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Fall 2013 Feature Event:

CCA Tour and Inspired Philanthropy Presentation

by Rebecca Powers,

Founder of Impact Austin

Thurs., Oct. 17. 2013


Free and open to the public; Reservations required by Thurs., Oct. 10

Women for SU

Common Reading Program

Book Club

Tues., Nov. 5, 2013, 3pm

McMurran Hall

Reservations required

by Oct. 30

5th Annual Common Ground

International Book Fest and

Business Expo

(Free and open to the public)

Sat., Mar. 1, 2014


Wellness Center

Click here to learn more!

Ticketed luncheon will include a presentation by retired diplomat and author

Patricia McArdle

"A Game of Strategy: Competition and Diplomacy"

(Tickets are $10 and must be reserved by Feb. 21, 2014; contact the SUF to reserve)

Nibblin's Night Out

Friday, Mar. 14, 6:30pm

Nibblin's in Winchester, VA

Estimated Cost $45/person

Reservations required by

Fri., Feb. 28, 2014

"Embracing Change

with Grace and Style"

Panel, Fashion Show,

and High Tea

Sun., Apr. 13, 2014


Erma Ora Byrd Hall

Free and open to the public;

Reservations required

by Fri. Apr. 4, 2014



The next WSU Planning Committee Meeting will be held on Wed., Nov. 20, 2013 at 5:30pm in McMurran Hall.

WSU Planning Committee:

Ann Hummer

Sue Mentzer-Blair

Bonnie Brannon

Betty Lowe

Beverly Hughes

Kathie Campbell

Liz Oates

Carolyn Fleenor

Judy Childs

Valerie Owens

Diana Gore

Pamela Ellis

Anne Anikis

Emily Bannon

Maritta Grau

Heidi Hanrahan

Dawn Hatzer

Sarah Metsbower

Rita Mihalik

Kyle Paradise

Patti Stuckey

Rose Thomas



The Women for Shepherd University

Women are responsible for and making decisions about eldercare, retirement, estate planning, and more. However, their family and financial responsibilities are growing faster than their knowledge. Bringing women together in a low-key, social forum to present information on financial, healthcare, and other issues can demystify the process and offer solutions.

By engaging with the University community to learn first-hand about Shepherd University today and the positive impact volunteer leadership can have, women are inspired by their connections to each other. Women-centered programs will offer opportunities to learn about solutions for life issues they are facing, presented by trusted experts within a community of peers.

We encourage all women to learn more about this group. Please see our calendar of upcoming events!

“Shepherd’s history has been shaped by powerful women—from academic leaders like Ruth Scarborough and Sara Cree to the impressive body of alumnae we are proud to claim. Women for Shepherd University captures and builds upon this great resource of energy, creativity, and dedication to the alma mater that adds meaning to our lives. Together, Shepherd’s women will help to fashion a remarkable future for a great university!”

Dr. Suzanne Shipley
Shepherd University

Mission Statement

The mission of The Women for Shepherd University is to to provide a forum for women of Shepherd University to connect with one another for personal and professional growth.

The Women for Shepherd University is a network of alumnae, faculty, and friends. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the University, the community, and in their own lives. These are women making a difference and finding strength and solutions for their life changes.

Purpose and Goals

Inspire: Create a sense of community for women to connect with one another and build relationships. The Women for Shepherd University is composed of a group of like-minded women who actively promote volunteer and philanthropic leadership at Shepherd University.

Share: Provide a forum for the Women for Shepherd University to develop relationships, share expertise, and support each other through life and career transitions.

Educate and Learn: Host topic-based events including, but not limited to, the following areas:

Money matters for Wise Women
Women and Wellness
Women Embracing Change
Connecting Through Social Media

Have Fun! Engage women in the academic and
cultural life of Shepherd University through local events and activities. Potential activities include wine tastings, book clubs, giving circles, cooking demos, athletic clinics, poetry readings, lectures, panel discussions, musical performances, and holistic wellness exploration.




Ways to Give

Shepherd University Foundation | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5397 | 800-344-5231 | FAX 304-876-5004