Emory & Henry College has endured through intelligent management, generous philanthropists and good fortune. Perhaps more than any other resource, however, the power and endurance of its values has helped Emory & Henry remain a vibrant college for 175 years. When the founders of this College named it for Bishop John Emory and Governor Patrick Henry, they were not only underscoring the College‟s mission, they were blessing the institution with the means to survive and to thrive. They were endowing the College with the values of spirituality and civic virtue that would have relevance to students and supporters throughout generations.