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TU's First Lady


I am honored to serve as TU's first lady and am delighted to volunteer my time in support of TU's programming and educational mission.  It is a privilege to speak on behalf of our exceptionally talented faculty, our bright and engaged students, and all of those who sustain TU through philanthropy, their own volunteer service, by cheering us on, or by providing employment opportunities for our graduates.   President Andy Sheppard and I are thrilled to be part of the TU story.

Preserving Our Cultural Heritage
Celebrating Faith Traditions

As a career theological librarian who also works full time as the Director of the Duke Divinity School Library in Durham, NC,  First Lady Sheppard has a twofold focus for her service at TU.  On the one hand she champions projects at TU and within the larger Thomasville community that preserve cultural heritage. On the other hand she supports projects that celebrate faith traditions.        

Preserving Our Cultural Heritage foci:   

  • Museums
  • Libraries
  • Archives

 Celebrating Faith Traditions foci:

  • Local Church History & Archives
  • Church and Religious Programming for College Students and Young Adults
  • Cross-Cultural and Inter-religious Understanding
Education that Engages... Empowers... TRANSFORMS

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