Legacy & Vision: Timeless Quality Since 1836

In 2011, Emory & Henry College celebrates the 175th anniversary of its founding with a year of events aimed at drawing attention to the institution’s history and timeless quality. The theme for the anniversary celebration is “Legacy & Vision: Timeless Quality Since 1836.” The slogan is derived from President Reichard’s inauguration theme in 2007 and a quote attributed to an E&H alumnus, Kermit Hunter, Class of ’31. Speaking at an E&H Commencement in 1958, he said:  “Emory and Henry has a timeless quality that keeps reaching on and on down the years, not only blessing and hallowing this mountain country of Southwest Virginia, but also sending out tides of influence that touch the whole hungry soul of man. This is more than a college – it is a way of thinking, a way of living.”