Andrew Vipperman | Handley 100th Anniversary Notable
Andrew Vipperman ’95

Andy Vipperman was the SCA Student Body President, Fellowship of Christian Athletes member of the year, recipient of the Judges Athletic Association’s Ron Rice Award for Leadership and recipient of the Winchester Star Leadership Award. The only Handley football player ever selected as Defensive Player of the State, he was first team All-State in Football, All-State in Track and Number 4 all-time for shot put at Handley.

He continued his football career at Hampden-Sydney College where he earned his B.A in Psychology in 1999. He served in the Student Senate, the NCAA Advisory Board, and Student Admissions Committee. He was a founding member of the Tiger Athletic Club.

Andy was hired as a Police Officer at the Winchester Police Department in 1999. He created “Kids and Cops”, a summer camp for the community focused on interaction with police officers. He was named Police Officer of the Year in 2006.

He was Winchester’s first special victims crimes detective. He served on the Board of Directors for the Children's Advocacy Center and received the inaugural “Man of Vision” award given by the Laurel Center to honor a man who works against domestic and sexual violence.

A graduate of the John O. Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy at Shenandoah University, he earned an M.A in Human and Organizational Studies at George Washington University in 2006.

Recruited and hired by the Department of State in 2007, he currently serves as a Foreign Affairs Officer. He is completing his Ph.D in Organizational Leadership at Shenandoah University.

In 2016, along with Handley alumnus Jayden Sibert (Class of 2000), Andy founded LegacySynthesis, a human and technology capability company. At LegacySynthesis, they established the Legacy Charity Fund that has facilitated over $100,000 in fundraising and donations to local non-profit organizations since 2017.

A recipient of the Eddie Manuel Award for Distinguished Service to the Judges Athletic Association, Andy currently chairs the Hunter Maddex Hall of Fame and Edwin Barksdale Wing committee. He serves as a board member for the Youth Development Center and on the board of directors for Opportunity Scholars.

Andy chairs the Communication and Alumni Relations committee as a member of the Handley 100th Steering Committee. 

Andy lives in Winchester with his wife, Lynne. Their daughter, Madison, is a member of the Handley Class of 2023- the 100th Class- and son, Elijah, is a member of the Class of 2026.

“Being honored as a Handley Notable is personally humbling. I simply endeavor to be a good community servant. My greatest privilege is to live and serve in my hometown with my lifelong friends and neighbors. The opportunity to do that is noteworthy and is all the recognition I desire.”

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