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. 

Shannon Henretty '14 at a cross country event

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 mculbertson@stevenson.edu or by phone at 2227.