Scholarships, Endowments, and Special Projects
Your gift changes education.
Since our founding, philanthropy has played a critical role at Stevenson University. Charitable gifts have helped us prepare thousands of students to succeed in their careers. Today, the generosity of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends continue to shape the education we offer our students.
Learn how your gift will make a difference at Stevenson University below.
The Shannon Henretty '14 Scholarship Fund
Shannon Henretty '14 was an inspiration to everyone she met and motivated others to be the best version of themselves. Shannon was an outstanding nursing student who excelled in the classroom, conducted research, and participated in a mission trip to serve the people of Haiti. She was a student athlete and an assistant coach for Stevenson's cross country and track and field teams. And, she was a passionate volunteer and supporter of a number of causes including Relay for Life, Mission: I’m Home, and more.
Shannon is remembered for the joy she brought to those around her. Shannon made others feel like they mattered, and shared her energy and passion with others. She was there for family, friends, and strangers alike. She was loved deeply.
To honor Shannon's memory, family and friends are raising money to support the Shannon Henretty '14 Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will benefit nursing majors with financial need who embody Shannon's passion to serve others.
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Please help build Shannon’s legacy by making a gift to support the Shannon Henretty '14 Annual Scholarship today.
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Shannon Henretty, a 2014 nursing graduate of Stevenson University, passed away at the age of 23 on December 26, 2014 from pneumonia complications. She fulfilled her career ambition and was working as an ICU nurse at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore at the time of her death. A native of Marriottsville, Shannon was born on July 3, 1991 in Columbia, Maryland. She graduated from Liberty High School and spent two years at Virginia Tech before transferring to Stevenson University. She is survived by her parents, Jim and Debbie Henretty, her sister Kristen and her brother Matthew.
The Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund
Many Stevenson students can’t keep up with the soaring cost of textbooks. While our students have the drive to succeed in their classes, many are at risk to fall behind their classmates simply because they can’t afford to buy the required books.
The Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund helps solve this problem. Established in 2003, it provides Stevenson students the financial support they need in order to purchase their textbooks.
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You can help our students by making a gift to the Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund today.
Each year, many alumni, faculty, and staff contribute to the fund. With your gift to the Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund, you can help more students get the books they need to learn.
As a Book Fund supporter, we will engrave your name on a plaque outside of the campus bookstore on the Greenspring Campus. There, students can see that you and many members of the Stevenson University community support their education.
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About the Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund
The Mary Tourney Emergency Book Fund was established by retired Professor of Human Services Dr. Gigi Franyo-Ehlers. She saw firsthand the difficulties students in her classes faced when they couldn't afford to purchase their textbook. Dr. Franyo-Ehlers named this fund after her mother, a teacher who knew that having the right tools was critical for students to learn.
Mission: I'm Home
After participating in a service learning project in New Orleans, a group of Stevenson University students formed Mission: I'm Home (MIH). MIH teams with local service organizations to rebuild and repair homes damaged or destroyed by natural disasters. Each year, a group of students, faculty, and staff travels to communities in New Orleans and Staten Island in order to help families return to their homes.
About Mission: I'm Home
Mission: I'm Home was founded by several Stevenson students in 2009 after volunteering with the St. Bernard Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since then, hundreds of Stevenson students have made yearly trips to New Orleans to repair damaged houses. Recently, MIH added a "Mission In May" trip to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Rita in Staten Island, New York.
The Susan Palmer Slattery, Ph.D. Lecture Fund
The Susan Palmer Slattery Lecture Fund was established in memory of Susan Palmer Slattery, a former Chair of Stevenson University's Mathematics Department and a Professor of Mathematics.
The Slattery Lecture Fund brings scientists and mathematicians to Stevenson University each year to speak to students, faculty, staff and friends. Established in 2010, this lecture series carries on Dr. Slattery's hope of making science and math accessible to all students.
To honor Dr. Slattery's memory, family and friends are raising money to endow the Slattery Lecture Fund. This will provide the funding necessary to host the lecture each year and to recruit accomplished and engaging speakers.
About Dr. Susan Palmer SlatteryDr. Susan Palmer Slattery came to Stevenson University in 2005 to chair the mathematics department. She worked tirelessly to engage students and colleagues in the pursuit of academic excellence and collegiality across disciplines. Dr. Slattery championed STEM education for people of all ages, and managed Stevenson University's Summer Science Camp for middle school students.
She passed away in August of 2010 in a tragic car accident. Her love of life and learning was boundless, and her memory will be forever cherished by the entire Stevenson University community.
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Help us honor Dr. Slattery's legacy by making a gift to the Susan Palmer Slattery, Ph.D. Lecture Fund today.
Stevenson Partners recognizes companies providing vital financial aid to one or more Stevenson University students.
By establishing a scholarship award in their company’s name, Stevenson Partners receive exclusive branding and talent acquisition opportunities. We also recognize the generosity of participating companies at events, including the President’s Dinner and the Stevenson Annual Scholarship Luncheon.
Stevenson University Mock Trial
Each year, The American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) puts out a case file to all undergraduate mock trial teams across the nation. Teams prepare for and compete in trial simulations at Regionals and Opening Round Championships (ORCS) with the hopes of reaching National competition.
Led by Melanie Snyder, professor of law and the Mock Trial coach, Stevenson University’s team has competed against top colleges and universities in the nation, including Johns Hopkins, Princeton, and American. The team’s performance has earned them invitations to tournaments and exhibitions throughout the region.
Through competitions, students develop critical thinking and public speaking skills and gain knowledge of legal practices, evidence, and procedures. They also learn the importance of team work and professionalism. The skills that the students gain through this experience are invaluable and cannot truly be duplicated in the classroom.
Stevenson now has 20 hard-working and academically driven students who make up two teams. One member explains: “We go beyond being just a team. We are a family, and we continue to grow and support each other to become better, individually and as a team.”
Now in its seventh year competing, Snyder describes the group as a “close knit group with an insane amount of talent.”
Because of its success and the drive of the students, the Stevenson Mock Trial teams are so dedicated to honing their craft and are determined to participate in more challenges and competitions. With the support of alumni, friends, and family, they know they can meet their goals. They have set a goal to raise $5,000 for the program and just like preparing for the competition itself, each team member is working hard to ensure a successful effort for the whole group.
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Support the Stevenson University Mock Trial today.
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Please contact Meghan Culbertson, Assistant Vice President for Advancement at 443.334.2227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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