colleagues or the field, is important for both students and faculty to learn and practice,” said Dr. Pearl Wong, LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, assistant professor and faculty advisor for Delta Kappa. With several years of experience required before qualifying for doctoral programs, most Pfeiffer MFT graduates are working for community agencies, schools and hospitals. “With a mission to train students who affirm the dignity and integrity of those they serve, Pfeiffer’s MFT program is succeeding on every level,” said Dr. Wilkie-McHale. For more information, contact Dr. Susan Wilkie-McHale, susan.wilkie@ fsmail.pfeiffer.edu.
Pfeiffer Institute: Applying Classroom to Patient Care
he Pfeiffer Institute for Marriage and Family Therapy, 4805 Park Road, Charlotte, is a nonprofit clinic that provides training opportunities for Pfeiffer’s master’s level graduate students and counseling services for individuals, couples and families. It adheres to the rules and regulations of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Codes of Ethical Principles. In addition to serving clients on site, interns volunteer with a number of community organizations, including Carolina Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, United Family Services, Monarch, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, and others. For more information about the Pfeiffer Institute, including its expansion in 2012 to Pfeiffer’s Morrisville campus, contact Dr. Faith Drew, LMFT, CEAP/AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and assistant professor at (704) 945-7324 or email@example.com.
In October, the Pfeiffer Institute sponsored Be Well/ Eat Well, an event at the Charlotte campus that focused on mental health awareness. In addition to a variety of on-site health screenings, Charlotte’s most popular food trucks provided healthy lunch options to participants from the community.
Finding Charlotte by Way of New York and Florida
MFT Program Offers New Opportunities for a Long Island Native
hen considering her choices among COAMFTE-accredited master’s degree programs in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), Deidre Henggeler, who was accepted to every program that she applied to, chose Pfeiffer University. “I could have taken an easier path with a program that required 54 credit hours,” she said. “But Pfeiffer’s 66 credit hour requirement indicated to me that there is more to learn.” After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in 2009, Deidre moved home to Long Island, knowing she would pursue a master’s degree in either marriage and family therapy or substance abuse counseling. Now, with a semester of master’s level study completed and a graduate assistantship with the
Pfeiffer Institute to offset the cost of tuition, Deidre realizes that her choice to come to Pfeiffer and Charlotte was the right one. “While I can’t yet see patients in the clinic, my work in the clinic offers tremendous opportunity to become familiar with the environment and what it takes for a facility to operate effectively,” she said. “While I don’t know exactly where life will lead me, I know that I will be licensed to practice in North Carolina, which is just fine with me.”
Fueling the Pipeline New Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program in Human Relations Qualifies Students for MFT and Other Master’s-Level Programs
A new addition to Pfeiffer University’s School of Adult Studies (SAS), the bachelor of arts degree in Human Relations, will allow working adults with an associate of arts, associate of science, or associate of applied science degree to complete undergraduate degree requirements in five semesters and prepare them for master’s level programs in a number of fields, including marriage and family therapy. Students who possess 58-64 transferrable credit hours may also complete their degree in Human Relations in the same timeframe. Pfeiffer’s first cohort of students in the Human Relations program will begin next spring, taking all their courses as a group whether they are classroom based, online or a hybrid. The class will earn their degrees by spring 2014.
“The Human Relations degree prepares students to work in human service fields such as law, child and family advocacy, substance abuse counseling, gerontology, communication, business and education,” said Patrick Meadors, Ph.D., LMFT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor who serves as the Human Relations program coordinator and is an assistant professor with Pfeiffer’s master of arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program. “After completing their degrees, students will be qualified for a variety of master’s degree programs; our hope, of course, is that many will enroll in Pfeiffer’s MFT program.” Working in partnership with several area institutions that offer two-year degrees, including Central Piedmont Community College, Gaston Community College, Stanly
Community College and Mitchell Community College, the Human Relations program plans to draw students who have associate’s degrees in social and behavioral sciences, human services and related degrees. “While the interdisciplinary nature of the program gives students an opportunity to discover where their individual talents and interests lie, the requirement for a large number of human relations-specific credits drives their focus toward becoming prepared professionals who are ready to work and qualified to pursue further education,” said Dr. Meadors. For more information about Pfeiffer University’s bachelor of arts degree in Human Relations, contact Dr. Patrick Meadors at (704) 945-3744 or email patrick. firstname.lastname@example.org
alumni news Pfeiffer University Alumni Board 2011-2012 Class of 2012 Pixie Klein Gentle ’83, President Andrea Gentry Brock ’98 Cathy McCauley ‘77 Class of 2013 John Branin ’89 Lisa Kluge Cain ’87 Stephania Hyatt Cude ’72 Todd “Chip” Dennis ’09 Chris Dial ’86 LTC (Ret.) Michael E. Little ’62 Albert L. Rose ’63 Helen Miller Rose ’61 Class of 2014 Donna Ingram DeBoy ’84 Doug DeShields ‘85, ’92 MBA John Howard ’10 Sarah Kalish ’77 Pat Hinson McKim ‘85, ‘96 MCE David Miller ’04 Renee Bleasdell Odom ’03 Susan Ingram Sharples ’76 Stephen Storm ’95
Class of 2015 Mary Clodfelter Asbury ’76 Kerri Lynn Baker ’11 Charlotte “Charlie” Cooper Cherry ’72 Paul Childress ’93 MaryBeth Fraley ’04 Darryl Glick ’83 Larry Monaghan, Jr. ’68 Griggy Porter, Jr. ’69 Kimberly Tenenholz ’04 Graduate Students (2-year term) Tomy Aldridge ’75 Jane Cashion Brietz ’68 Richard Chapple ’57 Jim Griffith ’58 Dawn Hedrick ’95 Todd McCullough ’05 David Melton ’76 Philip J. Passanante ’81 Roger Spoon ’57 Alton Taylor ’58 Emeritus Warren Knapp, Jr. ’66 Tom Lewis ’68
Dear Friends: When I first arrived in Misenheimer in August 1979, I had no idea that Pfeiffer would continue to bless me in 2011. Back then I never even thought about 2011; it seemed so far away. Today, 1979 doesn’t seem so long ago! I have been blessed in many ways by Pfeiffer as I’m sure you have been. I developed deep friendships with classmates, roommates and teammates that endure today. I continue to learn from wonderful, caring professors who pushed and encouraged me to grow personally and academically. I even met my husband through my extended Pfeiffer Pfamily and he didn’t even attend Pfeiffer; such is the reach of Pfeiffer’s blessings. And the blessings multiply. I have been truly blessed to get to know my fellow Alumni Association board of directors. A harder-working group that truly loves Pfeiffer cannot be found. I’m also blessed to get to know Pfeiffer’s current students and I encourage you to find an opportunity to meet the newest generation
of our Pfeiffer Pfamily. They are remarkable; not only are they engaged in campus life but in service to the local and global community. They embody the Pfeiffer spirit that is in all of us. As Pfeiffer has blessed each of us, we can bless Pfeiffer in return. As with any organization, a lot of work needs to be done. Building maintenance and improvements, grounds maintenance, program enhancement, athletics equipment, and technology advancements are all important. Perhaps you can bless current students by helping to improve our alma mater. Whether they are in Misenheimer, Charlotte or RTP, current Falcons would surely appreciate the time and other resources you can share with them. Thank you to all who participated in the Alumni Association Silent Auction for Homecoming in September. Because of your selfless generosity, students in Misenheimer are enjoying new patio furniture in the courtyard next to the cafeteria. Blessings big and small make a lasting impression. I hope you will take some time to remember your Pfeiffer blessings.
Pixie Klein Gentle ‘83
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Bill Quick ‘52 was named pastor emeritus of Gibson United Methodist Church, Laurinburg, N.C., in June, in recognition of his efforts to re-open the parish, which had been closed by the North Carolina Conference in 2009. The church re-opened as the Gibson Chapel Mission in June 2010 but has since been re-chartered as Gibson UMC. He served Methodist churches in North Carolina for 20 years prior to being called to serve the Metropolitan Church of Detroit in 1974. Following his retirement in 1998, he has continued to teach at Duke University Divinity School.
Sandy Strope Hill ‘60 is the author of a mainstream historical novel titled Tangled Threads, available on Amazon.com and Kindle. She is willing to talk to book clubs of alumni who live in Charlotte, N.C., by arrangement. Reach her at email@example.com. Larry Crumbley ‘63, KPMG Professor of Accounting for Louisiana State University, has authored his 12th educational novel, Dangerous Hoops: A Forensic Marketing Action Adventure, which combines the principles of marketing and sports management and mentions Pfeiffer
Paul Clark Appointed Associate Vice President for Advancement
Dr. Jack Early Returns to Pfeiffer Dr. Jack J. Early, president of Pfeiffer University 1969-71, stopped by the Misenheimer campus early this fall to see the portrait of him commissioned by the University. The painting hangs with those of all former Pfeiffer presidents in the Administration Building as part of the Presidential Portrait Series sponsored by the class of 1968.
University. In addition to his novels, Larry has published 45 books and 300 articles, and coauthored several textbooks.
Don Maddox ‘64 has been honored by Leadership New Mexico as a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Leadership Award. The award recognizes individuals who have used their leadership abilities to improve the quality of life in New Mexico. Don practiced law, in private practice 1968-2000, and served as a New Mexico State District Court Judge 2000-2010. He has also served on the board of directors of the J.F. Maddox Foundation for over 40 years.
Paul E. Clark ’11 (Hon.), who has served Pfeiffer University since 2007, initially as director of annual giving and alumni relations and since 2010 as director of development, has been named associate vice president for advancement. In his new role, which took effect Sept. 1, Paul provides leadership in fundraising activities designed to increase financial support for the University through major restricted and unrestricted giving, annual giving, planned giving and special projects. In addition, he is responsible for developing sustainable relationships with potential and existing donors through strong programming and networking opportunities. “Over the past several years, Paul has not only provided a constant and productive presence for Pfeiffer’s advancement team, but proved himself to be an astute steward of the valuable human relationships that are essential to successful fundraising,” said President Mike Miller. “Paul’s input and leadership will be vital to Pfeiffer’s growth over the next several years.”
