Anna-Claire Hart ’20 | Psychology Major with a Spanish Minor
Shenandoah was the place I came to in a time when I felt totally lost. I was not here nor there, I didn't know who I wanted to be. But now, I am confident in who I am, I believe it when people tell me I am capable of anything. At Shenandoah, I've learned that no one fits into the boxes society makes for us, and that is beautiful.
Danealia Simmons '20 | Mathematics Major with a Criminal Justice minor
Shenandoah is special to me because of all the friends I have made here. The small size of the campus makes it possible to meet so many people that I may never have met otherwise. I've made from friends from all sorts of backgrounds with incredibly different interest that I probably wouldn't have ever spoken to if we hadn't shared a class together.
Rachel Sherman ’18 | Psychology Major with a Professional & Popular Writing Minor
There were multiple reasons I chose Shenandoah. Primarily location and the fact that my siblings graduated here were heavy in my thought process. I had only heard good things about the school. My brother and sister talked about how SU treats its students and faculty like family. Considering I was coming from a much larger school where I was viewed as a number, it was amazing to actually be thought of as a person. In transferring, there were issues with getting my transcripts from my previous school and the Shenandoah faculty (specifically Salli Hamilton) were a saving grace with getting me in classes and prepared for my degree. I knew that this school would take care of me and I loved that.
Clelia Wilson ’20 | Nursing Major with a Spanish Minor
SU is special to me because it allows me to be who I want to be. With access to bible studies, I am able to get spiritual growth and become the person I'm meant to be. Although people come and go, it will always feel like home to me.
Jason Euman ’21 | Sport Management
What makes Shenandoah special to me is the community feeling. I love the opportunities given that many big schools do not offer. Here I am a name not a number. My professors know me on a first name basis. Being at Shenandoah has taught me that through hard work and competition, the possibilities are endless of what you can achieve.
Lynn Taggart ’19 | Physician Assistant Studies
When I decided to pursue PA school, the reputation of Shenandoah's program immediately put it on the top of my list. When I came for my interview day, the interactions I had with the current students and faculty and learning about the module-based approach to learning solidified Shenandoah as my top choice. Now that I am almost a year into my program, I cannot imagine doing this terrifyingly wonderful experience anywhere else.
Nancy Wharton ’18 | Respiratory Care
I had completed my undergraduate degree at a different four-year college and was looking to further my education in a more specific area of health care. After looking at different options, I really valued how much Shenandoah seemed to care about their students and the environment that was on campus. Being from a local area, I had heard things about Shenandoah in the community but being on campus made things seem like an exact fit for what I was looking for. Since I was coming from the perspective of looking at the health care field, I was really impressed with everything that is available on campus at the Health and Life Science Building, as well as the outreach Shenandoah has with clinical sites.
Stephen Klawa ’18 | Chemistry Major with a Biology Minor and Mathematics Minor
Shenandoah is special to me because of the small campus atmosphere that it provides which helped me to get involved with research. I never knew that I would want to go into research as a career until I started research at SU.