Every gift matters! Any way it is measured—by participation or by dollars, —giving to support SHIP matters. It matters to our students, who benefit from expanded opportunities for scholarships, research funds, text books, and more.
SU Foundation phonathon callers, who are current Ship students, are working hard to raise funds to supports students like them. Please take their call, every gift matters, no matter the amount, $5, $50, $500 or more.
Dr. Blaine F. Shover, beloved Shippensburg University music professor passed away on January 13th, 2022. He will be dearly missed by his colleagues, students, friends, family, and musicians. Dr. Shover recently retired as the conductor of the Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, a position he held for over 40 years. He served as the Artistic Director of the Summer Music Festival, a series of three concerts presented by the Festival Symphony, an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who come together from various states to perform with world-renowned soloists and guest conductors. He is the founder-director of the S.U. Festival Chamber Choir, an ensemble of 30 professional vocalists.
He currently served as Choir Director at Memorial Lutheran Church and formerly served as Choir Director at Christ United Methodist Church, both of Shippensburg, as well as conductor of the Towne Singers, a community choir based in Chambersburg, PA. He is also the founder and former Director of the Concord Chamber Singers of Bethlehem, PA, a touring ensemble that has performed extensively in Europe.
A celebration of Dr. Shover’s life will be held in the future on the campus of Shippensburg University.
Memorial contributions in honor of Dr. Shover’s many years of service to Shippensburg University, its students, and musicians near and far, may be made to The Dr. Blaine F. Shover Scholarship through the Shippensburg University Foundation. Making a gift is a wonderful tribute to Dr. Shover’s legacy and will make a difference in the lives of current and future Shippensburg University students.
If you would prefer to make a gift by check, please make payable to the Shippensburg University Foundation including “Shover Scholarship” in the memo line, and mail to 500 Newburg Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
To make a gift by phone, please call 717-477-1377.
Shippensburg University unveiled the new downtown location for its Centers for Excellence, located at 29 E. King Street, on April 30. A ribbon cutting ceremony marked another step in Ship’s efforts to enhance the connection between the university and the local community. The new space is now the home of the Charles H. Diller Jr. Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation, The Mr. and Mrs. Milton K.Morgan III Makerspace and the Center for Land Use and Sustainability (CLUS).
“The relationship between the university and the community in which we live is vital, and the SU Centers for Excellence provides greater connections between campus and the local community,” said Shippensburg University President Laurie A. Carter.
The Diller Center works to improve awareness of entrepreneurship as a career choice for students by creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem that allows members to cooperate with and participate in the entrepreneurial projects of the campus community. The center is accompanied by the new makerspace that will enhance the entrepreneurial experience and resources.
For nearly two decades, CLUS has worked to foster healthy, vibrant and sustainable communities through applied research, experiential learning opportunities for students and interdisciplinary, cross-sector partnerships. The new location provides the center greater integration into the region they serve.
Shippensburg Borough Mayor Kathy Coy was excited to welcome the centers, staff, students and faculty to the new space.
“Embracing these young students is vital for their success and our community. I welcome the centers to the downtown business district and am anxious to continue conversations on additional expansions into our community,” said Coy.
Join us for #ShipGives 2021 by making your gift, challenging your friends, & sharing on social! Make a real impact on students at Ship by joining members of the Ship Family as we all come together for 24-Hours of #ShipGives!
Come together to celebrate Shippensburg University and proudly display your Red and Blue pride. Make a gift of at least $25 to receive exclusive Ship Socks!
The 2020 Jane Goss Memorial Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for Monday, September 28. Proceeds from this annual golf tournament benefit the Women’s Athletics program at Ship. Sponsorships are available. Learn more or sign up to sponsor or attend here.
Shippensburg University has postponed the Alumni Weekend festivities on May 29-30, 2020. This includes the SU Foundation’s Annual Finance and Estate Planning Seminar on May 29, 2020.
We continue to follow the guidance of state and federal officials in support of efforts to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to prioritize the health of our communities and alumni.
The Alumni Weekend celebration will be held when it is safe and feasible to do so. The immediate future is simply too uncertain to know when it will be possible to hold these events.. Details will be provided as soon as it’s possible and the SU Foundation looks forward to hosting our Annual Finance and Estate Planning Seminar.
In the meantime, please feel free to visit our planned giving website, SUFgift.org, give us a call with your planned giving questions. Stay safe, and we’ll see you soon.
Homecoming Weekend | Saturday, October 19 | 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Courtyard by Marriott – adjacent to Campus and Seth Grove Stadium – 503 Newburg Road, Shippensburg
Hosted by the Shippensburg University Foundation
Interested in financial tips for your 30s, 40s, or 50s? This seminar is for you! Join the Shippensburg University Foundation for a free, no-obligation financial planning workshop.
Registration and complimentary breakfast begin at 8:30 AM
SESSION 1 | Retirement Straight Talk from a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER®
Presented by: Joshua L. Jenkins ’12, CFP, ChFC, CLU, RICP
Jenkins Financial, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company
SESSION 2 | Navigating Your Estate
Presented by: Rich Reilly ’84, Attorney-At-Law
View workshop details here.
RSVP by October 11 here: tinyurl.com/SHIPALUMWORKSHOP