A Georgia Baptist Institution
Shorter University Advancement Division adds three staff members
July 3, 2012 - Shorter University has hired three staff members in its Office for University Advancement. Neely Raper, a 2000 graduate of Shorter, is serving as Director of Development. Sheri Ransome has been named Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving. Both began work at Shorter in June. In addition, Loni Beth Jones, a 2011 Shorter graduate, was recently hired to serve as Office Coordinator for the Advancement division.
“We are definitely excited about the new additions to our team,” said Bert Epting, vice president for university advancement at Shorter. “The experience they bring to annual giving, development, and the alumni experience will make for many opportunities to engage and grow the Shorter Family for years to come. They are passionate about higher education and passionate about serving the Lord in all they do. We are blessed to have Sheri, Neely and Loni Beth as a part of the Shorter Family.”
Mr. Raper graduated from Shorter with a Bachelor of Science in Management. A longtime volunteer for Ducks Unlimited, he currently serves on that organization’s state committee as State Chairman Elect. In this post, he manages and leads a large group of volunteers in fundraising efforts. As a field expert for Drake Waterfowl, he received the 2011 Conservation Champion Award. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family and training his Labrador Retrievers. He and his wife, April, have been married for 15 years and have two children: Sam, 13, and Holly, 9. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Ransome graduated from Troy State University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Communication Arts. She served as chair of the Staff Advisory Council at Samford University and is active in the Alabama chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, currently serving as vice president for education of that organization. Her article, “Special Report: 10 Ways to Prime Your Annual Fund Campaign,” was published in Successful Fund Raising.
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