Public Relations



The University Communications staff creatively and professionally communicates to share the Shorter story, advance the Shorter University brand, and strategically promote our people, programs, and mission to a wide range of audiences.

Our areas of service include:

  • Advertising and Marketing
  • News and Media Relations
  • Publication Design (Print and Digital)
  • Web and Electronic Communications
  • Advancement communications and strategy
  • Photography

Our offices are located in the lower level of the Office of University Advancement, 408 Shorter Avenue, Rome, GA 30165.

Dr. Dawn Tolbert, Associate Vice President for University Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5348 •

Stacey McCray, Assistant Director of University Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5346 •

Dana Thompson, Director of Web and Electronic Communications
408 Shorter Avenue • 706-291-5347 •

Shorter News

Shorter University freshman wins Atlanta Music Club scholarship
Shorter University freshman Chandler Stone, a piano performance major from Dublin, Ga., placed first in the undergraduate keyboard division of the Atlanta Music Club’s scholarship competition. The event, which was held Saturday, March 21 at Holy Tr read more...
Shorter University students earn top honors at Alpha Chi National Conference
Shorter University’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society made a strong showing at this year’s Alpha Chi National Convention on March 19-21 in Chicago. Christine Barnes, Sarah Geil, Ana Martin and Morgan Morris each presented at the conven read more...
Shorter University student art exhibit on display through April 2
Shorter University’s Arnold Art Gallery announces the opening of its annual juried student art exhibition, which will remain on display through Thursday, April 2. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by a read more...