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Women are responsible for and making decisions about eldercare, retirement, estate planning, and more. However, their family and financial responsibilities are growing faster than their knowledge. Bringing women together in a low-key, social forum to present information on financial, healthcare, and other issues can demystify the process and offer solutions.

By engaging with the University community to learn first-hand about Shepherd University today and the positive impact volunteer leadership can have, women are inspired by their connections to each other. Women-centered programs will offer opportunities to learn about solutions for life issues they are facing, presented by trusted experts within a community of peers. We encourage all women to learn more about this group; for upcoming WSU events and planning committee meetings, visit our events calendar!

We are extremely proud of our rich heritage of Women for Shepherd - a group of proud alumnae dedicated to making a difference in their beloved alma mater. Their investment is having a significant impact on training the next generation of leaders and model citizens, for which we are most grateful. Our future is bright with their loyal partnership.
Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix '74, President, Shepherd University

Our Mission

The mission of The Women for Shepherd University is to provide a forum for women of Shepherd University to connect with one another for personal and professional growth. The Women for Shepherd University is a network of alumnae, faculty, and friends. These leaders, by power of their example, support, foster, and promote the advancement of women and women’s issues within the University, the community, and in their own lives. These are women making a difference and finding strength and solutions for their life changes.

Purpose and Goals

Inspire: Create a sense of community for women to connect with one another and build relationships. The Women for Shepherd University is composed of a group of like-minded women who actively promote volunteer and philanthropic leadership at Shepherd University.

Share: Provide a forum for the Women for Shepherd University to develop relationships, share expertise, and support each other through life and career transitions.

Educate and Learn: Host topic-based events including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Money matters for Wise Women
  • Women and Wellness
  • Women Embracing Change
  • Connecting Through Social Media

Have Fun! Engage women in the academic and cultural life of Shepherd University through local events and activities. Potential activities include wine tastings, book clubs, giving circles, cooking demos, athletic clinics, poetry readings, lectures, panel discussions, musical performances, and holistic wellness exploration.

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