George Thompson ‘65 retired this year after eight years as superintendent of Charlotte’s 53 United Methodist churches and over 40 years as a Methodist minister. He was also named a trustee emeritus of Pfeiffer this year, after having served the University as a trustee since 1998. George Singleton ‘69 received the Professional Photographers of America master of photography degree, last January. He was also featured in the March 2011 edition of
Southern Exposure magazine, in an article that looks at his life of service as well as his time at Pfeiffer as its first residential African-American student. If you’d like to read the article, go to www.4seppa.com, and click the link for the magazine. Then, search the archives for the March edition. 1970s
A.B. Weaver ‘70 was inducted into The Order of the Longleaf Pine, the highest honor for community service given to an individual by
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the State of North Carolina. His decades of service include a four-year term as mayor of West Jefferson, N.C., following retirement from the Methodist ministry. He also served eight years on the Ashe County Board of Education and has been active with the West Jefferson Lions Club, Optimist Club, and rescue squad. While at Pfeiffer, A.B. was the student pastor of Richfield-New Mount Tabor United Methodist Churches, and his daughter, Joallen Weaver
Lowder ‘90, was on campus with him, on a regular basis. When asked on her college application, “Why did you choose Pfeiffer?,” her response was “Is there anywhere else?” Sharon Bryant ‘73 left the United States in March to serve as a mission co-worker in Thailand. She was appointed by the Presbyterian Church (USA) to a three-year term as Coordinator of Christian Volunteers. Most recently she had served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Stephenville, Texas. She grew up in Thailand, the daughter of Presbyterian missionaries, and came to Pfeiffer shortly after returning to the U.S. Read about Sharon’s work in her blog www. thailandtales.wordpress.com. David Joyce ‘75 has been appointed as the 13th president of Brevard College, in Brevard, N.C., and will assume his duties on Jan. 1, 2012. He has more than 30 years of experience in private higher education and has served as president of Ripon College, in Ripon, Wis., since 2003. Al Kaye ‘78 has been named a 2010 Health Care Hero by the Greater Knoxville (Tenn.) Business Journal for his commitment to helping people with disabilities live challenging and fulfilling lives. He is a clinical specialist/ recreation therapist for the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville.
Bill Moore ‘80 presented his Playing Your Best seminar series on the Misenheimer campus in October. The seminars are designed to help participants enhance human performance across performance domains such as music, sports, business, and life. As president of Moore Performance Consulting, Bill helps athletes, performing artists and business leaders improve their performance under competitive stress. He has published a number of books on performance psychology for athletes, coaches and musicians.
Ruth Moose ‘84 is the author of TEA and Other Assorted Poems, published in 2010 by Main Street Rag. She has taught creative writing at UNC Chapel Hill since 1996 and written two books of short stories, as well as five other poetry collections. Her poems and stories have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Redbook, Prairie Schooner, Yankee, The Nation, and Christian Science Monitor. Mike Cerino ‘88 has been named the first head coach of the Charlotte Hounds, an expansion team for Major League Lacrosse. Most of his coaching career has been spent at Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C., where he led the men’s lacrosse team to an NCAA Division II national championship in 2000. 1990s
Mike Downs ‘83 has been named county manager for Cabarrus County (N.C.). With Cabarrus County government for more than 25 years, he had most recently served as deputy county manager. Alicia Randolph Rapking ‘83 has been appointed director of the Upshur Cooperative Parish House in Buckhannon, W.V., after having served United Methodist churches in the West Virginia Annual Conference for the past 22 years. Upshur Parish House is a mission project of the Conference.
Ryan Bennett ‘97 is the new principal at Anthony Elementary School, in Ocala, Fla. He joined the school district in 1998 as a special needs teacher and most recently served as assistant principal for Maplewood Elementary School. Tammy Fesperman ‘99 earned the master of social work degree from Winthrop University in May 2011. She was named one of five Child Welfare Scholars in the State of South Carolina and has obtained her provisional license as a clinical social worker.
Robin Whitley ‘83 works at Southwestern Community College, in Sylva, N.C., as a student success coordinator. She is choir director at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church and has authored In a Southern Closet, which was published by Regal Crest Books in 2011.
Timothy Ludwig ‘99, vice president for Ancillary Services at CarolinaEast Health System, has been named to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council by Gov. Beverly Perdue.
Sandy Booth George ‘84 was named Principal of the Year for 2010-11, in the Mount Airy City School District. Under her leadership as principal of Mount Airy High School, the school has been ranked in the top three percent of high schools in America for the past two years and had the highest academic performance of any traditional high school in the five-county region, in 2009-10.
Bo McSwain ‘99, a detective with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, is one of several detectives featured on A&E’s new series “The First 48.” The show follows detectives during the first 48 hours of murder investigations, and Bo was featured during the debut segment. The Pfeiffer criminal justice graduate said it was surreal seeing himself on television. “It was a good
opportunity to show the City of Charlotte what we do and a good opportunity to show the commitment and hard work that goes into cases,” he told News 14 Carolina. You can see a profile of Bo and check the schedule for upcoming episodes at www.aetv.com/ the_first_48.
Wynter Sexton ‘99 has been named Teacher of the Year by The Arc of North Carolina. The award recognizes her as a leader in providing education to students with various disabilities. She is an exceptional children’s teacher in the Kannapolis (N.C.) City school system and was awarded The Arc of Cabarrus County’s Teacher of the Year award in 2010.
Patricia Heard ‘00 MBA has been elected president of the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB). She had served as treasurer since 2007 and previously chaired the association’s Finance Committee. ASWB is the organization of the boards in the U.S. states and ten Canadian provinces that license and regulate social workers. Patricia is executive director of the BRIDGE Jobs Program, a United Way program based in Charlotte. Freda Lester ‘02 MBA is captain of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s University Division.
Anne Conover ‘05 MCE earned the doctor of ministry degree in May 2011 from Wesley Theological Seminary. Her doctoral paper was titled Art as a Means of Grace: Encountering God, Growing Spiritually, and Experiencing Community Through Creativity. She is minister of the arts at Yadkinville (N.C.) United Methodist Church. Angel Griffin Corbin ‘05 is studying to earn her master’s degree from the mental health counseling program at Webster University. She has worked in the mental health field since graduation.
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Alumna Helps Donors Find the Right Planned Giving Fit Teena Mauldin ‘09, who joined Pfeiffer’s Advancement team in 2005, directs planned giving options for Pfeiffer’s alumni and friends as part of her role as development officer. Ms. Mauldin, who formerly served as associate director for alumni relations, also researches new and expanded fundraising opportunities for Pfeiffer and manages a portfolio of donors. “One of the most rewarding parts of my job is exploring with donors all the options available for supporting Pfeiffer over the long term and helping them determine what best fits their intentions and circumstances,” said Ms. Mauldin. Prior to coming to Pfeiffer, Ms. Mauldin worked for Wachovia as an administrator, branch manager and financial specialist in Albemarle and for the bank’s wealth management division in Concord. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Pfeiffer in 2009. For more information about planned giving options, please contact her at (704) 463-3047 or teena.mauldin@fsmail. pfeiffer.edu.
Bear Frazier ‘05 and Jason Parnell ‘06 have produced The BAM Theory, a 13-minute short film that explores the loss, hopes and dreams of characters in the world of mixed martial arts. The film will be used to sell the story to a production house, with the ultimate goal of putting a movie in theaters. Pandora Holloway ‘05 MBA has been promoted to fill a new permanent role as chief compliance officer at WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C. She has worked at WakeMed since 1982 and has been serving in this position on an interim basis since last year. Freddy Garrido ‘07 MBA was named health services administrator, in July, at Federal Medical Center of Lexington, Ky. The center is one of five throughout the nation that houses some of the sickest inmates in the U.S. Ashlee Bennett ‘08 MHA is the new patient access manager for Lakeshore Internal Medicine, a new internal medicine practice in Mooresville, N.C. She previously served as supervisor of patient access at Rowan Regional Medical Center.
There’s no better way to give and receive than to make a gift that helps others at this time of year.
David Davis ‘08 was named safety manager in August, at EnergyUnited in Statesville, N.C. He has served more than nine years in the health and safety discipline within the utilities industry and will be responsible for the safety policies and procedures at the cooperative. Blake Martin ‘08 has been named chief development officer for Monarch, a nonprofit organization supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse issues. He is responsible for broad-based development and fundraising efforts to secure financial support from individuals, community partners, corporations and foundations. Thomas Plecnik ‘08 MSEE was named Southwest Regional Teacher of the Year in 2010-2011. He received $5,000 and a trip to the national conference of his choice. He is currently an instructional specialist at Woodhill Elementary School in Gastonia, N.C. Amanda Beck ‘09 is in her first year as head softball coach at East Davidson High School, in Thomasville, N.C. She played for East before playing for Pfeiffer, where she also spent her
junior and senior years as softball coach for Albemarle High School. She will also teach math and coach girls’ tennis at East.
Robyn Zickmund ‘09 MCE is serving as a missionary in Namur, Belgium. She and her husband are establishing a cafe ministry, Le Coracle, in the center city. Lindsey Beck ‘10 has joined the firm of Ferree & Associates in Winston-Salem, N.C., as a staff accountant. James Crowder ‘10 was named the National Cup Finals MVP last February, leading UCD Marian, in Dublin, to a historic title win in Ireland’s Super League. Brittany Frederick Keys ‘10 is a kindergarten teacher at North Rowan Elementary School in Spencer, N.C. Jessie Moulton ‘10 has been named assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. A lacrosse and soccer player at Pfeiffer, she served as a lacrosse team captain in 2009 and the soccer team co-captain in 2010.
Your gift can go a long way toward helping others. This holiday season, take a moment to consider the gifts you would like to make. To make them happen, call or give online today.
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Alumni Night 2012 Sat., Jan. 28 Falcons Basketball vs. Belmont Abbey College Women's Game 5:30 p.m. / Men's Game 7:30 p.m. Merner Gym/Misenheimer Campus
Scott and Tammy Shortridge (‘97) Pfannkuch – a son, Josef Cassiel, on Oct. 29, 2010 John and Kelly Dierker (‘97) Rosato – a son, John Thompson, on Feb. 17, 2011
Josef Cassiel Pfannkuch
Matt and Renee Bleasdell (‘03) Odom – a son, Landon Matthew, on July 19, 2011 Greg and Lisa Stafford (’05) Brady – a daughter, Kate, on Aug. 13, 2010 Scott and Amanda Swing (’05) Jones – a son, Hunter Bruce, on Aug. 1, 2010
Devona Knight ‘11 has been named assistant coach for the women’s basketball team at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. She was a team captain at Pfeiffer and has served as a team coach and an assistant coach for the Basketball Booth Academy in Stafford, Va. Sara McCormack ‘11 is an assistant coach for women’s soccer at Salem College in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was team captain at Pfeiffer in 2010. Amanda Smith ‘11 is assistant coach for the women’s lacrosse team at The State University of New York at Potsdam. She was the women’s lacrosse team captain at Pfeiffer during her senior year.
