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|VIRTUALLY SHORTER APRIL 2010|
We want you to be a part of the excitement on June 1, 2010! On that day, Shorter College will officially become Shorter University. Shorter’s administration and staff have put together a day to celebrate our heritage and excellence as well as the promise of this exciting new chapter. Please make plans now to join us on June 1 and be a part of history in the making.
A concert, featuring Christian recording artists Rebecca St. James and Jonny Diaz, will help us open a new chapter in Shorter’s history. The concert is planned June 1 at 6 p.m. at the Rome City Auditorium. Advance tickets for the event are $5 for students and $8 for adults. All tickets will be $10 at the door; however, seating is limited and admission is not guaranteed. For tickets, call the Shorter College Box Office at 706-233-7288.
Shorter will also host a full day of events to mark the launch of Shorter University. Those events include a 10 a.m. sign unveiling and dedication ceremony at the main entrance to the Rome campus and open houses from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the main Rome campus, the Robert H. Ledbetter College of Business facilities in the MidTown Crossing Shopping Center, and the School of Nursing in the Coosa Medical Building, 20 Riverbend Dr. SW (in Riverbend Mall).
Also offered that evening will be Shorter University Night with the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium. Shorter President Dr. Harold E. Newman will throw out the first pitch for the 7 p.m. game in which the Rome Braves take on the Augusta Green Jackets. For tickets to the game, visit www.romebraves.com or call 706-378-5144.
On Saturday, May 8, Shorter College will welcome approximately 459 graduates into the Shorter family. Commencement ceremonies will take place inside the Winthrop-King Centre at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Shorter alumna Phyllis Tickle will be the featured guest speaker.
MORE ALUMNI NEWS
Senior fullback A.J. Cooley has a chance to become Shorter College’s first football player to go onto play in the NFL. Cooley will report to the Jacksonville Jaguars' Rookie Camp in May and more than likely return with a contract. Cooley certainly represented well in his Hawks' career, departing the program as its all-time leading rusher with 4,111 yards and 50 rushing touchdowns.
Shorter College recently donated 20 laptop computers to Rome’s Youth for Christ and the Open Door Children’s Home. The laptops were currently not in use by the college and instead of selling them, Shorter opted to donate them to local organizations in need.
“If you doubt that you have the ability to witness to others, that’s good. It has never been about our personal abilities — it’s about a willing heart that allows Christ to work in you and through you.” That’s the lesson that Shorter College junior Courtney Trippe took away from Shorter’s recent “On Mission Celebration.” Trippe, a missions minor from Villa Rica, was one of dozens of Shorter College students who learned from current and retired missionaries visiting the campus recently.
Shorter College’s Greek community held a “Coins for Christ” penny fundraiser on campus as part of the college’s Greek Week celebration. More than $1,600 was collected through donations of pennies and spare change. The money raised was given as a donation to the Rome-Floyd County Youth for Christ program.
Know of a current college student that would benefit from taking classes online this summer? Tell them about Shorter’s online program. Shorter will offer more than one dozen online courses this summer as part of its growing program of online learning.
Shorter College voice students had an impressive showing at the recent Southeastern Regional National Association of Teachers of Singing held at Stetson University. Shorter students earned 14 awards in categories including classical performance and musical theatre.
The Shorter College All-Girl cheerleading squad has become the first Shorter team to win consecutive national championships. The Hawks' squad made it back-to-back national championships by taking first place recently in the All-Girl II Intermediate division at the 2010 NCA Cheerleading Nationals in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Shorter's women's track and field team secured its second straight Mid-South Conference crown, beating second place University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) by 98 points. Additionally, the men’s track and field, winners of the past two Mid-South Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships, made it three by taking first place at the conference meet held at the Stockmeister Track & Field Complex on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.
The No. 17-ranked Lady Hawks captured a first-place finish in the three-team, one-day North Georgia Invitational recently at the Achasta Golf Club in Dahlonega, Ga.
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