Adcock Memorial Scholarship
Captain Shane T. Adcock Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of the Captain Shane T. Adcock Memorial Scholarship fund is to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made in service to his country by Shane T. Adcock, Longwood University class of 2003.
The fund shall commemorate Shane's values and achievements by financially supporting a Longwood University student who most closely mirrors his contributions to the Longwood community.
Born May 24, 1979, Shane Timothy Adcock spent his early years in the Tidewater area before relocating to Mechanicsville, Virginia. Shane exhibited a strong sense of service and commitment from an early age, participating in the Cub Scout program and later earning the esteemed Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts. Throughout his youth, Shane took part in extracurricular activities in school and at church on his way to graduating from Atlee High School in 1997. Shane's relationships with his family-parents Maris and Vera and sister Shannon-remained steadfast throughout his life.
Shane pursued his higher education at Longwood College (now Longwood University) and quickly demonstrated his leadership and charisma, becoming freshman class president, social chair for Phi Kappa Tau, an ROTC cadet and a member of the rugby team. Well-respected, his cheerfulness and earnest appeal helped him make friends easily.
Shane's desire to serve a greater purpose inspired him to join the Virginia National Guard in January 2001. After graduating from Longwood in May 2003, Shane went to Fort Sill, Oklahoma to complete Army Officer Basic Training. In January 2004, Shane reported to his first duty post at Schoffield Barracks in Hawaii. Two months later he began a 14-month tour in Afghanistan, where he earned a promotion to First Lieutenant.
When Shane returned to Hawaii he married Jennifer Skeele. Shortly thereafter, Shane completed a specialized training program that qualified him to request direct air support from the Air Force, available to only 300 soldiers. He was promoted to Captain during preparation for deployment to Iraq in July 2006. On October 11, 2006, shortly after his second deployment, Shane was killed when a grenade hit the Humvee that was carrying him and his unit.
Make a Gift Online
Under "Allocation," designate your gift to the Adcock Scholarship.
Mail a Gift
Mail your gift to:
Longwood University Foundation, Inc.
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Please make checks payable to:
Longwood University Foundation
Include on the memo: Adcock Scholarship
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