Landon Matthew Odom
Weddings David ‘04 and Alejandra Buchanan (‘03) Miller – Sept. 5, 2010 Joseph and Angel Griffin (‘05) Corbin – Oct. 31, 2009 David and Alejandra Miller
Mr. Marvin W. Burke, Professor Eneritus of Music, 1967-1996 died on Feb. 6, 2011 at age 75. He gave voice lessons and taught music history, conducting, vocal methods and music appreciation at Pfeiffer for 29 years, before moving on to teach at East Carolina University in 1996. He was a member of the American Guild of Handbell Ringers and had sung solos with many of the major orchestras across the United States. He performed at Carnegie Hall 13 times with
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the New York Philharmonic and sang with the Johannesburg Symphony in South Africa. Mr. Burke was a chaplain’s assistant in the U.S. Army. He received an Army Commendation Medal for organizing and directing the Fort Knox Soldier Choir. He leaves his wife, Melva, who served as chair of the Teacher Education Department at Pfeiffer for 19 years, as well as two sons, David (Kim) and John ’89 (Marcie ’96), and two grandchildren.
John “Jack” Dahl, 78, former assistant coach for men’s and women’s golf, died on June 4. Born in Chicago, Jack was an accomplished track and field hurdler in high school and for St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He served for two years in the U.S. Army and graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago. After a long sales career with National Gypsum Company and living in several states, Jack and his family moved to Charlotte in 1976 and to Old North State Club in New London in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Janet, daughter Karen Kramer, son John (Amy Lundy), and four grandchildren.
Passings Pauline Dry Lisenby ‘28 Gertrude Frick Misenheimer ‘26 Foley W. Harris ‘31 Betty Miller Galardi ‘35 Mary Lowrance Schaffer ‘36 William W. Spillman ‘38 Frances Cochran Longest ‘39 Walter C. Norris ‘39 Xenophen Tysinger ‘39 Dorothy Carpenter Wright ‘39 Garmon B. Smith ‘40 William C. Thomasson ‘40 Wayne E. Ledford ‘41 James H. Hildreth ‘42 Lola Vaughn Wagner ‘43 Lucille Lasley Eichelberger ‘44 Amelia E. Kennedy ‘44 Rosa Warden Auman ‘45 Claude M. Hamrick ‘45 Edgar M. Harris ‘45 Norman K. Morgan ‘45 Betty Bowers Brown ‘46 Helen Melvin Caskey ‘46 R. Wade Gore ‘46 Doris Bryant Hepler ‘46 Margaret Bynum Killian ‘46 Patsy Mabe Barton ‘47 Harold Clayton ‘47 Olen E. Morgan ‘47 Dave G. Bennett ‘48 Charles H. Deese ‘48 Lillian Wilson Pike ‘48 Jane Covington Sommer ‘49 William W. Tice ‘49 Bobby G. Watts ‘49 Franklin T. Widenhouse ‘49 Robert W. Allen ‘50 Esther Jenkins Crafton ‘50 Mary Jo Whitted Elmore ‘50 Edith Harper Huber ‘51 Judy Davis Stewart ‘51 Joan Needham Raper ‘52 John R. Alexander ‘55 Dewey “Red” Earnhardt ‘55 Mollie Siler Penor ‘55 Elton L. Harleson ‘56
George W. Alley ‘58 Selvey Johnson Boyer ‘58 S. Louis Edwards ’58 Elvin M. Fisher ‘58 Jack S. Nunn ‘58 Mildred Jones Poole ‘58 Thaddeus D. Bryson ‘59 Hubert P. Griffin ‘59 Peggy Berry Sell ‘59 Jess T. Patterson ‘60 James E. Allen ‘61 Douglas H. Butler ‘62 J. Sam Choate ‘62 Howard P. Powell ‘62 Jimmie H. Russell ‘62 Mary Miller Lassiter ‘63 John M. Soldati ‘63 Christopher G. Krill ‘64 Edward B. Quein ‘64 Nancy Naphols Cohen ‘65 Kenneth F. Huneycutt ‘65 Harriet Deaton McCallum ‘65 Warren R. Rule ‘65 William C. Scoggins ‘65 G. John Simmons ‘65 William J. Davison ‘66 Dean A. Padgett ‘66
James D. Passaro ‘66 Ruth Crowell Corson ‘67 Patricia Tucker Franklin ‘67 Mari Lee Dial Weaver ‘67 Eleanor Futch Blackwood ‘68 J. Mike Hogan ‘68 Karen Hatley Kendall ‘68 Katherine Nicoll Lee ‘68 Carol Bush Lewis ‘68 Merton A. Steelman ‘68 Anita Sherrill Teeter ‘68 Robert A. Hollis ‘69 James W. Thomas ‘69 Bobbie Goodman Dull ‘70 William D. Browne ‘71 Dennis Dull ‘71 Muriel Roberts Reavis ‘71 Michael G. Stephens ‘71 Jeffrey S. Ames ‘72 Ruth A. Ball ‘72 A. Jane Goodson ‘72 Byron W. White ‘72 Charles A. Brotherton ‘74 Connie Powell Davis ‘74 Susan Strouse Harwood ‘74 Geraldine N. Jordan ‘74 Robert C. Betters ‘75
Carol Hancock Henderson ‘75 Clyde I. Williams ‘75 Eric M. Brandt ‘77 Deborah A. Roach ‘79 Roy L. Coley ‘80 Frank P. Hughes ‘80 William F. Williams ‘81 Edna B. Brawley ‘83 Armester B. Blake ‘89 Artie Lee Franklin ‘89 Thomas A. Bauer ‘91 Harold E. Hassenfelt ‘99 Joel D. Zimmerly ‘03 Blair P. Tredwell ‘06 Crystal J. Redding ‘07 Jesse W. Parks ‘12 Gerald H. Long Former Trustee, 1987-96 Randolph P. Mills Former Lacrosse Coach, 1985-86 Bernard R. Josif Former Professor, 1945-47 Joetta F. Rinehart Former Trustee, 1975-2002 Mabel W. Topping Former Trustee, 1981-2001
On April 22, Dr. Robert Barber, who served Pfeiffer for more than 15 years as an adjunct professor in the master’s of health administration program, lost his life tragically in a shooting while walking near his home in south Charlotte. Originally from Albuquerque, Dr. Barber earned an undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico in 1969 as well as a master’s degree in public administration in 1977. After moving to Greensboro, N.C., in 1985, his career in health care administration included positions at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Nalle Clinic and Mercy Hospital. For Carolinas Healthcare System, he worked in managed care, finance and administration and was chief financial officer and chief executive officer at CHS affiliate hospitals. In 1999, he earned a doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). In addition to teaching at Pfeiffer, Dr. Barber held adjunct positions at UNC Charlotte, MUSC and Central Michigan University. A member of the New Mexico National Guard and the U.S. Air Force Reserves, Dr. Barber retired after 33 years of military service with the rank of Full Colonel. He was a fan of NASCAR, motorcycles, classic cars and competitive running. A lifelong Rotarian, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, who is a graduate of Pfeiffer’s masters of health administration program, and stepsons Eric and Brian.
2010-2011 Pfeiffer University Donor Report In 2010, Pfeiffer University celebrated the 125th
As part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration,
anniversary of its founding, and the 100th anniver-
we offered alumni and friends the chance to make
sary of its move to Misenheimer. Throughout those
gifts in honor or memory of someone special in
many years, the generosity of alumni, parents,
their lives. Those gifts are listed in this report,
friends, the Methodist Church, corpora-
as are the members of our four giving societies.
tions and foundations, and even students
These donor clubs have, for the last several years,
has played an integral role in our growth.
honored those who made only unrestricted gifts to
To those who have given so much of their
Pfeiffer. However, beginning this fiscal year, they
resources, time and hard work, we extend
will now recognize donors to any area of Pfeiffer,
our heartfelt appreciation.
unrestricted or restricted. You will see that change
In the pages of this annual Honor
in next fall’s Honor Roll.
Roll of Donors, you will find the names
of the many wonderful people and
cycle of giving continues. If you haven’t already,
The new fiscal year is now half over, and the
organizations that chose to make a
you will be asked to contribute to Pfeiffer at some
financial gift to Pfeiffer during the 2010-2011 fiscal
point during the coming months. Please consider
year (July 1 to June 30). Some gave to support
making a donation – of any amount – in support of
student scholarships, assisting many talented and
our students. The next 125 years of Pfeiffer began
deserving scholars to realize their dreams of a
college education. Many gave to specific programs for quality enhancement projects and equipment purchases. Others gave to capital projects, allowing Pfeiffer to maintain its facilities and beautify its campuses. From the renovation of Vaughn Hall
to the founding of a new cheerleading team, our
Paul Clark ’11 (Hon.)
donors were instrumental in increasing the value
Associate Vice President for Advancement
and quality of the Pfeiffer experience.
