Here at Shenandoah, we give. That’s what we do. It’s kinda our thing. We help others: co-workers, classmates, people in the community, and people around the world.
We also like to give an insight into what’s been going on throughout the year through our year-end Top 10, which we like to break into our Top 5 video posts of the year and Top 5 stories of the year. But this year, we’ve decided to give a bit more, by sharing our Top 10 Facebook posts of the year. We just love to give so much. We just can’t stop the giving.
So, without further ado, here are our Top 5’s x2 and our Facebook Top 10, all of which reveal what a remarkable 2017 we’ve had at Shenandoah.
Top 5 Shenandoah University Website Posts of 2017
April 3, 2017
Shenandoah University and Inova announced a collaborative partnership to educate the next generation of healthcare professionals with an emphasis on population health, pharmacogenomics, and other new healthcare technologies.
February 4, 2017
Shenandoah Conservatory announced the winners of the 2017 Student Soloists Competition (SSC) on behalf of the SSC committee—Shengbo Lin, saxophone; Richard Jeric, piano; Kirstie Lynn Mosher, soprano; Eoín Fleming, piano; Sarah Levering, soprano and Jacob Moyer, clarinet.
January 11, 2017
Shenandoah Conservatory appointed Julian Schwarz, M.M., as assistant professor of cello beginning August 2017. Regarded as a one of the leading cellists in the twenty-first century, Schwarz succeeded Clyde Thomas Shaw, M.M., who retired at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
March 19, 2017
This year, six alumni from an array of performing arts disciplines were chosen by conservatory faculty and leadership to receive one of two awards—the Alumnus of Excellence Award and the Rising Star Alumni Award.
January 26, 2017
Floyd Norman, Disney’s first African-American animator, shared his story about his pioneering work in the world of animation. His presentation allowed participants to engage in thoughtful dialogue about how they may enter careers in the arts.
Top 5 Videos Posted by Shenandoah in 2017
Top 10 Facebook Posts of 2017
Reached 18,599 People!
Matt Laird, Cassie Tabarini, Malik Henry, Casey Edsall and Laura Pearson gained work experience at the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship game in Tampa, Florida last night! While the top two teams in college football battled for the championship, these students worked with the Tampa Bay Sports Commission and had the opportunity to take over ESPN CFP Championship Show! Clemson won 35-31 in a last-second stunner! What an exciting game for our students to have been a part of. https://www.su.edu/
Reached 18,594 People!
Welcome Week was full of great events meant to bring new students together to have fun, learn about the university, and get ready for a new school year! #SUWelcomeHome
Reached 18,503 People!
Shenandoah’s 75-credit Master of Science in Occupational Therapy is delivered in a flexible, hybrid format and offers many opportunities for hands-on fieldwork experiences. Meet the director of Shenandoah University’s occupational therapy program, Cathy Shanholtz, O.T.D.!
Reached 18,391 People!
We’re kicking off Black History Month with Floyd Norman, the first African American animator at Disney! Norman has worked on the story teams of The Jungle Book, Mulan, Toy Story 2, and Monsters Inc.!
Reached 18,301 People!
Tune in to America’s Got Talent Tuesday night on NBC at 8 pm to see Aubrey Lawrence, Dance BFA ’15, perform with her touring dance company DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion!
Check out DIAVOLO’s last America’s Got Talent performance:
Reached 18,088 People!
“We’ll take ‘Famous Hornets’ for $1,000, Alex.”
“Okay, your question is: Which Shenandoah Hornet will be competing on Jeopardy this Monday night at 7:30 pm?”
“Who is Emily Hollins, SU’s Registrar?”
Be sure to tune in Monday, May 29 to root for Emily!
Reached 17,246 People!
Shenandoah University is co-producing “Santa Girl” starring Barry Bostwick and Jennifer Stone! The film will shoot later this month in Winchester. Bostwick will play a slimmed-down and all-business Santa who hasn’t recovered from the loss of his wife, Mrs. Claus, with Stone playing his daughter. The story will focus on the daughter’s desire to attend college despite her father’s misgivings. After he eventually relents, she must navigate a strange new world while keeping the identity of her iconic father — and her own magic — a secret. #SantaGirlMovie
Reached 17,147 People!
Filming has officially begun on Santa Girl—a new movie co-produced by SU and filmed in Winchester! 62 Shenandoah students are involved in the making of Santa Girl—serving as the majority of the cast and crew—alongside Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Stone, and Devon Werkheiser! Follow their adventures as they create Santa Girl throughout the coming weeks: #SantaGirlMovie
Reached 16,701 People!
Last week SU nursing students experienced the INOVA Fairfax Hospital’s Flight Nursing Program and the DOME Surgical Observation Center! They watched an aortic aneurysm repair, took a tour of Aircare’s communication center, got inside an actual aircraft, and took a tour of the level 1 ED with the director!
Reached 16,272 People!
On May 31, a tanker-truck bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, killed more than 150 people. Nazila Raofi Salamkhail, Pharmacy ’17, was in the city on a two-week-long humanitarian trip to serve her home country and was able to assist the injured at local hospitals. “I returned to Afghanistan after more than 20 years. I wanted to work as an intermediary and serve as a bridge between the healthcare professionals in the United States and our counterparts in Afghanistan.” Read more about her heroic story: