Scott Shepherd '82

Scott Shepherd

Class Year: 1982
Current City/State: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Major: Religous Studies
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Why I Wanted to Serve on the Alumni Council:

I want to offer my perspective to the council mix as an involved alum and parent of a recent graduate. I have deep commitment to the college for what it offered me and what continues to offer to today's students. As much as we like to think the school has changed dramatically, in so many ways, it has not.

A Quote I Like:

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

―Leo Buscaglia

A Little Bit About Me:

Born in New Jersey. Went to college at Grinnell. Fell in love with Laura at Grinnell, graduated and moved to Oklahoma. Been in Oklahoma since working 35 years for the gas utility. Retired in 2017. We have one daughter who graduated from Grinnell in 2012. Since retiring we spend a good deal of time volunteering and with our Tulsa family. Hobbies include beer and live music, particularly punk rock.

Other Alumni Involvement: Reunion Class Committee; ECN Care Packages Project