To review the complete report, visit:
PFEIFFER FUND AND FALCON CLUB GIVING
The Uwharrie Society provides fellowship and special acknowledgement for alumni, parents
year. These programs provide critical scholarship support each year, and the Society provides the opportunity to fully express commitment to the University’s mission of preparing servant leaders for lifelong learning. Jim and Susan Walker Cashion Edna M. Grady Trust Henry Farmer, Sr. Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Foundation Don and Susan Maddox Dave and Elaine McIlquham Herb and Judy Schneider Ed and Sue Welch Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church
role of President since 1933. During their tenures, a thriving university. It is their leadership and commitment to excellence that we celebrate with the Presidents Club, recognizing alumni, parents
to her home school in 1885, she set the course Over the next half-century, the families of Ebenezer Mitchell, Henry and Annie Merner among so many other early supporters, would mold Miss Prudden’s humble beginnings into the comprehensive United Methodist-related institution that it is today. To honor their impact, The Founders Circle recognizes alumni, parents
Falcon Club. Henrietta Foushee Joe Grady Pauline Laughridge Gresham Larry Groves and Debra Bryant Frances Howie Greg and Ginny Hunter Rob and Marcia Knapp Edward Miller Independent College Fund of North Carolina Bill* and Fran Parker Pepsi Cola Bottling Group Walter G. Canipe Foundation Women’s Division, General Board Of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church
Jean Maness Allen Bob and Judith Mathews Ascher Bill Avant Michael Boone Carroll Braun, Jr. Cathy Kimrey Breeden Bob and Frances Littlewood Brooks Alan and Lisa Kluge Cain Kevin and Donna DeSanctis Ann Devlin The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Charlotte Fisher Eller Joe Ferebee, Sr. Debbie Frech Bobby and Norma Bennett Joe Grimes and Kimberly Sachse Bunny Hanford
is composed of volunteer, unpaid representatives who play a key role in guiding the goals and objectives of the institution. from many dedicated and supportive trustees whose service to the university has been a model example of servant leadership. The Trustees Council honors these individuals, by recognizing alumni, parents and friends of
Tomy Aldridge Keith and Jane Sidbury Crisco Joe Grimes and Kimberly Sachse Jud and Kim Macey Handley Mike and Donna Miller Herman and Eddie Stone
Charles and Zelma Harris Barry Hitchner Mahlon and Ava Caudle Honeycutt Howard and Lunda Williams Kies Jack and Bernice Roscoe Kluttz Rick and Lourdes Knapp Rose Franke Koch Mary Anne Laningham Stephen and Janet Lemons Paul and Judy Leonard Bobby and Janet Lutz Cat Jones McClarin David and Joy Thornburg Melton Sam Misenheimer C. L. and Nell Hatley Morton Scott and Annette Moss
Cindy Reedy Serbin Bobby and Marilyn Spencer Mott Gene and Janet Pickler Piedmont Stretch, Inc. Steve and Tammy Pugh Marsh Rogers Kelly and John Rosato Ken and Ann Queen Russell Russ and Susan Ingram Sharples Michael and Tammy Sherwood Richard Sloan Stephen and Shannon Storm Mike and Melissa Finlay Tekmark Global Solutions George and Pat Thompson Elliott and Davette Williams
The Honor Roll of Donors includes individuals and organizations whose gifts were received between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. In preparing this report, every effort has been made to ensure accuracy and completeness. If a mistake has been made in the way a donor is identified, or if a donorâ€™s name has been omitted from a gift list, we sincerely apologize. Please report any corrections to the Office of Advancement at (800) 338-2060, ext. 6, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergraduate Program Alumni Donors Class of 1933 Lois Peeler Surratt Class of 1936 Leo Misenheimer Class of 1938 Charlotte Fisher Eller Nellie Moore Hill Class of 1939 Gertrude Bingham Maynard Charles Penninger Helen Ann King Perry Class of 1940 Imogene Freeman Alyce Ruth Oates Hunt Class of 1941 Katherine Akers Akers Wyat Helsabeck Wayne Ledford* Evelyn Styles Pless Yvonne Worthy Scott Class of 1942 Pauline Laughridge Gresham Mary Culp Spires Dot Scarboro Wagoner Buck Wagoner Class of 1943 Nancy Clayton Meeks Charles Wagner
Class of 1944 Jane Rogers Boyd Sarah Spratt Cash Martha Baber Gandy Amelia Kennedy* Max Meeks Alice DuBose Reagan Marlee Richardson Eugenia Ware Class of 1945 Jean Maness Allen Julia Hunt Barger Thomas Brunson Carol Whittaker Clarke-Avrick Martha Waggoner Fairfield Brent Byrd Hanner Mary Moorehead Mary Walser Morgan Norman Morgan* Mary Williams Sloop Class of 1946 Betty Bowers Brown* Sam Johnson Jim Mauney Betsy Lippard Morgan Class of 1947 Patsy Mabe Barton* Dorothy Jones Beaver Maggie Queen Campbell Herb Clarke Corinne Stiller DeMarcus
Frances Widenhouse Frauendorfer Helen Jenkins Goodwin Martha Dennis Goodwin Ava Caudle Honeycutt Maude Goff Kwak Tacoma Fisher Oâ€™Connor Eunice Misenheimer Plyler Class of 1948 Jean Alspaugh Crutchfield Virginia Dennis Elder Mahlon Honeycutt James Ivey Jim McDuffie Marcell Lowder Moore James Plyler Robert Redwine Thomas Ridenhour Bill Smith B.C. Trexler Mary Minick Trexler Jeter Wheeler Class of 1949 Martha Eury Bigham Mary Lee Richardson Broadway Hilton Cochran Nancy Price Earnhardt Evelyn Diggs Hawkins Thornton Hawkins Laura Jenkins Hines Mary Houk Jean Parker Kiser C.B. Lewallen
Lito Leal Lewallen Paul Lowder Thomas Moore Sarah Cranford Morris Dick Patterson Lib Raper Roberts Joe Sherrill Harold Strader Bob Watts* Peggy Thomason Wegwart Class of 1950 David Alexander John Bacon Nita Huff Baisey Jo Ann Williams Barringer Martin Barringer Alton Broadway Betty Yelton Burrage Lorine Kanoy Calloway Dorothy Clark Esther Jenkins Crafton* David Deas Mary Jo Whitted Elmore* Pat White Foster Mary Smith Gaddy Max Garrison Thomasine Paxton Harkins Lucy Ashley Hinshaw Harold Jenkins Edna Perryman Johnson Polly Sheppard Jones James Kemp Jack Kennedy Betty Bell Lentz
Max Lowdermilk Sarah Doub Penry Burgess Presnell Bill Selvey Virginia Nicholson Smith Buck Swaringen Hoyle Talbert Katherine Michael Transou Bill Treadaway* Eleanor Barker Trommsdorff Edward Underwood Vander Warner Allen Wearn Class of 1951 Ruth Madison Conner Reggie Cooke Marilyn Patterson Faulk Jean Lewis Hole Ray Hovis Billy Hunter Cecil Myrick Virginia Underwood Roesch Roberta Saunders Selvey Patricia Watterson Treadaway James Turner Tony West Class of 1952 Carol Caudle Brewer Jane Crowell Cole Mary Earnhardt continued next page
Bill Finison Dorothy Lee Gaddy Robert Howell Harry Litaker Larry Lowder Peggy Polk Lowder Bill Quick Lou Selikowitz Patricia Selph Thorne Johnny Walker Class of 1953 Frances Rinehardt Blackwood Martin Cline Bobbie Jean Coggin Barbara Cox Faye Ramsey Finison Nell Hatley Morton Jean Beaty Settle Class of 1954 Ann Caudle Wallace Class of 1955 Bill Ashley Tinnie Chapple Lillian Hyatt Danner Nell Sigmon Fuller Charles Hutchinson Gordon Isley George Johnson Ray Lewis LaVaughn Lewis Larry Long John Parker Ned Parker Patsy Coe Parker Norma Scrivnor Richard Sloan Class of 1956 Roy Talbert Bettye Rast Thomas Class of 1957 Hazel Correll Bennett Dotty Black Tinnie Chapple William Clark Mildred Wheless Gibson Jennings House Kay Mansfield House Charles Hutchinson George Johnson Bernice Roscoe Kluttz Jack Kluttz LaVaughn Lewis Hugh Ratterree Jane Goins Ratterree Shirley Huddleston Robinson Norma Scrivnor
Lloyd Simpson Roger Spoon Claude Thomas Olin Williams Class of 1958 Robert Britton Bob Brooks Frances Littlewood Brooks Gladys Ferrell Bobby Foil David Ford Gilbert Futrell Jim Griffith Sandra Gordon Hall Buck Hill Shirley Pegram King-Lee Jon Lassiter Celia Leal Louis Leal JoAnne Ward Ragsdale Dan Rankin Anne Boykin Simpson Clay Sink Alton Taylor Gene Thompson Nancy Sheets Thompson Billy Tyson Pauline Wilhelm Daniel Wilkinson Betty Ann Smith Woodhouse Ed Woodhouse Class of 1959 Ruby Walker Alexander Teeny Peck Anthony Evelyn Luther Barber Richard Biddy Johnnie Russell Blair Joe Byrd Mac Carroll Jane Chambers Martha Crouch Cline Katherine Haden Corn Vaughn Peterson Crouch Steve Dial Sara Linthicum Gerlach John Kirkpatrick Edward Lentz Harold McNeill Scottie Hunter Michelle Odessa Benbow Montgomery Hoy Moose Joe Moose Lloyd Ratliff Jane Martin Rucker Sharon Caskey Sides Lois Payne Smith Katherine Almond Talbert Morgan Walker
Barbara Davis Warren Dave Wright Class of 1960 Brack Bailey Judy Coe Bailey Gary Barringer Joann Padgett Blanton David Burns Dot Chance Margaret Payne Cole Jane Culp Cress Peggy Goodman Culp Joseph Daniels Harold Deal Henry Farmer Richard Harrell Donald Hinkle Jim Irby Joe Kluttz Ray Lancaster Elaine Frick Mason Ann Flowe Morris Bobby Mott Shirley Jones Myers Joe Parker Betty Perry Howard Plyler Lou Randall Pat Russell Sasser Philip Shepard Dorothy Jarvis Tucker Sue Foil Walker Glenn Wellborn Jim Wentworth Donald White Edward Whitley Laura Winslow Class of 1961 Barbara Lentz Allman Joan Hayes Ambrose Wayne Beachum Al Capehart Mike Dunham Clay Gibbs Norma Bennett Griffin Jeanne Waddell Hanes Alice Ford Harward Bob Holding Pauline Griffin Jones Larry Jordan Jerry Kennedy Barbara Dodson Kirkpatrick Judy Harris Lay Marilyn Spencer Mott John Nickolaus Julia Lee O’Reilly Judy Hussey Potthoff Kaye Blakley Powers Helen Miller Rose Charles Russell Helen Furr Smith
