Guest Speaker

Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard, mother of the late Matthew Shepard and president of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, will speak at Appalachian’s Black and Gold Convocation on Monday, Aug. 20.

Jason Marsden, executive director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, stated, “Over the last two decades, Judy Shepard has delivered her message of inclusion and compassion to more than 800 colleges, workforces and community organizations. I can easily say that Appalachian’s 2018 programs are amongst the rare few that include such a comprehensive, and impressive set of events around the common theme of erasing hate.”