December 31, 2006

Four Shippensburg University graduates are recipients this year of the university's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

The recipients are Rob Davis, Class of 1992, Randall Fox, Classes of 1992 and 1998, Jennifer Peters Mabry, Class of 1992 and Michael Schultz, Class of 1997. The awards were presented Dec. 16 during the university's Winter Commencement.

Davis is in his 10 season as the Green Bay Packers' long snapper. As a key member of the Red Raider football team, he was part of the 1991 squad that boasts one of the best season records in university history. After playing in the Canadian Football League, he signed with the Chicago Bears to become the first Ship graduate to play in the NFL. In 1997, he joined the Packers and played in the 1998 Super Bowl.

Davis maintains an active mentoring program in Green Bay and assists underprivileged teens with life skills. He frequently speaks at Green Bay area schools and community events throughout Wisconsin. In 1999, he received the community service award from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.


Fox is principal for grades seven and eight at Elizabethtown Middle School. He is also chair of several areas including communication arts, social studies, and share/student assistance. He also served two years in Gettysburg as Lincoln Elementary School principal. From 2001 to 2003, he was principal at Eshleman Elementary in Penn Manor School District. He has also coached baseball and basketball in several schools.

He spent 15 years as an EMT with the New Cumberland Fire Department and works with the department to promote community safety. He is active with fund-raising activities for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Association, the American Cancer Society, and various women and children's shelters.

Mabry has spent her career doing what she does best: working with people. She is director of human resources for North American operations of Vectron International. Previously she was with Corning Frequency Control as HR director prior to its sale to Vectron. She began her career in human resources with Lear Corporation in 1992. She has also served as an officer for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Employee Involvement Council.

During her career, she has led programs in employee welfare/relations, performance management, safety, benefits, and affirmative action. Mabry earned her master's in human resources from St. Francis University in 2004. Besides speaking at Ship for orientation and career development sessions, she volunteers as site coordinator for donations to the United Way and the Salvation Army.

Schultz is a senior consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services, and has worked with dozens of Fortune 500 companies to design, architect, and implement systems management server (SMS) infrastructure. He is a recognized industry expert on patch management and SMS, and is on the leadership team of the Microsoft east region technical community. Schultz began with Capital Blue Cross in Harrisburg as a programmer/analyst and later became senior systems administrator managing all software deployments and desktop updates for the corporation.

He has also served as a consultant for Hershey Foods and Capital Blue Cross. Since joining Microsoft, he was named Most Valuable Professional in 2003 and 2004, and was recognized as one of "Great People, Great Performance 2006" for client satisfaction, professionalism and passion for work.

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