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Alfred Shockley ‘55 P’84

Alfred “Al” P. Shockley ’55, P’84 – Mr. Shockley was the president of his class for two years (1952 to 1954) before joining the Marine Corps.  He is the father of Patrick Shockley ’84.  A member of the George Washington Society and the 1782 Society, Mr. Shockley is a former member of the President’s Visiting Committee, an advisory committee to former Presidents Douglass Cater, Charles Trout, and John Toll.

After serving his country, Mr. Shockley started his automotive career in 1957.  After managing several dealerships in the Frederick, MD, area, he opened Shockley Volkswagen in 1972 and expanded to add Honda in 1976.  In 1996, Mr. Shockley was President of the Maryland New Car and Truck Dealers Association and was the Maryland State Representative to the Board of the National Automobile Dealers Association. 

Among his numerous community and professional affiliations, Mr. Shockley was appointed by the Governor of Maryland to the Board of Directors for the Maryland School for the Deaf.  He is now a former member of the Board of Trustees of Hood College as well as former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Frederick Memorial Hospital. 

In 2001, Mr. Shockley received the Distinguished Citizen Award by the National Capitol Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  In 1987, he was the recipient of the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award, which recognized him as one of the top 20 dealers in the United States.  Mr. Shockley has also been recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year in the State of Maryland.

Al Shockley and his wife, Patti, reside in Frederick, MD.

Campus Involvement

Class Year

1955