Congratulations to all of our May 2016, December 2015 and August 2015 graduates who walked across the stage on Saturday, May 14! We are proud to call you Shenandoah alumni. Take some time to watch this year's Commencement Video and flip through the commencement photos posted to Facebook. And, whether you graduated this year or in years past, don't forget to keep in touch with the Office of Alumni Affairs to keep the university updated on your plans after college, as well as any major milestones and life events that occur in the future. Send all news to 
  Featured Class Note of the Month


Timothy Cherry, Jr. (AS ’11), former SUN reporter and founding editor of The ‘Doah, graduated from Florida State University College of Law. While working towards his law degree, Cherry was a reporter for the Army’s Belvoir Eagle newspaper.

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 Alum Finds His Pastoral Calling at SU
By Mary Katherine Francisco ’17

Son of a pastor, Reverend Chad Herndon ’00, lived in every region of Virginia during his childhood, but he remembers Winchester as one of his fondest. During his senior year of high school, he focused on becoming an occupational therapist. While researching colleges in Virginia and North Carolina, Herndon felt back at home in Winchester. It was just a plus that SU had occupational therapy in its program catalog.

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A Message from Becky Merriner ’01 
SU Alumni Association President


Dear Alumni and Friends,

We kicked off May 2016 with the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival.  I am proud to announce that Shenandoah University's float won second place in the Communities Participation Non-Professionally Build category.  This is the sixth straight year that SU has placed in this category. The float was designed by alumnus and Armstrong Concert Hall Production Manager Michael Jones ’02, and constructed with the assistance of Andrew Howard.  

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  Alumni in the Spotlight: Angela Cain (AS ’88)


Angela Cain (AS ’88) moved to Winchester as a newlywed and transferred to Shenandoah University to pursue a degree in education. A year later, she adopted a son. The professors and staff at Shenandoah were both supportive and accommodating as Cain and her husband struggled to fit a toddler into their schedules. Cain graduated with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education in 1988 and was quickly hired by Winchester City Public Schools.

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Upcoming Events:


Nursing Alumni Reception & Unveiling of the Eleanor Wade Custer Portrait

Friday, May 20 at 6:30 p.m. | Halpin Rotunda of the Health & Life Sciences Building

School of Pharmacy Alumni Gala with the Retirement of Dean Alan B. McKay
June 2-4

Homecoming 2016 Save the Date!
October 21-23, 2016



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