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By Staff | May 21, 2019

Darby Pfeifer

Pfeifer to graduate from Elon University

Darby Pfeifer, daughter of Mary Ellen and Eric Pfeifer and a Sanibel resident since the age of 4, is graduating from Elon University with a major in psychology and a minor in adventure based learning.

Elon is a private liberal arts university recognized as a national model for engaged and experimental learning. During her time at Elon, Pfeifer embraced their experimental learning opportunities hiking in Australia, exploring the wilderness of Alaska and successfully completing the strenuous hikes along Peru’s Inca Trail.

Pfeifer’s passion for helping others, especially children and young adults, combined with her love of outdoor adventure opened the door for her dream job. She is headed to Hilo, Hawaii, where she will be a wilderness therapy program guide for Pacific Quest.

Known for creating life-changing experiences for struggling adolescents and young adults, Pacific Quest helps young people make better choices to live healthier and more productive lives. Its wilderness therapy programs cultivate change by teaching sustainable life skills in a clinically innovative and nurturing environment.

“I’m going to miss Sanibel and North Carolina, but I couldn’t be more excited to work with so many amazing people that will make positive changes in the lives of others,” she said. “And I know my family and friends will be traveling to visit me.”

Lockard inducted into International Honor Society

Saint Anselm College student Lauren Lockard, of Sanibel, has been accepted into the Alpha Eta Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, for the 2018-2019 year.

She is an elementary education major in the Class of 2020.

Membership in Kappa Delta Pi is limited to the top 20 percent of those entering the field of education, with a required minimum grade point average of 3.0 for all undergraduate students.

The Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was founded in 1911 at the University of Illinois in hopes of fostering excellence in education and promoting fellowship among those dedicated to teaching. Today, the society is comprised of over 1.2 million members.