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New Scholarship Created to Support Ram Band Color Guard

The new Kathy Windle Ram Band Color Guard Scholarship was established by Wesley Windle in memory of his wife, Kathleen “Kathy” Windle. The scholarship will support future generations of students and carry on Kathy’s legacy of music, movement, and compassion. The endowed award will support Jefferson High School and Washington High School graduates who participated in their high school band color guard and who are enrolled in the Shepherd University Ram Band Color Guard.

Kathy was born in Decatur, Alabama and grew up in Jacksonville, North Carolina. In 1996, she moved to Kearneysville, West Virginia. Her greatest love outside of music and choreography was her gardens. She loved everything associated with them, from the melody of the wind chimes to the vibrancy of her flowers.

Kathy was a performer, businesswoman, educator, trainer, and award-winning choreographer. In addition to owning New Hopewell Center for the Arts and working on choreography and shows throughout her community, she also instructed the Jefferson High School Band Color Guard and the Shepherd University Ram Band Color Guard. Her passion for music and movement was widespread and influenced the lives of thousands of students. Now, Kathy’s passion for education will continue to change lives through the Kathy Windle Ram Band Color Guard Scholarship.

To learn more about creating a named fund through the Shepherd University Foundation, please contact the Shepherd University Foundation, P.O. Box 5000, Shepherdstown, WV, 25443-5000, 304-876-5397 or visit