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Inauguration Partnerships

Supporting Student Scholarships at Shepherd University

For the first time in its 145-year history, Shepherd University is being led by a Shepherd graduate. Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., a 1974 alumna of Shepherd and a native of Shepherdstown, has returned to Shepherd University after a nationally-recognized career in cancer research. Dr. Hendrix’s most recent position was president and chief scientific officer of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago’s Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

A series of public events to welcome Dr. Hendrix as the 16th president of Shepherd University will be held on April 8-10, and we invite partners to support student scholarships in honor of this milestone in Shepherd’s history. Inauguration partners will be recognized as follows:

Platinum Partner: $10,000

Gold Partner: $5,000

Silver Partner: $2,500

Bronze Partner: $1,000

Please contact Charles Blachford at 304-261-9207 or to for more information.