November 2016


 Successful Alumni Profile: Kathryn Ogden ’14, Psychology





SU psychology major, Kathryn Ogden ’14, is a resident in counseling at the Winchester Community Mental Health Center. In this role, Ogden counsels clients from all backgrounds and for a variety of reasons. She also runs groups that include individuals who were recently released from a hospital for mental health reasons. “I find the rewarding experiences are when my clients feel comfortable opening up and sharing their secrets. I think it takes a great deal of trust for someone to share information that they have never shared with anyone before.”

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November Message from Becky Merriner ’01

Dear Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends,

Happy Holidays!  As we ready ourselves for the weeks ahead, which will no doubt be busy with visits from family, friends and loved ones, I want to take this opportunity to thank you, our alumni, friends, faculty and staff for continuing to be Shenandoah University's most important and passionate ambassadors.  I want to especially thank our Alumni Association Board of Directors for their dedicated service this past year. 

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Featured Class News of the Month


Douglas Van Sant, Jr. (AS ’97) posed for a picture with President Tracy Fitzsimmons at the Partnership for a Healthier America Gala in Washington, D.C. VanSant is an event photographer.

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Support Shenandoah's Student Nurses Association (SNA) and show your SU pride! Pins come in gold and silver tone. Small pins are $10 and large pins are $15. Contact Allison Kleffman at or (540) 665-4511 to place your order.

 Show your SU Pride with one of these light weight aluminum water bottles. Available in blue and red and cost $10. Contact Allison Kleffman at or (540) 665-4511 to place your order. 

 This hardback SU Coffee Table Book is full of photos of the history of your alma mater and would be a great addition to your home or as a gift. The cost of this book is the cost of postage ($5). Please fill out this FORM to receive your copy.  

 Would you like to honor a current student, alum, faculty or staff member by making their name an everlasting part of the SU legacy? Click HERE to purchase a brick that will be placed outside Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.  Proceeds benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship.

Dayton alumnus Charlie Swank ’60 has three CDs available for purchase. Each CD is $17, and all proceeds benefit the Dayton Alumni Scholarship Fund, at Swank’s request. Swank was the accompanist for The Troubadours and performed during Dayton's Got Talent in 2015. For more information, or to purchase a CD, contact Allison Kleffman at or (540) 665-4511.  

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