Hilda Burleson Snuggs James Spence Joe Strickland Bob Taylor Betty Davenport Tesh Sam Tesh Elbert Thomas Gwen Calloway Treece Class of 1962 Joan Anderson Ann Marsh Ayers Darrell Ayers Dennis Baldwin Sam Choate* Jane Watts Clapp Bill Claypoole Nancy Miller Culp Kay Lambert Dennis Lois Williams Dixon Patricia Austin Edwards Jon Finger Bobby Griffin Nancy Spencer Hamilton Linda Jones Hawks Frances Howie Jo Moore Kennedy Joseph Kiker Sylvia Funderburk Kiker Shelia Phifer King Mike Little Betty Uzzell Littleton Bob McCoy J. C. Meismer Susan Melson Walter Misenheimer Donald Parry Ron Rayle Joan Westbrook Sells George Skomsky William Solomon Lavette Teeter J.C. Teeter Don Walser Max Walser Edwina Marsh Watson Patricia Greene Wilkins Class of 1963 Judith Mathews Ascher Bob Ascher Ruth Gompf Bradford Edward Clapp Freeman McFayden Corson Jane Sidbury Crisco Fred Davenport Harold “Mackie” Eagle David Embree Frances Graybeal Farmer Russell Ford Charlie Gaddis Tom Grady Kennard Hildreth*
Barry Hitchner David Holcomb Ray Hopper Bill Hughes Connor Hutchison Brenda Webb Kahan Brenda Jones Kailing Dean Lamont John Langley Mary Miller Lassiter* Norma Austeri Lingerfelt Bob Lisk Sandra Simpson Lisk Clay Morgan Jim Morris Robin Clark Morris Janet Cline Murray Cathy Hewitt Neagle Yates Neagle Barbara Colbert Noto George Pfeffer James Rhame Jenny Johnston Rhodes Al Rose Gordon Scott Jean Long Slate Edwin Snuggs John Soldati* Brenda Frazier Teeter Diane Hill Tornberg Linda Kiker Whitcher Class of 1964 Larry Adams Donald Allman Rebecca Coltrane Baldwin Jane Lefko Bell Gene Bowers Howard Brown Bud Cheatham Carol Hulick Church Keith Crisco Jack Devlin Mary Earnhardt Eagle Jim Emery Judy Jones Fields Tony Gabriel Judy Dial Greene Bobby Hadden Carolyn Plummer Hendrix William James James Jarrett Ann Edwards Jessup Jackie Burrage Lafferty Mack Lingerfelt Don Maddox Elizabeth Huntley Maddrey Bob Magee Joseph Martini Richard Morrison Frank Nichols Mary Benfield Norbury Ronald Pare
Linda Coggins Pfeffer Thomas Ross Sandra Pinkston Samuels Max Seifert Boyd Stokes Herman Stone Lynn Suydam Ed Tyson Class of 1965 Melissa De Leurere Alexander Sue Wiseman Biggerstaff Bob Brietz Dick Darlington Bruce Duncan Larry Durrett Gerald Edge Carole Johnson Elliott Warren Elliott Sammy Estridge Lee Farmer Wanda Ballard Farmer Janet Kerley Gabriel Fredia Heppenstall Brenda Hughes Hildreth Gordon Hill Betty Gray Hodges Karen Hodges Helen Williams Huneycutt Ken Huneycutt* Benny Merrell Lynn Harper Price Hank Richards Leonard Ross Diane Cawman Saye Bob Schuck Linda Carriker Snead Judy Andrews Starnes Loretta Holt Stoker Wayne Taylor George Thompson Roberta Flanagan Walker Pat Waters Larry Wheeler Bruce Whitcher Polly Cline Whitley Sue Tracy Zimmerman Class of 1966 Judy Barringer Boger Jackie Wetherington Callis Carolyn Shore Chandler Bonnie Hallet Cheatham Richard Conner Roy Cottle Bill Crawford Treva Dysart Easterling Jane Thomasson Gordon Robert Greene Larry Groves Dewey Harris Robby Harris
Peggy Winget Holden Becky Andrews Hyder Mary Hardin Isley Rose Franke Koch Diane Harmon Lamont Parks Lanier Samuel Law Annabeal Waller Lefler John Lefler Johnny Long Paul Loveland Mary Ann Campbell Magee James Milligan Bern Moorehead Jeannie Alfano Moretto Doris Voncannon Pennington Libby Crane Phillips Steve Randolph Linda Rockhill Richards David Rowe Diane Embree Royer Linda Blake Scott Libby Tingle Staples Terry Swicegood Beauford Taylor JoElyn McGowan Wakefield-Wright Terry Weaver Nancy Weber Jane Williams Alex Wingate Bill Wynne Steve Zimmerman Class of 1967 Jim Allred Carl Bell Marianne Bumgarner-Davis Terrance Callahan Peggy Friel Chilton Paul Corson Ted Craddock Ed Cramer Anne Black Daniel Rebecca Stephens Foster Terry Fulcher Karen Cash Gaddy Patricia Beattie Hadden John Haesloop* (Hon.) Al Harm Donna Ellis Hoekstra Florence Johnson Ronald Key Bonnie Kirby Rita Barrier Lambert Linda Sue Poplin Lisk Willie Lloyd Merrell Esther Narron Buddy Patterson Daniel Philbeck Paula Deremer Poole Bonnie Loflin Powell
Charles Repp Joyce Painter Rice Ruth Thomas Rowe Jerry Shackelford Art Small Donald Weaver Mari Lee Dial Weaver* George Young Class of 1968 Peter Andrews Jane Cashion Brietz Carolyn Cauble Brown Joyce Sells Cody Jack Cooke Walter Gibson (Hon.) Becky Barkley Gulledge Bob Gulledge Judy Banck Harm Anne Kelley Harwood Dianne Helms Hudson Janice Johnson Hume Philip Johnson Ed Kelly Rudolph King Frank Lea Stephen Lemons Tom Lewis Larry D. Mabry Larry G. Mabry Larry Monaghan Kathy Roberts Moore Dick Noe Gary Rhodes Clyde Robertson (Hon.) Donna Denman Sheain John Shuping Libby Ford Siceloff Miriam Nay Tinnell Samuel Turner Thomas Tweed Margaret Earley Whitt Pat Barton Wilhelm Ben Williams Ray Zimmerman Class of 1969 Brenda Baity-Vice Steven Baker Betty Shue Benardo Sandy Bennett Martha Gantt Bond Cathy Kimrey Breeden Daphne Hurd Caveness Nancy Cooper Jane Capps Craddock Janice Burt Cramer Susan Fortune Crossley Sylvia Green Davis Sylvia Heffner Earnhardt Jeanne Torrence Finley Denny Forer Will Gates
Mike Grimm Britton Hadley Michael Ham Helen Hoover Harless Nancy Dodd Holt Gary Holtom Judy Ingram Rick Knapp Karl Larsen Larry Lassiter Bill Medlin Kemp Michael Miles Philbeck Griggy Porter Marion McCoy Reeves Nancy Kiker Robinson Donald Rogers Herb Schneider Hack Sells Jim Shaver George Singleton Eldon Sloan Mary Culp Stumpf Doug Trice Bonnie Dehner Whitley Sandra Matheson Wilkes Donald Wilson John Wilson Jane Michael Worley Vic Worry Norma Carter Young Class of 1970 Judy Brooks Allred Thom Andrykovitz Rick Blackwood Linda Graham Bosse Susan Carmichael (Hon.) Barry Caveness Alton Chandler Carlos Creamer Leonard Darnell Wayne Davis Bonnie Michelbach Derr John Derr Joe Gaskey Judith Gaultney Stephen Hassmer Jane Beaver Hendrick Paul Hendrick Lu Lail Hilenski Dwight Hinnant Julia Poindexter Hinnant Dennis Hirshmiller Arthur Hitch Linda Winslow Hoenstine Roger Holcombe Fleming James Larry Johnston Butch Jones Nancy Canfield Kabool Mac Lee Cliff Long
Sharon McKenzie Susan Smith McSwain Tim McSwain Shelia West Misenheimer Alan Reifsnyder Doris Brown Reynolds Ken Rhyne Pam Tucker Rushing Stan Scheer (Hon.) David Smith Jacquie Conway Sojourner Jack Sukala Nancy Shoaf Thomas Danielle Bivins Treece Nancy Brown Trice Betty Tuggle Beth Blanton Walton John Williams Ron Wilson Jim Wollin Susan Owings Wollin Larry Wyatt Class of 1971 Richard Baber Bob Baber Myra McMillan Bowen Cheryl Rice Brooks Fred Brown Andrea Nugent Bullock Andy Cotton Ruth Stanhope Cotton Archie Cowan Chic Day Carol Ann Carter Gibson Joe Grady Roger Gramling Malcolm Harrison Chet Jennings Jim Keever Linda Payseur Lee Susan Christopher Lee Jan Simonson Martenson Stokes Mayfield David McGrew Betty Smith Meyers Joe Moore Tom Oare Jay Parker Gene Pickler (Hon.) Cathy Richmond Joe Schortz Otto Shreaves Michael Stowe Daniel Suggs Sue Frick Vint Gary Weart Lynn White Stan Williams
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Class of 1972 Vickie Starnes Andrews Ronald Bankett Susie Andrews Bell Randy Benson Harold Blalock Sherry Lefler Blalock Jeff Bost Maggie Hardman Bost Patricia McAden Brunson Elizabeth Chambers Charlotte Cooper Cherry Phillip Cole Carolyn York Cooke Harriet Mauney Cordray Trudy Austin Cox Stephania Hyatt Cude Janet Rufty Cuniberti Tom Daggett Marion Dearing Jane Edwards John Freund Stephanie Crowl Gaskey David Gianferante Jane Goodson* Kemp Harvey Ann Johnson Harwell Susan Walker Hassmer Barbara Garten Hayes Willie Johnson Gail Goldman Kotowski Chris Burdett Mabry Wayne Markus Brenda Renegar Martin Brenda Hamby McClymonds Joseph McDowell Russ Meyers Henry Misenheimer Brenda Walker Parker Ike Paxton Richard Payne Robert Pletcher Janice Reuter Katherine Gering Ridenhour David Roueche Joan Sanford Steven Scarboro Lawrence Schropp Dorma Washam Tabisz Sally Frimpter Timpy Chris Wells Class of 1973 Carol Gilstrap Beeson Debbie Smith Bradbury Neil Brotherton Eileen Brown Grant Bullard Bill Cash Ned Craver Pat Ratledge Duff
James Evert Thomas France Jimmie Furr Pamela Jenkins Harrelson Elizabeth Nuernberg Hembree John Hesley Ginny Tutt Jordan Margaret Maulden Jeffrey Mitchell Phyllis Covington Snuggs Lee Strong Randolph Triece Mike Tyrrell Walker White Marilyn Blythe Wooten Class of 1974 Cecil Almond Bobby Belk Martha Smith Brooks Jenny Kessler Craver Kevin DeSanctis Maurice Greaver Joe Grimes Paul Hinkle Regina Furr Hinson Jack Ingram Sonny Jones Pam Sterling Kelly Brad Ketrick Lee Kirk Ruth Parker Lefko David Mackey Cindy Harrelson Mayfield Jeff McPherson Craig Morgan Karen Gray Morgan Hayward Morrison Lynnette Parnell Novobilski Louise Nooe Oâ€™Quinn Michael Pack John Porter Della Daniels Raines Hamlin Raney Lynda Moore Schortz Walter Sikes Harold Smith Jan Dayvault Smith Melissa Finlay Swofford Steve Sykes Esther Judy Underwood Debby Harding Williams Ed Williams Class of 1975 Tomy Aldridge Jackie Lowder Almond Eddie Aycock Paul Barker Dale Shirley Benson Kim Hamrick Bradley
