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

Duo-pianists to present guest recital at Shorter University
Duo-pianists Keith Jefcoat and Priscilla Jefcoat will bring their talents to Shorter University on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Brookes Chapel. The event, part of the university’s Guest Artist Series, is open to the public at no charge. Mr. read more...
Shorter University’s Alpha Chi National Honor Society names officers
Six Shorter University students have recently been named as officers of the university’s chapter of Alpha Chi National Honor Society. Alpha Chi students represent the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors academically across all disciplines. read more...
Shorter University presents “The Miracle Worker” at Callaway Theatre
The heroic true story of Helen Keller and her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, will unfold at Shorter University’s Callaway Theatre. “The Miracle Worker” will run nightly Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performanc read more...