December 16th, 2020
At Southern Prep, we couldn’t be prouder of our alumni. They have continued to impress us from near and afar! This month, we wanted to shine a spotlight on an outstanding alumnus, Jeffrey Shane Hatcher, c/o 2001. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Alumni Association.
Shane, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support of the Academy. We are so excited about your accomplishments and proud to call you one of our own. Wherever you go in life, we’re always rooting you on from Camp Hill.
Read more about what Shane has been up to since he graduated and how his time at the academy helped him achieve his goals.
Jeffery (Shane) Hatcher, Class of 2001
Favorite memory of the Academy:
Practicing for drill and ceremony competitions, sword drill, and band. I also really enjoyed being the battalion public affairs officer. I believe the leadership positions took me out of my comfort zone and help make me who I am today.
What are a few accomplishments you have achieved since graduating?
I joined the Army a few years after graduating, and JROTC made basic training much easier, and the drill sergeants depended on those who completed JROTC programs to train others of basic warrior tasks. I obtained my Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Public Administration.
So, where are you now?
I reside in the Hudson Valley region of New York. I have the privilege of working at the United States Military Academy at West Point and playing a lead role in developing and maintaining our international programs.
How did the Academy help you achieve your goals?
I do not believe I would be where I am today without the Academy. I applied to work at West Point because of my experience at Camp Hill. I learned to make the hard right over the easier wrong at the Academy. I learned how to work as a team much earlier than most. The Academy taught me how to delegate tasks and utilize others’ strengths to complete a given task. The Academy also allowed me to experience diversity to include other religious backgrounds and cadets from different states and countries. Simply put, the Academy taught me how to be a leader and to motivate others.