Dennis Cannon Eddie Cobb Colby Cochran Bill Crummett Kathy DeVore Vera Gebhardt Carole Bowman Green Joyce Cashion Groff Larry Harris Barbara Helms Howe Mary Ann Rogers Johnson Donald Jones Margaret White Jones Mike Keller Howard Kies Ernest Lambirth Jim Lampros Janie Yost Lesley Thomas Little Bruce MacLeod Jane Davis Malcomb John Malcomb Barbara Wallace Martin Patrick McGuire Cindy Wilkinson McMullen Michael Mock Susan Nance Murray Kay Lau Pack John Potts Barbara Bartlett Puglisi Bill Puglisi Sue Earnhardt Rhodes Cindy Reedy Serbin Russ Sharples Anita Hauser Sikes Gail Snotherly Steve Spillers Shirley Hall Starnes Mike Swofford Rick Thames Gerald Troutman Marion Feezor Venable Linda Whisnant Gloria Wilhelm Clyde Williams* Sharon Hoyle Wilson Class of 1976 John Addington Mary Clodfelter Asbury Debbie Allen Cash Lisa Plyler Chandler Tom Childress (Hon.) Elaine Johnson Crummett Deborah Younts George-Thompson Zeb Gray Matt Groff Mark Harris Brian Hoff Connie Ribelin Jenkins Lunda Williams Kies Carl Lefko
Robert Lyerly Terry Davis McCollum Jeanne Sweat McGuire Kathryn Miller McIntyre David Melton Cynthia Blake Naugle Martin Naugle David Ritter George Rudisill (Hon. D.D.) Celia Gilbert Sexton John Sexton Susan Ingram Sharples Kathie Clontz Sherrill Laura Odom Shropshire Jeanne Jones Spillers Suzanne Johnson Tedder Toby Webb (Hon. D.P.A.) Peggy Cleveland Whitley Pam Hucks Wilson Claude Young (Hon. D.D.) Class of 1977 Bob Bergland Bob Blom Jan Price Blom Edith Epps Blydenburgh Michael Boone Gayla Marley Boyle Stan Bozeman Jan Brittain Brittain Jim Cashion Susan Walker Cashion Juanita Billings Chandler Cathy Cook Steve Cromer Ann Benson Crutchfield Steve Cude Suzan Singletary Dabbs Cecil Donahue Richard Foutz Louis Grube Charles Guy Johnsie Wall Hale Deborah Kongsted Holloway Sarah Kalish Ellen Joyner Lasseter Joe Lockman Gene McCaskill Cathy McCauley Joy Thornburg Melton Mike Pelt Max Pennington Jane Sigmon Reeside John Reynolds Terri Matthews Riley Teresa Brown Royall Debbie Hardaway Thames Daly Ward Glenda Warren Stephen Wilson
Class of 1978 Chip Asbury Amy Crews Baxter Larry Blydenburgh Crystal Waller Capps Alan Cash Steven Clodfelter Patricia Holt Cogswell Dan Craver David Dickens Joe Ferebee Garry Gilbert Bill Haire Jane Oliphant Hill Jimmy Hill Russell Hinson Don Jackman (Hon.) Al Kaye Laurie Hoffman Little Melinda Lott Cathy Thomas Potts Chris Roberts Connie Cooke Smith Class of 1979 Clifton Baker Teresa Owen Baker Sharon Bard Ellen Mills Bergland Sandra Wood Bowen William Brooks Monty Brown Alan Burleson Greg Byrne Mercedes Garcia Carver Fenton Childers William Cogswell Kim Cross Davis Mark Davis Frances Dyson Robin Simpson Gilbert Michael Gourley Jim Gulledge Linda Evans Gulledge Julie Harris Sheila Mann Hinson Eilana Farlowe Hoffman Phil Howard Darrell Jernigan Gary Junker Kathleen Hughes Kilbourne Mary Kuhn David McGuire Mark McKnight Joan Sheehan McLean Scott Moss James Newell Chuck Nichols Harvey Roach Ellen Mullis Roberts Cary Saul David Smith
Class of 1980 Sherry Foushee Armstrong Viola Deese Burleson John Soud Caliste Angie Vanderburg Currin Connie Jolly Elzey Karen Tesh Fowler Mark Futrell David Godown Connie Ford Gore Chip Gore Carla Owen Grune Cam Winfield Hammill Steve Hickey Cheryl Swanfeldt Howitt Loy Ingold Nancy MacDade Ingram Jane Lloyd Jackman Ronald Jones Robert Kelly Susan Cope Kimel Barbara Kirby Bear Knotts (Hon.) Bill Kodzai Hezekiah Lawson David Lefko Cat Jones McClarin Laurie Sanders Newell Joseph Panichello Laura King Ring Rodney Webb Class of 1981 Roger Armstrong Shalyn Moore Barrier Sonia Brown Beard Don Berti Randall Buie David Cannon Michael DiGiamberardino Alan Eudy Debbie Frech Renee Atwell Green Ted Hagan Kathy Howard Nancy Scoggins Janas Julia Cashion Johnson Teresa Parham Landenberger Larry Little Glen Mowrey Bill Parker* (Hon.) Philip J. Passanante Douglas Paysour Crystal Petrea-Erwin Gena Poovey Kimberly Valloch Prescott Mike Riemann (Hon.) Nash Lowder Shaver Ellen Stephenson Ellen Remy Young Terry Zitzelberger
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Mallory Oâ€™Connor Mary Ann Oâ€™Connor David and Kathryn Olive Rodney and Kim Orick Daniel and Marjorie Orr Mitchell and Donna Owens Joseph and Sandra Owens Ronald Pack Mildred and William Padgett Edith and Andrew Palmer Susan Pandich Bill* and Fran Parker Barnett Parker Tony and Wendy Parker Wendy Parker Craig and Marnita Parks Ike and Terri Paxton Helen and Sam Pearce R. A. and G. F. Pearsall Leon and Elizabeth Peele Grant and Sandy Perry Ronald and Diana Perry James and Joyce Pettigrew Jeffrey and Mary Pettiway Richard and Lynda Petty Phyllis Pharr David and Brenda Phifer Lib and Tom Phillips Jack and Susan Phillips Michael and Kimberly Phillips Gene and Janet Pickler Ridgell and Julie Pou Marilyn and Tex Powell Nancy Powell Robbie Powell Joan Prevette Chris and Amy Price Scott Price Walker and Margaret Price Bob and Sharon Pritchard Steve and Tammy Pugh Michael Quinn Donald and Deborah Ragland Tracy and Marcos Ramos Dieter and Uschi Rathke Louise Rawson Fred and Janet Reddel Crystal Reece Eric Reece Richard and Patricia Reeve Sheila Regan Edna Register Peter Reichard Ralph Rexrode Kevin and Colletta Reynolds Ralph and Marva Rhode Randall and Tania Richardson Mike and Theda Riemann David and Nancy Rilling Anthony and Manjit Rinaldi Tim and Lori Ring Gary and Sherrie Rintz
Zonia Rivera Vilma Roberts Clyde and Betty Robertson Kadren and Valencia Robertson Adrienne and John Robinson Benjamin and Ceci Robinson Otho and Claire Robinson Tanner Robinson Virgina Roddenbery Art and Sandy Rogers Danny and Linda Rogers Marshall and Cam Rogers Nancy Rogers Rob Rogers Richard and Jacqueline Romanek Robb and Ann Rowe Rudy and Margaret Rudisill George and Ellen Rudisill Patricia Rutemiller Dennis Sahr Rosemary Sahr Michael and Gina Salisbury Shela and James Sapp Anthony and Josephine Sasso Lois and Ken Sasso O. M. and L.E. Saxby Rich and Janet Schaefer Stan and Jane Scheer Dean and Gatha Schleicher Tom and Anni Schott Karen Schwartz Suzanne Sciabbarrasi Craven and Lillie Sealey Stephen and Marlene Seltzer Edward and Collins Sennett Carl and Nel Settle Harold and Carolyn Sharpe Daniel and Pamela Shea Edwin Sheilds Grady and Joe Anne Shelton Thomas Shelton Randolph and Kathy Sherrer Karl and Melissa Sherrill Jean Sherron Carolyn Shinn Jeff and Renee Shoemaker William and Stephanie Shotwell Donald and Ann Shown Ricky and Kim Shuford Dorothy Shultz Jeffrey and Tammy Sicher Lourdes Silva Thomas Slater Elizabeth Smith Howard and Martha Smith Travis Smith Whitman and Kathy Smith Nancy Smoak Robert and Patricia Snyder Raphael Soldati Joy Sparrow Bernice Spencer
Timothy and Elizabeth Square Ricky and Karen Stallings Jeanne Stanley Donald and Barbara Stanton James and Marlene Stanton Stephen and Karen Starbuck Gene Starnes, Jr. R. A. Starr Harold Stephenson Bobby and LaClaire Stewart Doug and Susan Stokes Lula Stokes Donald and Jo Sue Stone Dick and Virginia Storm Amy Strickland Tammy Sturtevant Don and Mary Summers James and Nancy Summers Mary Ann and Bill Sunbury John and Joyce Sundman Peter Sutcliffe Mildred Swicegood Dr. and Mrs. James Tart Franklin and Sabrina Tate James and Judy Taylor William and Kathleen Thiessen Dona Rae Thomas Paul and Sandra Thomas Brad and Debbie Thomas Anna and Jay Thompson Bruce and Sandra Thompson Jeffrey and Becky Thompson Donna Thore Joan Thorman Charlanne and Bill Tippett Christopher and Carrie Tish Ronald and Frances Toole Ed Trimmer and Angelia Gervais Patrick and Michele Trupia Johnny and Jeanette Turner Stanley and Rita Tuttle Monty and Lisa Tuttle Norris and Ola Geraldine Tuttle Marc and Jennifer Tuzenew Mitchell and Dixie Tyson Richard and Elaine Van Auken Joel and Jeannette Vickers Robert and Susan Vinson Carol Vogt Thomas and Leslie Voigt Jim Vroom Ethelyne Wade Reginald Wade, Jr. Terri Wade Thomas and Susan Wagner Bob Wagoner Vernelle Wagoner* Carolyn Walker Raymond and Edith Walker Steven and Joan Walker Henry and Carolyn Wallace Roy Wallace
Wade and Sheila Wallace A. F. and Emma Walter Joyce Walters Cindy Watkins Andrea and Cam Weaver Tom Webb and Kathryn Heath Toby Webb Timothy and Dale Ann Webster Ed and Sue Welch Shirley and Philip Welch Penny Welling Scott Wemple Eric and Wendy West Martha West R. D. and M.A. Weston Gary Wetherald Eugene and Deborah Wheat Barry and Betty Whitaker John and D.J. Whitfield Whit and JoAnn Whitley Larry and Jackie Widner Donald and Mabel Wilhelm Ken and Micki Wilhelm Wilson Willard, Jr. Greg and Angela Williams Ronald Williams William and Julia Willis Gary and Janet Wilson James and Brenda Wilson Kelly Wilson Norman and Patricia Wilson Randy and Belinda Wilson Vernon and Billie Wilson Douglas and Carol Wingeier Bill and Nancy Wingo Ryan and Jenna Woerner James and Paula Wombwell Michael and Patricia Wombwell Paul Wombwell Clyde Wood Tom and Libby Wood Kathy Woods Tony and Kathy Woods Karen Woodward William Woodward Catherine Wray Robert and Carol Wynne Bobette Wynter Pamela Yaede Scott and Mary Jane Yaede Richard and Cheryl Yagjian Julie Yates Scott Yates Thomas and Ginger Yavorski Carroll York Claude and Betty Jean Young Bruce and Laurie Yurejefcic James and Joan Zitzelberger
