The members and supporters of  SaveOurShorter.com extend to the following  departing faculty and staff our love and abiding appreciation for their selfless dedication and outstanding service to Shorter University

UPDATE – June 16, 2012

Shorter Departure #67
Mr. Allen Dutch
Instructor of Communication
Advisor SC49
8 years of service

Shorter Departure #66
Mr. Brian Taylor
Chair, Department of Art, Professor of Art
16 years of service


UPDATE – June 13, 2012

Departure #65
Dr. John Head
Vice President of Enrollment Management
10+ years of service
Shorter Class of 1987

Departure #64
Dawn Garrett, Director of Accounting Services
6 years of service

UPDATE – June 5, 2012

 Departure # 63.

Ms. Laura McRaney
Director of International Programs
6 years of service

Departure #62.

Dr. Christopher Brown
Asst. Professor of Biology
Freshman Lab Coordinator

Departure #61

Nickie Nicholson
Administrative Assistant
of Choral and Recruitment

UPDATE – May 25, 2012

Mr Chet Holloman                                                                                                        Adjunct Professor College of Business – Business Ethics; Conflict Resolution         Registered Mediator                                                                                                               8 years of service


Mr. Chris Crawford
Asst. Professor of Theatre
Technical Director, Lighting Designer
5 years of service

Mr. Richard Bristow
Asst. Professor of Theatre, Set Designer
12 years of service

Ms. Suzanne Scott
Former Acting V.P.
Institutional Advancement
10 years of service
Shorter Class of 1974

Ms. Stephanie Graves
Formerly of the Office of Institutional Advancement – Foundation Relations
7 years of service

Mr. Josh Severns
Former Head Coach, Soccer
5 years of service

Dr. Thenius Van Aardt
Associate Professor of Physics & Chemistry
Chemical Hygiene Engineer
9 years of service

Dr. Matthew Hoch
Asst. Professor of Music (Voice)
Vocal Coordinator
6 years of service

Dr. Martha Shaw
Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music
13 years of service
Shorter Class of 1980

Mr. Ben Harris
Instructor of Accompanying
Vocal Coach
4 years of service

Dr. Rebecca Salter
Asst. Professor of Music (Voice)
2 years of service

Mr. Ross Green
Formerly Information Technology Specialist
2 years of service

Mr. Mark Tunnell
Former Director of Alumni Relations
Former Asst. Director of Admissions
6 years of service
Shorter Class of 1990

Ms. Sheila Byron
Formerly Human Resources Facilitator
8 years of service

Mr. Jamie Clements
Former Asst. Director of Alumni Relations
1 year of service
Shorter Class of 2005

Ms. Shelly Fleming
Biology Lab Coordinator Asst.
2 years of service
Shorter class of 2010

Dr. Peter DeWitt
Professor of Music (Organ)
37 years of service

Dr. Patricia DeWitt
Asst. V.P.
Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
24 years of service

Dr. Danny Davis
Professor of Mathematics
36 years of service

Dr. Jennifer Davis
Professor of Biology
36 years of service

Dr. Robert Turner
Asst. Professor of Spanish
7 years of service

Ms. Michelle Turner
Asst. Registrar
6 years of service

Mr. Jonathan Mitchell
Formerly Information Technology
3 years of service
Shorter Class of 2009

Mr. Dennis Waddell
Formerly Facilities Management
6 years of service

Mr. David Bridges
Formerly Facilities Management
4 years of service

Dr. David Nisbet
Chair, Theatre Department
Assistant Professor of Theatre
3 years of service

Dr. Sherri Weiler
Associate Professor of Music (Voice)
8 years of service

Ms. Carol Atkins
Formerly Human Resources
4 years of service
Shorter Class of 2007 & 2010

Dr. Chuck Chandler
Asst. Professor of Music (Voice)
3 years of service

Dr. Sandra Leslie
Dean, School of Education
Director of Teacher Education
Professor of Education
6 years of service

Ms. Jill Gable
Formerly Financial Aid
4 years of service
Shorter Class of 2008

Mr. Jay Stephenson
Head Cross Country Coach
5 years of service

Dr. Chuck Wynn
Professor of History & Education
Liaison to the School of Education
6 years of service

Ms. Crystal Edenfield
Formerly Financial Aid Processor
1 year of service

Mr. Ben Reigel
Asst. Professor of Theatre
3 years of service

Ms. Georgie Hall
Instructor of Dance, Choreographer
15 years of service

Dr. Melissa Hickman
Asst. Professor of Accounting
6 years of service

Mr. Richard Pirkle
Asst. Professor of Biology
6 years of service

Dr. Steve Carney
Asst. Professor of Sport Management
2 years of service

Ms. Suzanne Nelms
Formerly Student Services Advisor
4 years of service

Dr. Barbara Finn
Dean, College of Adult & Professional Programs
10 years of service

Dr. Craig Allee
Frank Barron Jr. Professor of Biology
Dean, School of Sciences and Mathematics
44 years of service
Shorter Class of 1963

