Mark C. Shuford
Awarded: Knight Commander’s Accolade – April 13, 2023
Conferred by Knight Commander C. Douglas Simmons III during an alumni reception during a meeting of the 42nd Executive Council at the National Administrative Office at Mulberry Hill in Lexington, Virginia
Born in Richmond, Virginia, Mark made Lexington a second home attending Camp Virginia in Goshen Pass as a 10-year-old and by following in his father’s footsteps, graduating from both Washington & Lee University and Washington & Lee University School of Law. As a freshman, Mark pledged the Alpha Chapter in 1978 and was initiated in 1979.
After graduation, Mark spent a four-year stint in Louisville, Kentucky, as a litigator. He returned to Richmond to practice law in 1990. Upon his return to Virginia, Mark was invited to join the Alpha Chapter House Corporation Board by Former Knight Commander Henry J. Foresman. Since Alpha Chapter’s return to campus in 1996, Mark has served as Alpha Chapter’s House Corporation president.
In 2003, Mark was inducted into the Samuel Zenas Ammen Province Court of Honor. His uncle and both cousins are KAs from the University of Kentucky (Theta) and Transylvania University (Alpha Theta). Mark lives in Richmond with his wife, Laura, where he continues to practice law as Managing Partner of Shuford Law Group. He is a member of St. James’s Episcopal Church and has served as a vestryman, Senior Warden, and a 22-year member of the choir.