ORGANIZATIONS THAT DONATED TO PFEIFFER A & M Custom Homes Advanced Electric of Chapel Hill The Albemarle District of the United Methodist Church Alcoa Alcoa Foundation Association Asbury Management Group Asheboro Elastics Corporation Authors Ink Badin Inn Resort and Club Bank of Stanly Bear Insurance Service Biltmore Estate House Biltmore United Methodist Church (Asheville, NC) Blackbird’s Blanche L. and Hubert A. Ritchie Foundation Brown, Brown & Brown BRS The Bullock Foundation Bunker Hill United Methodist Church B&W Y-12 Cabarrus Bank & Anson Bank Cajun Queen Calvary Episcopal Church (Cincinnati, OH) Cannon Memorial YMCA Carolina Custom Golf Carts Carolina Freight Express Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Industrial Refrigeration Service Carolina Information Carolina Panthers Cashion Family Foundation Charlotte Area Educational Consortium Charlotte Knights Baseball Charlotte Motor Speedway Community Foundation of Gaston County Cooke & Associates Cotswold Industries Daniel W. Adams Construction The Dickson Foundation
Dilworth United Methodist Church (Charlotte, NC) Discovery Place Doug O’Brey Baseball Schools Eastern Color & Chemical Company Enterprise Rendering Company ESJ Properties EQT Corporation ExxonMobil Foundation Farmers & Merchants Bank Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund First Baptist Church Mountain, GA) First Reformed Church (Landis, NC) First United Methodist Church Franklin, TN) Fishel Steel Company Flat Rock Playhouse Forestville United Methodist Church (Lilesville, NC) Foundation For The Carolinas Fresh Air Galaxy, No. 3 Gary’s Barbecue The Golden LEAF Foundation Great Wolf Lodge Green Hill Art Center Greensboro Grasshoppers
Research Foundation H & O Auto Sales H.W. Culp Lumber Company Hahl Hair Direct Express Hampton Inn Hayes Chemical Company High Point Community Foundation Hilton Historical Folk Toys Home Before Dark Horne Tag, Label & Printing Howard Brown Agency International Studies Abroad J. F. Maddox Foundation J.E. Fisher Insurance Agency Jakob Mueller of America Johnsie’s Journals The Knapp Family Foundation Ladies Hosiery America
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Leonard G. Herring Family Foundation Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Levy Restaurants Living Well Health Solutions Lucille P. and Edward C. Giles Foundation M. Kendall Lumber Company M.J. McKeon Marriage & Family Foundation Martron Matthews United Methodist Church (Matthews, NC) Medical Billing Center of The South Michelin Aircraft Tire Corporation Milberg Factors Mt. Shepherd United Methodist Church (Asheboro, NC) Munday Hardwoods Myers Park United Methodist Church (Charlotte, NC) Naples Zoo NASCAR Hall of Fame National Geographic Society Network for Good New England Discount Retailers New London United Methodist Men North Carolina Community Foundation North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities North Carolina State Fair North Stanly Animal Clinic O. Henry Hotel Old North State Women’s Golf Association Olivet United Methodist Church (Lilesville, NC) Pepsi Cola Bottling Group Association Photo Promotions Piedmont Security Insurance Agency Piedmont Stretch Poyner and Spruill Providence UMC Wesley Fellowship Class QSP
R J Baldwin Agency RayLen Vineyards and Winery Salem United Methodist Women Schwab Charitable Fund Senn Dunn Insurance Sodexo Management South Carolina United Methodist Foundation Southeast Curbing & Concrete Stanley Owen Farm Stanly County YMCA Stokes Construction Company T.B.I. Lawn Care Professionals Tarheel Paper & Supply Company Teijin Aramid Tekmark Global Solutions The Duke Endowment The National Christian Foundation Travelink Twin State Battery United Methodist Women Western North Carolina Conference United Yarn Products Company Unity United Methodist Church (Kannapolis, NC) Uwharrie Point Community Association Village Flooring & Decorating Center Vulcan Materials Company, Mideast Division Walker Shoe Outlet Walter G. Canipe Foundation Waxhaw Woman’s Club Weihe (Wentworth, NC) Wells Fargo Wentworth United Methodist Church Western North Carolina Conference, UMC Wild Dunes Resort Winston-Salem Foundation Women’s Division, UMC General Board Of Global Ministries Zion United Methodist Church (Monroe, NC)
Independent College Fund of North Carolina Donors Donors in bold type made a gift specifically to Pfeiffer University through the Fund. Others support the Fund that, in turn, supports the 36 private colleges and universities in North Carolina.
A.B. Carter Fund AC Corporation ACT, Inc. Ms. Nancy G. Adams Alwinell Foundation American Snuff Company, LLC Aramark AT&T Foundation B.C. Moore Foundation BB&T Charitable Foundation BCWH Architecture Bernhardt Furniture Company Best Commercial Development Biltmore Farms, Inc. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of NC Blumenthal Foundation The Bolick Foundation The Borden Fund, Inc. Boyce, Furr & Company, LLP Brady Services Mr. Hugh Buchanan Burlington Industries Foundation Capital Bank
Carolina Foods, Inc. The C.F. Sauer Company Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated The Council of Independent Colleges The Dickson Foundation, Inc. Dominion Dover Foundation, Inc. The Duke Energy Foundation Fifth Third Bank Ms. Frances G. Fontaine Ms. Colleen R. Freeman Garris Evans Lumber Co., Inc. George Foundation Glenn E. and Addie G. Ketner Family Foundation The Golden LEAF Foundation Grady-White Boats, Inc. Henry Wurst, Inc. Ms. Gwenn H. Hobbs Hornwood, Inc. Joseph Dave Foundation
Kulynych Family Foundation I, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Harold G. Livingston Mr. Anthony Locklear The Loxcreen Company, Inc. M&J Foundation Martin Marietta Materials Ms. Sue McBride Mr. Timothy H. McDowell Mr. and Mrs. Ronald McNeill Mount Olive Pickle Company, Inc. NCFI Polyurethanes News & Record North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation Penn Foster, a Princeton Review Subsidiary Philip L. Van Every Foundation Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation PPD Development, LP PSNC Energy - A SCANA Co. R.A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Mr. Brooks T. Raiford
RBC Bank Renfro Corporation RMIC Corporation Rock-Tenn Company Alliance Group Rocky Mount Cord Company, Inc. E.T. Rollins, Jr. and Frances P. Rollins Foundation Margaret and Sherrod Salsbury Foundation Henry N. Patterson and Jane Smith Southco Distributing Company Stephenson Millwork Company, Inc. Stewart Engineering Stonecutter Foundation, Inc. Mr. John A. Taylor The Universal Leaf Foundation UPS Educational Endowment Fund Vulcan Materials Company Wachovia Wells Fargo Foundation Dr. A. Hope Williams Wren Foundation, Inc. Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company
Gifts in Tribute
IN HONOR OF: Chuck and Kris Ambrose Harold and Mary Earnhardt Eagle Zane and Joan Eargle Debbie Frech Dewey and Catherine Harris Leonard and Rose Herring Lawrence and Margaret Fowler McCleskey David and Joy Thornburg Melton David and Kathryn Olive Helen and Sam Pearce Mike and Theda Riemann Herb and Judy Schneider Tony and Mildred West Cynthia P. Benson Ben and LoriAnn Little Owen Christopher L. Bramlett Ethel R. Williams Book Club J. Griffin Campbell ‘65 (Hon.) Robert Britton Frank Lea Kaye Blakley Powers Susan Carmichael ‘10 (Hon.) Nell Damon Benjamin and Sandy Harthan Devoid Betsy Ewing Mary Ann Rogers Johnson Dana and Pat Hinson McKim James and Laurie Sanders Newell Sharon Vanpelt Ernestine R. Chambers Elizabeth Chambers Class of 1966 Libby Tingle Staples Class of 1973 Lee Strong The Cole Family of Annandale, Va. Lee Strong Keith ‘64 and Jane Sidbury (‘63) Crisco Sandy and Ann Grey David A. Davis Sylvia Faulk Sally F. Davis ‘89 Roy and Madeline Davis Vera DeFusco Phil and Kathie DeFusco Chris T. Dial ‘86 Andrea and Cam Weaver Steve C. Dial ‘59 Torin Dial John and Annabeal Waller Lefler Steven and Missy Dial Pawel
Torin P. Dial ‘91 Andrea and Cam Weaver Luke Dollar Sandra Liotta Zane (‘90 Hon.) and Joan ‘90 (Hon.) Eargle Haskell Eargle Eric and Judy Johnsen Vivian I. Farmer ‘05 John Galloway Joseph S. Ferebee, Sr. ‘85 (Hon.) Bill and Debbie Allen Cash Joe Clark Jeff and Donna Ingram DeBoy Joe and Carolyn Ferebee Bob and Becky Barkley Gulledge Gordon and Carolyn Hurley Ken Rhyne Bob Schuck William A. Goodson, Jr. Jane Goodson* Bobby ‘62 and Norma Bennett (‘61) Griffin Gina Griffin C. Steve Harrill ‘78 John and Celia Gilbert Sexton Melicent Huneycutt-Vergeer Trudy Austin Cox Linda Whisnant Gregory B. Hunter, Sr. Tanner Robinson Thomas D. Hyde Lori Ruff Jack Ingram, Jr. ‘74 Nancy Scoggins Janas Donald C. Jackman ‘78 (Hon.) Louis Grube Marie H. Jones Elaine Fuller Frank P. Jozsa, Jr. Pat Rushton Daniel King Ying King Warren ‘66 and Fran ‘80 (Hon.) Knapp Sandy and Ann Grey Curlee Lambirth Kevin Lambirth Joey Lopez Jonathan and Shannon LeMaster-Smith Elsie ‘92 (Hon.) and Ken Lowder Jency Miller Speight William “Chad” Lowery Sarah Jordan
