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Shorter to honor Newton County resident
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Vicki Bowen Henry of Covington is among three alumni who will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from Shorter University Saturday during the university’s homecoming football game at Barron Stadium.

“Each year the Shorter University Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni who are using their God-given gifts and talents to serve His Kingdom,” said Sheri Ransome, Shorter University director of alumni relations and annual giving.

Henry will receive the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has given outstanding service to the university in leadership, volunteerism, on-campus service, recruiting efforts or financial support. She graduated from Shorter with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1971 and earned her master’s degree in education from the University of Georgia.

During her time at Shorter, Henry was active in a number of student organizations, including Epsilon Sigma, where she served as historian; Shorter Chorus; Camerata Club; the Argo, Dorm Council and the Baptist Student Union. Since 1996, she has served as a Shorter class agent for the class of 1971. She’s been a member of the Alumni Governing Board since 2001.

In 2007, Mrs. Henry received the Distinguished Service Award and is the only Shorter alumna to receive the award twice.

A Newton County resident, along with her husband, Rev. Reginald Henry, she has taught on several grade levels in Rockdale and Newton counties in both public and private Christian schools. She has worked with Kroger since 1979.

“Because of Shorter, I have friendships that have truly lasted a lifetime,” she said.