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Shepherd named a college of distinction

ISSUED: 14 August 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University has been honored as a College of Distinction for the 2014-15 school year. The College of Distinction designation is given to select schools to honor their excellence in student-focused higher education. Shepherd was found to excel in all Four Distinctions and will receive a personal profile on the Colleges of Distinction website.

Colleges of Distinction is a web-based guide for high school juniors and seniors seeking a school that is nationally recognized and highly recommended by professionals in the field of education. Colleges and universities are nominated for participation by high school counselors, and then evaluated using qualitative and quantitative research. Schools selected must excel in the four distinctions: engaged students, great teaching, vibrant communities, and successful outcomes. The colleges and universities are not ranked and instead are members of a consortium of other equally impressive schools.

To view Shepherd’s profile or to find more information about the online guide visit

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