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Alumna Tiffany Lawrence creates new scholarship for business majors

ISSUED: 27 March 2020
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — The Shepherd University Foundation announces the creation of a new annually funded scholarship award for business majors at Shepherd University. The Tiffany E. Lawrence, D.E.L. Scholarship was established by Shepherd alumna Tiffany E. Lawrence in support of incoming freshmen from Jefferson County who are pursuing a major in the College of Business. The first award will be made for the 2020-2021 academic year.

A native of Shepherdstown, Lawrence graduated from Shepherd with a B.S. in business administration and political science. She also holds a Doctorate in Executive Leadership from the University of Charleston and an M.B.A. from Shenandoah University.

Lawrence has an extensive background in corporate, civic, and governmental management at the local, state, and regional levels that includes serving three terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates from 2008 through 2014. Additionally, she held the title of Miss West Virginia and represented the state at the Miss America competition in 2007.

Lawrence credits her Shepherd experience with helping her achieve personal and professional success. She has chosen to create her named scholarship with the hope of helping current students who want to establish their footing in the local and regional business community.

“Through the support of various faculty, staff, alumni, and peers, my time at Shepherd helped kick-start my academic and professional careers,” she said. “It’s an honor to be able to help pave the way for another Shepherd student in this manner.”

To learn more about creating a named fund through the Shepherd University Foundation, contact Monica Lingenfelter, Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397, or visit

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