Journey Program

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    Pfeiffer Journey Program

    We’re committed to your success!

    The Pfeiffer Journey program—designed to help students navigate the transition to college life and all its expectations—offers access to the tools you’ll need to manage your four-year Pfeiffer experience—and beyond. Whether you’ve decided on a major—or like the majority of students are “undecided” at first, the Pfeiffer Journey program will give you new things to think about, encourage you to stretch beyond the ways you currently define yourself and introduce you to academic and career options you hadn’t considered.

    With a focus on addressing the “whole student,” Pfeiffer Journey offers a level of coaching and mentoring rarely found in an undergraduate setting:

    • Our first-year experience includes connecting you to faculty coaches and peer mentors who are trained to guide from and make sure your academics are on track. You’ll enroll in Pfeiffer Journey, a 3-credit class for all freshmen that introduces you to the tips and tools that will enhance your class work, residence hall experience and participation in campus activities.
    • New for 2014: Sophomores participate in Sophomore Retreat, a summer experience that picks up where the freshman experience ends to address the unique needs of second-year students, offering a great way to renew your commitment to yourself and your future.
    • Future Opportunities: As the Pfeiffer Journey program grows, students will participate for all four years at Pfeiffer to continue meeting the needs of students as they prepare to graduate and enter the world of work or decide to continue their education at the graduate levels

    Questions?

    Contact: Deborah Burris

    Assistant Professor of Communication

    (704) 463-3358

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  • Fall Programs

    New Student Orientation
    Orientation at Pfeiffer begins just before the start of each semester and allows new students the opportunity to get acquainted to campus, meet new friends, finalize registration, prepare for classes, and find out about all that Pfeiffer has to offer.

    Pfeiffer Journey 
    The first year experience course offered to all incoming students preparing them for ongoing academic success and successful transition into the Pfeiffer community.  This graduation requirement is offered with a 2-hour course in the fall focused on self-exploration and academic preparation and a 1-hour course in the spring focused on choosing a major and preparing for a career.  Each student will be matched with both a Mentor who serves as a faculty advisor and a Peer Mentor who supports each student both inside and outside of the classroom.

    Convocation
    This community-wide formal event takes place wihtin the first month of the fall semester and serves to officially welcome the freshman class into the Pfeiffer Community.

    Spring Programs

    Accepted Student Day
    Twice a year, students who have been accepted to Pfeiffer are given the opportunity to visit campus and take the first steps to becoming an official member of the Pfeiffer community. To register for our next ASD event, visit the Admissions page.

    During this one-day event, typically ocurring in April and July, students complete:

    • Student ID Card Photos
    • Campus Tour, including Residence Halls
    • Individual Academic Advising Preparing Class Schedule
    Passages
    On the last day of class in the spring semester, the entire campus community comes together to celebrate the successful completion of the first year of college life for the freshman class.

  • Date: August 16-18
    Location: Camp Caraway, Asheboro, N.C.
    Cost: All expenses paid

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    This is a renewing camping experience with fellow sophomores to prepare for the school year with reflection, challenges and fun.

    While we cover so many things to connect you to the university experience and to the Pfeiffer community in your first year, we believe that a pause at the beginning of your second year would be a welcome way to renew your commitment to yourself and your future. We now offer the sophomore retreat to strengthen the Pfeiffer Journey to allow the time and space to consider your needs for this second leg of the journey.

    Join us in this pilot retreat! After checking into your room, you will escape to Camp Caraway only 40 minutes from campus.

    Let us know as soon as possible if you would like to be among the first group to participate in the sophomore retreat! We will only be able to accommodate 25 in this first-time event.

    For more information, contact:

    Deborah Burris 
    Assistant Professor of Communication 
    (704) 463-3358 
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Latest News

Pfeiffer University announces Dr. Jerry Boone as interim president

Jerry Boone Headshot 72114Pfeiffer University announces that Dr. Jerry Boone will serve as interim president, effective Aug. 10.  Dr. Boone, who served Pfeiffer College as dean of student affairs and associate professor of English from 1969-82, will hold this new position until a permanent successor to Michael C. Miller is appointed. President Miller announced his retirement earlier this month.

Since his initial period at Pfeiffer, Dr. Boone’s higher education experience and expertise have widened through positions as acting administrator for schools, colleges and universities for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tenn.; president of Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va.; and dean of student affairs and interim president of Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa. Most recently, he has worked as a consultant for Sims & Steel Consulting, Asheville, N.C., a firm that specializes in advising nonprofit organizations. 

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President Michael C. Miller to Retire

Pfeiffer 5.2013-4288Michael C. Miller, president of Pfeiffer University since December 2010, has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 9, 2014. He will continue at Pfeiffer through the end of the year on a consulting basis to help guide the transition to new leadership.

During President Miller’s tenure, Pfeiffer University grew, adding undergraduate programs in nursing and financial fraud and fraud examinations as well as a graduate program in financial fraud investigations. In addition,  Pfeiffer Journey, a unique mentoring program that helps students assimilate to college life and prepare them for life success, became a definitive part of Pfeiffer’s culture. Under his leadership, campus enhancements have prepared the university to embark on a strategic plan recently approved by the board of trustees that will map Pfeiffer’s direction for the coming years.

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