As part of the program, Foundation president Chris Colbert recognized five new members into the Joseph P. McMurran Society and presented them with a commemorative gift. Gerald and Bonnie Dodson of Berryville, VA, were the first two be recognized.
Gerald is a 1977 graduate of Shepherd, where he majored in Physical Education. He spent 28 years as a math teacher and six years as an administrator in Clarke County and Frederick County Schools in Virginia, and also coached several sports. Bonnie is the newly retired director of the senior center for Shenandoah Agency for the Aging in Clarke County. The couple established the Gerald and Bonne Dodson Scholarship in support of education majors.