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New scholarship created in support of Ram Band color guard

ISSUED: 15 May 2023

SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — A new endowed scholarship at Shepherd University will support Jefferson High School and Washington High School graduates who participated in their high school band color guard and who are in Shepherd’s Ram Band color guard.

The Kathy Windle Ram Band Color Guard Scholarship was established by Wesley Windle in memory of his wife, Kathy, to support future generations of students and to carry on Kathy’s legacy of music, movement, and compassion.

Photo of Kathy Windle tilting her head and looking into the camera.Kathy was a performer, businesswoman, educator, trainer, and award-winning choreographer. In addition to owning New Hopewell Center for the Arts and working on choreography and shows throughout her community, Kathy also instructed the color guards for the Jefferson High School Band and Shepherd University Ram Band. Her passion for music and movement was widespread and influenced the lives of thousands of students. Now, Kathy’s passion for education will continue to change lives through the Kathy Windle Ram Band Color Guard Scholarship.

Kathy was born in Decatur, Alabama, and grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 1996, she moved to Kearneysville, West Virginia. Outside of music and choreography, her greatest love was her gardens. She loved everything about them, from the melody of the wind chimes to the vibrancy of the flowers.

To learn more about creating a named fund through the Shepherd University Foundation, call 304-876-5397 or visit the Shepherd University Foundation website.

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