The Shenandoah University School of Business will host its Third Legacy Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 11, at Winchester Country Club. The annual event raises funds for scholarships that support first-generation high-achieving local students who want to major in business.
The tournament is run each spring by students taking the Management Theory & Practice class taught by School of Business Dean Astrid Sheil, Ph.D., with direction and support from Executives-in-Residence Anita Shull and Chelsea Hester, co-founders of Project MyVibe and members of the School of Business Board of Advisors.
Our students work behind the scenes, running the tournament like a business. They’re out in the community engaging community sponsors, applying skills in sales, marketing and logistics, and bringing everything together to benefit future generations of students.”
Astrid Sheil, Ph.D., Dean of the Shenandoah University School of Business
Leaving a legacy behind for others is hard work and takes effort that forces our students outside their comfort zones. They learn to understand the expectations, learn how to meet them, contribute their part, and lift others along the way. This experience not only transforms their learning but engages them in leaving a legacy behind for others.”
Chelsea Hester, entrepreneur, co-founder of Project MyVibe, Executive in Residence, and member of the School of Business Board of Advisors
The Shenandoah University School of Business Legacy Scholarship (Legacy Scholarship), established in 2021, is perpetually funded by proceeds from the Legacy Golf Tournament as well as ongoing gifts provided by donors. It is awarded to high-achieving business students who have demonstrated financial need with a preference for local, first-generation students.
Winchester resident Paula Dominguez ’23, a second-year Bachelor of Business Administration/Concentration in Accounting student, was the first recipient of the Legacy Scholarship, awarded in May 2022.
This project is just more than a golf tournament. It’s taking charge of your education for the next students and the next generation, to leave a legacy.”
Paula Dominguez, School of Business, BBA/Concentration in Accounting
The Legacy Scholarship is permanently restricted and managed as part of the overall endowment of Shenandoah University. Any individual or organization may add to this fund at any time through direct gifts, properties, securities, trusts or bequests in order to enhance the number and/or size of the awards being made.
A nontraditional class such as this teaches you a lot of the real-life skills that you need in business.”
W. Michael Perry, president of Perry Engineering Company and chair of the Shenandoah University Board of Trustees.
The Perry Engineering Company has served as a Legacy Tournament Sponsor since 2021. This year, Winchester Printers, a full-service commercial printer in Winchester, Virginia, serves as the event’s Legacy Scholarship Sponsor.
We want to thank all community members and supporters who have participated and continue to support the Shenandoah University Business Legacy Scholarship. The Legacy Scholarship is always open, and we want to encourage anyone who wants to support local students to donate to this fund.”
Anita Shull, CPA, co-founder of Project MyVibe, Executive in Residence, and member of the School of Business Board of Advisors
To sponsor the golf tournament or donate to the Legacy Scholarship, visit su.edu/legacygolf.