From alumnus to retiree, Lonnie Shuey has been instrumental in the success and development of numerous departments at the College.
Shuey graduated in 2010 with an Associate of Applied Science in music technology. After a 22-year career in sales management at Sherwin-Williams, Lonnie took the opportunity to enroll at Terra State and begin a new career.
“Music has always been a passion in my life and when I heard about the growing music department at Terra State I knew it was the place for me,” said Shuey.
Through his time as a student at Terra State, he learned that it is never too late to try or learn something new. He advises students to keep their eyes open to all opportunities, as they happen when you least expect it.
His journey as an employee at Terra State started in 2009, when he was hired as a music lab aide. Shuey served in numerous rolls in the following years including Music Academy instructor, music lab assistant, KidsCollege instructor and production coordinator. He helped organize numerous concerts and ensembles, both on campus and throughout the region.