SU recognized in magazine’s top schools list

WINCHESTER – Shenandoah University was named to Virginia Living’s Top High Schools and Colleges list for the third straight year.

The university’s new building was named in the Capital Improvements category of the magazine’s State of Education 2015 special supplement in the October issue.

“To be recognized for the third year in a row speaks to the university’s commitment to excellence and demonstrates a desire to provide the best we can for our students,” said Emily Burner, director of media relations at Shenandoah University.

The Health & Life Sciences building is a $25 million facility that opened in fall 2014 and provides a state-of-the-art facility for its health care education.

“As a result of successful fundraising for the building, the university continued its commitment to fiscal responsibility by transitioning lease payments to debt payments, while not further committing additional operating budget funds for building payments,” said Burner on how the university funded the building.

The 71,000-square-foot facility houses a cadaver lab, a nursing skills lab and simulation suite, as well as more than 50 offices for faculty and staff.

In 2014, Shenandoah was recognized for its performing arts medicine graduate certificate program in the performing arts category.

In 2013, the university was honored in the Science, Math & Technology category for its pharmacogenomics and music production and recording technology programs.

Also in 2013, Shenandoah was recognized in the Co-ops and Partnerships category for its partnership with Inova Health System.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com