Alumni News and Events

Shorter’s First Lady to Host Little Black Dress Tea

2018 Little Black Dress Tea will be held Saturday, February 24

Shorter University First Lady Mrs. Teresa Dowless will host the Second Annual Little Black Dress Tea on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Price Learning Center.

Tickets are $25 each, and all proceeds will benefit The Student Scholarship Fund.

This year’s program will be headlined by 2017 Shorter University Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient LaShell Williams. The Shorter alumna is a published author and motivational speaker, who is passionate about inspiring and empowering others who would like to experience growth educationally, technologically, professionally, and personally.

To register, visit, call 706-292-3909, or email


Press Conference Welcomes New Football Coach Home to the Hill

Shorter University Head Football Coach Zach Morrison

Shorter University Head Football Coach Zach Morrison

The media and campus community had an opportunity to meet our new Head Football Coach Zach Morrison, a 2008 Shorter graduate, during a press conference and reception held Thursday, Jan. 11. Taking part in the press conference were Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless, Athletic Director Tony Lundy, Coach Morrison, Gulf South Conference Commissioner Matt Wilson, and Shorter’s Associate VP for University Communications Dr. Dawn Tolbert. Current and former players were on hand, along with the Hawks longtime coach Phil Jones and his wife, Janie.

See photos from the event


Shorter's 2017 Alumni Award Winners with Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless and leaders of the Alumni Governing Board

Left to right: Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless; the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients: Juan Pablo Selle, LaShell Williams, and Mary Shotwell Smith; Shorter Alumni Governing Board Member Branny Holder; and Alumni Governing Board President Darrell Black.

Homecoming & Alumni Weekend 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients, LaShell Williams, Mary Shotwell Smith, and Juan Pablo Selle, who were honored during pregame at Shorter University’s Homecoming Football Game. Read about these amazing alumni. 

Below are links to photo galleries from the weekend:

Participants in the 2017 Shorter Golf Classic

Shorter Golf Classic

Photo booth at the Friday night Family Festival

Friday Family Fest

The Class of 1967 celebrates its 50th reunion

Class of 1967 Reunion Events

Eunomian Society & ADPi Reunion

Reunions for Societies

2017 Homecoming King Cecil Robinson and Queen Kelsi Jones

Homecoming Game, Alumni Awards, & Homecoming Court

Let’s Connect

Shorter University is excited to connect with alumni in fun and creative ways. Our Alumni and Advancement staff recently enjoyed stopping in to see alumni working at Floyd hospital and Chick-fil-A’s corporate headquarters and are on the road regularly to visit with alumni and friends. If you’d like to host or help arrange an event in your area, contact us at 706-292-3900 or

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