Denzel B. White ’15 chose Shenandoah after having the opportunity to hear former School of Business Dean Miles Davis, Ph.D., speak to prospective students. “Shenandoah University is an excellent institution where you will not only grow academically/professionally, but will grow and develop into a great human being.”
White took full advantage of his time at Shenandoah because he was not only a student, but an active participant in extracurricular activities and university clubs. He was a member of the football, track and field and cross country teams, and played intramural basketball. He also attended athletic events, the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival® and enjoyed hanging out with his friends in the Brandt Student Center.
White is an assistant principal for Suffolk Public Schools in Virginia. In his role, he ensures that the school achieves its goals. White also serves the stakeholders of the Suffolk community. Prior to working his way up to being an assistant principal, White was a teacher and the dean of students.
The most rewarding parts of White’s career are being a mentor for the students, watching his students walk across the stage at graduation, seeing how much they have grown since their first year and celebrating his students successes and achievements. “My love to serve others came from time as a student at Shenandoah University,” said White.
White’s Shenandoah education laid the foundation for him as an educator and life-long learner. He carried the knowledge and experiences he obtained as a student into his professional career.
White’s advice to students is: “Don’t be afraid to dream big and chase your dreams with all your heart. Follow your heart and not a paycheck. Remember what it was like to be a kid and to have dreams. Dream big like you did as a kid.”