Posted September 28, 2018 in Articles
One of alumna Marjorie Shorrock’s favorite hobbies is traveling. She recently spent 10 days in Portugal and has made dozens of personal trips to Europe, mainly France, throughout the years. Her international business travel for corporate clients has included speaking at conferences in Dublin, London, Brussels, Hamburg and Singapore.
Now she is helping students follow in her footsteps and expand their horizons through the Marjorie B. Shorrock Study Abroad Endowment Fund. The fund provides students with scholarships to participate in course-related trips, including faculty-led programs, experientially-based learning opportunities, and international internships. They may also participate in longer-term academic residencies abroad or in summer study abroad programs sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS).
This is the third endowment fund that Shorrock, MBA ’98, has generously established to benefit students in CLASS. In 2007, the Shorrock family established the William I. Shorrock Endowed Scholarship honoring her late husband, a long-time history professor and Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs at CSU. In 2014, she established the Marjorie B. Shorrock Graduate Fellowship in History.
Of her latest commitment she says, “International experience is becoming a component of a well-rounded education. Participants in a Study Abroad Program are exposed to new cultures and viewpoints, honing of language skills, and personal development. Employers increasingly seek this experience. Scholarship support for the extra costs is vital. I am delighted to support this new Study Abroad Program Endowment Fund.”
Shorrock, an avid supporter of Viking basketball, is the retired president and owner of Resource Careers, a consulting firm specializing in employment assistance for the dual-career spouses of relocating corporate employees. She transformed the company from a small, Cleveland-based organization into a nationally recognized human resources consulting firm.