Emory & Henry College recently celebrated the daughter of Fred W. and Eleanor Dean Jackson who, through her generosity, recently augmented the endowment of a scholarship in the name of her parents.
[Emory & Henry] makes you feel like you’re really a part of the college life.
Jane Jackson Woerner
Jane Jackson Woerner was the guest of honor at a recent ceremony that officially acknowledged her gift of $25,000 to the corpus of the endowment for the Fred W. and Eleanor Dean Jackson Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
Jane praised her parents for the strong emphasis they placed on higher education. “I grew up learning from Mother and Daddy how important education was and I have always been so thankful for that,” she said.
She also praised Emory & Henry as “a wonderful college” that cares deeply for its students and “makes you feel like you’re really a part of the college life.”
The Jacksons were revered members of the Bristol, Va. community. Fred W. Jackson was a member of the E&H Class of 1937 and was retired from the Hassinger Corporation. He served in Europe during World War II and remained in the U.S. Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was a member and past president of the Bristol (Virginia) Kiwanis Club.
Eleanor Dean Jackson was an active community volunteer, giving time to the Parent Teacher Association, Border Guild, Junior League and the Blue Stocking Club.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson were active members of the State Street United Methodist Church. He served as chairman of the Official Board and was a Sunday school teacher and choir member. She served as president of the United Methodist Women and was a Sunday school teacher and Circle member.
The scholarship will benefit students at Emory & Henry who are in need of financial assistance, with preference given to students from Southwest Virginia.