Stanleys

博士。保罗和雪莉·斯坦利

2019年6月21日下午1:06

As a patroness of fine arts, Shirley Stanley views her commitment to Millikin’s new Center for Theatre & Dance as an investment in not only the University but also in her hometown. Shirley and her husband, Paul, have generously gifted $50,000 toward the project, which will be used to name a conference room on the building’s second floor.

The Stanleys are both retired following distinguished 40-year careers in the medical field; Paul as a physician specializing in internal medicine, and Shirley as a clinical dietitian. The Stanleys are pillars of the Decatur community, supporting a variety of philanthropic endeavors. Shirley is well known for her passion for animals and serves with the Decatur & Macon County Animal Shelter Foundation. She also is very active in the fine arts scene at Millikin, working alongside Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra Director and Conductor Dr. Sergey Bogza to help with the Moscow Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker” and the Alabama Ballet’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty.”

Shirley’s appreciation for dance was forged early in life. She began studying ballet at the age of eight and has trained at Millikin for decades. Over the years, she has become proficient in many dance forms under the tutelage of a number of esteemed Millikin faculty, including Darlene Heit Harshbarger ’65, Gary Shull and Angela Miller, current assistant professor in the School of Theatre & Dance.

作为一个私人朋友发给全校教职工和学生的一致好评,雪莉高兴地借给她支持大学和她的社区,并说她“很高兴在这个创造未来的设施,以发挥一小部分。该中心将帮助在表演艺术教育安全米利国家的作用。同时,在个人层面上,这份礼物肯定了戏剧和舞蹈教授的好作品“。