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CNN Hero Steve Peifer to speak at WWC Scholarship Luncheon

The Warren Wilson College Scholarship Luncheon is an annual event that brings together scholarship recipients and donors whose generosity helped establish named scholarship endowments. This year’s luncheon, scheduled for April 16 in Canon Lounge, promises to be even more meaningful for those attending.

Steve Peifer, recipient of a CNN Hero Award for his work with schools in Kenya, will be the luncheon’s special guest speaker. He will speak on his experiences in Kenya as well as on the importance of providing scholarship support for deserving students.

A former Oracle software manager, Peifer and his family moved to Kenya in 1999 after the death of his infant son. In addition to serving as the college counselor for a school near Nairobi, Pfeifer has built solar-powered computer stations and helped schools provide meals to hungry students.

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