New Student Move-In
August 25, 2015
Alumni Minority Panel
September 30, 2015
October 2-4, 2015
April 1-2, 2016
Homecoming Weekend 2015 begins October 2! We hope you are planning to join your fellow classmates and friends for a few days full of exciting activities. Now that you've marked your calendars to come back to Shenandoah for Oct. 2-4, it's time to register for the events you plan to attend! This year, we have a variety of activities for everyone. We look forward to seeing you back at your alma mater. Registration is open for the following events! Register at www.su.edu/homecoming15
- Pit Party - Oct. 2 ( 7-11 p.m.)
- Distinguished Alumni Awards Presentation and Luncheon - Oct. 3 ( 12:30 p.m.)
- Tailgate Party & Football Game - Oct. 3 ( 5 - 7:30 p.m.)
- Old Town Crawl - Oct. 3 ( 10 p.m.- 1:00 a.m.)
- Alumni Athletic Games - Oct. 3 - 4
A Message from Pam Bell '71, '83, SU Alumni Association President
Remember the refrain “You say hello, and I say goodbye” from The Beatles hit of 1967 “Hello, Goodbye.” It kept popping into my head as I prepared to write this newsletter. Read more from Pam Bell's monthly column.
Welcome Liz and Jessi!
Liz Levey ’15 is a recent graduate of Shenandoah University who majored in Mass Communications and Political Science. Levey, a native of Alexandria, Virginia started working in the Office of Alumni Affairs as the Assistant Director for Alumni Affairs, communications, in mid-July. Levey will be handling the creation of the e-News, multiple social media platforms, and writing features about Shenandoah alumni. As an undergrad Levey held multiple positions on campus, her fondest memories were being a Resident Assistant in both Funkhouser-Gore and Parker Hall. In her spare time, she has a passion for all types of sports. You can frequently find her catching up on the daily sports news listening to ESPN Radio while she works or in front of a big screen cheering on her New York Yankees and the New York Rangers.
Jessica Savoie graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a double major in Media Arts and Design and Religion, as well as a minor in Educational Media. Savoie is excited to begin working for Shenandoah University’s Office of Alumni Affairs in the role of Administrative Assistant. Savoie, even though she has moved around, she calls Winchester home. In her spare time, Jessica likes to make stain glass art. A hobby Jessica learned from her grandfather; Jessica has made numerous pieces, including a large stain glass piece of JMU’s mascot, The Duke Dog. Jessica has been getting her creative juices flowing with ideas of how she can incorporate something SU into a future piece!
Another Successful Summer Music Theatre Season
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre’s 2015 season featured four audience-pleasing shows from June 11 through August 2. This season’s lineup featured Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical farce, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “The Addams Family,” featuring Charles Addams’ spooky cartoon family, the Tony Award-winning musical “The Wiz” and Meredith Wilson’s “The Music Man”. Shenandoah alumni participated both on the stage and behind-the-scenes. Read More
Burton Receives Ira Lindberg Harris Scholarship
On July 19, Jessie Hooker '10 met with this year's Ira Lindberg Harris Scholarship recipient junior Kamryn Burton. Hooker appeared in this year's Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre (SSMT) rendition of “The Wiz” as Dorothy. Joining Hooker and Burton, were Ira's parents Ronn Harris (’72) and Novella West-Harris (’75) who both attended Shenandoah. “Kamryn is very determined and seems to have a clear picture of her dreams,” stated Hooker, “she embodies what the scholarship is about.” The Ira Lindberg Harris Scholarship Fund was established after his tragic passing in 2012. The scholarship is awarded each year to a worthy musical theatre student at Shenandoah. Hooker helps raise funds for the scholarship. Ira was vibrant student and person that faculty and students embraced and loved wholeheartedly.“This scholarship fund is paramount to all who loved him because it keeps his story alive,” said Hooker.
Move-in Day is Here Again!
Alumni, would you like to help move in new Hornets? On Tuesday, August 25, the Office of Alumni Affairs is looking for volunteers to help move students into their new homes. Move in takes place between 9 and 12. Volunteers will welcome students, help direct parents and students, and help carry in personal belongings. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at email@example.com
Photos of the Month
Andrew Dudley (EH '14) won a $50 Staples gift card for attending the Office of Alumni Affairs Meet and Greet held after the Winchester Public Schools convocation day at John Handley High School.
On Aug. 6 the Office of Alumni Affairs held a Meet and Greet for Shenandoah alumni that are employed by Winchester Public School (WPS) after new school year convocation. Alums were able to pick up snacks, drinks, school supplies and entered into a drawing for a $50 Staples gift card. The Office of Alumni Affairs is looking into expanding this event to other school districts. We hope to see all of our teachers at next year's event!
August Facebook Fan of the Month
Congratulations to the August Facebook Fan of the Month, Jane Danchisen Pittman (MBA '89)
Pittman attended the Rolling Stones Concert on July 8 at Comerica Park in Detriot, Michigan. This photo will now be the profile picture for the SU Alumni Association Facebook Fanpage for August. Please submit your photos now to become the September Facebook Fan of the Month. Send all photos with captions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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