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Upcoming Events 

Alumni Offices Closed 
December 23, 2015 - 
January 3, 2016

Thomas Albert and Mac Bozman Retirement Celebration
February 28, 2016

Conservatory Alumni
April 1-2, 2016

Robert Shafer's Final Concert and Retirement Celebration
April 16, 2016

Dayton Alumni Weekend
March 31-April 2, 2016

Apple Blossom Parade 
April 30, 2016

20th Anniversary of Pharmacy Celebration 
June 4, 2016

Holiday Message

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- Alumni News -


   A Message from Becky Merriner '01 SU Alumni Association President 

December is quickly approaching and I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and remind you to take the break that your spirit needs to be with your Family and friends to refresh your soul.  

Read more from Becky Merriner's monthly column.



Nursing Panel Roundtable

The Eleanor Wade Custer School of Nursing and the SU Alumni Association held a Career Roundtable on November 12.  Several outstanding nursing alumni came to campus and discussed their careers with the current students.  Panelists included Rebecca Barr ’15, Kristen Bruhn ’14, Ashley Burka ’14, Jeni Culver ’14, Wede Gant ’14, Julia Karpunina ’14, Suzi Kinsella ’14 and Ebony Saavedra ’14



36th Annual VMEA Professional Development Conference

Shenandoah Conservatory was well represented at the 36th Annual Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA) Professional Development Conference hosted in Norfolk, Virginia on Thursday, Nov. 19-21. The conference is an integral opportunity for current and aspiring music educators to network and discover best practices from leaders in the field.

To read more, click HERE




- Alumni in the Spotlight -

Meet Your Alumni Board Member: Kyle Feldman ’11, ’14

Kyle W. Feldman ’11, ’14 feels it is important to give back to Shenandoah because, “SU did so much to help provide me experiences, friends, opportunities and growth that I could not pay SU back any more than giving time and money.  I pack a few extra lunches each month and after a few months I am able to send a few dollars back to the school that helped to send me out of the country twice, allowed me to keep playing football past high school and learn more about the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.”

Click here to read more about Feldman.



- University News -

Shenandoah University Breaks Ground on the Village and Caruthers House

On Nov. 16, Shenandoah University broke ground on The Village, a new on-campus housing initiative that, when all is said and done, will comprise five buildings and house a total of 120 students.

“If ever a complex had academic excellence and completion at its heart, this is it,” said Vice President for Student Life Rhonda VanDyke Colby, D.Min. “As they approach graduation, Village residents will be in closer proximity to their professors who once scared them to death at their first class, but are now mentors, and colleagues, and in some cases, friends.”

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University Announces Vivian Christy Sansoni Award

The family of Vivian Christy Sansoni is honored to pay tribute to her by creating a Shenandoah University scholarship in her memory. Vivian, a longtime student at the Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy (SCAA), was an actress, singer, dancer and musician. SCAA provided a wonderful outlet for her creativity to thrive.

“Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy gave Vivian the opportunity to grow, explore her many talents, and to imagine, inspire, originate and innovate,” said her mother, Amy Christy-Davila, of Winchester. “Vivian’s performances through SCAA have provided her family and friends with memories that will last a lifetime.”

To read more about the award or to donate, click HERE



Shenandoah Conservatory Alumni Reunion

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Upcoming Conservatory Retirements

Several conservatory faculty members will be retiring at the end of this academic year.  Please join us in congratulating Thomas Albert, Mac Bozman, Philip Sargent and Robert Shafer.  Details regarding final concert and retirement celebrations are as follows:

Albert and Bozman will have a retirement reception following the matinee performance ofCity of Angels on Sunday, Feb. 28.  For information on tickets to the performance, visit theConservatory website.  

If you would like to send regards and best wishes to Philip Sargent on his retirement, he can be emailed at the following:

Robert Shafer will conduct his final concert on April 16, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. A reception will follow in the Ferrari Room.  For more details or to reserve tickets, click HERE.  

December Facebook Fan of the Month

Brothers, Thomas Arens ’15 (left) and Billy Arens ’15 (right)* have qualified for the 2016 FLW College Fishing National Championship. The brothers graduated in 2015, but competition regulations allow them to compete through the spring of 2016. You can read more about the brothers and the upcoming competition in the Winchester Star.

Please submit your photos now to become the January Facebook Fan of the Month. Send all photos with captions


*Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star



Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

~ From your Office of Alumni Affairs







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