Shelley Heavrin Snyder Honored with 2014 Outstanding Young Alumna Award

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"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..."

For NKU's Outstanding Young Alumna Award winner Shelley Heavrin Snyder, this is more than a familiar quotation — it's her life's work. As the executive director of the nonprofit Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks' Trust for Life, Snyder strategizes to increase organ donations through the commonwealth of Kentucky. Snyder travels from county to county, developing public relations and media campaigns, coordinating fundraisers and public education activities, and raising public awareness about the importance of becoming an organ and tissue donor — all while overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.

Today, Snyder travels to all 120 Kentucky counties, proudly touting her NKU education while teaching others about the importance of organ and tissue donation.

Recognizing Our Incredible Alumni

Earlier this year, NKU’s office of Alumni Programs teamed with Norse Media to produce a series of short films that debuted at the 2014 Alumni Awards Celebration. These “micro documentaries” — which we’re going to feature here for the next several weeks — tell the stories of nine incredible NKU alumni, from an athletic prodigy-turned-school-principal, to a HAZMAT unit specialist, to a beloved NKU professor, to a popular TV news anchor.

Nominate an outstanding alum for next year’s celebration.

Shelley Heavrin Snyder
Photo by Timothy D. Sofranko, NKU