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On Saturday, September 10, 2016, students, parents, friends, and supporters of the Shannon Henretty Nursing Scholarship Fund gathered to honor the life of Shannon Henretty ’14, a graduate of the nursing program and a student-athlete who was much admired by the SU community. Following a collegiate level cross country meet hosted by Stevenson, a 2k walk on the Greenspring campus was dedicated to Shannon. All proceeds from the event went to benefit the scholarship fund.

To build the fund, the inaugural Shannon Henretty Memorial Run was held on October 20, 2015, with 122 participants who celebrated Shannon’s memory and helped build the Shannon Henretty Nursing Scholarship. The “Shine Like Shannon” campaign was launched to highlight her legacy and to help others carry on the work she had started in the field of nursing. 

Because of the generosity of those Shannon touched, we were able to begin awarding the Shannon Henretty Nursing Scholarship in fall 2015 with another award in place for this year. The fund currently stands at over $20,000 with a goal of $50,000 to establish a permanent endowed scholarship fund, so that Shannon’s legacy will help others in perpetuity. We are so grateful for the support already given in honor of Shannon because this is exactly the kind of effort she would have supported herself.  If you are interested in helping reach the goal of permanently endowing the scholarship, please contact Meghan Culbertson, Director of Development, at or by phone at 2227.

Nominations for the Dick Watts Athletics Hall of Fame are being accepted through February 25, 2016.  

All student-athletes become eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame ten years after leaving the University and must have attended and participated in one sport for at least two traditional seasons. Nominees for the Class of 2016 will include those who graduated from Stevenson (formerly Villa Julie College) in 2006 or earlier.

The third class of inductees will be announced in the summer of 2016 and will be honored during Homecoming + Family Week in October.

Learn more about the Dick Watts Athletics Hall of Fame.

Krissy Busse ’97 (women's lacrosse), Nancy Zentz ’00 (women's basketball), Andy Welling ’03 (baseball), Jen Monaldi ’00 (women's soccer), Carol Zimmerman (coach and administrator), and Ricky Sanchez ’98 (men's soccer) were inducted on October 24, 2015.​