To My Fellow Alumni:

I am honored to have been selected as President of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. I graduated in 1974 – 48 years ago! It seems impossible that it’s been that long. I have many great memories of my times at Pfeiffer – Dr. Dial’s unbelievable memory, Dr. Manly smoking his pipe, and Mr. Pickler explaining economics from an egg farmer’s point of view, to name a few. I have many special and lasting relationships from my time there.

I got involved with the Alumni Association only in the last few years. I began by going to Homecoming, and after an absence of about 20 years, I found that it was great fun not only to reconnect with a number of my classmates, but also to develop new friendships with other alumni. Pfeiffer is still a great place!

So why am I involved? Part of it is my nature. At Pfeiffer, I was involved with a variety of activities and played several intramural sports. It was a time of growth. One of my main activities was as Entertainment Chair of the College Union Board. We had some great concerts while I was at Pfeiffer and I learned some valuable skills dealing with music agents and musicians. I remember The Guess Who, Billy Preston, Helen Reddy, Goose Creek Symphony, Black Oak Arkansas, Hall & Oates, and Harry Chapin, just to name a few. My love of live music continues to this day.

My involvement now is just to help any way I can, whether that be encouraging fellow alumni to get involved or making financial contributions as I am able. I would love to speak with anyone about my alma mater because Pfeiffer University is on the move! The future looks bright!

Again, it is an honor and a privilege to serve as your President. You are always welcome to contact me with any questions or concerns. Hope to see you at Homecoming!



David Lindsay Bell ‘74


Executive Committee

President: David Bell '74

President Elect: Grady Gaston '12, '12 MBA

Secretary: Della Daniels Raines ’74


Alumni Student Relations Committee

Chair: David Streater '80

Co-Chair: Jeff Pegram '80


Alumni Service Committee

Chair: Frank Suggs ’71

Co-Chair: Sid Campbell ’71


Alumni Engagement Committee

Chair: Jane Cashion Brietz ’68

Co-Chair: Charlotte Cooper Cherry ’72


GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Committee

Chair: Vera DeFusco Smith ’14

Co-Chair: Mandee Schaub ’21




Class of 2026 (Freshmen)

Demetirus Marlowe '87

Gary Weart '71

Cindy Reedy Serbin '75

Katie King Hand '71


Class of 2025 (Sophmore)

Jeff Pegram ’80


Class of 2024 (Juniors)

Kevin Allran ’87

LouAnne Donahue Gable ’74 

Issac "Dee" Ham III ’72

Mandee Schaub ’21

Sarah Cruthis Underwood ’10


Class of 2023 (Seniors)

Jane Edwards Crenshaw ’72

Elaine Hartley Honeycutt ’68

Diamond Staton-Williams ’10 MHA


Graduate Students (2-year Terms)


David Bell ’74

Sid Campbell ’71

Roger Holcombe '70

Ryan Mills ’17 MBAMHA

Della Daniels Raines '74

Nick Sambenedetto '94

David Streater ’80

Frank Suggs ’71

Graduate Students  

(2-year Terms)

Year 2

Jane Cashion Brietz ’68

Charlotte Cooper Cherry ’72

Grady Gaston ’12, ’12 MBA

Jim Griffith ’58

Susan Hawkins ’87

Cathy McCauley ’77

Philip J. Passanante ’81

Pam Felker Robinson ’83

Travis Smith ’12

Vera DeFusco Smith ’14 

Will Wright ’12


Emeriti Members

Warren Knapp, Jr. ’66

Tom Lewis ’68


In order to make the selection process for membership on the Pfeiffer University Alumni Board of Directors more transparent, an Ad Hoc committee was appointed in August 2017 to rewrite both the requirements and expectations for Board membership. The new requirements and expectations were approved at the February 24, 2018 meeting. All future applicants will be evaluated by the Membership and Governance Committee, the Executive Committee, and finally the entire Board of Directors.

Submission deadline for new Alumni Board of Director members is April 30, 2022.


Print and mail nomination forms to Pfeiffer University - Advancement Office P.O. Box 960 Misenheimer, N.C. 28109 or email to