Congratulations to all of our May 2017, December 2016 and August 2016 graduates who walked across the stage on Saturday, May 13! We are proud to call you Shenandoah alumni, and can't believe there are 1,328 new alums in the Alumni Association. 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

Swarm the Park: SU Alums to Take Over Kings Dominion

Join your fellow Hornets at Kings Dominion on Saturday, June 17 for the first-ever Swarm the Park! Buzzy will be there to greet you and every alum that registers will receive a special commemorative SU t-shirt! 

Tickets are specially priced for Shenandoah Hornets and their guests at $29.99 and include parking! Purchase tickets now at Use Username KDHORNETS and password KDHORNETS.

2017 Outstanding Graduate Award Recipients

Each year, the Alumni Association presents awards to outstanding seniors and graduate Students from each of the university's schools. In May, seven of these awards were presented to graduating students. Read who the award recipients are and the alumni who presented the awards here.

Alumni Association Hosts Grad Party for Seniors

On May 9, the Shenandoah University Alumni Association hosted its first-ever Grad Party at Escutcheon Brewery. The event celebrated graduating seniors and welcomed them into the alumni association. More than 50 students and local alumni attended, enjoying music, beer and the nacho bar. The Alumni Association plans to host the Grad Party again next year!

Successful Alumni Profile: Sarah DeLuca ’15, Physician Assistant Studies

“After all the hard work, hours of studying, sacrificing time away from family and friends, it was all worth it in the end.” Not only does Sarah DeLuca ’15 love and appreciate her career as a physician assistant, she has love and gratitude for every opportunity offered to her through Shenandoah University.

Read more of Sarah DeLuca's Successful Alumni Profile here.

Featured Class News of the Month

Kye Hopkins (AS ’15, EH ’17) not only achieved the great accomplish of graduating May 13 from Shenandoah, but he also got engaged after commencement! Hopkins proposed to his girlfriend, Deshawna Kyle (B ’14); the couple met at SU and has been together ever since.  

  Read more alumni news

Want to see yourself in upcoming publications? 
Submit  Alumni News!

May Message from Becky Merriner ’01 

Dear Alumni and Friends,

Shenandoah University’s Day of Giving, which was held on April 27 was a huge success! The university surpassed its goal of $20,000 by raising $38,122. There were 211 donors, 41% of which were alumni!

Read more of Becky's May Message here.

Event Recap: Women's Alumni Soccer Game

Over 25 alumnae participated in the Alumni Women’s Soccer Game April 30, where they enjoyed a little friendly competition with former teammates and current students on the team. The Alumni Association gave the alumnae commemorative t-shirts. We can't wait for more alumni games in the fall!  

 Upcoming Events: 

Swarm the Park at Kings Dominion - Save the Date!

June 17, 2017

Homecoming 2017 - Save the Date!

October 13-15, 2017

Stay Connected

Connect Facebook Class Notes  Linked In Giving 

Have news, an event, performance or special announcement you would like to share with the Alumni Association? Contact Harley Ryan at 

Shenandoah University
1460 University Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
If you wish to be removed from this group's mailing list, click here

SU Office of Alumni Affairs  |  1460 University Drive  |  Winchester, VA 22601
(800) 786-4802  |   | Contact Us