The Plaza sits midway between Wiley Hall and Memorial Chapel, structures that symbolize the College’s namesakes Bishop John Emory and Gov. Patrick Henry. The Plaza thus symbolizes the ampersand that links the two great sacred and secular traditions of Emory & Henry.
Located on the walls of the Plaza are the images and biographies of four distinguished individuals. They include Dr. Robert Humphreys, who developed the method for distilling gasoline from oil; Bishop Walter Lambuth, a world leader in ecumenical causes; Frank Rowlett, who helped crack the enemy code during World War II, and Harley Staggers, an influential congressman whose landmark legislation made it possible for railroads to survive.