Wade T. Macey Jud and Kim Macey Handley Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Maulden Margaret Maulden Dana ‘82 and Pat Hinson (‘85, ‘96 MCE) McKim Bunker Hill United Methodist Church Isaac and Brigid McKinney Edward and Sarah Hanko McKinney Jacqueline L. McMenimon ‘11 Tracy and Marcos Ramos Tara Dial Mullinix ‘90 Andrea and Cam Weaver Esther G. Narron ‘67 Delbridge Narron Joanne Palmer Edith and Andrew Palmer Michelle Dial Pawel ‘84 Andrea and Cam Weaver Pfeiffer University Staff Lee Strong J. Michael Riemann ‘81 (Hon.), ‘10 (Hon.) Joe Armstrong Greta Love Baucom Dawn Brown Cook David Couch Jeff and Donna Ingram DeBoy Terry Fulcher Pixie Klein Gentle David Godown Carla Owen Grune Jan Simonson Martenson David McGuire James Milligan Joe Moore Jay and Brenda Walker Parker Marion McCoy Reeves Jenny Johnston Rhodes Cary Saul Betty Tuggle Elliott Williams Joetta* and Bill Rinehart Tom and Jean Brittain Charles and Iris Hutchinson Carlos and Julia Lee Lawrence and Margaret Fowler McCleskey Donald and Barbara Stanton continued next page
Clyde H. Robertson, Jr. ‘68 (Hon.) Joe Armstrong Greta Love Baucom Dawn Brown Cook David Couch Jeff and Donna Ingram DeBoy Terry Fulcher Pixie Klein Gentle David Godown Carla Owen Grune Jan Simonson Martenson David McGuire James Milligan Joe Moore Jay and Brenda Walker Parker Marion McCoy Reeves Jenny Johnston Rhodes Cary Saul Betty Tuggle Billy Tyson Elliott Williams Elaine A. Schmidt Keith and Cathy Benson Laws Mary D. Shelton ‘00 Thomas Shelton Sonya Dial Sienerth ‘87 Andrea and Cam Weaver Justin P. Snyder ‘11 Kathryn Cranfill Christina L. Stallings ‘02 Ricky and Karen Stallings Alfred C. Starling Jimmy and Jane Oliphant Hill Rev. and Mrs. Roy G. Steed Jim and Judy Brooks Allred Harold P. Stephenson John and Annabeal Waller Lefler Ellen Stephenson Alda B. Stokes Hazel Correll Bennett Charles and Iris Hutchinson Shirley Huddleston Robinson Claude and Bettye Rast Thomas Tyler Summers Ronald and Frances Toole Raeford A. and Katherine P. Thomas John and Cathy Thomas Potts Anna Arney Thompson Toni Thompson Lambert Daniel (‘03) and Kelley (‘04) Wheat-Rivers Eugene and Deborah Wheat Barry W. Whitaker, Jr. ‘93 Betty Frazier Kimberlee D. Wilson ‘83 Vernon and Billie Wilson James and Joan Zitzelberger Terry Zitzelberger and Sheryl Myers Terry J. Zitzelberger ‘81 James and Joan Zitzelberger
IN MEMORY OF: Priscilla Bercik Adams ‘66 Larry Adams James and Evelyn Allred Jim and Judy Brooks Allred Jenny Whitlow Bontya Gerald Troutman Hoyt E. Bowen ‘64 (Hon.) Dan and Nancy Miller Culp Ray and Anne Lancaster Richard H. Brewer ‘66 (Hon.) Andrea Nugent Bullock Connie Ribelin Jenkins Julie Harris Marvin W. Burke Brenda Haywood Hepler Jim and Doris Mauney Barton D. Burpeau, Jr. Jacqueline Burpeau William Burpeau Loy and Sherry Ingold Aimee Lurkins and Terry Keter Charles T. Caudle, Sr. ‘44 Heath and Carol Caudle Brewer Ann Caudle Wallace Wade and Sheila Wallace Hummie and Valda Caudle George and June Caudle James I. Chrismon ‘43 Kathryn Chrismon Rosa Coll Rick and Lourdes Knapp Carolyn Wilkinson Cooke ‘52 Cecil and Ellen Myrick Erskine and Connie Cooke Smith Carol Cooper ‘72 James and Brenda Wilson
Glenn ‘33 and Jessie Austin (‘33) Culp Lewis and Jane Culp Cress John K. “Jack” Dahl Howard and Patricia Burkart Dwight and Maggie Byrd Wayne and Jane Childress John Dahl Ted and Barbara Durvin Joanna and Steve Foster Darryl and Lelia Gibson Anita Helms Douglas and Shirley Jensen William and Mary Maloney Jim and Sharon Matheny Richard and Lynn Matthews Dave and Elaine McIlquham Glenn and Becky Miller Old North State Women’s Golf Association Susan Pandich Bob and Sharon Pritchard Fred and Janet Reddel Adrienne and John Robinson Harold and Carolyn Sharpe Stephen and Karen Starbuck James and Nancy Summers Mary Ann and Bill Sunbury Uwharrie Point Community Association, Inc. Eddie Veale Larry and Jackie Widner Rae W. Daniels Joseph Daniels Jamima Demarcus Carolyn Shinn Steve H. Dial ‘84 Steve and Carolyn Dial Tara Dial Mullinix Karl and Sonya Dial Sienerth Andrea and Cam Weaver
Margaret R. Eargle Rann Paynter Mabel E. Edgerton Harold Strader John H. Embree ‘66 Kermit and Diane Embree Royer Melba Ferebee ‘52 Carolyn Plummer Hendrix Linda Payseur Lee Alice O. Goodson Jane Goodson* Dennis W. Gouge ‘82 Joe Fox Quentin L. Griffey Danny Baker John G Haesloop ‘67 (Hon.) Susan Carmichael Tom and Judy Childress Jim Emery Doris and Jim Mauney Jay and Brenda Walker Parker Rann Paynter Pfeiffer North Stanly Water Association Clyde and Betty Robertson Terry and Mari Lee Dial* Weaver Sharon Gibson Haines ‘66 Carol Finley Norman Harless Helen Hoover Harless Foley W. Harris ‘31 Charles and Zelma Harris Dwight C. Hartsell ‘66 Parks Lanier Carol Hancock Henderson ‘75 Randy and Dale Shirley Benson Harold and Jan Dayvault Smith Ralph and Sharon Hoyle Wilson Ken ‘63 (Hon.) and Martha ‘63 (Hon.) Holshouser William Brooks Sam Misenheimer Barbara Colbert Noto Edward E. Horne Jud and Kim Macey Handley Laura King Ring Robinette Meador Husketh ‘47 Francis and Tacoma Fisher O’Connor Branson C. Jones ‘96 (Hon.) Penny Barkley Stewart Bernard R. Josif Norma and Wilbur Scrivnor Timothy P. Kimble ‘91 Sean McLean Eric S. Lefko ‘69 Carl and Jane Lefko Bell
Nicholas E. Lefko ‘37 Carl and Jane Lefko Bell Al Kaye Gloria Wilhelm Reba Holland Lefko ‘36 Carl and Jane Lefko Bell Charles L. Little ‘88 (Hon.) Lucy Little J. Horace Maness, Sr. Roger and Marilyn Gramling Charlotte Maness Dick and Virginia Storm Jethro O. Manly ‘65 (Hon.) Joe Armstrong Greta Love Baucom Dawn Brown Cook David Couch Jeff and Donna Ingram DeBoy Terry Fulcher Pixie Klein Gentle David Godown Carla Owen Grune Jan Simonson Martenson David McGuire James Milligan Joe Moore Jay and Brenda Walker Parker Hugh and Jane Goins Ratterree Marion McCoy Reeves Jenny Johnston Rhodes Laura King Ring Cary Saul Betty Tuggle Elliott Williams Harvey and Mozelle Marley Michael and Gayla Marley Boyle Claude E. McKinney ‘49 Mimi McKinney Bob* and Evelyn Watts Lewis J. Metcalf ‘72 Thomas and Karen France D. Donald Michelle ‘58 Jane Chambers Scottie Hunter Michelle Glenn P. Parsley ‘92 Dawn Hedrick Delmas H. Petrea ‘58 Jason Petrea C.D. Plyler ‘61 (Hon.), Mary Brown Peck Plyler and Spencer Plyler ‘28 Eunice Misenheimer Plyler James G. Poolos ‘76 (Hon.) Christopher and Connie Ribelin Jenkins Clarence and Lois Potts John and Cathy Thomas Potts Sharon “Cookie” Rayle Ron Rayle
Charles Reap, Sr. Mildred Reap Padgett Marguerite Burpeau Rebehn Jacqueline Burpeau Aimee Lurkins and Terry Keter Anita Horton Rilling ‘95 David and Nancy Rilling Joetta F. Rinehart William and Minna Appleby Susan Carmichael Walter and Mildred Wheless Gibson Mary Anne Laningham Evelyn and William Laycock Lawrence and Margaret Fowler McCleskey Edward and Ann Nelson Paul and Judy Andrews Starnes Douglas and Carol Wingeier Dave and Norma Wright Charles H. Roberts ‘60 Vilma Roberts Mary S. Russell Sonia Brown Beard John Soud Caliste Mildred English Todd Gambill Phyllis Pharr Mr. and Mrs. David W. Sheets Gene and Nancy Sheets Thompson Ethelyn Shelley United Methodist Women - NC Conference Lois C. Sims ‘90 Waxhaw Woman’s Club John and Mary Skomsky George Skomsky Peggy Sloan Richard Sloan Beth White Smith ‘74 Harold and Sherry Lefler Blalock Joe C. Smith ‘49 Craven and Martha Smith Brooks Herb Speece Steve and Debbie Sykes Peggie G. Stamper Frank and Gaye Nichols Mrs. Leo Stiller William and Corinne Stiller DeMarcus J. Lem Stokes, II ‘61 (Hon.), ‘75 (Hon.) Hazel Correll Bennett Charles and Iris Hutchinson Shirley Huddleston Robinson Claude and Bettye Rast Thomas Sharon Bedsaul Stone ‘76 John and Terri Matthews Riley
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James M. Swicegood Mildred Swicegood Terry and Barbara Swicegood Peter C. Tabisz ‘72 Dorma Washam Tabisz David Talbert Hoyle and Helen Talbert Nina Singleton Tharpe ‘49 Thornton and Evelyn Diggs Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Hoyt Thompson Gene and Nancy Sheets Thompson Myron W. Tolbert ‘73 Lee Strong Beth Vint Tucker Sue Frick Vint
Rosco Turner ‘84 Tom and Judy Childress Nedra Dula Turner R. Earl Wagoner, Jr. ‘65 Vernelle Wagoner* C.C. Weaver United Methodist Women - NC Conference Mari Lee Dial Weaver ‘67 Midgie and Gerald Dial Steve and Carolyn Dial Judy Dial Greene Andrea and Cam Weaver Wayne and Esther Weaver Donald and Sandra Weaver
Mary Liz Webb Tom Webb and Kathryn Heath Cameron P. West ‘62 (Hon.), ‘75 (Hon.) Judy Harris Lay Ray and Helen Furr Smith Cameron ‘62 (Hon.) ‘75 (Hon.) and Grace West Becky Tanner McMillan Fred West Dwight and Rebecca West McKeown Karl Wienand Bev Lawrence M. Diane Wilhalf ‘66 Sammy and Paula Deremer Poole
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Published on Jan 16, 2012
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