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In the photo above, retiring president Dr. Harold E. Newman is congratulated by Shorter alumna Betty Zane Morris (’55) during his retirement celebration. The event was held Tuesday, April 26, in the Winthrop-King Centre. Representatives of the Rome community, local government, the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce, Shorter alumni, faculty and staff, and the Shorter University Board of Trustees took part in the program, heralding Dr. Newman’s contributions during his 26 years at Shorter including the six he served as president.
As the end of our fiscal year approaches, please consider the impact you can make in the life of a student by making a gift to the Shorter Fund today. Donating to Shorter is a great way to help students fulfill the dream of a college education, and it takes gifts from alumni and friends to create the Shorter experience.
Please give now, our fiscal year ends May 31.
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Did you know?
Did you know that Shorter Athletics has partnered with a company called Career Athletes? They’ve joined together in order to provide online career education, guidance and networking opportunities for both current and former athletes. Career Athletes provides a platform for current student-athletes to connect with former student-athlete mentors who can provide professional guidance.
Dominique Woods, a junior sport management major at Shorter, is working to expand the Shorter network by encouraging alumni and student-athlete participation. Click here www.careerathletes.com/mentor_signup.php.
Staff members were just arriving to work and students were readying for exams on Wednesday, April 27, as the first round of storms swept through Rome. Thankfully no one was injured on campus though numerous trees were uprooted and some buildings, including High Acres, sustained damage. High Acres houses the Admissions staff, which was relocated to the Austin Moses Room on campus for a few days while initial repairs were made and power was restored.
The evening storms did not bring any further serious damage to the campus. Dr. Harold E. Newman, president of Shorter, said, “We are very blessed that God protected us during the storms. We are greatly appreciative of the work of our campus community to restore the campus to normal as well as the help we received from contractors and members of the GBC Disaster Relief Team. Our hearts go out to our neighbors and friends in Northwest Georgia, Alabama and throughout the Southeast who sustained much more serious damage and who also are dealing with the loss of loved ones. Please continue to remember those affected by the storms in your thoughts and prayers.”
Shorter’s commencement exercises will be held this coming weekend, and we proudly welcome Dr. J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Convention, as the featured speaker. Commencement ceremonies will take place on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7. Three ceremonies are planned including one at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6 (for traditional program and master’s graduates), one at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7 (for Associate of Science and Bachelor of Science in Education graduates from the College of Adult and Professional Programs) and one at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 (for Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Management graduates from CAPP). All ceremonies will be held in the Winthrop-King Centre on Shorter’s Rome campus.
Our All-Girl Cheer Squad recently made history by capturing its third straight national championship in the All-Girl Intermediate II Division at the NCA National Cheerleading Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. Shorter's final total marked the highest score the team has posted at a national championship since it started competing at the NCA Nationals. This latest national championship runs Shorter's team national championship total to four -- the cheerleading program now has three team national crowns while Shorter's men's indoor track team captured the school's first and only NAIA national championship in March.
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