Roanoke College Awards Don Shockey its Highest Honor: the Roanoke College Medal

SALEM, VA – Don Shockey ’64 received the the College’s highest honor, the Roanoke College Medal. The Roanoke College Medal recognizes outstanding alumni who represent the ideals of responsible leadership, intellectual integrity, and good citizenship through their professional accomplishments, and through service to their community and alma mater. rn
Shockey was born and raised in Winchester, Va. From an early age, Shockey worked during the summers for the Shockey Companies, a group of construction related companies founded by his grandfather. Shockey was one of the first in his family to have the opportunity to attend college. He chose Roanoke because of its pre-engineering program, but after a year changed his major to business and economics.rnrnAfter graduation, Shockey enlisted in the Air National Guard before returning to work for Shockey Companies. He was named president of Shockey Companies in 1983 and served in that position until 1999, when he took over as CEO. rnrnShockey is a Trustee Emeritus, having served on the Roanoke College Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2004. He is a Lifetime Distinguished Associate, a member of Society of 1842 and was named a Distinguished Alumnus of the College in 1992.rnrnShockey has served on numerous local community and corporate boards. Among them, the F&M National Corporation, Frederick County Industrial Authority, Winchester Medical Center, Winchester Cold Storage, and Shenandoah Manufacturers Association. He currently serves on the board of Winchester Equipment and the board of trustees of Powhatan School.rnrnDon Shockey presently serves as the Chairman of the Shockey Companies.