Brevard College Alumna Takes Helm of Alumni Affairs Office

Megan Shina

Brevard College recently announced that Megan Shina, a 2019 graduate, has been promoted to Director of Alumni Affairs.  

“Megan is such a natural for this role,” said Dr. Kathryn Holten, Vice-President of Alumni Affairs and Development. “Within a short time, she has planned a great Homecoming despite the pandemic, energized the alumni association through virtual socials, and engaged alumni to support the annual fund.  Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious.” 

Originally from High Point, NC, Shina majored in Business and Organizational Leadership at Brevard College, and minored in history, during her undergraduate studies.  She was the recipient of the Dr. Barbara Boerner Emerging Leadership Scholarship in 2017, the Grace Jackson Munro Roy Leadership Award in Business and Organizational Leadership in 2018, and the Sustainable Leadership Award in 2019.  As well, she was on the honor roll and Dean’s List every year of her studies, and was a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society and the Sigma Beta Delta International Honors Society for Business, Management and Administration.  

Her senior project, studying the economic impact of the Assault on the Carolinas annual bike race, received an award for outstanding research.  Shina also took advantage of internship opportunities, helping to raise over $100,000 in scholarship money for Brevard Music Center students by working with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz Raffle, and assisting the American Association of University Women (AAUW) revamp their website in advance of the annual book sale for scholarships.

Shina was a star athlete, as well as an outstanding student.  She served as the Brevard Women’s Soccer Team Captain in 2018, and received the Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Year in that same year.  

After graduation, Shina was hired as the manager of communications, the annual fund, and special events in the Alumni Affairs and Development Office.  She found that she enjoyed interacting with alumni and donors, and representing her alma mater so much that when the position of Director of Alumni Affairs became available, she immediately applied.  

“As Alumni Director, my goal is to continue to connect and build relationships with alumni from both the two-year and four-year eras back to their alma mater. The Alumni Association has the ability to be a part of the continued success story of Brevard College through fellowship, advocacy, and support. I’m thrilled to stand beside my fellow alumni during this forward momentum of the college we all know and love.” 

To Shina, a key part of serving her alma mater is helping to support current students.  To that end, she is a student success mentor in the Freshman Year Experience and a member of the Task Force on the Future of the Humanities. Her work on the Integrated Marketing and Communications Committee ensures that all of the success stories from alumni are publicized to current and future students, as well as others who wish to support the college.  

While working hard to serve her college’s alumni association, Shina has continued her passion for education by enrolling in the Master’s of Business Administration Program, at Western Carolina University.  She is on the accelerated track to graduate with her MBA in summer 2022.  

For information about the Alumni Affairs programs, Homecoming, or to make a gift to support the college, contact, 828-641-0871.