Dr. Vanice Roberts
Dean of Nursing
Professor of Nursing
4 years of service

Ms. Ann Hook
Asst. Professor, School of Nursing
2 years of service

Ms. Pamela Dunagan
Asst. Professor, School of Nursing
4 years of service

Ms. Tanya Naguszewski
Asst. Professor, School of Nursing
1 year of service

Mr. Michael Wilson
Off-Campus Librarian, Professional Studies
14 years of service

Ms. Rebecca Roberts
Director, Shorter University Museum & Archives
4 years of service

Mr. Jimmy Rosato
Football Coach
4 years of service

Dr. Sarah Cantrell
Asst. Professor of English and French
1 year of service

Dr. Richard Bray
Asst. Professor of Christian Studies
5 years of service

Ms. Liesl Bold
Evening Library Asst.
3 years of service

Ms. Anita Clayton
Formerly Registrar’s Office
12 years of service

Dr. Roxy Lowry Swalls
Asst. Professor of Chemistry
1 year of service

Dr. Neville Y. Formelu
Asst. Professor of Chemistry
1 year of service

Dr. Jennell Talley
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
1 year of service
Shorter Class of 2002

Dr. Ron Tarlton
Professor of Accounting
11 years of service

Mr. Richard Gillert
Assistant Librarian
2 years of service

Dr. Sam Baltzer
Director of Institutional Activities
Professor of Music
25 years of service

Dr. Dixon McLeod
Asst. Director,
Center for Teacher Preparation
3 years of service

Faculty Member
15 years of service

All information contained herein was compiled from publicly available sources.

11 responses to “HAIL AND FAREWELL, REDUX

  1. Betty Zane Morris

    We wish you Godspeed and, if you are so inclined, join your voice to ours in opposition to the new direction Shorter’s administration is taking.

  2. Anna Bellury Volle

    This list is heart-warming, and saddening. To all those leaving (and I know this isn’t a complete list) and already gone, know that we are Oh-so-very proud of you, and we hope earnestly for all the very best for you. YOU are the “Shorter” I knew and loved.

  3. I am proud of all of you. And deeply saddened on the behalf of those driven away from an institution they deeply loved.

  4. Rick whiten class of 82 and former employee .

    It is very sad that so many should choose to leave when the answer is that one should be chosen to leave. Who would that be? Come on you know who! I smell ex-president!!

  5. So sad – R.I.P SHORTER COLLEGE as we all knew it-I think the current President should be the one leaving and the administration that brought all this on ;(

  6. David Fillingim

    As we always sang at commencement, “Lo, the hosts of evil ’round us scorn thy Christ, assail his way; fears and doubts too long have bound us, free our hearts to work and praise!” The 53 names on this list are no longer bound by the hosts of evil. I pray that their hearts are now free to work and praise!

  7. I think it is worth noting that some of the people listed above chose to leave for reasons other than the Personal Lifestyle Statement. It is dangerous to make assumptions regarding personal decisions and circumstances. One of the people, unfortunately, passed away, and so did not “choose” to leave Shorter.

  8. Jonathan Goodin

    I am a former member of the Northwest Georgia Winds, an outstanding symphonic wind ensemble conducted by Sam Baltzer for so many years. During my brief (one year) membership in this organization, I had the distinct pleasure of getting to know Sam as well as being conducted by him, and also hearing the Winds have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with some of the most gifted music students and faculty I have ever encountered in my life. It is truly and painfully distressing to see Shorter morph so suddenly into an institution whose leadership has abandoned the devotion to academic excellence and artistic achievement in the interest of serving a reactionary and intolerant ideology. Shorter is becoming emblematic of this trend in our society in general, and that is tragic beyond words. However, it is encouraging that so many people apparently care enough about Shorter to try to save it, and I wish those people success in “saving Shorter”.

  9. Michelle Ramsden

    I am so saddened by the thought that the school I once loved has become such an un-Christian, unacceptable mess. I am very proud of those employees who stood up for human rights; I recognize nearly all of those names from my years at Shorter. I am deeply hurt by the actions the school has taken against personal liberties, but I am so thankful that the professors under which I studied from 2007-2010 gave me the tools I needed to enter Emory Law last fall, so that I may one day fight for the same rights being so blatantly violated at my alma mater.

    Thank you, to the professors who taught me well, & thank you, to the faculty who stood up for their coworkers & students. These are the people who make me proud of my years at Shorter.

    Michelle Ramsden
    Shorter College, c/o 2010
    Emory Law, c/o 2014

  10. Lynn Hogg Robinson

    I am a former Roman . My mother and grandmother attended Shorter and were proud to have gone there. I am appalled at how far the fundamental church has gone to cleanse the school of any one who has a different opinion about how to interpret the Bible, or wishes to love gay people and treat them as equal people who God created and who God LOVES.
    I know resigning was a gut wrenching decision, That affected your finances and love of teaching in a free country. I Honor each of you and pray God’s richest Blessings on you for your courage.
    Lynn Hogg Robinsonp
    ps you have my permission to print this in the Rome News Tribune

  11. Stephen Faulkner

    Stephen Faulkner
    Former Academic Support Specialist
    13 years of service

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