Sabrina Shockley’s family ties to Central Methodist University run deep, which made it that much more special when she recently accepted a position in CMU’s Advancement and Alumni Relations Department.

The Harrisburg native, now a Fayette resident, was hired as stewardship coordinator. Her position involves facilitating a stewardship program to meaningfully acknowledge gifts given to the University, to ensure proper use of the gifts, to report the impact of philanthropic support to donors, and to encourage greater engagement of current donors.
Sabrina Shockley
Shockley graduated from CMU with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in criminal justice and psychology in 2014. But even before her time as a student, the University held a special place her heart.

“Central has always been a part of my life – literally, from day one,” she said.

Her grandparents, John and Patricia Hamlin, graduated from then-Central College in 1970, and her mother, Angela Hamlin-Eaves, currently attends CMU with only one semester left until she graduates, Shockley said.

“Central offered a home not far from home where I was able to continue with my family’s legacy in mind, as well as achieve my own dreams,” she said. “I guess you could say I never left my second home. Central is where my heart is.”

Shockley has an extensive background of administrative work. Before joining CMU, she was a fraud specialist for Landmark Bank in Columbia, where she assisted in fraud prevention, early detection, and investigative processes. In that position, she also received great customer support experience, and became skilled at evaluating risks.

Her professional background also includes experience as an electronic banking representative for Landmark Bank, an account clerk for the Missouri Department of Revenue, and an auditor and cashier at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville.

Shockley’s skill set made her a great fit for stewardship coordinator at CMU, according to Dr. Josh Jacobs, vice president of Advancement and Alumni Relations.

“We are so pleased to welcome Sabrina back to campus,” Jacobs said. “She brings great energy and passion for Central, which will help our team achieve the goal of personally and purposefully thanking supporters of our mission.”

Shockley has plans to soon pursue a Master’s degree at CMU. She and her husband, Aaron Shockley – an admissions representative at Central – live in Fayette.