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 literary magazine hosts High School Creative Writing Contest
Shorter University’s literary magazine, The Chimes, is accepting submissions for its first High School Creative Writing Contest. The contest, which will be an annual event, is open to area seniors and will be comprised of three categories: fiction, read more...
Shorter University receives 2014 Best of Duluth Award
Shorter University has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Best of Duluth Award in the Universities & Colleges category by the Duluth Award Program. The university’s Duluth location is a part Shorter’s College of Adult and Professiona read more...
Shorter University presents “Relics of Tomfoolery” guest artist exhibit
Shorter University welcomes alumnus and Rome native James Davis and fellow ceramic artist Galen Olmsted to the Arnold Art Gallery as the clay artists kick off the guest artist exhibition series with “Relics of Tomfoolery,” which runs Sept. 2-26. read more...