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 celebrates opening of Honors Academy Study Lounge
Shorter University Honors Academy students have a new, peaceful place in Alumni Hall to study thanks to the generous gifts of university supporters Henry “Hank” Rhodes and David Salmon. The bright and roomy study lounge was unveiled during a read more...
Shorter University creates home for purple martin birds
Each year about this time, Georgia gets an influx of feathered residents returning from their stay in warmer climates. Purple martins, North America’s largest swallow, spend six months out of the year wintering in South America, and then make their read more...
Shorter University School of Education, Pepperell Elementary host reading events
Mary Wilson, a junior early childhood education major at Shorter University, tells the story of Sonia Sotomayor, the United States' first Supreme Court justice of Hispanic decent during Pepperell Elementary School's "Reading around the World" fam read more...