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Shorter alumni family expanding
Camera clicks and proud smiles will be the order of the day on May 9, as Shorter College students will make the short walk across the stage to mark the end of a long journey.
Shorter’s commencement services will be held Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. inside the Winthrop-King Centre. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Harvey N. Gainey will be the featured keynote speaker.
Read more about commencement activities and Mr. Gainey>
Courses headed online
A Shorter College education is becoming more accessible thanks to the addition of online programs. This summer, the college will begin offering online courses in Business, Communication, English, History, Math, and Sports Management. The first online degree program is scheduled to launch this fall.
This summer’s courses will help complete the college’s core curriculum and may be beneficial to former students who are just a few hours short of completing their degrees.
For additional information about online programs at Shorter, visit www.shorter.edu/online,
call 706-233-7319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summertime at Shorter
Summertime is just around the corner and if that fact has you wondering how to keep your kids happy and entertained during those long days, think no further than Shorter College.
Shorter is offering several summer camps this year, ranging from voice and keyboard to softball and tennis. So whatever your child’s interest, there’s likely a place for him or her on The Hill.
Read more about summer camps>
Shorter students keeping the tradition of excellence
Even though the lazy days of summer are quickly approaching, Shorter College students haven’t slowed down when it comes to bringing home top honors and awards.
Four students recently captured several honors at the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) Competition held recently at Kennesaw State University.
Read more about their win>
The Shorter College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named the “Rookie of the Year” during a regional competition held in Atlanta. “Rookie” honors are given to outstanding teams in their first years of SIFE membership in each regional competition.
Shorter College SIFE team members, from left to right: Laurel Harmon, Natasha Wallace, Ashley Lewis, Anthony O’Garro, Nancy Ely Mount (faculty advisor and Sam Walton Fellow), Darryl Fletcher, Seth Lindsay, Jill Gable (SIFE alumna), Jared Williams and Jerad Godsave.
Read more about the SIFE team>
Eight Shorter students won a total of 12 awards at the Southeastern Regional Competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) held at the University of South Alabama recently. Two students took four first-place finishes.
Read more about their accomplishment>
Want news? The Shorter alumni magazine is here
The bi-annual Shorter College alumni magazine arrived in mailboxes recently, packed with news and feature’s on some of Shorter’s best and brightest. Be sure to read the cover story on Hawks’ Head Coach Phil Jones and his big win with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and go back in time as two 1929 Shorter graduates recall their days at Shorter. It’s an issue you don’t want to miss! Once you’re done, share it with someone else, and don’t forget to check out our online extras.
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Heritage on the Hill bringing friends, alumni together
Heritage on the Hill, a favorite springtime reunion tradition, will be held May 9. This event will serve as the reunion weekend for the class of 1959, 1954, 1949, 1944 and 1939. For more information, please contact Suzanne Scott at email@example.com or (706) 233-7341.
Students, community get a personal view of corporate fraud
Shorter College students and community leaders were given first-hand knowledge about the evils of corporate fraud from former white-collar criminal Walt Pavlo as part of Shorter College’s Hopkins Institute of Business Ethics Lectureship. Pavlo pleaded guilty and was convicted of embezzling more than $6 million from MCI in the 1990s; he served two years in federal prison for his crimes.
The lectureship is funded by the institute, established in the fall of 2008 thanks to a generous gift from Shorter College Trustee Col. Harvard Hopkins and his wife.
Read more about Pavlo and the Hopkins Institute>
Shorter alumna Phyllis Tickle keynote speaker at Celebrate Shorter
Phyllis Tickle, a Shorter College alumna and founding editor of Publisher’s Weekly, helped honor the academic achievements of students during this year’s Celebrate Shorter. Tickle spoke during the closing session of Celebrate Shorter, wrapping up a long and exciting day of learning and student honors.
View a slideshow of photographs from the day’s events>
Shorter’s School of Nursing one step closer to completion
Great strides have been made in preparing for the 2010 launch of Shorter College’s School of Nursing. Rooms that were once bare and colorless have been transformed into bright and welcoming classrooms, faculty offices and nursing lab stations. Signage has been placed on the building announcing to everyone that Shorter is ready to meet the ever-increasing need for skilled health care professionals.
BEFORE shot of School of Nursing classroom space
AFTER shot of School of Nursing classroom space
Learn more about Shorter’s School of Nursing>
Shorter professor featured on classical recordings
Shorter College Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Matthew Hoch is featured on two classical CD recordings that were released in March 2009. He appears as a soloist in “Psalm 27,” on Kile Smith’s Vespers and is also featured on Haydn’s Heiligmesse (Hännsler Classics).
Read more about Hoch’s vocal accomplishments>
Shorter gets nod from national financial accountability organization
The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) recently announced the accreditation of Shorter College . ECFA accreditation is based on Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fund-raising.
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Alumna named assistant vice president of academic projects
1988 Shorter College alumna Sandra Terry was recently n amed assistant vice president for academic projects at Shorter College. In this role, Terry is responsible for the coordination of academic projects related to the college’s strategic plan.
Read more about Terry>
Real-life experience off The Hill
Four Shorter students enrolled in the college’s youth ministry class decided to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it to real life. Eric Jackson, Ward Bearden, Jeremy Kirby and Chris Poole all volunteered their time in order to make a local youth rally and road race a success. The students planned and organized the entire “Up With the Son Wildwood Run and Youth Praise Rally, which took place in Cedartown, Ga.
L-R): Jeremy Kirby, Ward Bearden, Chris Poole and Eric Jackson
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Colorguard dominates competition
In their first-ever competition appearance, the Shorter College colorguard passed with flying colors. Shorter’s colorguard dominated more than 40 other guards to bring home several notable awards from the annual Indian River Classic competition.
Read more about their win>
In their first year of competition, the Shorter College Lady Hawks Competitive cheerleading team have done what no other group in Shorter athletics has done before: they’ve brought home a national championship. The Lady Hawks competed in the All-Girl II Intermediate group of the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship, scoring a 8.273 final score for first place in the nation.
Read more about the cheerleading team’s national championship>
Click on the following link and type SHORTER into the search box to see a video of their performance from the championships in Daytona Beach, FL.
See a video of their performance>
Track and Field teams capture Mid-Conference championships
The Hawks and Lady Hawks reigned supreme in the Mid-South Conference Men's and Women's Track and Field Championships, capturing both championships. This is the first time since 1997 that both a men's and women's team from the same sport at Shorter have both won the conference championship in the same year.
Read more about their wins>
Lady Hawks takes second-place win on the greens; Hawks finish in fifth
The Shorter Lady Hawks took second in the SSAC tournament held recently. They scored a second day total of 341, to score a combined 681 after two days.
Read more about the Lady Hawk’s finish>
The Hawks finished the SSAC tourney with a fifth-place win. Shorter’s Arvid Bengtsson earned a spot on the All-Tournament team with an overall third-place finish.
Read more about the Hawks>
Hawks football schedule announced; team ranks 11th in spring poll
The Hawks football team has released its schedule for the 2009 season, playing six games at Barron Stadium in Rome, with five games away.
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Also, the Hawks were ranked No. 11 in the nation in the Top 25 NAIA Spring Poll. The 2008 team finished the season with nine wins and three losses and advanced to the NAIA National Playoff Championship.
Read more about the ranking here>
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS
For more information on the events listed below, call the Alumni Office at 1-800-868-6980, ext. 7353 or 706-233-7353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 9 - Spring commencement
Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Winthrop-King Centre
May 9 – Heritage on the Hill
Saturday, May 9. Contact Suzanne Scott at email@example.com or (706) 233-7341.
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