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Talk with Ray Alvarez about his education at Shepherd and his love for the school shines through in all he remembers. He credits a $100 private scholarship for making the difference to allow him to attend college and continue working to help support his family.
This former student body president from Charles Town carved out a career as an international executive with Honeywell. Ray's travels led him around the world, and he became known for the Shepherd hat he wore everywhere. He is the subject of a nationally recognized book on successfully managing change and says, "Shepherd provided me with a first-class education which enabled me to stand shoulder to shoulder with the ivy league graduates with whom I worked."
He currently serves as the president of the Shepherd University Foundation and the Scarborough Society. His intense interest in supporting faculty excellence and student scholarships has led him and his wife, Mary, to endow three funds. As vice chair of the Create the Future campaign, his strategic business sense is invaluable to Shepherd's fundraising efforts.
"Mary and I believe supporting Shepherd is a wise investment in helping the University serve future generations of students as well as it served our generation," said Ray.