showcasing his students or performing at the piano himself, Dr.
Scott Beard practically lived in the Frank Center for over a
decade before transitioning to Administration, Many of you know
he was a consummate neat freak. As such, he strove to ensure that
the lobby and the hallways looked their best, because he
understood that the Frank Center was often the first impression
for visitors to the campus. But what many of you didn't know was
that maintaining that image often meant cleaning, scrubbing and
vacuuming it himself.
So, I felt it was a fitting tribute to him that we refurbish the
lobby in his name. President Mary JC Hendrix agreed, and I thank
her for her support, as well as the contributions of everyone on
the Shepherd University staff who had a hand in the remake of
this integral part of the University's soul. I also thank
especially, our good friends, Kenneth and Vicki Wilson for their
additional financial support,
Featured at the Dedication will be pianist Dr. Jason Solounias, a
Shepherd alumnus and one of Scott's most accomplished and
successful students, who will perform a few of Scott's favorite
Following the Dedication ceremony at 6 pm, Shepherd
University will present the annual Musical Showcase, which Scott,
Marcia Brand, and I started to raise money for music scholarships.
There is an admission for that concert, but you may attend the
Dedication without an obligation to attend the Musical Showcase.