Photographer expands: A gallery showing is set for later this month in Shepherdstown as Jacqueline Binkley expands her photography business.

The Shepherdstown resident discovered photography while still in elementary school and launched her business at 18.

Now 21 and a senior at Shepherd University, she is a seasoned photographer who specializes in weddings, business products and services, real estate, and portraits of newly engaged couples, children, high school seniors, families and animals.

The gallery showing happens from 6 to 10 p.m. July 21 at the Entler Hotel at 129 E. German St. and is free and open to the public. To get more information on the showing, call 301-514-6879 or go online to

Jefferson grad advances at WVU: The newly appointed assistant dean for recruiting and retention at West Virginia University’s College of Creative Arts is Shepherdstown native John Hendricks III.

Hendricks, a Jefferson High School graduate, also serves as the university’s director of bands. He began his new duties July 1.

He also conducts the WVU Wind Symphony and teaches graduate conducting courses. Prior to his appointment in Morgantown, Hendricks was the assistant director of bands at Rutgers University and served for five years as the band director at Spencer High School in central West Virginia.

At WVU, he has been the associate director of bands; directed the university’s marching, symphonic and pep bands; and taught music education courses. He also served as assistant chairman of the School of Music and conductor of the Studio Orchestra.

He also was coordinator of music undergraduate academic advising as well as the Mountaineer Music Camp.

Hendricks is a graduate of WVU, having earned his master’s degree in conducting and his bachelor’s degree in music education in Morgantown.

He’s also a guest conductor for various honor groups and frequently serves as an adjudicator and clinician throughout the eastern United States.

Hendricks is a past recipient of the West Virginia Band Director of the Year award presented by the Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Mu international bandmaster’s fraternity.

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