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Alumni News and Events

Homecoming is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20 and 21, 2017.

Homecoming 2017

To register, visit For any questions, please contact Melissa Williams, Director of Alumni Relations & Giving, at 706-292-3905 or

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 20

8:30 a.m.         Registration for Shorter Golf Classic (Stonebridge Golf Course)

10 a.m.             Shorter Golf Classic Tournament Start Time (Stonebridge Golf Course)

3 p.m.               Registration Opens (Front Circle)

3-5 p.m.           Shorter University Campus Tours (Meet in front of Sheffield-Thompson Building)

5:30-8 p.m.    Alumni Family Dinner (Front Circle)

7:30 p.m.        Shorter Men’s and Women’s Fall Choir Concert (Brookes Chapel)

Saturday, October 21

8 a.m.               50 Years & More Reunion Breakfast Honoring the Class of 1967 (Thornwood House)

9:30 a.m.        Tennis Alumni Reunion (Walt Attaway Tennis Complex)

9:30 a.m.        Eunomian & Epsilon Sigma Tea (Eubanks Room/Brookes Chapel)

 9:30 a.m.       Polymnian & Pi Sigma Tea (Arnold Art Gallery/Brookes Chapel)

 9:30 a.m.       Alpha Lambda Epsilon & Phi Delta Tau Reception (Evans Chorale Room)

10 a.m.            Alumni Baseball Reunion/Naming of Batting Cage (Ledbetter Baseball Complex)

10 a.m.            Alumni Basketball Reunion/Men’s & Women’s (Winthrop-King Centre)
                                     Saluting the 1957 Inaugural Men’s Team

10 a.m.            Alumni Cheerleading Reunion (Thornwood Gymnasium)

11:30 a.m.      Alumni Tailgate (Historic Barron Stadium)

12 noon           Golden Anniversary Luncheon (Thornwood House)
                                    Honoring the Class of 1967 

1 p.m.              Shorter Hawks Football Game (Historic Barron Stadium)

To register, visit

Shorter University Golf Classic, Friday, October 20, 2017, 10 a.m. at Stonebridge Golf Club

We are excited to introduce the Shorter University Golf Classic as part of our 2017 Homecoming Weekend festivities. All proceeds will benefit men’s scholarships at Shorter University.

Cost: $75 per player; $250 per 4-person team

Where: Stonebridge Golf Club

When: Friday, October 20, 2017

Times: 8:30-9:45 a.m. – Registration, Warmups & Silent Auction

10 a.m. – Tournament Start Time

2:30-4:30 p.m. – Awards, Prizes & Silent Auction

Check for details at: or contact Melissa Williams at or 706-292-3905 for a registration form or sponsorship opportunities.

The Golf Classic will also feature a Driver Challenge sponsored by Aurelius. Their official announcement is below:

Aurelius Driver ChallengeParticipants make a $20 donation with a % OF THE MONEY going back to the Shorter University Men’s Scholarship Fund. We have donated a custom made Driver or a Zovatti watch (5 different styles) which someone will win at the end of the tournament.  You get 2 tickets for donating, 2 more if you hit the fairway and 2 more if every one in your foursome donates. Just for your donation, you will receive a new hybrid or wedge (3 different degrees for each).  As you look out in the fairway, you will see 12 hula hoops starting at 150 yards and the last one at 300 yards…..some in the rough and some in the trap (if you put them there).  If you hit it in the hoop (must stay in it), you will win the Driver or Watch automatically.  No, matter how many hula-hoop winners we have, we will still give away one at the end of the tournament. If all the players in the group donate, after your drive, everyone will pick up their ball and go to the 100-yard marker (orange cone) and you are laying ZERO.  If you chip it in from there you will get to go to Tempe AZ at the end of the year for the Million $ shootout. OKAY WHO’S UP FOR THE CHALLENGE??

Call for Nominations: Distinguished Alumni Awards

Nominations for Alumni Awards due Monday, September 11

The Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Details on the three categories are below:

  • The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an alum who has demonstrated outstanding professional achievement, public service, or accomplishment in the arts and sciences.
  • The Distinguished Service Award presented to an alum who has given outstanding service to the University in leadership, volunteerism, on-campus service, recruiting efforts, or financial support.
  • The Distinguished Young Alumnus Award honors a Shorter University graduate from the past 15 years who has shown promise through their professional achievement, community service, and/or dedication to the University, and who embrace the Shorter University mission.

Nominations should be sent to the Alumni Office before Monday, September 11, 2017.  Please email your nomination to stating your name and class year, the name and class year of your nominee, and the award for which you are nominating him or her. Please include a summary of how you feel your nominee meets the award criteria. The Distinguished Awards will be presented during half time of the Homecoming game, Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Alpha Delta Pi Sisters Honored

Hannah Lambert, Vickie Henry, and Karen Allen represent Shorter's chapter of Alpha Delta Pi at Sorority's 166th Grand Convention.

Shorter University was well represented at the 166th Grand Convention of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority held this summer in Hollywood, Fla. Shorter’s Theta Upsilon Chapter was represented by Chapter President Hannah Lambert, left; Vickie Henry, Theta Upsilon Alumna Chapter Representative to the Convention, center; and Chapter Advisor and Alumna Karen Allen. During the convention, Hannah and Kayla Avery were two among 25 collegiate sisters to receive the Dorothy Shaw Award, the highest award that a collegiate sister can win based on GPA, service to the chapter, and service to the college or university they attend. Shorter’s Theta Upsilon chapter was the only chapter to have two sisters to win this prestigious award from the sorority. Photo provided by Vickie Henry

Welcome to the Alumni Family

We are excited to welcome Shorter’s Class of 2017 as the newest members of our alumni family. Commencement exercises were held Friday, May 5, in the Winthrop-King Centre. View a gallery of photos from the event.

Little Black Dress Tea

Participants at the Little Black Dress Tea

Special thanks to the ladies (and gentlemen), vendors, and sponsors who took part in our first Little Black Dress Tea and helped make it a success. The February 18 event filled the Price Learning Center with fun and laughter and helped raise funds for a women’s scholarship at Shorter. Alumna Connie Mercer Carey was the featured speaker and delivered a talk that was both inspiring and hilarious. We’re already thinking about plans for the next event.

See photos from the event

In a 2014 speech, Alumna Connie Mercer Carey describes how Shorter graduate Nancy Jenkins Claxton had a great effect on her life.

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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