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11th Annual Scarborough Society Gala

The Great Gatsby



Many guests embraced the gala's theme by donning attire reminiscent of the Roaring Twenties, including Scott Beard, Shepherd University’s graduate dean and associate vice president for academic affairs.


Presenting sponsors of the 11th Annual Scarborough Society Gala and their spouses pose with Shepherd University Foundation President Ramon A. Alvarez ’62 and Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley. (From l.) : Michael ’89 and Wendy Smith, Valley Proteins, Inc.; Martin and Marlyn Keesecker, BB&T Wealth Management; Ramon and Mary Alvarez; Stephen and Kathy Morris, Jefferson Security Bank; Suzanne Shipley and Randall Wadsworth. 

Mike and Carol Witt of Winchester, VA, lent their 1932 Packard as the  photo backdrop for the event.

The gala's elaborate decor and table centerpieces included arty deco painted mannequin heads and lifesize mannequins dressed in 1920's attire.

Winnie Bernat and Michael and Susan Whalton were among the gala's guests who got into character with retro-inspired evening wear.


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