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Foundation to host donors and scholars reception November 10

ISSUED: 1 November 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — Shepherd University President Suzanne Shipley and the Shepherd University Foundation will host a reception for donors and scholars from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 10 in the Erma Ora Byrd Hall atrium.

The biennial event honors and thanks donors who sponsor Shepherd University Foundation scholarship, faculty excellence, and program awards, as well as to recognize the outstanding students and faculty members who have successfully competed for those awards in that time frame.

“This event is a time to recognize and honor the enduring values of hard work and commitment shown by our scholars who compete for these private awards,” said Monica Lingenfelter, executive vice president of the Shepherd University Foundation. “It’s a heartwarming chance to allow our donors to personally meet the extraordinary students they have invested in with their gifts of time and treasure.”

The program will feature President Shipley, scholarship recipients Jason Carnes and Charlee Fox, and a special musical performance by the Shepherd University Scene Stealers. Highlighting the reception will be an opportunity for donors, scholars, and volunteer leaders to mingle and take photos with Shipley. Family and friends of the student scholars are invited to attend.

More than 500 endowed and annually funded awards are provided through private gifts to the Foundation. Establishing a named endowed or annually funded award is a simple way to create a long lasting and beneficial legacy and can be done by contacting the Foundation Office. For more information, contact the Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV 25443, 304-876-5397, email

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