Shannon Hoffman joins Rhodes College next week as Community Service Coordinator in the Bonner Center for Faith and Service. Her duties will include coordinating the Bonner Scholarship Program and Kinney Program, two of Rhodes’ premier service initiatives. She comes to Rhodes from Emory & Henry College in Southwest Virginia where she was Bonner Scholar Coordinator.
During her undergraduate career at Michigan State University, Hoffman was involved in alternative spring break trips to Appalachia. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (additional concentrations in Spanish and public relations) and served as an AmeriCorps GED instructor in Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia for a year.
Hoffman then attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt University and earned a master′s degree in education with a focus in higher education administration. She also worked as a graduate assistant for The Ingram Commons, Vanderbilt’s first-year living and learning community where students live with faculty members.
Hoffman is passionate about social justice, reflection, and student development and says she is excited to become a part of the Rhodes staff and share her interests with students and the surrounding community.