Alumnae Mentoring Winchester Youth 

John F. Kennedy said, “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.” If that is so, the future is being molded by several very special Shenandoah alumnae. The desire to make a difference in a child’s life is what motivated Lian Connor (AS ’15), Ashley Anderson Mohr (P ’06) and Cheryl Reames (AS ’90, AS ’92) to get involved with Big Brother Big Sister (BBBS) of Northwest Virginia. Through their work with BBBS, these alumnae are investing in the future of children in our community.

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Conservatory Alumni Reunion less than one month away! 



Join your classmates and current and former faculty for the Conservatory Alumni Reunion. Highlights include the presentation of the 2017 Rising Star and Alumni of Excellence Awards during the Celebration Luncheon Saturday, April 1 at 12 p.m. in the Ferrari Room. Dean Michael Stepniak will also present the “State of the Conservatory” Address.

2017 Alumni of Excellence Award Recipients

Jack Ay ’74
Erica Gionfriddo ’06
Jeremiah Shaw ’11

2017 Rising Star Award Recipients
Stephanie York Dorrycott ’09
Dan Merceruio ’06
David McCormick ’01, ’03, ’09

There will be time to socialize! Current and former faculty will join you for the “Meet & Greet” Saturday, April 1 at 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Concert Hall Lobby. Read more HERE.  

Enjoy a blast from the past with the annual Dayton Alumni Weekend! 

Join us March 30- April 1 for the annual Dayton Alumni Weekend. You will have the chance to reminisce with old friends during the events we have planned for you! We are also offering something new this year, van transportation from Dayton will be available for Saturday's events in Winchester.  

Click the REGISTER NOW button below to view a complete listing of events, register and see the attendee list.

Successful Alumni Profile: Nick Nerangis ’04, Theatre

  Nick Nerangis ’04 is a working actor under the Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA. He is the lead male actor in “Spent,” a full-length film noir that premiered in Los Angeles in October 2016. Some of Nerangis’ previous credits include several productions at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, “House of Cards,” “The West Wing” and many more. One of the most rewarding experiences Nerangis has had in his field is being awarded the Best Actor Award at the World Music and Independent Film Festival.

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Featured Class News of the Month

Alan “Vinnie” Burke (C ’14) and Elizabeth Hinton (C ’15) achieved the great accomplishment of hiking the entire Appalachian Trail. It took the couple eight months to the day to complete the endeavor, from April 10 to Dec. 10, 2016. Some of their favorite memories of the trip were climbing Mt. Washington and the Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire along with Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Burke and Hinton credit the wonderful nature surrounding SU for making them want to do the hike in the first place. They even received their official trail names “Snooze” and “Grumpy Cat” for Burke not getting up until 9 a.m. every morning and Hinton’s face would resemble the popular internet cat when the trial got rough.

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 March Message from Becky Merriner ’01 


Dear Alumni and Friends,

You know spring has arrived when we turn our clocks forward and SU celebrates the history and tradition of the Dayton Campus. If you have not had the opportunity to attend the Dayton Alumni Reunion, I encourage you to register. This year, the weekend starts March 30 with a Welcome Reception and unveiling of a permanent Shenandoah exhibit at The Heritage Museum in Dayton, Virginia. On March 31, Dayton alumni will meet for for food and fellowship at the Thomas House Restaurant, a favorite hangout in the ‘50s.

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2017 NYC Alumni Happy Hour

Monday, Feb. 27, over 20 alumni joined us for NYC Alumni Happy Hour! The event took place at Justin Timberlake’s Southern Hospitality in Hell’s Kitchen. The first five alumni in attendance were given gifts, which included SU t-shirts. During the event, alumni were able to network and reconnect with former classmates while enjoying dinner and drinks. The alumni also remembered late alumnus Ira Lindberg Harris at the event, raising funds for the Ira Lindberg Harris Scholarship. 

Alumni Travel to 2017 Physical Therapy Conference

Physical Therapy alumni traveled to San Antonio, Texas for the annual American Physical Therapy Association Conference Feb. 15-18. There was a SU alumni reception, where alumni networked and reconnected with former classmates before the conference. David Divine (AS ’08, HP ’10) was the winner of the gift drawing, receiving an SU blanket. (Pictured to the left.) During the conference, alumni were able to enjoy educational sessions, business meetings and research presentations. Several SUPT faculty and students presented their research. In addition, many professional awards/accomplishments were announced, including our own alumnae Cameron Jones Bolton (HP ’14) and Kate Tinney Divine (AS ’08, HP ’10) who were recently honored for earning their Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Women’s Health Clinical Specialists certifications.

 Upcoming Events: 

Dayton Alumni Weekend - Save the Date!
March 30- April 1, 2017

Conservatory Alumni Reunion 2017 - Save the Date!
March 31- April 1, 2017

 Homecoming 2017 - Save the Date!
October 13-15, 2017

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