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Season’s Greetings from Shepherd

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Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix ’74, the first Shepherd graduate to become president, was inaugurated in April.

Invenergy’s Michael Polsky introduced an internship opportunity at the Beech Ridge facility during the Presidential Inauguration.

Shepherd contributed $91.1 million in economic impact affecting Berkeley and Jefferson counties.

Shepherd was the only public college in West Virginia to be named to the 2016-17 Colleges of Distinction list.

A Center for Regional Innovation was launched in September.

Professor Sonya Evanisko was named 2015 West Virginia Professor of the Year in March.

A new series of banners was installed on campus highlighting recent programs.

The new residence hall-Potomac Place-groundbreaking ceremony was held in June.
(A public-private partnership with Shepherd University Foundation)

The Business 2020 fundraising campaign was launched to establish a School of Business.

Shepherd’s athletics program received support from Smallwood and Small Hospitality Pavilion sponsors.

A Veterans Center opened as the new home for student veterans in February.

Shepherd collaborated with eight local elementary schools on gardening education and Smarter Lunchroom programs.

Baccalaureate and master’s degrees were awarded to 738 students in May.

A $1.75 million Student-Athlete Performance Center fundraising campaign was announced in November.

The inaugural President’s Lecture Series brought intellectual conversations to campus.

Student Relief Fund launched to aid students affected by West Virginia floods.

Community members, students, alumni, and local businesses volunteered to restore Popodicon gardens and home.

Dr. Amy DeWitt and guide dog trainee Luther were featured in USA TODAY on Election Day.