Get Involved – Shorter University

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Alumni Association Board

Alumni are eligible to be nominated to serve on the Alumni Association Board, a group of alumni who give of their time through service to the University and financially support the University. To nominate a fellow alumni or share your interest in serving on the Board, email

Distinguished Alumni Awards

Each year at Homecoming, we celebrate the Shorter graduates receiving our Distinguished Alumni Awards.

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.

To learn more, visit or contact the Alumni Relations office at (706) 292-3905, or

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 “Shorter799” and/or “FLYHAWKS” codes to receive great deals and support our Shorter students!

Reunions and Events

Each year the University hosts our Homecoming event. If you and your classmates are interested in hosting a reunion, email

Social Media Networking

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


The Shorter University Alumni Association’s 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 Association 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.


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Volunteer Opportunities

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