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Group photo of students at Shorter Homecoming

Shorter Magazine

The Shorter Magazine is mailed to all donors annually. Alumni are encouraged to share life celebrations for inclusion in the Class Notes section and obituaries for the In Memoriam section. Email updates to High-resolution photos are welcome. Shorter Magazine is online at

Virtually Shorter

Virtually Shorter, our Alumni E-Newsletter is distributed to alumni for whom we have email addresses, quarterly. Read each issue for news updates, features, and opportunities to remain engaged within the Shorter Family. Read the latest Virtually Shorter.

Alumni Governing Board

All Alumni are eligible to be nominated to serve on the Alumni Governing Board. The Alumni Governing Board is a group of alumni who give of their time through service to the University, as well as financially support the University. They help in leading the Alumni Association and participating in the planning of campus events such as Homecoming and Alumni Association Chapter events, and to encourage contributions intellectually, financially and spiritually to Shorter University. To nominate a fellow alumni or share your interest in serving on the Board, email

Distinguished Alumni Awards

The highlight of Homecoming is the naming of the Shorter graduates receiving the Distinguished Alumni Awards.  These highly regarded recognitions given by the Shorter University Alumni Association fall into three categories.

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 is presented to an Alumnus 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.

Contact the Alumni Relations office at (706) 292-3905, or for additional information.

Career Services

Career counseling, career networking and résumé assistance are available to alumni.

College Central Network

Contact Chris Wheelus at, 706-233-7417 for additional information.

Shorter University Bookstore

Looking for great Shorter Alumni gear to show your Hawk spirit this year? Visit the Bookstore online for great apparel and enjoy a 10% discount as an alum!

Library Privileges

Alumni are welcome to visit the Livingston Library and Price Learning Center and check out materials and access the library’s electronic resources during on-campus visits. Note, however, that alumni are unable to access the library’s electronic resources from off-campus. Contact the Livingston Library at (706) 233-7296 for additional information.

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Shorter University and Liberty Mutual Insurance have teamed up to offer alumni discounts on select Liberty Mutual products. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-981-2372.

Papa John’s Pizza

Looking for a delicious dinner option with a special discount? Order a Papa John’s pizza at one of these participating stores and using their online ordering system or the app on your smart phone and simply apply the “Shorter699” and/or “FLYHAWKS” codes to receive great deals and support our Shorter students!

Refer a Student

Shorter alumni are some of our best recruiters. Countless students are studying on the Hill today because one of our graduates or former students told them about the Shorter Experience. Because we realize the value of you sharing your experience, we want to encourage more alumni to be involved in the recruiting process. We have developed a Student Referral Form to help make the task of referring students to the Shorter University Admissions Office easier. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the information; simply fill in what you can.

Reunions and Events

Each year the University hosts our annual alumni weekend at Homecoming. We strive to provide enjoyable engagement opportunities to relive cherished memories while creating new ones. If you and your classmates are interested in hosting a special reunion email to take advantage of all of the wonderful resources your Alumni Relations Office has to offer!

Social Media Networking

Become a fan of The Official Shorter University fan page, the Shorter Hawk alumni page, and Shorter University Alumni Association on Facebook, follow the Alumni Association on Twitter and join the Shorter University Alumni Association LinkedIn group exclusively for Shorter University alumni.


The Shorter University Alumni Association’s Alumni Governing Board continues to work diligently to raise support for student scholarships. Currently, there are three scholarship awards annually: the Alumni Leadership Scholarship, the Carol Williams Kirby Alumni Service Scholarship and the Dr. Wayne W. Dempsey Memorial Alumni Legacy Scholarship. The awards process begins with a call for nominations from the faculty and staff of Shorter University and nominees are reviewed and selected by the Scholarship Committee of the Alumni Governing Board.

  • The Alumni Leadership Scholarship is given to students who exhibit proven leadership skills through on-campus activities and who demonstrate the desire and potential to use these skills as members of the Shorter University Alumni Association.
  • The Carol Williams Kirby Service Scholarship is designed to recognize and reward Shorter students who have a demonstrated desire to serve on behalf of Shorter, both on campus and in the community.
  • The Dr. Wayne W. Dempsey Memorial Legacy Award is presented to a student who has a parent or sibling who holds a degree from Shorter University.

For more information on how students may be nominated, email


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Volunteer Opportunities

The Shorter University Alumni Association (SUAA) promotes the ongoing connection of alumni with the university by providing opportunities for alumni to share their time, talent and treasure. May it be serving on the Alumni Governing Board, helping at an event or mentoring a current student, we have an opportunity for you! If you are interested in volunteering for the SUAA, contact the Alumni Relations office at 706-292-3905 or email

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