Graduates of the Emory & Henry College teacher preparation program have established a scholarship for future students of the program.
The Excellence in Education Scholarship was initiated in 2004 by Jeannette Reynolds Kendall (E&H Class of 1974) and the late Mack Swift (E&H Class of 1964), two generations of teachers who received their training at Emory & Henry. Through their generosity and the generosity of a number of other individuals who contributed, the fund reached fully endowed status ($25,000) in 2015.
I just planted the seed, and I hope that it will be a seed that will continue to grow. We may end up helping more students than we ever imagined.Jeannette Reynolds KendallE&H Class of 1974
Joan Brown Swift (E&H Class of 1963), wife of Mack Smith, recalled the strong devotion that her late husband, an award-winning educator, had to Emory & Henry and to quality teaching. “There are not words to express what an honor it is to have Mack honored in such a way,” she said.
The scholarship will be awarded annually from the interest earnings of the endowment to exemplary students who have demonstrated financial need and who are enrolled in the teacher preparation program at the College.
The scholarship remains open to additional contributions.