Pfeiffer homecoming this Friday and Saturday
MISENHEIMER — Pfeiffer University’s annual Homecoming activities are scheduled for Friday and Saturday on its Misenheimer campus (48380 U.S. Hwy. 52N). This year’s theme, “Celebrate the Village,” honors the 10th anniversary of the incorporation of the village of Misenheimer and the unique relationship that Pfeiffer shares with the community.
Homecoming weekend events start officially on Friday with the annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Stokes Student Center, Community Room, 7 p.m. Inductees include Lyndsey Boswell ’05, Larry Sedberry ’51, Monte Sherrill ’87, Hal Sparks ’65, and a special recognition for the 1981 women’s field hockey national championship team.
The entire community is invited to participate in Saturday’s homecoming events. Special alumni athletics events and NCAA Division II games are free. Activities for families include a KidZone with face painting and games near the athletics fields as well as a photo booth and caricature artist in Stokes Student Center. Live music will be available on the front lawn/north side of campus: 11:30 a.m., Brain Trust Bluegrass Band; 1:30 p.m. Lions and Liars; 3:30 p.m. Fictive Kin.
“Pfeiffer University and the village of Misenheimer are linked by proximity, in spirit, and through hundreds of alumni who live and work throughout Stanly County,” said President Michael C. Miller. “Alumni returning to campus from points near and far are excited to visit both campus and the community that made an impact on them during their Pfeiffer experience. We look forward to seeing returning students and community members at homecoming.”
Homecoming events on Saturday include:
8:30 a.m. — Choral Reunion and Rehearsal, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel
10 a.m. — Annual Alumni Gathering/Alumni Awards, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel; Outstanding Alumni Award, Dr. Russell Sharples ’75; Distinguished Undergraduate Alumni Award, Craig Estep ’83; Distinguished Graduate Alumni Award, Dr. Sam Chewning ’08 MBA.
11:30 a.m. — 2nd Annual Met My Mate Gathering, Henry Pfeiffer Chapel; Paint the Village, Merner Gym, Back Practice Field; Pfeiffer Junior College Annual Luncheon, Stokes Student Center/Community Room.
Noon — Lunch on the Lawn; reservations required, limited tickets available; reunion luncheons for Classes of 1963, 1968, 1973, 1983, 1988, 1993.
2:30 p.m. — Guest lectures and academic division receptions, Harris Science Building.
A number of NCAA Division II sports and alumni athletics events will take place in or near Merner Gymnasium on Saturday:
11 a.m. — Alumni women’s lacrosse, lower lacrosse field; alumni men’s lacrosse, N.E. Lefko Field; alumni batting practice with baseball team, Joe Ferebee Field.
Noon — Alumni softball game, Jack Ingram Field; Div. II baseball scrimmage v. Catawba College, Joe Ferebee Field.
2 p.m. — Intra-squad alumni swim meet, Merner Gym pool; Div. II women’s soccer v. Belmont Abbey, N.E. Lefko Field.
4 p.m. — Div. II, men’s soccer v. Belmont Abbey, N.E. Lefko Field.
6 p.m. — Alumni women’s basketball game, Merner Gym.
7 p.m. — Alumni men’s basketball game, Merner Gym.
Pfeiffer University thanks patron sponsors Uwharrie Capital and the Village of Misenheimer and event sponsors Bag It, Bear Insurance Services and Garmin Mechanical.
For more information, visit www.pfeiffer.edu/homecoming2013.