Office of Donor & Alumni Relations
Emily Burner ’16, D.Prof.
Executive Director of Donor & Alumni Relations
(540) 665-3489 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Burner serves as executive director of donor & alumni relations for Shenandoah University and is responsible for the planning and implementation of programs and projects that strategically engage alumni and that provide tangible benefits to alumni and current students. Emily holds a bachelor of arts degree from Randolph-Macon College (Major: Political Science/Minors: Speech Communication, Journalism & Spanish); a master of science degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University (Major: Broadcast Journalism); and a doctor of professional studies degree from Shenandoah University (Major: Organizational Leadership). Emily has worked for Shenandoah University since 2008, previously serving in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Office of Marketing & Communications. Prior to joining Shenandoah University, she spent two years as a reporter and producer for TV3 Winchester, the city’s former ABC affiliate. Emily is a member of the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber board of directors, a co-chair of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® Publicity & Promotion Committee, a proud alumna of the Randolph-Macon Women’s Basketball program, and previously served as a Randolph-Macon College Society of Alumni board member.
Assistant Director of Donor & Alumni Relations – Events
(540) 678-4375 | email@example.com
Tina Stowell serves as assistant director of donor & alumni relations for Shenandoah University and provides leadership for alumni and advancement special events programs, as well as many university-wide special events. Stowell plans and executes all aspects of the university’s main alumni events, including Homecoming, Dayton Alumni Weekend and the Conservatory Alumni Reunion. A proud Winchester native, she joined Shenandoah in 2014. Prior to joining the university, Stowell served as director of marketing at Historic Jordan Springs in Stephenson, Virginia; account executive for TV3 Winchester, the city’s former ABC affiliate; and sales manager for Independence Air.
Harley Ryan ’16
Assistant Director of Donor & Alumni Relations – Marketing & Design
(540) 665-5574 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Harley Ryan serves as the assistant director of donor & alumni relations for Shenandoah University and is responsible for all alumni print and online communications material. Harley holds an associate of arts and sciences degree from Lord Fairfax Community College (Major: Liberal Arts) and a bachelor of arts degree from Shenandoah University (Major: Mass Communications/Minor: Business Administration). While studying at Shenandoah, she gained plenty of work experience through multiple internships. Harley had the opportunity to intern with SU’s Office of Marketing & Communications’ Assistant Creative Director and Senior Designer Colby Smith, Sodexo, the City of Winchester and the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. Harley is a Winchester native and can’t be happier to call her alma mater her home.
(540) 678-4459 | email@example.com
Colleen Large serves as the development writer for Shenandoah University and is responsible for writing and editing all printed and online materials for the Office of Donor & Alumni Relations and assists in the writing and editing of materials produced by the Office of Advancement. Colleen holds a bachelor of arts degree and master of arts degree from James Madison University (Major: Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication). While in college, Colleen was on the editorial staff of the university yearbook and was the communications assistant for the College of Business. Formerly the administrative assistant in the Office of Annual Giving, Colleen worked closely with the students from the Student Advancement Relations Society (STARS) and from the ‘Doah Dialers Phonathon program. Colleen’s writing continues to blossom outside of the workplace on a local food website and on her personal blog, The Wild Woman.
(540) 665-4511 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzanne Cole is an administrative assistant for the Office of Donor & Alumni Relations at Shenandoah University supporting the team of Emily Burner, Tina Stowell, Harley Ryan and Colleen Large. She is responsible for managing the alumni budget; sending out birthday, baby and Shenandoah Sweetheart cards; assisting with Alumni Board and Dayton Alumni meetings; and facilitating Outstanding Graduate and Distinguished Alumni awards. Suzanne holds both a bachelor of arts and a master of arts degree in literature from the University of Houston/ Clear Lake. She is originally from Houston, Texas, and prior to coming to Shenandoah University, she was a secondary English teacher for many years. Suzanne lives in Marlowe, West Virginia, with her husband and two pugs.