Celebrate Shorter Event to Celebrate Student Achievement

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Celebrate Shorter will be held at Shorter University on Wednesday, April 19. The event will take place at 11 a.m. in Brookes Chapel and at noon in the Eubanks Room.

“The purpose of Celebrate Shorter is to recognize and celebrate the excellent work that students do here at Shorter, as well as to honor God as we are called to live a life for him,” according to the university Honors Committee, the sponsor for the event.

Celebrate Shorter is open to the public and will include both a presentation session and a poster session. Student presentations will take place at 11 a.m. in Brookes Chapel, and poster sessions will be held at noon in the Eubanks Room.

Students were invited to submit an abstract/proposal that demonstrated academic excellence in their chosen field. All submissions were reviewed by the Celebrate Shorter committee, and then eleven submissions were selected for presentation.

The selected student presenters will be:

  • Senior Communication Arts major Caleb Britt
  • Senior Communication Arts major Ashtin Hyde
  • Junior Accounting major Hannah Lambert
  • Senior Piano Pedagogy and Piano double major Jordan Walker

Students selected to participate in the poster session include:

  • Senior Communication Arts major Maggie Pruitt
  • Junior Communication Arts major Jessica Darnell
  • Junior Communication Arts major Colby Fisher
  • Junior Youth Ministry major Abbey Jacks
  • Junior Youth Ministry major Brandon Toro
  • Junior English Education, Liberal Arts and English triple major Madison Hunt
  • Sophomore Communication Arts major Gabriella Mendez

Written by Public Relations Student Writer Ashtin Hyde


Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter University on its list of Best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at