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, Pepperell Elementary team up for Family Science Night
Equipped with their Science Night Passports, more than 35 Pepperell Elementary School students and their family members recently took a trip around the world of science through interactive stations developed by Shorter University teacher candidates. read more...
World-renowned soprano Indra Thomas to present faculty recital
Internationally acclaimed soprano Indra Thomas will be joined by pianist Sandra Lutters, whose opera career spans more than 30 years, as they present a concert at Shorter University on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The concert is pa read more...
Radio interview highlights Oct. 24 and 25 dance concert, new dance minor
Ms. Shell Benjamin, director of dance and assistant professor of theatre and dance at Shorter, and dance minor Rique Martinez were guests on WRGA’s Hometown Headlines, the Radio Edition, on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The pair chatted with host John Druc read more...