SU Alumni Association Newsletter
April 2012
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SU Veterans Group 1st Annual Golf Tournament


The SVA is hosting its 1st Golf Tournament at the Cumberland Golf Club in Carlisle on May 11. Registration info is on-line. Contact Brian Palmer for more information, prize donations, and hole sponsorships.

ArtSHIP 2012

Shippensburg's Art & Wine Festival

Saturday, June 2 from
12 NOON - 5:00 PM
Bringing you art, food, music, microbrews & wine.

Alumni Weekend


Phi Sigma Kappa & Phi Sigma Epsilon Golf Outing

The Hugs for Joey Golf Outing will be held on Sept. 22 at the Springwood Golf Course in York, PA. Come support fellow Phi Sig John Daniels '85 who lost his son Joey in 2010.

2012 Summer Camps

Shippensburg offers a variety of summer camps designed to improve athletic skills, provide academic enrichment, and to explore new and exciting activities. Camps in a variety of different sports and academic disciplines are available to boys and girls ages 6 - 18 years in both residential and commuter plans.
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Shippensburg University is fortunate to have alumni who not only appreciate the university for what it did for them, but for the important role Shippensburg plays in our Commonwealth, nation and world.


As you know, the university has faced successive years of budget cuts, including an 18 percent cut for the current academic year. Those cuts will be compounded if a 20 percent cut proposed for the 2012-13 year is approved. That cut would mean a loss of nearly $8 million, a significant one-year cut that will, unfortunately, dramatically affect the university's operation.


While the budget is still in the early stages of discussion, legislators are already hearing from their constituents about the importance of higher education and especially the role the 14 members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has in the economic, social and cultural health of Pennsylvania. Please read on if you want to help.


We deeply appreciate your continued support for Ship and appreciate the time you will take to let your legislators know how much you value education. With your support, Ship will be able to continue its 141-year tradition of providing an education of excellence.


William N. Ruud, Ph.D.


Alumni in the News SU Alumni Association

Do you pass thru Harrisburg and have you seen the lights on the Walnut Street foot bridge? 
The lights are thanks to SU Alum,
Matt Krupp '04!  Matt founded Lighten Up Harrisburg to restore lights on the bridge.

Tina Hillen Verrelli '90 was the $1 million grand prize winner
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n the 45th Pillsbury Bake Off.  Tina made a Pumpkin Ravioli with Salted Caramel Whipped Cream. Try the winning recipe
2012 Alumni Directory Project
Alumni Directory Project Launched

The SU Alumni Association is proud to announce the launch of our 2012 Alumni Directory Project. Over the next few months, Publishing Concepts, Inc. (PCI), our partner on the project, will be contacting Shippensburg alumni via mail, email and some phone calls to request that you update your information.  We understand that you might not want to provide your information to just anyone, so we want you to know their request for your information is legitimate.

Software Engineering Degree Approved
Software Engineering Degree to start this Fall.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers developing large-scale software systems while working in highly effective development teams. Graduates will have the skills necessary to design and construct these systems. They will understand the tools and techniques used by software development teams to plan and manage such projects, and will be ready to help meet the large and growing demand for trained software developers in the Commonwealth and surrounding region. 

New Educational Leadership Program
Ground-breaking program, the First of its kind in PA

A ground-breaking educational leadership program, the first of its kind in PA is set to begin this fall or early Spring 2013. The Educational Leadership Residency Program (ELRP) provides an innovative way for future public school leaders interested in obtaining their superintendent's Letter of Eligibility to dramatically increase their opportunities to develop critical leadership skills necessary to be successful. The program is in addition to all of the  leadership certification programs that the university will continue to offer.  Learn more

Save the Date
Upcoming SU Alumni Association Events

May 3: SU Club Dinner & Auction, Shippensburg 

May 31: 24th Annual Alumni Weekend Golf Outing 

June 11: 23rd Annual Lady Raider Golf Tournament

June 24: York Revolution Baseball Game and Picnic, York

July 14: Harrisburg Senators Baseball Game and Picnic

Oct. 5-6: Homecoming Weekend 2012

The University Relations Office is here to help you stay connected to each other and to the University. Visit us often to keep up to date with Ship news and events.


The SHIP Experience is more than 4 years - it lasts a lifetime. 




University Relations

Shippensburg University Alumni Association


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