Less Worry, More Wag: Alum Provides for Military Pets

Less Worry, More Wag: Alum Provides for Military Pets

Allison Mercer stumbled upon Dogs on Deployment (DOD) through Instagram. The nonprofit organization connects military members who are deployed or have service commitments with volunteers who will board and care for their pets. Knowing that this concern had prevented her own husband from getting a dog, Mercer immediately reached out to get involved.

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

While in graduate school, Dr. Matthew Shupp ’00-’03m recognized an alarming trend in the field of student affairs in higher education. Within three to five years, 50 percent of new hires weren’t just changing jobs—they were leaving the field altogether. Shupp said research indicates that this trend has continued.

Student Mentor Helps Others Succeed

Student Mentor Helps Others Succeed

Some children idolize professional athletes and movie stars while growing up. Senior Yvette Betancourt’s heroes included Mohandas Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and other activists who promoted peace and positive social change. So when Betancourt, of Brodheadsville, received a brochure about Shippensburg University’s Martin Luther King Mentor Program, she was intrigued.

Ship Grad Gives New Meaning to 'Driving Manual'

Ship Grad Gives New Meaning to 'Driving Manual'

While most kids discover adventures in the pages of books, Will Davis ’13 said his imagination unfolded on a map. His curiosity, combined with the wisdom and guidance from SU’s Geography/Earth Science Department, set him up for the role to write the stories of the road.

Behind the Scenes With... Jennifer Haughie

Behind the Scenes With... Jennifer Haughie

The same characteristics that attracted Jennifer (Roach) Haughie ’94-’99m to Ship as an undergraduate drew her back home to work on campus last fall. Now, as associate vice president of enrollment and dean of admissions, she extols Ship’s virtues to prospective students in hopes that they will come aboard for an equally positive experience.

A Pet Project: Educating with Animals

A Pet Project: Educating with Animals

Krissie Newman ’00 isn’t the one on the racetrack—she leaves that to her NASCAR driver husband, Ryan. But her own venture, an animal welfare organization called Rescue Ranch, has her racing at 100 miles an hour.

Something to Squawk About: Ornithology at Chincoteague

Something to Squawk About: Ornithology at Chincoteague

Summer sunshine, sandy beaches, and chirping birds—not the typical classroom environment, but one that Dr. Nathan Thomas, associate professor of biology, enjoys thanks to SU’s partnership with the Chincoteague Bay Field Station.