February 2017

SU Sweethearts Get Engaged Over Homecoming

Homecoming 2016 was the site of not one, not two, but three SU sweetheart engagements. For these couples, proposing at Homecoming was only fitting, considering Shenandoah was where their love stories began.
“Shenandoah has been a major part of our love story and lives for the past five years,” said Kayla Buechner (AS ’15). Buechner and Brandon Thompson (AS ’16) met outside of Racey Hall in the red adirondack chairs during Welcome Week in 2012.

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February Message from Becky Merriner ’01


Dear Alumni, Faculty and Staff,

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. A highlight for me was attending the concert, The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas, at the Kennedy Center on December 11 with fellow alumni, Bob '69 and Jane Burwell '69 Beery; Pam Bell '71, '83; Wilbur Dove '59 and Jane Pittman '89. The concert was wonderful and Carl Tanner '85 performed a solo of O Holy Night.

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Featured Class News of the Month

Harley Ryan (AS ’16) is the newest addition to the Office of Alumni Affairs here at Shenandoah University. Ryan has taken over Jessi Savoie’s position as Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs. Though she is a recent December Mass Communications graduate, she has plenty of internship experience under her belt. During her time at Shenandoah she had the opportunity to intern with Graphic Designer, Colby Smith, of SU’s Office of Marketing & Communications, Sodexo, the City of Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Ryan is a Winchester native and can’t be happier to call her alma mater her home.

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Successful Alumni Profile: Denise Radeloff ’13, Music Education


“There is not a doubt in my mind that if I did not attend Shenandoah University, I would not be where I am today.”

Denise Radeloff ’13 chose Shenandoah because the tight-knit campus truly felt like her home-away-from-home. “It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that everyone from the lunch lady to the president knows you by name.”

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Volunteers Needed to Contact Accepted Students!

The SU Admitted Student Congratulatory Postcard Campaign is a program where alumni send our admitted students a postcard congratulating them on their acceptance to SU. It is personal touches like these postcards, that help to set SU apart from other institutions when high schools seniors are making their final college decisions.
Please fill out this FORM if you are interested in assisting the Office of Admissions with this project. Postcards (including postage), student addresses and sample messages will be sent to you and you can help SU recruit students!

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