A Message from Pam Bell '71, '83, SU Alumni Association President
As you can see by the photo, I did get to meet Wynton Marsalis at a reception for the SU board of trustees on Jan. 21. He was so gracious in his remarks about the university and its students.
Read more from Pam Bell's monthly column.
Happy Valentine's Day from the
Office of Alumni Affairs! We are once again partnering with the Alamo
Drafthouse to offer you a special deal.
$25, you will receive a voucher for two adult movie tickets at the
Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, two large sodas and one popcorn.
Click here to get tickets for the Alamo Date Night.
(Vouchers can be used any time before 6/30/2015.)
To honor the anniversary of the untimely death of alumnus Ira Lindberg Harris ’10, alumni in NYC are performing a concert at 54 Below on
Friday, Feb. 27. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at the 48 Lounge from 9 - 11 p.m. before moving to 54 Below.
the event are Jessie Hooker ’10, Jenna Pinchbeck ’11 and Joey Chancey ’07. The event will be hosted by Jenny Ravitz ’11. This year's performers include:
|James Hayden Rodriguez ’11
Niki Morrissette ’10
Mauricio Perez ’07
Liz Eckert-Ross ’05
Scott Ross ’03
Sarah Teresa Brown ’07
Edrie Means Weekly ’84
Katy Vaughn ’09
Laura Woyasz ’98
|Kelly Atkins ’96
Katie Bradley ’04
Ian Campayno ’08
Rick Costa ’86
Erika Conaway ’11
Michael Crea ’05
Victoria Crump ’14
Zachary Durand ’14
Nadia Harika ’12
To register for the pre-concert cocktail reception, click HERE.
To purchase your tickets for the concert at 54 Below, click HERE.
The Conservatory Alumni Reunion is just over a month away! Along with favorites from last year, such as the "It's 5 O'clock Somewhere" Mixer, we've added several exciting new events, including Reading Sessions! The choral session will be led by Jim Laster and David
Stutzenberger, while the instrumental session will be led by Don Black '50 and Stephen
Johnston. Click the REGISTER NOW button below to view a complete listing of events, register and see the attendee list.
Join the Facebook Event Page HERE!
Alumni in the Spotlight
Athletic Training Alumna Achieves Career Goals at Liberty High
A student-athlete in high school, Mandy Reed Carter ’09, ’10, became interested in athletic training after she sustained an injury her senior year. “I started taking sports medicine classes. After that, I basically just kind of went from one class to the next and began to realize that athletic training was my passion,” said Carter. READ MORE
SU Sweethearts Profile — Pete ’61 and Caroline Bateman ’61 Phillips
When Pete ’61 and Caroline Bateman ’61 Phillips first met on the Dayton, Virginia, campus of Shenandoah, they were each dating other people. That didn’t stop Caroline from taking an interest in him. “We ate family style,” she said. “We would all sit around the table and pass around dishes of food, so I would always try to sit at the table where he was.”
Barbara Cramer Crouse ’66 Receives Service to the Community Award
Barbara Cramer Crouse ’66
has spent much of her life in service to others. Growing up among
missionaries, she has felt a strong call to God since her early teens.
Her first job after college was as a fill-in music teacher for the
school at the Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky. When Crouse and her husband settled in Lebanon, Ohio, they became active members of the Otterbein Home and Hope UMC (formerly Hunter Community EUB). To read more about Crouse, and all the 2014 award recipients click HERE.
To see a video about Barbara Cramer Crouse, press the play button.
Shenandoah University Joins Cooperative Agreement to Pave the Way for Solar Energy
Shenandoah University is one of 15 schools that will participate in the Solar Market Pathway for Independent Colleges of Virginia (SMP-ICV) program through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. READ MORE
|Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra Premieres Wynton Marsalis’ “Blues Symphony”
On Feb. 4, the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra performed the world premiere of the newly revised, complete “Blues Symphony” by legendary jazz trumpeter, music educator and GRAMMY Award-winning musician Wynton Marsalis. READ MORE
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre Presents Its 32nd Season
During the 2015 season, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre will present
three musicals new to the SSMT stage — “A Funny Thing Happened on the
Way to the Forum,” “The Addams Family” and “The Wiz” — and conclude with
“The Music Man.” READ MORE
Photos of the Month
On Jan. 14, Kara and the Wayfarers — comprised of Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business graduates Kara Edmonson, ’09, ’10 (center); Matthew Strosnider, ’10, ’11 (right); and Jason Strosnider, ’13 (left) — qualified for the semi-finals of the second-ever Car Credit Nation: Apple Blossom’s Got Talent! competition. On Wednesday, April 8, the group will compete for one of the 12 finalist spots; the final competition is on Wednesday, April 29, during the week of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. Congratulations, Kara, Matt and Jason! (PHOTO: Gary Sousa)
In early February, Wilbur ’59 and Clare Dove toured campus with their great-niece, Victoria. Victoria is interested in nursing.
February Facebook Fans of the Month
Congratulations to the February Facebook Fans of the Month, Derrick Brown '11 and Crystal Williams '11, an SU Sweetheart couple.
Derrick surprised Crystal with a trip to Virginia Beach for her birthday this past September. During the trip, he proposed on the beach. The pair will wed in May 2016. This photo will now be the profile picture for the SU Alumni Association Facebook Fanpage for February. Please submit your photos now to become the March Facebook Fan of the Month. Send all photos with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org.