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Alumni Recognition Programs

To be considered for the 2021-2022 year, nominations must be received by June 1! All nominations received after that point will be considered for the 2022-2023 year.

Outstanding Alumnus/A Of The Year Award

2020-21 Recipients:

Sue Mentzer-Blair ’72

CLICK HERE for a full list of award recipients.

The Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award is an opportunity to recognize an alumnus for their dedication and volunteer commitments that have significantly enhanced the goals and mission of Shepherd University and the Shepherd University Alumni Association. The award recipient will have given of themselves for the enrichment of others, the University and the betterment of the community.

Nominations are taken throughout the year and are chosen by a selection committee during the annual June SUAA Board of Directors meeting. The recipient is then notified and honored during Homecoming Weekend.

Download the Outstanding Alumnus/a of the Year Nomination Criteria & Form and return it to via mail or e-mail as indicated at the bottom this page.

Shepherd University’s Finest Under 40

The Shepherd University Alumni Association developed a new annual program to recognize young alumni who are leading the way in business, research, leadership, community, artistic, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The alumni are chosen by a selection committee based on their professional expertise and achievements, as well as dedication to charitable and community projects.

2020-21 Class:

Mary Beth Group ’03, Tiffany Lawrence ’04, Matt Long ’07, Hannah Williams-McNamee ’11, Jessica Salfia ’12, Kevin Pawlak ’14

CLICK HERE for a full list of award recipients.

Nominations are taken annually beginning each fall semester. Recipients will be notified in the spring semester.

Download the Finest Under 40 Criteria & Nomiation Form and return it to Katie Gordon, Alumni & Annual Giving Coordinator, via mail or e-mail as indicated at the bottom of this page.

Return all nominations to

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Shepherd University Alumni Association                
PO Box 5000
Shepherdstown, WV 25443