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Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 800.786.4802 or alums@su.edu to become involved with Shenandoah University!

Admissions & Career Services Committee

Committee Chair: Debbie Orbacz '04

Goal: To assist the Shenandoah University Office of Admissions during the fall travel period and to assist Career Services as needed.
  • Recruit alumni volunteers to attend college fairs in local area
  • Advise the Office of Alumni Affairs in working with Career Services
  • Mentor alumni and current students
Awards Committee

Committee Chair: Susan Helsley '77, '85

Goal: To recognize outstanding alumni of Shenandoah University.
  • Define appropriate alumni awards and the criteria for each
  • Select annual alumni award recipients
  • Assist the Office of Alumni Affairs staff with coordination of the nomination process
  • Host the award portion of the Alumni Celebration Luncheon during Homecoming Weekend
Dayton Committee

Committee Chair: Bob Crawford '56

Goal: To promote Shenandoah University’s 85-year history in Dayton to alumni, current students, faculty and staff.

  • Encourage a Dayton Campus presence in Winchester
  • Help the Office of Alumni Affairs capture the stories and memories of Dayton alumni
  • Assist the Office of Alumni Affairs in maintaining the Dayton Gallery located in the Brandt Student Center
Executive Committee

Committee Chair: Elaine Aikens '75

Goal: To govern the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

  • Serve as the alumni voice in the workings of the university
  • Represent the Alumni Association at university events
  • Oversee the entire Alumni Board, provide guidance to committees and define board meeting agendas
  • Cultivate future leadership of the board and ensure smooth transitions
  • Organize and oversee the orientation of new board members
Nominating Committee

Committee Chair: Mike Galvin '02

Goal: To seek out those alumni interested in serving on the Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors through volunteering their time, resources and experience.

  • Explain the responsibilities and expectations of membership to applicants
  • Recommend to the full board those applicants who are qualified for consideration of membership
  • Provide guidelines for membership of the association based on by-laws
  • Meet to discuss potential applicants for the Alumni Association Board of Directors
  • Ensure alumni representation by all or most areas of study and by decade
Special Events Committee

Committee Chair: Pam Bell '71, '83

Goal: To assist with alumni planning for the annual fall Homecoming Weekend, Dayton Weekend and other events as needed.

  • Work with the Office of Alumni Affairs staff to assist in programming for Homecoming Weekend and Dayton Weekend
  • Provide alumni volunteers and actively recruit attendance at alumni and university events
  • Assist with other alumni events and university-wide events as needed
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